Merrie Spaeth is founder and president of Spaeth Communications, a Dallas-based firm that provides communication training and consulting. Recognized internationally for its unique methodology, Spaeth defines communication as influence. Effective communication goes beyond what you want to say or what you think your audience needs to know. It’s about influencing what people hear, believe, remember and pass on.
Before founding Spaeth in 1987, Merrie was a producer for ABC’s 20/20, a speechwriter for the legendary founder and chairman of CBS, William S. Paley, and was assigned to FBI Director Judge William Webster while serving as a White House Fellow. All of this culminated into her roles as director of public affairs for the Federal Trade Commission, and ultimately her appointment as director of media relations at the White House and PR Director to President Ronald Reagan.
Dick Skorburg’s real estate experience is a blend of real estate brokerage, home building, land development, and business management. His experience began in 1981 with the Hayden & Smith Company of Dallas. After leading that firm in brokerage production, he established the Skorburg Company in 1985.
In 1991 Dick established the Windsor Homes Corporation, beginning home construction in Plano, expanding to Coppell and building entry-level homes in Garland under the name of Wentwood Homes. Windsor Homes then expanded into the luxury market in the Park Cities area of Dallas several months later.
In 1996 Dick began developing single-family subdivisions in Garland and Allen. Additionally, he designed and developed a shopping center in Southlake. Since then, the Skorburg Company has grown and expanded into twenty-five markets.