In the Media

How should corporations recognize Juneteenth?

I’m so glad that the Black leaders at Audible raised this insightful question. I had an awesome time speaking to BEN@audible this afternoon. I shared a bit about my background as a Black Texan and my experience with the holiday before it became nationally recognized, and it may surprise you that my family never celebrated, but we definitely acknowledged it. Perhaps it had more to do with my family’s close proximity to slavery. My Big Mama was born on a plantation.…

TCU Schieffer alumni discuss changing times after COVID-19

A few days ago, I joined fellow TCU Scheiffer board of visitor members for a panel and breakout sessions, sharing with students how to prepare for a new work world in the wake of the health, economic and cultural crises. Here is some of their feedback: “The most valuable thing I learned came from the breakout session on merging your personal and professional branding. What stood out to me was that even today as digital natives a lot of your…

OPERA America Launches 2021–2022 Year with New Board Leadership and Structure

I’m so pleased to be elected to an officer role on the board of OPERA America. I look forward to supporting the incoming Chair, Carol F. Henry as Co-Chair over the next few years. Carol is an esteemed philanthropist and founding trustee of the Los Angeles Opera. I’m extraordinarily proud of the work that Marc A. Scorca, CEO and Timothy O’Leary Chair Emeritus and Executive Director of Washington Opera and the Kennedy Center, the board members and staff have done over the past several…

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