Dallas Women’s Foundation Announces New Board Member, Chair Elect

Dallas Women’s Foundation has announced eight new board members, who will serve three-year terms from 2018-2021, and has also named Preston Hollow resident A. Shonn Brown as its chair-elect.

Brown, a partner with Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, has been a member of the Foundation board since 2015, co-chaired the Annual Luncheon in 2017, and helped found The Village Giving Circle at Dallas Women’s Foundation. She will succeed current board chair Caren K. Lock July 1, 2019.

New members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors are: Chrysta Castañeda, shareholder and founder, The Castañeda Firm; Effie Dennison, senior vice president, director of community development and corporate social responsibility, Texas Capital Bank; Stacey Doré, senior vice president and general counsel, Hunt Utility Services, LLC and InfraREIT, Inc.; Samantha Dwinell, vice president of human resources, Texas Instruments; Laura Maxwell, senior vice president of supply chain optimization, Frito-Lay; Sara Madsen Miller, principal and chief operating officer, 1820 Productions; Charmaine Tang, executive director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank; Rachel Vinson, president, Barings Multifamily Capital LLC.

For a complete board list, click here.

“We are so fortunate to have 47 extraordinary leaders on our Board of Directors, and we’re proud that our board is one of the most diverse and inclusive in the entire region, with 43 percent being women of color or LGBTQ,” said Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Foundation president, and CEO.

“We are delighted to welcome our eight newest members, who bring expertise, passion for the mission and broad networks of influence to support our work. Our leadership lineup of officers is also an absolute dream team.”

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