Our Guest for the November 22nd edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Leah King, President and CEO, United Way of Tarrant County
Leah King was named President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County in November 2019. Leah provides leadership, sets strategic direction and ensures operational excellence, in accordance with the values and mission of United Way of Tarrant County. She is responsible for all aspects of the organization including fiscal oversight, growing financial support, developing processes and policies, facilitating cross-departmental collaboration and promoting a positive, multi-cultural environment.
United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in the community for more than 95 years. As a nonprofit leader, the United Way brings together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way helps more than 300,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donation going to the selected agency or cause
Previously, Leah was executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining the staff of United Way, Leah spent her career in the private sector as a public affairs, community relations, investor relations and marketing professional.
Our Guest for the November 15th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Stuart Markussen, CEO, RLG Consulting Engineers
Upon joining RLG in 1996 as the Manager of the Civil Engineering and Surveying Departments, Stuart Markussen gained a wealth of valuable knowledge for working on “fast-track” design/build projects.
RLG is known for client-centered engineering solutions, innovations, precision and a reverence for the impact their creations have on each city they inhabit. For more than 65 years, RLG has been recognized as one of the top engineering firms in Texas. In 2018, the firm was recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group and a Top Design Firm by Engineering News-Record – Texas and Louisiana. Since RLG’s inception in 1953 with three employees, the company has grown to more than 80 employees and serves more than 250 clients annually across three offices in Dallas, Fort Worth and Peoria, IL.
For more than 35 years Stuart has fostered teams to approach project designs by incorporating clear communication with the project owner and contractor in order to create constructible designs. After only two years with RLG, Stuart joined the firm’s ownership group as a Principal/Shareholder. Stuart now serves as RLG’s Chief Executive Officer.