Mavericks Among Fort Worth’s Most Influential

UTA President Jennifer Cowley among 28 Mavericks named to Fort Worth Inc’s annual list

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024 • Neph Rivera : contact

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You do not have to look far to see University of Texas at Arlington alumni making a difference in their chosen fields, including some right here in our own backyard.

Fort Worth Inc. has released The 400, its list of the most influential people in the city, and UTA made its presence known. Twenty-eight Mavericks—including UTA President Jennifer Cowley—were named to this year’s list, representing fields such as government, transportation, real estate, professional services, economic development, education, industry, nonprofit and banking.

“I am so proud to help represent the more than 270,000 UTA alumni who have gone on to amazing success after earning their degrees,” Cowley said. “We know that UTA makes a difference in this community and across our state. Our Maverick family has a major impact right here in Fort Worth.”

UTA alumni who made the list are:

  • Government
    • Elizabeth Beck, City Council Member, Fort Worth City Council
    • Carlos Flores, City Council Member, Fort Worth City Council
    • Jeanette Martinez, City Council Member, Fort Worth City Council
  • Transportation
    • R. Clay Paslay, CEO & Managing Partner, Pasley Group
    • Lauren Prieur, Director, Fort Worth Transportation and Public Works
  • Real Estate
    • Michael Bennett, CEO, Bennett Partners
    • Brian Coltharp, CEO, Freese & Nichols o Brian Crowell, Founder, Maverick Development Group
    • Tom Galbreath, Chairman of Advisory Board, Dunaway Assoc.
    • Sloan Harris, CEO, VLK Architects
    • Alfred Saenz, Chairman & CEO, Multatech Architects
    • Anthony Wonderly, Partner, Bellrock Real Estate Partners
  • Professional Services
    • Holland Sanders, CEO, Holland Collective
    • Estrus Tucker, President & CEO, DEI Consultants
  • Economic Development
    • Mary-Margaret Lemons, President, Fort Worth Housing Solutions
    • Judy McDonald, Executive Director, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County
    • Steve Montgomery, President & CEO, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
  • Education
    • Carolyn Cason, Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing and Health Innovation
    • Tobi Jackson, Immediate Past President, Fort Worth ISD Board of Trustees
  • Industry
    • Nafees Alam, CEO, DRG Concepts
    • Robert Howard, President, Don Davis Auto Group
    • Kelly Roberts, CEO, Richochet Fuel
  • Nonprofit
    • Wayne Carson, CEO, ACH Child and Family Services
    • Carla Jutson, President & CEO, Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County
    • Carol Klocek, CEO, Center for Transforming Lives
  • Banking
    • Brian Happel, Fort Worth Market Executive, Regions Bank
    • Mark W. Warren, Fort Worth Region Chairman, Plains Capital Bank