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Melanie Hughes

Melanie Hughes Personal Testimony - April 25, 2018

Melanie Hughes has spent her entire career in commercial real estate;
and has served as a senior Vice President with Bradford Companies for the last 15 years.
She is married with three adult children. With two married daughters and a son who is engaged, she
considers herself a grandmother-in-waiting.

Melanie gave her testimony at the DREM Luncheon in 2014.
But a lot has happened since then. Melanie will share the story of
her spiritual journey over the last ten years and how
she has discovered through a series of trials;
that the only thing greater than knowing God,
is knowing God better.

Marie Quintana

Marie Quintana Personal Testimony - March 28, 2018

Ms. Quintana has over 30 years of corporate experience and has held executive positions for the past 22 years. As CEO of The Quintana Group, Ms. Quintana is focused on transformational business strategies to engage consumers and maximize sales results. She is an advisor to several companies focused on digital marketplace, new product launch and consumer demand.

In a previous role, Ms. Quintana spent 14 years with PepsiCo, most recently as the SVP of PepsiCo Multicultural Sales and Marketing. She led PepsiCo’s strategy for PepsiCo’s multicultural markets, pioneering an integrated approach to align the company’s brands, retail activation programs and community initiatives. Ms. Quintana became the one voice of PepsiCo to the Hispanic community. Her role extended to PR and community relations as keynote speaker at multiple National Hispanic Organizations. Ms. Quintana also served as PepsiCo Vice President of Technology and Vice President of Global IT Strategy where she directed the PepsiCo Technology organization and instrumental in creating the first PepsiCo Shared Services. Previous to PepsiCo, Ms. Quintana held management positions at Perot Systems and at IBM.

A native of Cuba, Ms. Quintana was named one of the Top 50 Hispanic Women in Business by Hispanic Business Magazine and one of the Top 50 Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer.  Ms. Quintana has served on the Board of the Network of Executive Women (NEW), chaired the Corporate Advisory Board for Latina Style, and was a member of the Advisory Board for the National Council of La Raza.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of Dallas and on the Board of Gifting Brands. Ms. Quintana is a contributing author to the book “WIN, The Hispanic Market” and is a sought-after national speaker on Latina and women on business issues.  She holds a B.A. from Louisiana State University and Master’s degree from Tulane University.

Frank Bullock

Frank Bullock Personal Testimony - February 28, 2018

Frank Bullock serves as Executive Vice President and Division Head of the Retail Division with Henry S. Miller.

Frank has concentrated on representing corporate entrepreneurs as well as local tenants / buyers and landlords / sellers with a specialization in retail and mixed-use developments.

Frank has over 30 years of experience in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and has represented national restaurants
and retailers in over 18 states. His reputation and professional respect in DFW is a direct result of his passion for aggressively and successfully representing his clients while simultaneously respecting the counterpart in the transaction.

Frank is a member of NTCAR and ICSC.

Jason Claunch & John Zikos

Jason Claunch & John Zikos Fireside Chat - January 24, 2018

A fireside chat with Jason Claunch, DREM Executive Director, and John Zikos, DREM Board Chair.

Mike Wadsworth

Mike Wadsworth Personal Testimony - December 20, 2017

Mike Wadsworth has been active in the Dallas commercial real estate market for 33 years.  He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1982 with a BBA in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the State of Texas.  Mike’s previous work experience encompasses these firms: KPMG Peat Marwick, Gerald D. Hines Interests, Rosewood Property Company, Beechwood Company, Lehndorff USA, Centex Commercial Development and Butler Burgher/Trophy Investments.  Mike joined MC Smith Interests, LLC in 2008 where he oversees asset management and acquisitions. In his roles at those firms, he has been involved in acquisitions and dispositions of over $600 million of commercial real estate, has supervised accounting and analyst groups and has overseen the asset management of a variety of properties.

Previously, Mike has served his community in various leadership roles including a 4 year term as a member of the Prosper Town Council, President of the Prosper Economic Development Corporation, a member of the inaugural Prosper Planning and Zoning Commission, Treasurer and two-term Board member of Dallas Real Estate Ministries, Treasurer and a board member of the Abiding Fathers’ Ministry, a 5 year term on the Board of Baylor Scott & White-McKinney,  Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 289 and Vice President and Basketball Commissioner of the Prosper Sports Association.  Mike’s current and former association memberships include the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Real Estate Council (TREC).  Mike and his wife Mitzi live in Dallas and have two adult sons, Adam and Ryan and a 16 year old beagle named Bailey.

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