Thane ArtherThane Arther is the Finance Manager for Leadership Fort Worth. He is also owner of Arther Business Services, a company he started in 2015. Most recently he was Vice President of Finance and Human Resources for the Landscape Partners. Non-profit work includes Cancer Care Services, the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and the American College of Emergency Physicians. Thane’s honors include Bank of America “National Leading Leaders” in 2007, the “National Neighborhood Excellence of Achievement of Award” in 2007, and “Outstanding Young Men of America” in 1984. He has served as the President of Texas Wesleyan University Alumna Board, Chairperson of the National Scholarship Committee of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, and Board member of both the Cancer Research Foundation and the Center of Leadership Innovation National Development Committee. Thane is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University and is actively involved in his local church where he serves as the Director of Music and the Financial Administrator.
Ann BarrAnn Barr is LeaderKids program director. This is her 18th year with LFW. She graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Elementary Education. Ann’s husband, Allan Barr, is a 1976 graduate of LFW. Before joining LFW, she worked in her husband’s family business, The Barr Company, Printers. She has taught school in Dallas and Fort Worth, and her family has always been involved in civic activities locally. Her father-in-law, Willard Barr, was mayor of Fort Worth in the ’60s, and her brother-in-law, Kenneth Barr, was mayor from 1996-2003. Ann and her husband are active members of University Christian Church where she has served as a deacon and is an elder. She has been a part of the UCC Chancel Choir for 37 years and has been active with the Junior League serving as McFarland House co-chairman, Mayfest Entertainment chair and Food & Beverage chair. Ann is active with Jewel Charity, The Woman’s Club and several other organizations.
Cindy BoydCindy Boyd is one of two Issues Initiative Coordinators for Leadership Fort Worth’s Leadership Class.
Cindy is the principal of CQB Strategies, a consulting firm focused on special projects for private and public sector organizations. The firm works to solve problems, create solutions and provide tools to help ensure clients’ sustainable success. The firm’s client list includes the Community Foundation of North Texas, Leadership Fort Worth, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, Easter Seals and many more.
Cindy brings decades of experience, resources and know-how to each client. She is well known in the Fort Worth area as an effective and efficient project manager and community-builder. She has served as board member of Women’s Policy Forum/Foundation, Women’s Center, Stage West, YWCA and the National Association of Schools of Music.
Prior to focusing on this small business, Cindy was president/co-owner of Communication Strategies, Inc., a training consulting company sold to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity University.
Joanna CrainJoanna Crain is the Program Director for LeaderPrime. She has over 20 years of professional event and destination management experience with C-level executives. She is CEO of WCT Events, a company she started in 2006, when she moved to Beijing with her husband, the Chief of Staff to the U.S. Ambassador to China from 2006 to 2009. Previously, Joanna was Director of Advance and Protocol for both the United States Secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security in Washington, DC. and planned fundraising events around the country for a national congressional committee. Previously, Joanna was the Special Events Manager at the Fort Worth Convention Center, the Deputy Campaign Manager for U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger, and an event specialist in the Fort Worth Mayor’s Office. Joanna is a graduate of Texas Christian University. She is a co-founder of Chi Fan for Charity and Foodie Philanthropy and serves on the board of SHINE, an organization that ensures girls and women are Safe, Healthy, Inspired, Nurtured & Educated. She also volunteers her time with the DRC (formerly Day Resource Center) and as a Brownie Girl Scout leader.
Tracy DobbinsTracy is one of two Issues Initiative Coordinators for Leadership Fort Worth’s Leadership Class.
Tracy has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in leadership and management of highly complex projects. For 11 years, she served as Senior Vice President of Communication Strategies, Inc., overseeing projects valued at $100,000+. She left CSI to lend her expertise in curriculum development, marketing and customer service to support her husband’s highly successful software company.
Tracy is also an excellent leader and contributor in the volunteer arena. For All Saints Episcopal School, she serves as the Class Liaison as well as a member of the Marketing & Admission Committee. For Faith Presbyterian Church of East Parker County (Aledo), she served on the inaugural committee that led to the church’s founding. She then served as Elder, Trustee, Day School Board Member, Building Committee Member and Vacation Bible School Director.
Tracy holds a B.A. degree from Texas Christian University (English) and an M.S. degree (Instructional Technology) from the Rochester Institute of Technology.