Born and raised in Arlington, TX. Mike and his wife of 20 years, Nicky, run a real estate group at Ebby Halliday Realtors in Arlington. Mike and Nicky have 2 children at Arlington High School. Mike is active in many groups within the Arlington ISD as well as the AWARE Foundation, THAM, and Gospel City Church. Mike is in his 5th year serving on the Arlington Margarita Board.
Paul is a native of Arlington, Texas. He is a CPA and a partner in Sutton Frost Cary LLP, a CPA firm in Arlington. He and his wife Angela live in Arlington with their daughter Madison.
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Travis is the Vice President and Regional Counsel for KB Home’s eastern US operations. A native fifth-generation Arlington resident and graduate of Arlington High School, class of ’92. Travis is married to Nina with children Braden, Arden and Brody.
Carl lives in Arlington with his wife, Lisa, and daughters, Mary Nelle and Edie and son, Coleman.
Don is a health insurance broker for Coble-Cravens. Don and his wife Cristy have one daughter, Olivia, age 18. The Dukes live in Pantego.
Jordan is Vice-President at Peyco Southwest Realty, a Commercial Real Estate Company located in South Arlington. He and his wife Catie have two children named Reid and Grace and currently reside in South Arlington.
Larry and his wife, Melody, live in Arlington. He is an Attorney with Pope, Hardwicke, Christie, Schell, Kelly and Taplett and offices at the Ballpark in Arlington. He and Melody have one son, Brennan, who is a Senior at Martin High School. Larry also serves as President of the Board of Directors of the River Legacy Foundation, is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and is immediate past Chairman of the City of Arlington Planning and Zoning Commission.
Paul Fulks is the heart and soul of 3Di Sign + Design. His vision and integrity have helped shape the success of numerous multi-million dollar companies. Paul looks at each prospective client’s business as if it were his own, envisioning more than a sign, but an entire marketing campaign and how his designs will attract the desired customers. With over 25 years of sign industry experience, Paul brings his creative genius as well as an uncanny engineering perspective to each client. This special talent has resulted in many national awards, including honors as a national finalist of Pillars of the Industry chosen by The National Architects and Developer Association. He has been recognized for several years in the magazine “Signs of The Times” for his winning designs. Paul was also invited to participate in the focus group for the re-design of The City of Arlington sign ordinance. Paul believes whole-heartedly that every business has both professional and community responsibilities. He is an avid supporter of several Arlington-based non-profits and serves on many boards, including The Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vice President of Large Gifts for the Arlington Education Foundation, President of Dance Theatre Arlington, Board Member of the Friends of the Levitt Pavilion, and Director of the Arlington Margarita Ball. Paul also sponsors Miss Arlington, Miss Texas, Tailgate Education Foundation and is a Lifetime Member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce since 1997. The respect Paul receives from his colleagues and City leaders has been well earned. Many comment on his extraordinary talent, honesty and hardworking ethics. “Details Matter” is one of Paul’s favorite sayings, and because of his strong belief in providing the best, his clients form lasting relationships with him and 3Di Sign + Design.
Mike is a native Texan, Born in Beaumont Texas, and he grew up in East and North East Texas, He has lived in Arlington since 1991 Mike has been with Frost Bank for the past 17 years and is currently the Market President for the Bank’s Arlington market and Sales Manager for the Mansfield market. He began his banking career after graduation from Baylor University in 1985 with a BBA in Finance. Current and Past community activities include; Arlington Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Board and the Executive Committee. Also serving as Chair of the Business Development Advisory Council. Boys and Girls Clubs of Arlington, currently serving as Board Chair. The Green Oaks School, currently serving on the Board. Tarrant County Workforce Development Board Former Board Member of the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Advisory Board. Former Board Chair and Board Member of the Safehaven of Tarrant County. Former Board and Executive Committee Member of Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County.
Cameron Haddad is from Arlington, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2012. He currently serves as a Director at Vision Commercial Real Estate. Cameron has experience in retail, office and industrial real estate markets. He started his professional career at NAI Robert Lynn serving as Market Director for the greater Arlington area and continues to operate in his home market. Cameron has served as both member and President of Young Men for Arlington. Cameron is a devout Cowboys fan and a Fantasy Football champion.
