Hearing tips of the trade from other professionals who have been there can be very beneficial. The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce (NDCC) thinks so too, which is why they host a Business Leadership Briefing Series that features influential business leaders who offer current information that businesspeople and community members can put to practical use. This month, the event is on October 18 from 7:30-8:30a.m. and will feature Trisha Cunningham, the recently appointed president and chief executive officer of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB).
“The North Dallas Chamber looks forward to hosting North Texas Food Bank CEO Trisha Cunningham, a good friend of the chamber during her long career with Texas Instruments,” said Carol Short, senior vice president of public affairs for NDCC. “We are eager to hear how she plans to use her extensive business skills in leading one of our region’s premier charitable organizations.”
Cunningham worked at Texas Instruments (TI) prior to her appointment at NTFB, where she most recently served as chief citizenship officer. In this role, she significantly expanded TI’s corporate citizenship work and philanthropic efforts, most notably increasing volunteer efforts 13-fold during her tenure. Because of her and her team’s work, TI was ranked number 15 on CR Magazine’s Top 100 Corporate Citizens annual rankings for 2017.
Cunningham is no stranger to the nonprofit world either, as she has volunteered with several local nonprofits and has an executive certificate in nonprofit management through the University of Texas at Dallas Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance. She has served as secretary and treasurer for the national group Leadership Women; vice chair of board development for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas; director and other roles for VolunteerNow; director and other roles for Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas; director for Dallas Friday Group; vice chair for Dallas Breakfast Group; founder, chair, steering team for DFW Corporate Citizenship Network; Community Advisory Board for Junior League of Dallas; Advisory Board for Alliance for Greater Work; and an alumni or member of several other organizations.
Buy your tickets now for the event, taking place at 4835 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000 in Dallas. It is free for NDCC members and $15 for nonmembers, and it includes a continental breakfast. Register for the event online before October 16 to ensure a spot. Hearing from a successful, involved and talented local businesswoman while you eat breakfast is the perfect start to a Wednesday!