Executive Committee


Ricardo Rodriguez

Chairman Of The Board

Eastfield College

Lance Prothro

Immediate Past Chair

A+ Charter Schools

Mary Bob Wylie


Wylie & Company

Tena Boyd

Banquet and Activities


Atalia Garcia

Garcia Legal Group

Brenton White

Community Affairs

A+ Charter Schools

Board of Directors

Will Collins

Continental Electronics Corporation

Manager Quality Assurance

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Louise Parrish

Inwood National Bank

Rosa Gallegos

Dallas Park & Recreation

Pastor Demetri Cotton

Goodwill Baptist Church



Committee Chair             Lance Prothro

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Is responsible for establishing an annual budget.  Meet as needed in the fall for January 1 budget.



Committee Chair             Lance Prothro

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Civic is the live, work, play, pray and go to school Committee.  The Golf Classic and GROVEFEST are our signature events for the Chamber.  This committee is involved in many of the city, county and state initiatives (GrowSouth, Easter Egg Hunt, trash pickup, It's my Park day, etc.),


Community Affairs

Committee Chair             Brenton White

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Interaction with the nonprofits and charities at work in our community and advocating on their behalf.


Economic Development

Committee Chair             Atalia Garcia

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Is responsible for any business changes, new economic growth, the Mayor’s Southern Dallas Task Force and the Mayor’s GrowSouth Initiative; bringing new businesses to Pleasant Grove/Southeast Dallas.



Committee Chair             Ricardo Rodriguez

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Responsible for the Scholarship and Spring Awards Banquets. Disseminating and gathering scholarship applications, reading/grading the essays and getting all the information to the Banquet Committee and helping organize the Spring Awards Banquet.  This committee is also responsible for interacting with the various local school systems at the highest level and with individual schools.  We advocate for our local schools (public, charter, private) and interact with them as much as possible – i.e. t-shirts, career days, attending tours, special events and open houses.



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Is responsible for monitoring City, County, State and Federal issues affecting our area. 



Committee Chair             Sam Ruben and Atalia Garcia

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Is responsible for increasing and retaining membership through membership mixers, casino night, networking events.


Spring Awards Banquet

Committee Chair            Tena Boyd

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Is responsible for keeping up with transportation, road/street changes in the area, TX Department of Transportation liaison and Regional Transportation efforts.