Mojy Haddad, is the President, CEO and Co – founder of CHS Architects, Inc since it was founded in 1984, providing architectural services for commercial projects ranging from Midrise Office buildings, Mixed Use Developments and Shopping centers to Hospitality projects and municipal work. He is a registered Architect in Texas, California, Florida, New York, Hawaii and several other states. In addition to his local and national architectural experience, Haddad has designed projects in Japan, Australia, Europe and Mexico. He is also the president and CEO of an affiliated commercial development company, Oakhollow Group, which develops, acquires and manages high quality commercial projects. Haddad holds three degrees from The University of Texas at Arlington; a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Master’s Degree in Architecture and Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning. Haddad has resided in Arlington since 1974 and is very active in the community and civic organizations. In recent years, he has served, in various capacities, on numerous boards and commissions throughout his career including: Board of Directors of Super Bowl Host Committee; Chairman of the Arlington Chamber Foundation; President of the Arlington Sports Authority; Chairman of the Arlington Planning and Zoning Commission, Chairman of the Board of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of a joint committee of Arlington Chamber and the City for the re-write of the Arlington Zoning Ordinance and Design Standards, UT Arlington Development Board, UT Arlington School of Architecture Advisory Board. Haddad has been the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni of the Year, from UT Arlington school of Architecture and YMA (Young Men of Arlington) Award for community service. He has also received other professional awards including American Institute of Architects design awards, Mayor’s award for design excellence and “Best Preservation/ Adaptive Reuse” from downtown Fort Worth, Inc. Haddad and his wife Julia were also awarded the Ceicil Mayfield Torch of Hope Award by the North Texas Cancer Research Foundation. He currently serves on: NTTA Board of Directors, appointed by Tarrant County Judge and Commissioners; Arlington Chamber Executive Board; Arlington Foundation Board; Arlington Chamber Board; Arlington Police Foundation Advisory Board; Children’s Toys Inc (Arlington Margarita Ball Society); Rotary Club of Arlington (Paul Harris Fellow); Worthington National Bank Founding Board Member and organizer; and Board of directors at RTC (Regional Transportation Council). In 2014, Haddad was appointed by Governor Abbott to serve on the Gubernatorial Inauguration Board.
Christian was born and raised in Arlington. He is a proud Razorback, graduating from the University of Arkansas in 2012. Christian works for Affiliated Bank, headquartered in Arlington, in the roll of Vice President of Commercial Lending. In addition to the Margarita Society he is the Treasurer of Young Men for Arlington, Council Member for Arlington Chamber of Young Professionals and a graduate of Leadership Arlington.
Married 33yrs to my lovely spouse Mary, we have three great kids Christian 29, Jaimie 26 and Erin 22. I have spent 30 years in the Eye Care Industry. Currently serving as National Sales Manager for Contamac US. Other honors include serving on the Contact Lens Manufactures Board of Directors, 8 yrs on the Arlington ISD Board of Trustees, current Chairman of the Arlington Margarita Society and several other Community Charitable Committees. Interests include working with Youth Sports, Golf, Travel and Church leadership.
Michael Jacobson was appointed President & CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce in February 2016. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce represents the interest of over 900 businesses in the greater Arlington area, championing economic and community prosperity. Michael is currently a member of Downtown Rotary and serves on the Board of the Arlington Police Foundation, North Texas Commission and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. Michael has served as Chair of the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center. He also served on the Boards of Sacramento’s Valley Vision, KVIE Public Television, the United Way in Sacramento and Tarrant County, Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce, Folsom Tourism and Economic Development Board. Jacobson received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Baylor University in 1984. He met Kristen at Baylor and they have been married for 33 years. They reside in Arlington, Texas.
Clay joined the Margarita Society in 2018. He married Brandee in 2009. Clay is the Chief Strategist for RUSH Human Resources. Clay is passionate about all things Arlington; serving as Commissioner on the City of Arlington Planning and Zoning Commission, Arlington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Corporate Leadership Council and the Chamber Foundation Scholarship Committee. Clay is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Arlington, a founding Board Member of Bikes for Mission Arlington. He served on the boards for The Friends of the Levitt Pavilion, Arlington Public Library Citizen’s Advisory Board, Christian Men’s Job Corps and Shady Valley Country Club Board of Governors. Clay and Brandee live in Arlington and have two sons, Cole and Tyler.
Blake Kretz, serves as president of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, moving into the position in January 2015 after eight years in a similar role as president of Texas Health Cleburne.
At Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Kretz led efforts to establish a hyperbaric and wound care center and expansion of the Sports Medicine Service Line with the construction of an integrated sports medicine facility in South Arlington. Under his leadership, the hospital became a designated Trauma Facility and was recertified as a Cycle III Chest Pain Center and a Primary Stroke Center. He is active in the Downtown Rotary Club, Executive Committee Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Levitt Pavilion Board, and Downtown Arlington Board.
A native Texan, Kretz is a graduate of Harlingen High School and Abilene Christian University, and he holds a master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. He lives with his wife Lori and dog Maggie in South Arlington. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his mountain bike with his son, hanging out at the river, and spending time with his family. He and Lori, have a daughter and son, Nicole (24) and Michael (20).
A founding Director and former President, Kris is an attorney who practices corporate, personal injury, real estate, title and litigation law. He is a car collector and golf nut. He is married to Ellen Foreman Landrith.
