D CEO November 2022
Editor’s Note: The Exhilaration of Conquering Fear
When it becomes debilitating, fear can prevent us from experiencing some of life’s greatest moments.
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Joe Walsh is Building a Billion-Dollar SaaS Empire
The chairman and CEO of Thryv Holdings transformed a telephone directory business into a flourishing software-as-a-service enterprise.
Meet the 500: Finastra CIO Tamila Fathi
The innovation leader on why her spirit animal is an elephant, why she is a real estate agent in her spare time, and more.
Here’s How Much Texas Could Stand to Gain if it Legalizes Online Sports Betting
The movement has the support of the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, and Dallas Stars, which are all part of the Sports Betting Alliance.
Dr. Tyler Cooper’s Pursuit of Mountain Medicine
Cooper Aerobics President and CEO Dr. Tyler Cooper has defied death while summiting the world’s tallest peaks.
By Will Maddox
Nathan Loftice Finally Says Yes to EarthX
The organization’s new CEO, a longtime environmental adviser to Trammell S. Crow, sees endless opportunities.
Plaza Premium Group’s DFW Airport Lounge Expansion
DFW AIrport is now the company’s national headquarters as it looks to double its domestic presence.
Media Maven Liliana Gil Valletta’s Long Journey Home
The corporate executive turned entrepreneur left Colombia for Texas to pursue the American dream. After rising to a global post in NYC, she’s back in the Lone Star State. Here’s why.
What North Texas Energy Players Need Now
As the demand for reliable and clean power continues to spike, DFW industry leaders say they need technology, infrastructure, and improved supply chains to evolve.
How George Yates Aims to Help Solve Europe’s Energy Crisis
At a time when the world needs him most, the third-generation oilman and HEYCO Energy Group CEO comes off the sidelines to bring industry innovations across the pond.
By Jennifer Warren
Dallas Energy Executives Share Top Wins From 2022
The top execs at City Electric Supply Co., Ricochet Fuel Distributors, and Oncor Electric Delivery pull back the curtain on recent proud moments.
Amy Power on What to Do When a Crisis Strikes
The public relations guru says a catastrophe can hit any company. Smart leaders will make sure they’re prepared.
Flea Style’s Brittany Cobb is a ‘Maximalist’ Who Likes to Layer
The founder and CEO shares her influences, inspirations, and what she never leaves home without.
By Brandon J. Call Photo courtesy of Flea Style
Rolando Blackman Gets Real About Overcoming the Challenges of His Past
From a physically abusive home to deep depression in the ninth grade, Blackman turned his pain into a decorated basketball career and a leadership role in the Dallas Mavericks’ front office.
Well Traveled: Foodie Finds in Napa Valley, California
The wine country northeast of San Francisco is an ideal place to eat, drink, and be merry, says Amazon executive Vickie Yakunin.
Leslie Stemmons Tamed the Trinity River
I-35 E in Dallas is named for the real estate developer that helped make the Design District possible.
By Will Maddox Photo courtesy of Dallas Public Library
State of DFW
A Regional Economic Development Update
By D Partner Studio