January 17 – Dave Scullin, President & CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas

Our Guest for the January 17th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Dave Scullin, President & CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas

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Our Guest for the January 17th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Dave Scullin, President & CEO, Communities Foundation of Texas

Dave Scullin joined CFT as president and CEO in January 2017 after an extensive career at two global firms, Deloitte and Arthur Andersen as a strategic business adviser, financial expert and CPA.

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) works with individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and private foundations to build thriving communities locally and across the state through a variety of charitable funds and strategic initiatives. The foundation professionally manages more than 1,000 charitable funds and runs several key initiatives.

Prior to his retirement from Deloitte in May 2016, Dave held multiple leadership roles including managing partner for Fort Worth and Phoenix and leader of Deloitte’s nationally recognized North Texas CFO Forum. Dave has extensive leadership experience with public, private, nonprofit and civic groups including the Fort Worth Chamber, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Greater Phoenix Leadership.

CFTexas.org

NorthTexasGivingDay.org

EdTX.org

Phone: (972) 750-4222

Host Steve A Klein, Guest Dave Scullin

December 6 – Jim Baron, CEO, Blue Mesa Grill and TNT/Tacos and Tequila

Our Guest for the December 6th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Jim Baron, CEO, Blue Mesa Grill and TNT/Tacos and Tequila

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Our Guest for the December 6th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Jim Baron, CEO, Blue Mesa Grill and TNT/Tacos and Tequila

Walking through Manhattan Beach, California with their children, Jim and Liz were hungry. All they sought was a restaurant that served delicious, locally sourced food with an artful atmosphere and a moderate price point. But nothing of the sort was in sight.

In 1988, Jim and Liz took a leap of faith, named their place after a frozen blue margarita, and the rest is history.

Jim is a 25-year veteran of the restaurant industry and CEO of the Blue Mesa Grill in the Dallas area. He’s also president of Mesa SW Restaurants Inc., which includes TNT/Tacos and Tequila, a younger concept encompassing a grill and tequila bar.

Prior to opening Blue Mesa with Liz in 1988, Jim spent eight years as an executive with Taco Bell and El Torito Restaurants, Inc.

Jim has escaped one career to the next going from community service, to psychologist, to trainer, to corporate executive to entrepreneur, but at his heart he is an entrepreneur in addition to being a surfer and wrestler.

BlueMesaGrill.com TacosAndTequilaTNT.com

Guest Jim Baron, Host Steve A Klein