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Board Members

Darren L. James, FAIA

KAI Enterprises

Board President

Robert Luxen

Hallet & Perrin, P.C.


Veletta Forsythe-Lill

Civic Leader

Board Member

Rev. Donald Parish, Sr.

True Lee Missionary Baptist Church

Board Member

Emily Ledet

Bank of America

Board Member

Mercedes Fulbright

Local Progress, The Center for Popular Democracy

Board Member (Fair Park Resident)

Margo Ramirez Keyes

Key Development

Board Member

Ann Smith Barbier-Mueller

Civic Leader

Board Member

Sonja McGill

Spencer Fane

Board Member

Jason Brown

Brownstone Real Estate Group

Board Member

Cristina Zertuche Wong

Goldman Sachs

Board Member

Sonya Woods Rose

Stanley Korshak

Board Member

Kimberly Shaw

Regional Black Contractors Association

Board Member

Cristina Lynch

Board Member

Chris Bowers

Milos Cinclair, PLLC

Board Member

Ex. Officio Board Members

Robb Stewart

Ex. Offico Board Member

Daniel Wood

Ex. Offico Board Member


Alyssa Arnold

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Advisory Councils

  • Community Council

    Ovidia Evelyn Amaya – Co-Chair; Sonya Woods Rose – Co-Chair

  • Finance

    Jason Brown – Chair

  • Honorary Chairs

    The Honorable and Mrs. George Bush

  • Unity Co-Chairs

    Ambassador Ron Kirk, Matrice Kirk, Margo Ramirez Keyes, and Jim Keyes

  • Unity Council

    Margo Ramirez Keyes, Ann Barbier-Mueller, Veletta Forsythe-Lill, Cappy McGarr, Adair Margo, Ambassador Ron Kirk, Sonya Woods Rose, Ovidia Evelyn Amaya, Adrienne Akin Faulkner, Darren L. James, Ashley Akin Pearl, Jim Keyes, Matrice Ellis-Kirk

  • Legacy Council

    Alyssa Arnold, Ann Barbier-Mueller, Alexi Barbier-Mueller, Oliver Barbier-Mueller, Dan Biederman, Lindsay Billingsley, Hal & Diane Brierley, David H. Cain, Ben Casey, Jr., Adrienne Faulkner, Veletta Forsythe-Lill, Chuck & Cindy Gummer, Chris Heinbaugh, Amy Johnson, Jim & Margo Keyes, Roy Lopez, Brian Luallen, Christina B. Lynch, Peter Lynch, Peter F. Lynch, Adair Margo, Keith Manoy, Ken Maxwell, Cappy & Janie McGarr, B.J. Murchison-Coffman, Scott Murray, Lydia Novokov, Ashley Pearl, Dev Rastogi, Keith Rhodes, Kirby Schlegel, Heather Stevens, Trevor Tollett, Raul Varela, and Jim & Vicki Briley White

  • George Dahl Historic Council

    Ted & Gloria Akin, Val Bashour, Netta Blanchard, Laurel Deware, Adrienne Faulkner, Majorie Hopkins, Vicki Howland, Ashley Akin Pearl, James A. Smith, Dr. Phil & Bobbie Sue Williams, Vivian Young

  • Executive Council

    Margo R. Keyes, Chair; Ovidia Evelyn Amaya, Ann Barbier-Mueller, Adrienne Faulkner, Veletta Forsythe-Lill, Darren L. James, Cappy & Janie McGarr, Ashley Pearl, Sonya Woods Rose

Our Partners


Spectra provides their clients access to a network of partnerships and integrated services that infuse operational excellence, unlock incremental value and enhance the customer experience. Spectra prides themselves on superior service, strong relationships and a client-focused approach that delivers innovative solutions across a wide range of sports facilities, convention centers, performing arts centers, state fairs, cultural institutions, private events and much more.

Biederman Redevelopment Ventures

Biederman Redevelopment Ventures Corporation creates, redevelops, and operates parks, neighborhood streetscapes, and public spaces in mixed-use developments in 29 states and six countries. BRV was a major consultant in the planning programming and management of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas and will oversee programming at Fair Park. BRV’s founder and president, Dan Biederman, gained national prominence for his transformation of New York City’s Bryant Park. Biederman transformed a neglected, crime-ridden, drug-filled, dangerous midtown Manhattan space, into one of America’s grandest urban parks. To learn more about BRV, click here.

In the City for Good

Empowering Communities in South Dallas. In the City for Good will manage community outreach and engagement by strengthening relationships between the park and its neighbors and convening a local advisory group to make recommendations for Spectra and Biederman’s work. Advisory group members may include leaders from area schools, churches, nonprofits, businesses, neighborhoods associations, and local city officials. Our efforts will also help to extend Fair Park’s redevelopment benefits into surrounding neighborhoods, including through publicizing Fair Park’s job training and internship programs to residents of the community.

K Strategies

K Strategies is an award-winning public relations firm recognized for our success in developing effective and influential public relations, public engagement and diversity programs that empower organizations and engage stakeholders. Our reputation for excellence and years of building relationships with diverse communities makes us the go-to firm for results oriented public relations services.


Rise360 Consulting is a full-service consulting firm that collaborates with people and organizations who change lives through philanthropy. We specialize in helping our clients build brands, develop campaigns, and create capacity. We believe this is achieved by matching purpose with passion. The values that guide our work are integrity, collaboration, rigor, and creativity. We know that through service to our clients, we change our communities for the better.


Studio-MLA is a design studio with more than 25 years of experience integrating landscape architecture, urban design, and planning to create places that inspire human connection, unite communities, and restore environmental balance. Studio-MLA, in partnership with renowned Dallas landscape architects Studio Outside, internationally award-winning architect Allison Grace Williams, FAIA, and acclaimed Dallas-based architects and historical narrative storytellers buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, make up the core design team for the new Community Park.

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