Bill is a founding member and past president of the Margarita Society. He is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and has been a State Farm Agent in Arlington for over 40 years. He has also owned Blue Moon Farm & Equestrian in Granbury for almost 20 years. He has been involved with the communities in both Tarrant and Hood counties including member and past president of Arlington West Rotary, Treasurer for Boys and Girls Club of Hood County, Leadership Granbury, Arlington Beautification Committee, Arlington Southeast Sector Planning Commission, Leadership Granbury, Beautification Granbury, Economic Advisory Board, and Fee Arbitration Committee Tarrant County. Bill is married to his lovely wife, Bonnie. He is the proud father of Blake, Kimi and Todd and stepchildren Blue and Dinah. He enjoys his beautiful 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Tom is Vice President of the oldest Architectural firm in the City of Arlington and has worked on many notable projects in the city and Tarrant County. He and his wife have been together since high school have raised three children and are now growing the family with grandchildren. When not working or with the family, you can probably find him out on the golf course.
Jeff is an Attorney with the law firm Foster & Sear. He graduated from TCU and Texas Wesleyan University Law School and is currently a member of the City of Arlington Planning and Zoning Commission. Jeff and his wife, Spring, live in Arlington with their three daughters Mallory, Miller and Megan.
Mike is President of Customized Communications, Inc. Mike and his wife Cheryl have two children in college. They live in Arlington.
Randle is with Murphy Nasica & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in political strategy and issue management. He is a retired President of the Arlington Police Association which sponsors Santa Cops.
Greg is a principal owner with Business Interiors, and BI Express Office Furniture. Greg lives in Mansfield with his wife Karen and their children Lisa, Michael, Scott and Gregory.
Javier E. Najera, a native of El Paso, has been a proud resident of Arlington since 1992. Though initially UTA brought Javier to Arlington, he quickly made it his permanent home, alongside his wife, Idaly and two daughters, Itzayana and Aytana. Itzayana is a recent graduate of Lamar High School, and Aytana is a junior of Lamar. Javier is currently a personal financial representative with Allstate, with an office in S. Arlington, as well as a funeral director with Guerrero-Dean Funeral Home. Through the years Javier, has proudly served on various AISD citizen’s committees, is a member of the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce and past board member of Positive Influence, which serves dad’s clubs around AISD.
Jeff is principal owner and COO of Streamline Packaging Solutions. He has served on various boards such as the Arlington Chamber Foundation board, the Arlington Arts Alliance board, and the city of Arlington’s Planning & Zoning Commission. Jeff lives in Arlington with wife, Erin, and two children, John & Olivia.
Tony is President of General Assembly based in Arlington, TX. He and his wife Julie have five beautiful daughters. Both Tony and Julie are extremely active in volunteering in their community and Church.
Marc is First V.P. of Investments of the Morgan Stanley office located at the Ballpark in Arlington. He enjoys watching the Rangers and boating with his wife, Leah! They have three “Young Adults”.
Dr. Aaron Reich is President of TRINU Healthcare, an accredited healthcare education, development and consulting company; President of the Arlington Independent School District Board of Trustees; President of Theatre Arlington; a co-founder of International Corridor Vision, the non-profit responsible for bringing the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market to Arlington (the market’s first and only sister city); Co-Founder and President of Positive Influence, a non-profit focused on parent involvement and child engagement; Ex-Officio Member of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is an invited local, state, and national speaker, an Education Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Commission in his career field, received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University and completed his Residency at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Aaron is married to Debra J. Freiheit, a local CPA, and they have two children Samantha and Jacob.
Alan graduated from the University of Alabama, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Geology and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. Alan currently works for Peyco Southwest Realty, as a Brokerage Associate. He is a member of the Arlington Chamber of Young Professionals, Real Estate Council of Greater Ft. Worth, and YMA Young Men for Arlington.
Jim Ross is an attorney and founder of the Jim Ross Law Group, P.C. Prior to starting his legal career in the mid-nineties Jim was a U.S. Marine; an Arlington Texas Police Officer and DEA task force officer. Jim is also the co-owner of two other Arlington businesses, the Mercury Chophouse and Urbans Tattoos. Jim received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Dallas Baptist University and his Juris Doctor degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law). As an active member of the community, Jim is a Rotarian, serves on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association in Fort Worth and is the Chairman of the Board for the Arlington Police Foundation. He also serves on the event planning committee for the District 11 Special Olympics here in Fort Worth.
