Accomplishments

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management, graduated with Honors.
  • Executive MBA with Asian Studies Certificate – University of Texas at Arlington
  • Texas Municipal League – 500 + hours in Government training including State Certified Public Funds Investment Officer.
  • Senior Officials Workshop for WMD/Terrorism Incident Preparedness by National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center & Department of Homeland Security (NERRTC), 2004
  • FEMA IS-00288 – Emergency Management Training – Role of Voluntary Agencies Certification.
  • FEMA IS-00800.b – Emergency Management Training — National Response Framework Certification.
  • FEMA IS-00100.a – Emergency Management Training – Introduction to the Incident Command System Certification.
  • FEMA IS-00700.a – Emergency Management Training – National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) Certification

Boards and Commissions

Frisco Mayor

  • May 2008-present
  • Texas Select Committee on Economic Development March 2012-2013 (Governor appointment)
  • Texas Red River Boundary Commission 2013-Present (Governor Appointment)
  • Texas Select Committee on Economic Development Subcommittee Chair August 2012-present
  • North Central Texas Chief Elected Official (CEO) board member – Workforce Commission
  • Metropolex Mayors Association – Immediate Past President
  • Board Member:
    • TIRZ
    • Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)
    • North Texas Commission
    • Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition
  • Mayors Ad-Hoc Committees
    • Sister-City
    • Be Fit Frisco fitness initiative
    • Mayor’s Youth Council
    • Frisco Veterans Advisory Committee (FVAC)
    • Memorial Day Committee
    • Community Parade Committee
    • Chair, Team Frisco NCAA Division 1 Football Championship Committee
  • National Committees
    • U.S. Conference of Mayors International Affairs Committee
    • U.S. Conference of Mayors Transportation Committee
    • U.S. Conference of Mayors Sports Alliance – Vice-Chair
    • National League of Cities Community & Economic Development Committee

    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

    • Trustee – Jan 2014 – Present

Frisco City Council

  • May 2000-June 2007
  • Mayor Pro Tem, May 2003-June 2007 (5 consecutive appointments)
  • Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, 2002- May 2003
  • Chair of Budget & Audit sub-committee, 2003-June 2007
  • Frisco Tax Increment Finance District Zone Board, 2000- June 2007

Collin County Community College District Education Foundation

  • Immediate Past Chair 2011-present
  • Chair August 2009-2011
  • Vice-Chair August 2008 – 2009
  • Executive Committee Member and Secretary May 2007-July 2008
  • Mission Statement sub-committee Chair
  • Audit sub-committee review member

Frisco Public Library Foundation

  • May 2007 – 2012

Texas Municipal League

  • Texas Municipal Retirement System TML review Committee 2009-2010

Frisco Square Management District (FSMD)

  • May 2008-Present
  • Board of Directors, May 2000-June 2007

Arts of Collin County Commission

  • Commission Member & Vice-President 2004-2008
  • Treasurer, May 2003-2004
  • Steering Committee Member, 2002-2004

Frisco Association for the Arts

  • Advisory Board, 2007-present
  • President, 2005-2007
  • Vice-President, 2002-2005
  • Board of Directors, 2000-2007
  • Member since 2000

Leadership Frisco

  • Chairman of the Board, June 2003-2005
  • Curriculum Committee Member 1997-2005
  • Facilitator & co-Facilitator, Regional Government Day 2003-2007-present
  • Facilitator, Local Government Day 1999-2002
  • Interview Committee, Class 1

Frisco ISD

  • Technology Committee Member 1997-2008
  • Clark Middle School Campus Committee 2006-May 2007
  • Curtsinger Campus Committee 1997

Collin County Council on Volunteerism

  • Board of Directors 2006-2008

Association of Mayors, Council Members & Commissioners (AMCC)

  • 2006 Nominating Committee

Relay for Life

  • Honorary Chair, 2006, 2007
  • Annual Team Captain

Collin County Bond Committee

  • Facilities committee, 2002-2003

Plantation Resort Homeowners Association (PRHA)

  • President, 1993-1995

Misc. Civic and Local Organizations

Memberships:

Awards and Recognitions

  • Frisco Citizen of the Year, 2005
  • Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA)
  • Voted one of the 21 for the 21st century leaders in Collin County, 2004
  • 7-year recipient of recognition for continuing education from the Texas Municipal League with 350+ hours, 2000-2007
  • Accepted 5-year award on behalf of Frisco from TML for 5 consecutive years of continuing education
  • Awarded Proclamation of Outstanding Service by Mayors of Allen, Plano & McKinney, 2004
  • Inside Collin County Business “Portrait of a Leader” Recognition, Inside Collin County Business, 2005
  • Certificate of appreciation, Stonebriar Village Neighborhood Committee, 2007
  • Honorary Chair, Relay for Life, 2007