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We got the chance to catch up with some of our employees, entrepreneurs, and partners.

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Our journey started in 2013, and we have not stopped investing in the entrepreneurial community within the Dallas-Fort Worth community.


  • The DEC Network Team
  • Fiduciary Board
  • Associate Board


Bill Chinn


Tarsha Hearns

Senior Director of Ecosystems

Kendall Kennedy

Director of Events & Operations

Doug Pearce

Manager of Business Development

Gabriela Morales

Project Coordinator

Henry Ly

Program Coordinator

Kara Lehnert

Project Coordinator

Caroline McKnight

Community Coordinator – Fort Worth

Camryn Byrd

Partnership Coordinator

Ashley Diaz

Mentorship Coordinator

Tori Hadachek

Event Coordinator

Kree  Evans

Events & Programming Venue Coordinator

Keeya Allen

Community Coordinator – Dallas

Fiduciary Board

Tim Hill

Chairman of the Board, The DEC Network; Owner, Tim Hill Photography

Bill Chinn

CEO of The DEC Network

Brian McGrath

President, Courts & Justice at Tyler Technologies

Candra Sweat

Founder, Everyday Executive

Carlos White

Attorney at DLA Piper

Chase Murphey

Tax Partner at Baker Tilly

Chris Wilkes

President and CEO – Enginsoft USA, Chairman of the Board – North

Chris Gold

Dallas Market President at BNY Mellon Wealth Management

David Cherrie

Cofounder and CEO at Arcade

David Wetherington

Executive Vice President at Colliers International

Derric Hicks

SVP, Group Manager-Business Banking

Duane Dankesreiter

Senior Vice President, Research and Innovation, Dallas Regional

Ichan Stall

Entrepreneur, Mentor, North Texas Angel Network Board Member, Owner of Stretch Zone franchises

Jeff Harvey

Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Jeff Luppinacci

Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Talent Officer

Joan Richardson

Co-Founder, Co-CEO, COO at JRMR Consulting & Services, LLC

TC Alexander

SVP Community Development Relationship Manager at BOK Financial

Jorre Corral

Senior Managing Director, Accenture Dallas

Juan Solis

Community Development Manager at Truist

Keith Dean

Vice President Relationship Manager at Texas Capital Bank

Kristy Alballero

Co-Founder & COO at IOOGO Inc.

Lubbock Smith

Director of Community Development & Vista Outreach at Vista Bank

Melissa Bradford

VP Community Development Officer at Veritex Community Bank

Narasimha Raju N.

Head of ESN Infrastructure and Platform, Motorola Solutions

Neha Kunte

CEO & President, MNK Infotech Inc.

Hayden Meredith

Vice President – Technology and Disruptive Commerce at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Quincy Preston

CEO & Coufounder of Dallas Next

R’kes Starling

President & CEO, Reveles Clinical Services

Rachel Capps

SVP, Capital One

Randy Johanneck

Former Risk/Control Executive at Comerica Bank

Rhett Taylor

Advertising Director of D Magazine

Stacey Gee

National Manager Strategic Innovaton, Toyota Financial Services

Summer Wright

AVP, Design and Innovation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas

Tammy Richards

CEO, VolunteerNow

Terrence Shine

VP of Business Development at Wells Fargo

Trey Bowles

Chair of Strategy, Executive Committee, Managing Director of Techstars, Founder of The DEC Network

Tristen Wilson

Community Development Officer, Dallas Regional Community Development, Frost Bank

Xavier Egan

President, Mergers & Acquisition at Capital Asset Advisors

Associate Board

Alden Warr

VP and Managing Member, Lavender & Co

Andrea Thompson

Licensed Barber – Bonafide Barbershop

Bala Selvam

Chief Technology Officer – Spectro Cloud

Becca James

Co-Founder & COO – Done Desk Inc.

Bobby Miller

Senior Business Management – Tech Talent Program ADF, AT&T

Bora Laci

Consultant, Through Ensemble

Wayne Worthington

Chief Of Staff, HiOperator

Carson Gibbons

Director, Managed Solutions | Technology & Creative

Christine Myer

VP of Sales & Marketing at NoiseAware

Christian Barber

Treasury Management Officer, First United Bank

David Kolski

Senior Director Product & Strategy, BILT Incorporated

David Cherrie

Cofounder and CEO, Arcade

Francis Ufamodu

Owner and Video Strategist, Way To Work LLC

James Lewis

Senior Strategy Consultant, Monitor Deloitte

James Sackey

Marketing Consultant

Jasmine Ohen

Programs & Community Architect – DigitalUndivided

Jason Hendricks

Founder – Forgot or Knot

Jonah Silverthorn

Director of Sales – Semaphore Mobile

Jordan DSilva

CEO – Web City Properties

Josiah Ball

Business Coach, ActionCOACH USA

Jimmy Ouyang

Head of Product and Operations – KINTO – Toyota

KJ Royal

Co-Founder & General Partner – Startup Studio

Michelle Ochoa

Founder & CEO, Build-O-Button

Neha Husein

Founder, Just Drive

Scott McAninley

President – SaaS Pros