Speaker Date Topic
Matrice Ellis-Kirk Oct 28, 2020 11:45 AM
DFW Airport

Matrice is a senior member of the firm’s Board Recruiting and Chief Executive Officers Practices. She also serves as a member of the RSR Partners Executive Committee.

She has over 20 years experience in the executive search industry. Before RSR Partners, Matrice led board and CEO assignments at two large global search firms. She began her search career in their Consumer Goods and Services and Private Equity Practices, as well as the Financial Officers Practice. Her early career was as an officer in commercial banking at MBank, the vice president of the Office of Management and Budget at Dallas Area Rapid Transit, and leading the Dallas office of investment banking firm Apex Securities.

Matrice graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She and her husband Ron are empty nesters mostly living in Dallas, Texas. Her interests span the arts, education, and transportation. Matrice chairs the AT&T Performing Arts Center and is a Dallas City Council appointed board member of the DFW Airport Authority. Her two daughters live in New York City.

Byron Cain Nov 04, 2020 11:40 AM
The American Flag: Facts You Never Knew
The American Flag: Facts You Never Knew

Byron W. Cain, Jr. is a Dallas-based travel specialist on the subject of certain geographical areas in which he is well-versed, namely, the Old South, including Louisiana, CharlestonSavannah, and Natchez; Texas and the Southwest; and in Europe, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Scotland. As a dedicated traveler and historian, he has come to know these particular areas well and as the Founder and Managing Director of Heritage Tours, designs group tours for people to explore their history, architecture, local culture and cuisine. 

He has spoken on the history and architecture of the Old South  before many organizations around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Southern Memorial Association, the Park Cities Historical Society, Brookhaven College, the Dallas Womans Club,  and numerous garden clubs. Over a ten-year period he lectured at SMU as well on these subjects. Out of these presentations has grown an interest on the part of many people in taking trips under his leadership to see the sites firsthand. The geographical coverage of Heritage Tours now spans from New Mexico through the South.

Mr. Cain’s interest in these subjects began as a youth growing up in Dallas when traveling with his family around Texas and Louisiana. With grandmothers in East Texas and Louisiana, he had plenty of opportunity to go exploring in those areas. Over the years he collected a large array of books, guides, memorabilia and information about their history and culture, and also became acquainted with many of the people in Louisiana involved in owning and restoring antebellum mansions. Over the years the scope of his interest grew to include other intriguing destinations of the South and the wide range of cultures in his native Texas.

His interest also include flags, of which he has an enormous collection, classic ocean liners, models of which take up too much room in his home, and college football and band memorabilia and souvenirs – all of which are also the subject of talks he offers.

Mr. Cain holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. He is married to the former Nancy Crowell, and they have one son, Jeremy.

Norm Hitzges Nov 18, 2020 11:40 AM
Sports 2020 & Beyond
Sports 2020 & Beyond

Norm Hitzges hosted the first full-time sports talk-show in morning drive time in the country right here in Dallas Ft Worth over 30 years ago. He has been on-air continuously for all those years in the DFW Market. Hitzges is known for his enthusiasm and knowledge of sports trivia and his penchant and success for handicapping all sports. But especially for his first love outside of broadcasting: horse racing. Hitzges has been honored by the Texas Radio Broadcasters Hall of Fame, the Dallas All of Sports Association and the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame. Norm also hosts the “Norm-A-Thon”, a yearly 18 hour marathon broadcast to raise money for a area homeless.

Known to Ticket P1s as “The Great Donovan,” or “Donnie-Doo”, Donovan Lewis co hosts 10am-12n with Radio Hall of Famer Norm Hitzges. Donovan and Norm have been paired on the Cowboys Postgame Show since 2007 so the teaming of the two for a regular weekday show is a no brainer. It just took us a little while to realize it. Prior to teaming up with Norm, Donovan rode shotgun on BaD Radio with Bob Sturm and Dan McDowell from 2006 to 2015 after joining “The Ticket” from sister station KDBN “93.3 The Bone”, where he was known as “The Bone Brotha.”

A proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Donnie has several regular segments, including Ghetto Jeopardy.

No Meeting Nov 25, 2020 11:45 AM
Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving
Amy Lewis Hofland Dec 02, 2020 11:45 AM
Crow Museum of Asian Art - Virtual Tour
Crow Museum of Asian Art - Virtual Tour

Since 1998, Amy Lewis Hofland has been a leader in art and education at the Crow Museum. The Director’s Circle honors her vision for an art museum flourishing in cultural awareness and education. Donor-support is integral to this vision as we create the future Asian Art Museum of Dallas. As we move from a family collection into a museum in the public trust, the support of new donors will be vital to this journey filled with opportunity. All gifts made to the Director’s Circle directly support educational programs at the museum, a gesture reflecting our strong commitment to reach students and give them access to understanding Asia in an ever-changing world.

Happy Holidays Dec 23, 2020 11:45 AM
No Meeting
No Meeting
Happy New Year Dec 30, 2020 11:45 AM
No Meeting
No Meeting
Chuck Cooperstein Jan 06, 2021 11:45 AM
Depature of 103.3 ESPN; Dallas Mavs
Depature of 103.3 ESPN; Dallas Mavs