Dave K. Sargent
David K. Sargent is the Executive Vice President of Stripe-A-Zone, Inc. founded in 1950. Stripe-A-Zone is continuously the industry leader of all pavement markings including parking lot striping, airport pavement markings, and roadway striping. Mr. Sargent strives to improve quality through innovation, technology, vast experience, knowledge of the industry and dependable personnel. He started his professional career with Stripe-A-Zone, Inc. during his junior year at Bowie High School in Arlington, Texas. August 2017 was David’s 21st year at Stripe-A-Zone. From the Headquarters located in Grand Prairie, Stripe-A-Zone services the entire state of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma and is licensed in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Arizona. Mr. Sargent has lived in Arlington, Texas since 1989; and is very active in the community and civic functions. He is proud of his outstanding community and leadership memberships and affiliations. His memberships in professional associations and civic involvements include: Rotary Board Membership Director 2016-2017, National Floor Safety Institute B101 Main Committee, Great South West Industrial District Board 2015-2017, Young Men for Arlington and the Sargent Family Foundation Board. David has been married since 2011 and is the proud father of his son born in 2014. Spending time with his family rounds out his professional and personal well-being. He strives to achieve the perfect balance in his passion for his work, dedication and joy being surrounded by family brings to him. David’s favorite book is “Good to Great” by Jim Collins and his favorite quote is “The reason more people are not great is because they are complacent being good”.
Kevin is an Arlington native and currently resides in North Arlington with his wife, Mendi, and three kids, Parker, Cooper, and Emmi. He is a partner at the law firm of Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP. Kevin has a degree in finance from Ouachita Baptist University and a JD from Baylor Law School.
Mark is a very active member in his local community. As a business and marketing professional, he uses his time and talents to assist preachers, teachers, and coaches in the mentoring of students and athletes, as well as encouraging and guiding aspiring young entrepreneurs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He is always among the first to assist the community in times of need, from helping feed folks after a bad winter storm, flood, fire or tornado, to coordinating and hosting fundraisers for families that have gone through a tragedy, children illnesses, etc. Additionally he always supports the first responders, works with several non-profit organizations that help combat wounded veterans, and also teams up with the local homeless shelter frequently as he lives by the mantra that “it is our duty to serve those who serve us.” Recently, Mark was elected to the committee for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, a non-profit that focuses on God, Country and Family and helps strengthen the marriages of our military and first responders, by raising money for revitalization retreats.
Robert Shepard has been an Arlington resident for over 30 years. In 1980, Robert earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. He earned his doctorate in jurisprudence in 1983 from St. Mary’s University School of Law. With the Arlington law firm of Parks Huffman McVay Shepard and Wells, P.C., he is a shareholder, officer and director. Robert served on the City of Arlington Planning and Zoning Commission from 2001 to 2007, chairing the Commission from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, Robert was recognized as the City of Arlington Volunteer of the Year. Elected to the Arlington City Council in 2008 he remains the District Six – At–Large representative for the City of Arlington. Robert and his wife, Lori, have two daughters. They are members of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. He is best known for his love for family, community and his passion for music.
Scott is an Arlington native. Arlington High School alum and University of Texas at Arlington graduate. Scott lives in Arlington with his wife Aimee and their sons Jackson, Grayson and Hayden. Their daughter Carrigan currently resides in Lubbock, Texas attending Texas Tech University. Scott has served on the board of directors of Arlington Education Foundation, North Texas Cancer Research Foundation, executive board and past president for Young Men of Arlington.
Louis Stefanos is an Attorney with the firm of Pope, Hardwicke, Christie, Schell, Kelly & Taplett, LLP. He practices exclusively in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianship. Louis is a resident of Mansfield, Texas. Louis is married to Christina Stefanos (Registered Nurse at John Peter Smith) and they have four extremely handsome boys named John, Reed, Adam and Elet. Louis is active in the community and serves on multiple boards including, City of Mansfield Zoning Board of Adjustment, Tarrant County Probate Bar Association Board of Directors, St. Vincent De Paul Men’s Club Board of Directors and St. Joseph Catholic School Advisory Council.
Blake lives in Arlington with his wife Maddie and daughter Harper. Blake is a licensed Funeral Director at Wade Family Funeral Home.
Ryan Walton has been a member of the Arlington Margarita Society since 2000. He is part owner of Walton Lourcey Group, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial in Arlington. He has 3 sons age 14 and 11 year old twins.
Kevin lives in Fort Worth with his wife Tami. They have 3 boys Trevor, Nathan and Brady. Kevin is Vice President at United RV Center in Fort Worth. He is a proud graduate of Martin High School and Texas Tech University.
Chad and his wife Amy live in Dalworthington Gardens with their 2 children Meghan and Emma. He is a principal at both AllTex Insurance and Coble Cravens Financial Services.
Matt and his wife Ryan live in Mansfield with their three boys Reese, Cole & Price. Matt is a graduate of TCU, class of 2002. Matt is the founder/owner of Worthington Monuments Inc. in Fort Worth.