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Jerry L. Hawkins Named as One of Dallas 500 Most Influential Business Leaders

The Executive Director of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation is named one of the Dallas 500.
By Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation |

At the helm of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation for the past three years, Jerry Hawkins has led the organization through a period of profound growth, helping it triple its staff and bring in significant investments and partnerships. “Our organization has grown tremendously,” Hawkins said. “More importantly, we have implemented more rest, joy, and sabbatical time for our employees.” 

Equal parts historian, artist, teacher, and community activist, Hawkins is also co-founder and principal of The Imagining Freedom Institute (The IF Institute). He shared with D CEO editors the advice from Donald Payton that has had the most impact on his career: “Do what you can before you can’t do it anymore.”

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