What does The Pursuit of Excellence in Texas look like? 
Join our special guest, Leona Allen Ford, a Pulitzer-Prize winner and Deputy Publisher of The Dallas Morning News, Texas’ leading daily newspaper as she shares her story of our Business Excellence Award Finalist DallasNews Corporation, her journalism journey, and her leadership of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Dallas Morning News is the flagship operation of DallasNews Corporation. Among our 25 Texas Consilium Business Excellence Award Finalists for 2020-21, DallasNews Corporation, formerly AH Belo, stands out as the oldest continuously operated business in Texas, with a Texas history extending over 179 years and tracing its newspaper roots to 1842.

In addition to exploring the culture of excellence with DallasNews Corporation and Leona’s own journalistic and leadership experience, we explored her new role that also includes responsibility for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across the company — a topic of great interest throughout our society and business world today.

And...Four years ago, a task force of civic leaders, chamber leaders and property owners began creating a vision for the next generation of innovation that would be in the heart of the Telecom Corridor®. Today, this 1,200-acre district is known as the Richardson Innovation Quarter, where innovation will foster growth, attract and retain jobs, and encourage collaboration. Richardson is interested in recruiting companies and organizations that want to be a part of this unique innovation ecosystem. Find out more about Richardson’s progress to make The IQ® the premier tech hub in Texas through our special presentation by Doug McDonald at our breakfast.  You may download Doug’s presentation slides here: 2021-08-24 Texas Consilium Presentation by Richardson IQ.

We are confident there are insights and nuggets of wisdom that can help all business leaders who wish to improve their own journeys of excellence.  We invite you here to enjoy the discussion!



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