Leadership - Board of Directors

DFWAE works in the same way as members of your own association - we accomplish more together than we can separately. Your success benefits all of us.

We are an organization created by association managers to focus on the issues that directly affect them. Those issues are your issues, too, and that makes DFWAE your organization. The leaders in DFWAE are members that volunteer their time to offer a vision and guidance for the direction of DFWAE benefits and offerings.

If you're interested in serving in a leadership capacity, let us know by email, or feel free to contact any of our Board members (listed below) or Committee Chairs for more information.

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DFWAE Board of Directors
Executive Committee

Jonathan Kraatz

Jonathan Kraatz
USGBC North Texas Chapter
Twitter: @KraatzUSGBCNTX

Mollie Pillman

Mollie Pillman, CAE
Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Shawna Strickland, PhD
American Association for Respiratory Care
Twitter: @aarc_shawna

Darrin Scheid Secretary
Darrin Scheid, CAE
American College of Emergency Physicians

Immediate Past-President
Kris Williams, CAE
International News Media Association




Shasta Foy, CAE
Society of Petroleum Engineers

Gary Hines, 
Pipeline Research Council International

Beth Roach,
Dallas Human Resource Management Association

Kimberly Hopkins,
CREW Dallas
Valerie Bakies-Lile,
American College of Osteopathic OBGYNs
Greg Vaughn, 
Texas Association of Workforce Boards
Natalie Clark, 
Promotional Products Association International 


Associate Directors

David Ferrer,

Leslie Shannon,
Salmon Sims Thomas


CVB Director

Amanda Wells,
Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau