Liz Bayless, a Certified Public Accountant, is the Senior Vice President and Controller at Stream Realty in Dallas. She leads the firm's accounting department with more than 14 years experience in the Real Estate Industry. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Master of Professional Accounting. Prior to joining Steam, Bayless worked as a senior accountant at Trammell Crow Company and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP. She is currently a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Dallas, a non-profit organization of commercial real estate professionals.
Mike D. Faulkner
Mikel D. Faulkner is the CEO and President of HKN Inc. in Southlake, an independent energy company engaged in the development and production of crude oil and natural gas. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Energy Development PLC. Faulkner holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Physics as well as a Masters in Business Administration. His employment experience includes service as an officer in the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power Program, a member of the audit staff at Arthur Anderson & Co. and financial officer for American Quasar Petroleum.
Stacy Landreth Grau
Stacy Landreth Grau is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Marketing at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. She has a Ph. D. in Business Administration (marketing) from Louisiana State University. Helping nonprofits design their brands is Grau’s passion, and her research on cause-related marketing, nonprofit branding and corporate social responsibility has been published in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, and the Journal of Business Ethics, among others. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Communities in Schools Tarrant County and previously served as the chapter administration director for Net Impact DFW, a global network of leaders using business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.
Dale Hart has spent more than 20 years working with nonprofit organizations and ministries in various administrative positions. He has served as Executive Vice-president of Development for Christ's Haven for Children, Vice-president of Development for Dallas Christian Schools and Executive Director for Open Arms Home, the Keller ISD Education Foundation and Teen Lifeline, Inc. Dale's experience in fundraising, management and nonprofit governance has made him a valuable asset to individuals and organizations seeking guidance in these areas. Dale currently operates Anchor Consulting Group, which works with nonprofit organizations in their efforts to operate more efficiently and effectively.
L. Kelly Jones
L. Kelly Jones is the founder and co-owner of Jones-Hassett Law Firm in Arlington. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Stephen F. Austin (SFA) and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Jones is board certified in commercial real estate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and currently holds licenses in both Texas and Colorado. He served on the Arlington City Council from 1985-1989 and on the SFA Board of Regents from 1987 through 1993 (Chairman, 1991-1993). Jones currently serves on the Westworth Village City Council, where he serves as mayor pro tem, and as the president of the Westworth Redevelopment Authority, a Texas non-profit economic development corporation.
Michael is the Development Director for Camp of the Hills in Marble Falls, Texas. He graduated with a Bachelors in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Arlington before beginning a career in the nonprofit sector. Thames has worked with inner-city children and youth for 13 years, serving as youth minister at the Fortress Church of Christ from 1999-2005 and later co-founding the Fortress Youth Development Center (FYDC) in Fort Worth in 2005, a nonprofit organization with a goal of igniting powerful change in the lives of urban youth. He served as Executive Director of the FYDC from 2005 to 2009 and later severed as the Director of Church and Corporate Relations with Christ's Haven for Children in Keller in 2010.