Meet our Members: Mayor Matthew Marchant

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Mayor Matthew Marchant, City of Carrollton

As a part of our Meet Our Members series, the North Texas Commission would like to introduce the Mayor of Carrollton, Matthew Marchant. Matthew also serves on the Board of Directors for the NTC and practices law as a partner at Strasburger & Price, LLP.


Meet our Members: Mayor Karen Hunt

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Mayor Karen Hunt, City of Coppell

The North Texas Commission is excited to welcome Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt to the Board of Directors. Karen is a graduate of Leadership North Texas Class 3 and is the Chairman of the Project North Texas Regional Asset Map Community of Practice. Read Karen’s bio below. (more…)

Meet Our Members: Neha Kunte


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 Neha Kunte, Founder, President & CEO, MNK Infotech Inc.

Today’s Meet our Member blog features Neha Kunte, CEO and owner of MNK Infotech, a multi-award winning, full service consulting firm specializing in IT staffing solutions, e-learning and software development. Neha holds a degree in financial accounting from University of Mumbai, India and a degree in classical Indian dance. She is also fluent in Japanese. Most recently, Neha graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10K small business program.  (more…)

Meet Our Members: Dr. Neal Smatresk

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Dr. Neal Smatresk, President, UNT

Today, we speak with Dr. Neal Smatresk, President of the University of North Texas System. Dr. Smatresk became President of UNT February 2014, which is a sort of homecoming after his time as President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This move was no gamble, he understands that our region is home to some of the best and brightest.


Meet Our Members: Chris Felan

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 Chris Felan, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

For today’s Meet our Members, we speak with Chris Felan, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for Atmos, who shares his thoughts on why North Texas continues its strong growth, what he sees as exciting opportunities for our region and what’s on the horizon for Atmos during the Legislative Session. (more…)

Meet Our Members: Frank Bliss

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Frank Bliss, President, Cooper & Stebbins

As the developer of Southlake Town Square, Frank Bliss understands how quality of life can grow a community. In today’s Meet our Members, we discuss with Frank growth, diversity and what issues are important for the success of our region. (more…)

Meet Our Members: Allison Thompson


Allison Thompson, Director of Economic Development, Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation

Today’s Meet our Members with Allison Thompson takes a look at the quality of life attributes, talent and business climate in North Texas.


Meet Our Members: Gray Mayes


Gray Mayes, Director, Government Relations, Texas Instruments

Today we meet Gray Mayes, the 2015 Chair of the North Texas Commission. In her Meet our Members interview, we learn the top qualities important to Texas Instruments, what she would tell a company relocating to North Texas and the role of technology in our region.


Meet Our Members: David Tesmer

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David Tesmer, SVP, Texas Health Resources

Fresh off his tenure as Chairman of the North Texas Commission Board of Directors, we asked David about the upcoming Texas Legislature, the importance of exceptional talent in the workforce and the best piece of advice he’s ever received. (more…)