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D CEO May 2022

Cover Story

The Education of Southwest Airlines CEO Bob Jordan

By his count, the new CEO has held 15 different jobs since joining the airline in 1988. Here are four lessons he can take into his new role as he navigates increasingly turbulent skies.

Features


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Business

David Graves Wants a Bigger Piece of the Pie

Pizza Hut’s new president is bringing back favorites and creating new recipes to regain dominance over Domino’s.
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Dallas 500

Meet the 500: Zaida Basora, AIA Dallas

The native Puerto Rican, who also runs the Architecture and Design Foundation, shares fun facts, her favorite hobby, why she tends to take calculated risks, and more.
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Business

Creating a Truly Flexible Workplace

People seem to do their best work when you let them decide where—and when—to do it.
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Business

Meet Dallas’ Wedding Cake Boss

Lauren Kitchens has crafted cakes for Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton, Don Henley, and the Hunt and Jones families.
Stephan Courseau
Restaurant Business

Restaurateur Stephan Courseau’s Atypical Approach

More than 30 years of experience has taught him that the customer isn’t always right.
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Business

How Chris Zahner Turned a White Lie into a Fast-Growing E-Bike Company

The Zooz Bikes co-founder and his partners are carving out market share in the forecasted $52 billion e-bike industry with a unique, patented design.
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Business

Winners Announced: D CEO’s 2022 Mergers and Acquisitions Awards

Performing under pressure often separates the good from great dealmakers in the M&A market—and not just during crises.
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Business

Rising North Texas Prices Are Fueling Anxiety

How much pain will it take to rid the economy of inflation this time?
By W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm
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Business

DFW Leaders Share Their Biggest Lessons Learned

Don’t be afraid to start over, walk away from toxic people, or be your authentic self, say execs from Reddy Ice, OneDine, and NVenue.
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Business

When the Supply Chain Becomes Supply Pain

The global pandemic continues to cause delivery disruptions for nearly every industry. Logistics expert Tim Feemster has a few tips for dealing with the challenges.
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Books

Executive Book Club: What North Texas Business Leaders are Reading Right Now

Leaders from Cigna, Deep Vellum, Marcus and Millichap, and more share how they escape, learn, and grow.
By D CEO Staff
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Business

Meet New Development Specialist Al Coker, AKA “The Grindfather”

Coker, who has closed nearly $3 billion in residential real estate sales since 2000, finds his rush on the skateboard.
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Executive Travel

Discovering History and Soaking Up the Sun in Aruba

The “melting pot” destination is a favorite getaway of Dallas marketing executive Noelle LeVeaux.
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Restaurants

Ampex Brand’s Tabbassum Mumtaz on his Journey from Pakistan to American Restaurateur

The president and CEO shares about his time on the Pakistani rowing team and becoming an American franchisee powerhouse.
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Faces of Influence

Face of Cancer Care

The latest technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer-related diseases.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Heart Health

Dallas is the national headquarters for this revolutionary nonprofit.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Creative Marketing

Creative business solutions and problem-solving from seasoned industry experts.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Face of Business Litigation

Collaborating with clients for a win.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Industrial Tenant Representation

Going the extra mile so clients can lease or buy the best industrial space.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Economic Development

The catalyst for Celina’s unprecedented growth.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Consulting

Go-to consultants with strategy, technology, and experience.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Face of Divorce

Your family law matters, expertly covered.
By D Partner Studio
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Business

Faces of Commercial Banking

105 years of top portfolio lending.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Face of Art of the Deal: Big Ranches, Record-Breaking Legacy Deals

Bernard (Bernie)Uechtritz, owner of Icon Global is the authority on ranches and rainmaker of real estate.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Office Tenant Representation

Office tenant representation at the next level.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Cancer Care – Proton Therapy

How to maximize quality of life during cancer treatment and beyond.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Construction

Science-backed solutions so employees feel safe at work.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Engineering & IT Consulting

North Texas’ leading engineering design and IT resource.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Philanthropy

Helping companies spark a culture of generosity.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Accounting

Providing value to clients beyond accounting.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Face of Women in Banking

Elevating the champions of free enterprise.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Face of Organ and Tissue Donation

Saving lives through the gift of donation.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Face of Executive Search

Where top companies go to find transformational talent.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Face of Residential Real Estate

Leading the field in real estate research, innovation, and consumer education.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Face of Smart Home Security

Products that enhance customers’ experience and provide peace of mind.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Face of Wealth Management and Financial Planning

Drivers of corporate diversity and equity.
By D Partner Studio
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Faces of Influence

Faces of Women’s Leadership & Advancement

Driving positive change through research, advocacy, programs, and grantmaking.
By D Partner Studio