Ann Barr

annbarr_5577Ann 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 Boyd

cindy-boyd-5704Cindy 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.

Tracy Dobbins

tracy-dobbins5656Tracy 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.

Lawrence Epps, Jr.

lawrence_5462Lawrence Epps, Jr., along with Paulette Turner, serves as program director for Leadership Fort Worth’s Leadership Class and Leading Edge programs. Lawrence is also CEO and managing principal of LEE Diversified Consulting Group, a firm dedicated to helping its clients find ways to accelerate business results through a more deliberate focus on leadership and organizational effectiveness. He is a former IBM executive with more than 30 years of experience in the information technology industry. His tenure at IBM included more than 15 years in line management roles and more than 15 years of executive consulting experience in the areas of leadership and organizational development, client satisfaction management and employee engagement. Lawrence is a native of New Orleans where he graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a B.S. in Accounting. He completed more than 600 hours of education over the course of his career at IBM including training provided by Harvard Business School, the Hay Group, and the Human Capital Institute.

Ayesha Ganguly

ayesha-ganguly5683Ayesha Ganguly serves as the program coordinator for LeaderKids. She helps design the leadership practices- based curriculum as well as the community outreach and engagement segments of the program. As an independent consultant, Ayesha has the privilege of nurturing and actualizing ideas that transform communities with the hope that these transformed communities will thrive on the values of empathy, diversity, access to opportunity and active citizenship. Ayesha also serves as the consulting program coordinator for People’s Art Collaborative in partnership with Multicultural Alliance. Ayesha graduated from the University of Mumbai, India with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and completed additional graduate work in Political Science. She further pursued a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and a Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership from Rice University. Her recent volunteer experiences include advisory member and event volunteer roles with Fort Worth Botanical Society, Safe Haven of Tarrant County, Center for the Healing of Racism and Aberg Center for Literacy.

Harriet Briscoe Harral, Ph.D.

drharral_5771Harriet Harral is executive director of Leadership Fort Worth. Harriet is founder and principal consultant with The Harral Group: Specializing in Organizational Effectiveness, which provides tailored services to profit and non-profit organizations in strategic planning, conflict management, communication effectiveness and leadership development. Under Harriet’s direction, the Center for Productive Communication in the M. J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University was rated by the Princeton Review as No. 1 in the nation for three consecutive years in the development of communication skills. Her other awards include: Great Woman of Texas, Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth, ASTD Distinguished Individual Achievement Award, and Keithley Award for Outstanding Woman in Public Management in North Texas. Harriet has served as president of each of the following: the international board of The Community Leadership Association, the national board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc., and the Board of Deacons in her church.

Paulette Turner

pauletteturner_5757Paulette Turner is founder and president of Integrated Leadership Concepts, Inc., which helps leaders face the challenges of change through executive coaching, organizational effectiveness and leadership development. With more than 30 years of sales and management experience in the information technology industry, Paulette, a retiree of IBM Corporation, was the executive responsible for professional and leadership development for the IBM Americas sales force. Paulette is a consultant and facilitator of leadership change for cross-industry businesses and nonprofit organizations. She has current industry certifications in coaching, professional assessment tools and facilitation methodologies. She, along with Lawrence Epps, is program director for the Leadership Class and Leading Edge programs for Leadership Fort Worth. Paulette is currently a member of the TCU Neeley School of Business International Board of Visitors; she is secretary of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre Board of Directors; and she is president of the Fort Worth Chapter of Links, Incorporated, a women’s service organization.