Diversity & Inclusion - Executive Update
- This is the second year that VisitDallas sponsored the "Women in Tourism" category at the annual Dallas Business Journal Women in Business Awards luncheon, August 22 at the Irving Convention Center. We were honored to recognize and congratulate four influential businesswomen in North Texas' tourism industry: Mitzi Chollampel, Senior Manager, International Marketing and Public Relations, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport; Mary Pat Higgins, President/CEO, Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center of Education and Tolerance; Colleen Rickenbacher, President of Colleen Rickenbacker, Inc. and Sharon Van Meter, President, SVM Productions.
Dallas Business Journal Women in Business awards luncheon
- Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer conducted partnership status meetings with each of the minority chambers of commerce presidents on August 24 and August 29, which included a review of the top three chamber initiatives.
- In other activities, team did a walk-thru of the Texas Horse Park with Curtis King on the Riverfront Jazz Festival, and held NAACP RPF follow-up meeting with Councilmember Casey Thomas. Board members Hattie Hill, Carol West and our Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer met with General Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for Toyota Motor North America, Inc. and the team was the guest of DCEO at the 2017 Latino Business Awards reception on August 31, Adolphus Hotel.