June 23 – Todd Meier and John Roehll

On the June 23th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Todd Meier  – Mayor of Addison, TX

John Roehll –  Executive Vice-President and Partner of Dependable Auto Shippers

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Todd Meier, Mayor – Addison, TX

2013 Mayor's Official PhotoBefore being elected Mayor in 2011, Todd Meier served as a member of the Addison Town Council and as vice chairman of the Town’s Planning and Zoning Committee.  He is currently serving as Vice President of the Metroplex Mayor’s Association.

Currently an attorney with Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP in Dallas, Todd counsels clients in the technology, manufacturing, financial services, commodities, and service industries. He works with individuals and businesses on transactional and operational matters, and provides litigation services as needed.

He is a former assistant district attorney for Dallas County, where he tried more than 300 jury trials during his tenure. Todd is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, and Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Todd’s business career included serving as president and general manager of Rodger Meier Cadillac, Meier Oldsmobile, and Meier Infiniti, one the most successful and well-known auto dealership groups in Dallas.

As head of a private investment firm he founded in 1998, Todd reviews, analyzes, and performs due diligence on investment prospects and assists in transactions involving start-up businesses to mid-size private equity investments.

He has two children: Brennan, a recent SMU Law School graduate currently clerking for US District Judge Jane Boyle, and Mackenzie a recent Wake Forest Master’s degree graduate now working as a business analyst at PWC.

 Addison TX.gov

John Roehll, Executive Vice-President and Partner – Dependable Auto Shippers

John Roehll serves as executive vice president and partner at Dependable Auto Shippers, one of the largest vehicle relocation companies in the United States representing corporate and retail clients since 1954.

The company ships vehicles of all types including cars, recreational vehicles, trucks, antique cars, motorcycles, custom cars, ATVs, boats, vans, and even planes.  Based in Mesquite, Texas, Dependable Auto Shippers has branch offices near Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta.

Roehll is responsible for guiding the overall strategic direction of the company, as well as business development for all revenue channels. This year marks his 20th anniversary with the company.

He is a member of the Employee Relocation Council (ERC), American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) and the American Auto Auction Association.

Phone: (888) 817-6203


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Todd Meier, John Roehll & Host Steve A Klein