Born and raised in Arlington, TX. Mike has been married to his wonderful wife Nicky for 24 years and they are the co-owners of Austin Realty Consultants, a local real estate brokerage serving the DFW area. Mike and Nicky are parents to two children…Ben, a sophomore at Texas A&M University and Ella, a freshman at the University of Oklahoma. Mike is active in many groups within Arlington and the Arlington ISD as well as serving on boards for the AWARE Foundation, THAM, City of Arlington, and Gospel City Church. Mike is in his 9th year serving on the Arlington Margarita Board.
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I grew up in Mansfield where my father has been a dentist for 43 years. I attended The Oakridge School for high school and graduated in 2000. I then went on to attend The University of Texas @ Austin and graduated in 2004. I decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and attended Baylor College of Dentistry, where I earned a DDS degree in 2009. While in dental school I married my wife, Stacy, and we moved back to Mansfield upon completion of dental school. We have lived in Mansfield since 2009 and have welcomed our 3 wonderful children, Blake 14, Tenley 12, and Noah 9. I have worked in a practice with my mother, Terri, and father, John, since 2009. I am a deacon at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, and I am an avid supporter for Mansfield YoungLife. I love being able to give back to the communties that have given me and my family so much!
Esteban was born and raised in San José, Costa Rica. He came to the United States as a musician in 1997 and says “I have been incredibly blessed to make this country my new home.” Esteban is the Chief Geek Officer of Blanco I.T. He is also a professional vocalist with a passion for travel, flying, history, plane spotting, cycling, golf and of course, spending time with his beautiful partner, Luz Elena.
Russell and his wife, Jackie, live in Pantego. He is the Operations Manager at their family owned business of Souther Equipment Sales, Inc in south Dallas. He and Jackie have two children, Kaitlin and Cooper. Russell also serves as the current Mayor of Pantego and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
Cole grew up in Arlington and attended Martin High School. He is an alumni of The University of Alabama, and works for Peyco Southwest Realty. He currently resides in Southwest Arlington with his wife Lauren, son Beckett, and daughter Adeline.
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.
Born at Arlington Memorial, attended school at Duff, Bailey and Arlington this community is what helped to shape the Cearnal Family making Arlington “home”. Spencer & Amy have 2 teenage boys Davis (15) and Payne (13) while owning/operating a residential Real Estate Brokerage, Front Real Estate Co. When not “Improving Lives Through Real Estate” Spencer & Amy are chasing the boys from one sports field to the other across the country. Each spend time volunteering throughout our city in so many organizations – Spencer even helped to create 100 Men Who Give A Damn Arlington. They attend Fielder Church as a family and you might be able to find Spencer on a golf course or around a billiard table from time to time
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.
Rob Cronin is the COO of mma, inc. An Arlington based Civil Engineering, Planning and Landscape Architecture Consulting firm. A Boston native and US Navy Veteran; Rob and his family moved to Arlington in 2015. As a father to six (6) children, the ideal that a strong community is critical in growing strong families is what drives Rob to be engaged in the City of Arlington.
Don has been a long time Margarita Director and loves being part of this wonderful organization – a HUGE thanks to The Margarita Society, the many partygoers, sponsors and all who have made this such a special tradition!
Don joined Coble Cravens Financial Services in 1995, with a focus on health insurance and employee benefit plans and is proud to have served the business community for many years.
Over the years, Don has had the privilege of serving on various boards and committees including Arlington Museum of Art, Dental Health Arlington, Cancer Research Foundation of North Texas, Young Men for Arlington, Tarrant County College Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, The Oakridge School, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County, The Arlington Police Foundation, The Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Arlington and Joni Wilson’s minion for the Arlington Holiday Lights Parade.
Don is blessed with a loving family – wife Cristy, daughter Olivia, and Archie, the guard dog/tennis ball catcher.
Jordan is 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 the Harris,Cook LLP law firm. He and Melody have one son, Brennan, who is a graduate of Martin High School and UTA. Larry is a past President of the Board of Directors of the River Legacy Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and a 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 22 years and currently serves as the Market President for the Bank’s Arlington/Mansfield market. He began his banking career after graduation from Baylor University in 1985 with a BBA in Finance. He and his wife Becky live in Arlington.
Current and Past community activities include; The Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce, currently serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors, Arlington Police Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County, the Green Oaks School, Tarrant County Workforce Development Board, Roundup for Autism Board, former Board Member of the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Advisory Board, former Board Chair and Board Member of the Safehaven of Tarrant County, and former Board and Executive Committee Member of Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County.
Michael was born and raised in Arlington and an alumni of Martin High School. He graduated with a B.S. in Construction Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2013, and currently works as a Project Manager with McCarthy Building Companies. Michael currently resides in Arlington with his wife Shannon, a 5th teacher at The Oakridge School, his two children: Luke and Eva, and their two dogs: Chica and Charley.
Shane grew up in Arlington, Texas and is an alumni of Martin High School where he met his high school sweetheart, Alicia. They currently live in Fort Worth with their two sons, Easton and Sawyer.
After graduating from Texas A&M University, he has spent his career in commercial construction, with many projects completed across Arlington, including Medical City of Arlington, Globe Life Park, Globe Life Field and AT&T Stadium. He currently works as a Senior Project Manager for Hutcherson Construction in Arlington.
