August 14 – TD Smyers, American Red Cross, North Texas Region and Bruce Bradford, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Our Guests for the August 14th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show:

TD Smyers, CEO, American Red Cross, North Texas Region

Bruce Bradford, CEO, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

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TD Smyers, CEO, American Red Cross, North Texas Region

m8540188_T.D._SmyersTD Smyers is the CEO of the American Red Cross North Texas Region leading a team of over 7300 volunteers and employees. He was selected in 2012 as he made the transition to the independent sector from his career in the US Navy.

The American Red Cross serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which includes 9.5 million people across 121 counties, spanning 96,000 square miles including the Denton, Weatherford, Cleburne, Corsicana, Terrell, Greenville and McKinney areas 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Upon graduating from the United States Naval Academy, TD became a Navy flyer, earning his Naval Flight Officer (NFO) wings and embarking on a career hunting adversary submarines in the world’s oceans. As Squadron Commander he lead combat aircrews on counter terrorism missions in the Western Pacific and counter narcotics missions in the Caribbean Sea.

Dallas: (214) 678-4800

Fort Worth: (817) 335-9137


Bruce Bradford, CEO, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

BRADFORD Headshot Suit Jan 10 2012 0064e1Bruce Bradford, a Texas resident since fourth grade, is a native of Montana. In 2011, after a thirty-year career in commercial banking, culminating in an executive role with a Texas based regional bank, Bruce was named as the fourth President & CEO of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

Since the paving of Preston Road, the NDCC has continued to reinvent itself over its 61-year history to be relevant to the Dallas business community to include the creation of the Dallas North Tollway in the 1960s and the Dallas Arboretum in the mid 1970s.

The NDCC has led the process that resulted in the Wright Compromise at Love Field, the soon-to-be-completed LBJ Freeway reconstruction process and, completion of the Galleria – Valley View Area Plan (also known as Dallas Midtown).

Phone: (214) 368-6485NDCC logo2015-08-11 11.02.28Bruce Bradford, Host, Steve A Klein, TD Smyers