Those featured in the 2020 edition of the Dallas 500 got an early glimpse of the publication at an exclusive release party held Nov. 4 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Now in its fifth year, the book features profiles of the 500 most influential leaders in North Texas across more than 50 categories. It was produced by the editors of D CEO, after months of research and hundreds of interviews. Thank you to title sponsor Bernie Uechtritz of ICON Global, sponsor El Mayor Cristalino Tequila, and venue host Meyerson Symphony Center. Photography by Matthew Shelley.
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