Cameron Haddad is from Arlington, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a commercial real estate agent for Vision Commercial Real Estate and specializes in retail and office. He started his career in the greater Arlington area and continues to operate in his home market. Cameron has served as member and President of Young Men for Arlington. Cameron lives in North Arlington with his wife Amy and daughter Siena. He 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 Hibbs is SVP of Commercial Real Estate with Frost Bank, partnering with builders, developers and investors in North Texas, to service their real estate lending needs. Christian was born and raised in Arlington and remains actively involved in the community. In addition to being a Director of the Arlington Margarita Society, Christian is actively involved with the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, ULI and CREW Fort Worth. Christian is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, earning a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 2012. In addition to his undergraduate degree, in 2015 he completed the ABA National Commercial Lending School at SMU and in 2019 completed his MBA with a concentration in Real Estate and Finance at the University of Texas at Arlington. Christian and his wife Haley live in Aledo with their son Chandler and dog Ralphie.
Married 36yrs to my lovely spouse Mary, we have three great kids Christian 32, Jaimie 30 and Erin 25. I have spent 35 years in the Eye Care Industry. Currently serving as Vice President of Commercial Sales for Contamac US. Other honors include serving on the Contact Lens Manufactures Board of Directors, 9 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.
Derric has been a resident of Arlington since 1978. He has been married to his amazing wife Kelsey for over 10 years. Derric is a graduate of Martin High School and Dallas Baptist University. Kelsey is a local real estate agent serving Arlington and surrounding areas. Derric owns several successful companies. Car Delivery Network has its US headquarters in Pantego, TX, and its UK headquarters in Thame, just outside London. CDN builds software that serves the automotive industry. Derric also just acquired a local Irrigation and Landscaping company, Xquisite Irrigation and Landscaping. Derric is deeply passionate about his 510(c)3 non-profit, One World Sports Association. OWSA uses sports to build relationships and bring cultures together all over the world. Derric is also very involved at Lake Church, formerly Lake Arlington Baptist Church. Derric and Kelsey have 4 kids, Peyton, Savannah, Clayton, and Cooper.
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.
Jimmy Kinley was born and raised in Arlington, TX., where he currently resides with his wife Brittany and their three young sons. In his early years, Jimmy often visited the Kinley Construction jobsites with his father and grandfather, experiencing his initial introductory steps into the family business from the ground up.
Jimmy successfully obtained a management degree from Penn Status University, as well as an EMBA in Organizational Leadership from the Jack Welch Management Institute. He worked with all levels of the Kinley organization to thoroughly understand every aspect and gain a wealth of knowledge from various angles of the business. This experience, coupled with a unique business mindset and entrepreneurial vision, has led him to become the sixth-generation CEO of Kinley Construction, which he has since launched into hyper growth mode.
Most importantly, Jimmy considers his faith and family the utmost priorities in his life and has stretched his servant heart in many ways. He is co-founder of Building Wishes, a nonprofit that works closely with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to build customized life-sized playhouses for children with illnesses.
Jimmy also co-owns a unique entity in Grounds & Gold (G&G), a local café with a mission that serves gourmet coffee, homemade baked goods and made-from-scratch dishes to Arlington, TX and the surrounding DFW community. G&G is built on the foundation of fostering community and giving back, especially to childhood cancer.
Aziz Francis Kobty, born and raised in Arlington he attended AISD, and Graduated from Austin College in Sherman 2011. Aziz now runs his family’s business, Prince Lebanese Grill, founded in 1989 by his father Francis “The Prince” Kobty.
Here at Prince we preach family, community, and hospitality. Our food and friendly service is how we show customers our hospitality. We pour our hearts into everything from our crispy light falafels to our spicy shawarma plates. The concept of Prince was born with the philosophy of using the freshest, high quality ingredients. Our portions are as big as our Texas spirit.
In 2007, Prince moved to an old, converted Sonic, changed up the menu to add some of his mom’s secret recipes and the legend was born. The cuisine even attracted the likes of Flavor Town Mayor Guy Fieri, who featured Prince’s famous rice recipe on his cooking show, Guys Big Bite. Prince was also featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on Food Network, Celebrity Chef for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, College Gameday on ESPN and hasn’t looked back since.
Blake Kretz, FACHE, MHA is an experienced executive leader with 36 years of health care experience; thirty one of those years through diversified administrative leadership and five years of clinical experience as a certified orthopedic physician assistant. For the past eight years he has served as the hospital president at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.
At Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Mr. Kretz led efforts to establish a comprehensive lung program, hyperbaric and wound care center. Under his leadership, the hospital is a certified Level III NICU, Level III Maternal Child and Level III Trauma Facility. Texas Health Arlington Memorial was recertified as a Cycle III Chest Pain Center and a Primary Stroke Center, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence this year.
Prior to joining Texas Health Arlington, Kretz served as President at Texas Health Cleburne and Administrator/CEO of Graham Regional Medical Center in Graham TX.
Mr. Kretz believes it is important to be involved in the community and has served on the Chamber of Commerce Boards and community boards in every community he has been the Hospital President. Professionally, he serves on multiple boards, Texas Rehabilitation Hospital Arlington, Texas GI Center, and Texas Health Ambulatory Surgery Center Arlington. He has served on health care related committees, including the Texas Hospital Association Council on Policy Development and Precinct 2 Healthcare Advisory Council and is currently Past Chair of the DFW Hospital Council.
A native Texan, Mr. 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. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, riding his mountain bike with his son, hanging out at the river, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Lori, have a daughter, Nicole, a son, Michael, son-in-law Brandon, and first grandchild Bentley.
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. He also served as chairman for the City of Arlington Planning and Zoning Commission. Jeff and his wife, Spring, live in Arlington and have 3 daughters, Mallory, Miller and Megan.
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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 graduate of Arlington High School and UTA. He is a principal owner with Business Interiors. Greg is a founding member of Arlington North Rotary Club and currently serves as a director. He is also active in the Cowtown Executives Association. Greg lives in Grapevine with his wife Karen. They have four adult children: Lisa, Michael, Scott and Gregory and a wonderful daughter-in-law Courtney.