Spotlight Local DFW Professionals

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Spotlighting successful professionals across Dallas Ft. Worth who have graduated college degree, or have achieved. And when you’re ready to do some networking, let’s all be happy hour buddies! No need sitting at home alone with nothing to do after all that white collar work 🙂

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John the CEO, AffluentBlacksOfDallas.com
Senior Software Design Brotha
University of Oklahoma
University of Calif. Berkeley

Happy Hour Spots: Everywhere, but usually Blue Fish, Flemings, Ra Sushi, Kona Grill, Blue Martini, Park Avenue (when I can beat the traffic), Del Frisco’s Grille, On the Border


 

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D’Lisa McBride

 

D’Lisa McBride
Owner and Chief Operating Officer
D.M. Language Consulting Firm
http://www.dmlanguageconsulting.com

Email: dmlconsulting16@icloud.com

TWITTER: @dmlfirm
INSTAGRAM: dmlanguageconsulting
https://www.facebook.com/dmlanguageconsulting/
Native of historic Oak Cliff district of Dallas

I am an Entrepreneur from Dallas, Texas. I started my own Language Consulting Firm in May of 2016 (The D.M. Language Consulting Firm) where I aim to bridge the communication gap to increase workforce effectiveness. I am fluent in English and Spanish and proficient (currently learning) Vietnamese, German, and Russian. http://memphisport.com/2016/09/dallas-native-dlisa-mcbride-aiming-to-take-her-d-m-language-consulting-firm-to-a-whole-new-level/

 


First Name: Candie
Last Name (First initial is fine): W

Public Email: thatmodelcandie@gmail.com

Your Top 3 Fave Happy Hour Spots (Separate each by a comma): Blue Mesa, Houlihan’s, Zenna
Top 3 Fave Restaurants (Separate by a comma): Razoo’s, The Keg, Nagoya Japanese
Fave Clubs or Lounges (Separate by a comma): Buttons, Pipe My Hookah

Website: https://www.instagram.com/thatmodelcandie/

Tell Us About You and Your Work, Travel Plans, Clothing Brands, Car Purchase Plans, Home Buying Plans, Etc.: I have lived a little bit!!! I am a federal government employee on a full time basis. I have a general AA degree but I am working towards a bachelor’s degree. I spend my extra time maintaining my business and modeling. I have a full service marketing business and my number one client is ME. I am a brand ambassador for many products that are used in everyday life. I am the face of brands such as silk elements and coca-cola. I also work with restaurants and alchoholic beverages on their marketing plans, interaction media, and product development.

I spent more than 13 years in the military, so I’m well traveled. Although I have traveled the world, I still have a few places I would like to see. I love traveling and eating (I’m a foodie).

Visit my social media pages. I am on instagram and model mayhem.

My goals for next year is to expand my business and modeling to larger platforms. My interest lies in business and not material things, so I am not interested in a new car (just yet).


First Name: Shirea

Last Name (First initial is fine): Mitchell

Public Email: shiream@hotmail.com

Your Top 3 Fave Happy Hour Spots (Separate each by a comma): Truth Nightclub

Top 3 Fave Restaurants (Separate by a comma):

Fave Clubs or Lounges (Separate by a comma): Park Ave, Truth Night Club, Music Factory (Arlington)

Website:

Tell Us About You and Your Work, Travel Plans, Clothing Brands, Car Purchase Plans, Home Buying Plans, Etc.: I am a very good salesperson working in the furniture field for 6 years. I am responsible for over 4.5 million dollars in sales in that time. The plan is to eventually open 3 businesses in the next 5 years. I plan to eventually travel outside of the U.S. to Jamaica and South American beaches. I will travel to Hawaii very soon. I am in the startup phases of a clothing brand, details soon. I am looking for a midsize SUV but have not decided just yet. I’m also interested in acting and modeling opportunities. I am a newbie to Texas and definitely want to network and vibe with this lovely area.

 


 

First Name: Fatima

Last Name (First initial is fine): White

Public Email: Fatimawhite@att.net

Your Top 3 Fave Happy Hour Spots (Separate each by a comma):

Top 3 Fave Restaurants (Separate by a comma): Gloria’s, Grand Lux Cafe,

Fave Clubs or Lounges (Separate by a comma):

Website:

Tell Us About You and Your Work, Travel Plans, Clothing Brands, Car Purchase Plans, Home Buying Plans, Etc.: I am a Vice-President of Business Banking and have lived in the DFW area (Keller) for 12 years. I attended Texas A&M and Lamar for undergrad and completed my MBA at Tarleton State University. I enjoy traveling and have traveled to San Diego, the Bahamas, Charlotte and Miami so far this year with plans for additional travel this year and into next year. I purchased and sold a home last year with no plans to buy or sell on the horizon.


