Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter Is On the Move
Friday, July 16, 2010
Posted by: Kim Lauer
When the new Board of Directors of
the DFW Chapter came together at a planning retreat in June, 2009, we had three
goals: to upgrade the quality of
speakers at our Management Consulting Forums, to increase members, and to
retain members. We have been fortunate
enough to have a number of strong programs in place upon which to build to
achieve these goals.
Thanks to Mary Murcott, our program chair,
we more than exceeded our expectations of raising the bar with the speakers at
our Management Consulting Forums. Mary
was able to recruit seasoned executive to visit our meetings and speak on
topics that have expanded and reinvented our members’ thinking on how they
approach customers and develop their practices. We had nine months of top notch speakers,
many of whom have travelled at their own expense, to speak to our chapter. You will recognize some of these speakers
from Consultapalooza interviews, including Jim Keyes, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Blockbuster, David Overton III, Vice President of Business
Unit Strategy at JC Penny, Ziad Khoury, author of Frontline Profit Machine,
Doug Lattner, Sr. Advisor Deloitte’s Center of Excellent for Energy and Former
Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP to name a few.
The DFW Board of Directors works
hard to the benefit our chapter and its members. Our meetings, both at our
Practice Development Workshops and our Management Consulting Forums, continue
to be an effective means to attract new members and help existing members build
The DFW Chapter has created a
succession plan, with the goal of having a strong finish to our term in June,
2011. The DFW Chapter officers have a two year term and want to ensure a
seamless transition to a new Board next year.
The Chapter continues to be
financially solid and the goal of the Board of Directors is to leave it that
way for the new Board of Directors in 2011.
As we prepare to meet for a planning retreat in July to set our goals
for the year, we realize that it takes a strong Board to make changes and to
reach our goals. DFW has always been
lucky to have committed members as part of the chapter.