As our Board rebuilding continues to evolve, I am most pleased to announce four (4) new Board members. We welcome their unique areas of expertise and collective passion for our mission.
After graduating from Texas A&M University with a Masters in Financial Management in 2005, Robert began with Ernst & Young and is now working in the Transaction Advisory Services practice within EY advising strategic and corporate investors with both buy-side and sell-side transactions, assisting clients on more than 70 transactions in the Construction, Distribution, Energy, Gaming, Logistics, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Software, Telecommunications, and Technology industries. In addition, Robert has been part of multiple civic organizations including United Way, March of Dimes, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, EY Connect Day, and College MAP. In addition, Robert served as Treasurer for the Friends of WRR, a not-for-profit organization supporting the arts in North Texas, for the past five years.
Paris Rutherford is Principal of Catalyst Urban Development, a Dallas-based real estate company that focuses on the planning, finance and development of transit-oriented, housing and mixed-use places. He has more than 20 years of experience in the positioning of successful places including Legacy Town Center (Plano, TX), Addison Circle (Addison, TX), Uptown Dallas, Paseo Colorado (Pasadena, CA), St. Luke’s Hospital redevelopment (Denver), Midtown Houston, Roosevelt District (Phoenix, AZ), and others. The recipient of over 80 national, regional and local awards, Mr. Rutherford’s work has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Urban Land Magazine; he has spoken at the National Press Club, ULI, ICSC, and been featured on CNBC’s Closing Bell and PBS’s NewsHour. Paris is a graduate of the University of Southern California and obtained his master’s from Harvard University.
Brett is a founding partner of the Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, LLP law firm and represents companies and individuals in high exposure disputes in Federal and State Courts throughout the state of Texas. Mr. Smith, as an AV-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, regularly serves as lead counsel for companies and individuals in disputes facing multi-million dollar exposure. Brett is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and South Texas College of Law. Brett and his wife, Dawn, serve on the board of KLife - Highland Park, and Brett is a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas which supports the Momentous Institute working with troubled and at-risk kids and their families in the areas of therapy, education and sharing of their work with other professionals.
Lori L. Dalton
Lori Dalton serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at The Scottish Rite Hospital. Before that, she was a senior partner at Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas where she served as the Health Law Practice Leader and was a member of the Trial Department, focusing her practice on health law and commercial litigation. Lori received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Baylor University and graduated cum laude from the SMU Dedman School of Law in 1990. Her work has been published in several law trade publications. She has been featured in Texas Monthly’s “Texas Super Lawyers” and Lawdragon 3000’s “Leading Lawyers in America.” Lori’s professional memberships include the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, the American Health Lawyers Association, and DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar. She is active in various community groups.