First Name: Nisha

Last Name (First initial is fine): M

Public Email:

Your Top 3 Fave Happy Hour Spots (Separate each by a comma): Blue sushi sake grill, Kona grill

Top 3 Fave Restaurants (Separate by a comma): Soulmans, Pappadeux, Buttons

Fave Clubs or Lounges (Separate by a comma): NA

Website:

Tell Us About You and Your Work, Travel Plans, Clothing Brands, Car Purchase Plans, Home Buying Plans, Etc.: I am a supervisor in biopharmecutical logistics. I have a BS in health sciences. I plan to buy home in next 2-3 years, and plan to travel more. I would like to travel so South America, Africa, Niagara Falls as a few examples.


First Name: Jason

Last Name (First initial is fine): Walker

Public Email: walker_law@hotmail.com

Your Top 3 Fave Happy Hour Spots (Separate each by a comma): Don’t have any yet.

Top 3 Fave Restaurants (Separate by a comma): Teppo, Deep Sushi,Texas de Brazil

Fave Clubs or Lounges (Separate by a comma): Don’t have yet.

Website: http://dashnerlaw.com

Tell Us About You and Your Work, Travel Plans, Clothing Brands, Car Purchase Plans, Home Buying Plans, Etc.: I’m an attorney who’s lived in Texas for the past 15 years. I recently relocated to Dallas-Fort Worth and office in South Arlington off I-20 (Little Rd./Green Oaks). Currently looking for permanent residence near office. I’m very much into travel and I’m on my 3rd passport.

As to the kind of consumer I am, I dress business (suit) and business casual during week and mostly t-shirt/jeans on weekend with no brand preferences. As to auto buying plans, I am due and plan on new (or new to me) in December; a treat to myself.


First Name: Secret

Last Name (First initial is fine): Bridgewater

Public Email: secret@secretandcompany.com

Your Top 3 Fave Happy Hour Spots (Separate each by a comma): Los Lupe’s, The Theodore, Bar Louie

Top 3 Fave Restaurants (Separate by a comma): The Kona Grill, The Melting Pot, Jay Jay’s Café

Fave Clubs or Lounges (Separate by a comma):

Website: http://bit.ly/SecretNCo

Tell Us About You and Your Work, Travel Plans, Clothing Brands, Car Purchase Plans, Home Buying Plans, Etc.: My company, Secret & Co., is a full service public relations and marketing firm specializing in digital marketing, branding and media relations. Find us on LinkedIn, or Facebook and Instagram @thesocialsecret.


First Name: Fred

Last Name (First initial is fine): Stovall

Public Email: fstovall0791@gmail.com

Your Top 3 Fave Happy Hour Spots (Separate each by a comma): Casa de Montecristo, Long Shots, The Mansion Bar

Top 3 Fave Restaurants (Separate by a comma): Red Lobster, TruLucks, Pappadeaux

Fave Clubs or Lounges (Separate by a comma):

Website:

Tell Us About You and Your Work, Travel Plans, Clothing Brands, Car Purchase Plans, Home Buying Plans, Etc.: My name is Fred Stovall III and I am a US Army War-time Veteran, having served during the Persian Gulf War, 100% service-connected, a college professor as well as a DISD teacher. I have Master’s of Information Technology from American InterContinental University and am currently working on a PhD in Information Technology Education.

I plan to travel to Israel to get baptized in the Jordan some time next year as well as purchase my home. I have already paid cash for my 1st Mercedes, I love rocking the finest of colognes…Tom Ford’s Black Orchid, Bond No. 9 & Creed. I love shopping Neimans, Nordstrom and Macy’s. I shop outlets i.e.. Ross, Marshalls.

I love renting boats and just getting out on the water, fishing, outdoor camping and my all-time favorite past-time is watching Criminal Minds.


First Name: Lisa

Last Name (First initial is fine): Davido

Public Email: lisasellsatldfw@gmail.com

Your Top 3 Fave Happy Hour Spots (Separate each by a comma): Kennys in Addison, Fish City Grill in Irving,

Top 3 Fave Restaurants (Separate by a comma): Nick & Sams for brunch

Fave Clubs or Lounges (Separate by a comma): NA

Website: http://www.nextlevelrg.com

Tell Us About You and Your Work, Travel Plans, Clothing Brands, Car Purchase Plans, Home Buying Plans, Etc.: I’m a realtor with Next Level Realty Group in Arlington, TX. We specialize in all facets of real estate-buying, selling, investing, commercial and coming soon…new construction!

Spotlight: Mo

Your Top 3 Fave Happy Hour Spots (Separate each by a comma): Wild salsa, trinity groves, sisu

Public Email: Tbarr97@hotmail.com

Top 3 Fave Restaurants (Separate by a comma): III forks, Fogo de Chao, CBD provisions

Fave Clubs or Lounges (Separate by a comma): The Kennedy room, cedar social, Parliament

Tell Us About You and Your Work, Travel Plans, Clothing Brands, Car Purchase Plans, Home Buying Plans, Etc.: I work in Broadcast media, I enjoy a cruise (or two) planning on buying a home in two-three years.


Spotlight: C. L. Bender

Website: http://calvinbender.wordpress.com

Your Top 3 Fave Happy Hour Spots (Separate each by a comma): Happy Hour spots? I’m a writer, probably in front of the computer or library walls. All jokes aside, I’m looking to find those spots to mingle more for research for an upcoming movie.

Top 3 Fave Restaurants (Separate by a comma): Joe’s Crab shack, Pappadeaux, anything seafood

Tell Us About You and Your Work, Travel Plans, Clothing Brands, Car Purchase Plans, Home Buying Plans, Etc.: I am an author, writer/screenwriter, and multi-media content creator. I have written two books of which the first one I am not really counting, because it was my first and it was self-published (nuff said). The second one is a blueprint so to speak to the movie I’m writing and planning to shoot right in the heart of urban Oakcliff. I was in the Marine Corp for four years so I have traveled the world. However, I am looking to travel again, this time with my wife and four kid’s. Please visit my websites or google me for more information. Thank you, and looking forward to connecting!


Michelle Saunders, Associate Editor at the well-respected Dallas Business Journal, put together a list of 40 under 40 honorees, celebrating some of the crème de la crème of up and coming successful Dallas professionals who are making a positive impact on North Texas in notable ways. We linked to some of the 40 under 40 on the list below and hope you read the full article so that you can learn from their successes and network with them and other like-minded professionals across Dallas-Ft. Worth.

2015 40 Under 40 Honorees - Dallas Business Journal

Emmanuel U. Obi, Public Finance Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright

Sarah Jackson, Director of Public Affairs, Dallas Citizens Council

2015 40 Under 40 Honorees - Dallas Business Journal

Archie D. Nettles Jr., Veteran Liaison, The University of Texas at Dallas


Gianna Pigford, Project Architect and Manager — Associate, Gensler

The Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters, Founder and Senior Pastor, Joy Tabernacle Church A.M.E.

Prentis Murphy, North Texas Marketing Leader, Deloitte LLP

Quincy Roberts, President, Roberts Trucking

Terrence Southern, Robotics & Automation Engineer, GE Transportation, and CEO, Illuminate STEM

Tim Maiden, Vice President, Frost Bank

Warren Seay, Attorney, Winstead PC & President, DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees

via 2015 40 Under 40 Honorees – Dallas Business Journal.

CEO at BW Sports / Sports Consultant/ President of NFLPA Dallas Chapter | Dallas/Fort Worth Area | Sports Current BW Sports, Paragon Sports Constructors | Previous New York Giants | Education Fairleigh Dickinson University
Dawn Belcher Neufeld | Attorney/Television Personality | Dallas/Fort Worth Area Law Practice | Current Graham, Bright & Smith Previous Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt  | Education University of California, Davis – School of Law
Akin Ayodele
CEO/President of ARH Legacy LLC, Dreambuilders Foundation, Motivational Speaker, Visionary Entrepreneur and InvestorDallas/Fort Worth AreaPhilanthropyCurrent
Self-employed
Previous
Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills
Education
Coffeyville Community College
Larry M. Mallory
Export Services Consultant / International Trade AdvocateArlington, TexasInternational Trade and Development
Current
NFL Former Players Association Dallas Chapter,
TOBIDA International Inc.Previous
Alberto Culver,
Pro-Line International, Inc.,
Bay Cities Beauty SupplyEducation
Tennessee State University
Demetria Crutcher, Paralegal | Lyon, Gorsky, Haring, Gilbert & Livingston, LLP | Dallas, Texas | Legal Services Previous Miller, Curtis & Weisbrod, Turley Law Firm, Mason, Snodgrass, & Ostovich Attorney’s PC | Education Midwestern State University
Thomas Sweeney | Owner at Bio-Science Research & Consulting, Onc | Dallas/Fort Worth AreaHospital & Health Care | Current Bio-Science Research & Consulting, Inc, | Temporary Medical Staffing, Inc. | Education University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Teresa Gilbert NTheKnow | Putting you N The Know | Plano, TexasMarketing and Advertising | Current Energy Efficiency Schedule – N the green, NTheKnow.com | Previous MCI Education Texas Woman’s University
Lenore Diamond Senior Attorney, American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth Area New York University School of Law Juris Doctor 1995 – 1998 Wesleyan University BA, College of Social Studies 1987 – 1991 Airlines/Aviation
Tammie R. (TAYLOR) Shipmon, MBA/DOCTORAL CANDIDATE Accountant at McKesson Corporation Dallas/Fort Worth AreaHospital & Health Care Walden University DBA, Finance 2012 – 2015 (expected) University of Phoenix BS-Business Managment/MBA Business, Business 2001 – 2007 Arizona State University 1996 – 1997
Angel Burrell Senior Level Manager | Dallas/Fort Worth AreaFinancial Services | Current Bankers Life and Casualty Company, Tru’anjl Design Studio | Previous Sona Medspa, APEX Merchant Group, Data Link Main Street Processing | Education Amberton University

 

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