JOIN THE EXPERIENCE

LeaderPrime is an essential experience for those wishing to help shape Fort Worth’s future and gain access to an exclusive network of leaders who are doing the frontline work to keep our city one of the best places to live and do business.

Join us for two-day overnight retreat June 17-18, 2021

with a follow-up session on July 9, 2021.

LEADERPRIME IS SPONSORED BY:

It is my great pleasure, as Mayor of Fort Worth, to cordially invite you and your spouse to participate in the 2021 Class of LeaderPrime Fort Worth. You have been hand-selected by a Steering Committee of community leaders who deeply care about our city’s future.

The Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth

Assuming the role of top decision maker for your company is a daunting task. LeaderPrime is a high-vision primer that provides orientation to Fort Worth and its top leaders as well as preparation for quick effective community engagement.


PURPOSE

To provide information and leadership connections to CEOs/top decision-makers new to Fort Worth and/or new in role, in order to inform, educate and involve them in the Fort Worth community. Spouses are encouraged to participate.

GOALS
  • To offer extensive information on pertinent issues impacting the business environment
  • To provide connections to significant leaders and the roles they play
  • To open doors for personal and professional involvement in meaningful sectors of the community
  • To offer opportunities to appreciate Fort Worth’s history, culture and current trends
OUR SUPPORT TEAM

LeaderPrime is facilitated by Kenneth Barr, former mayor of Fort Worth, and guided by a Steering Committee co-chaired by Mike Berry, president of Hillwood Properties Inc., and Tim Carter, president of North Texas Southside Bank. Members include outstanding leaders in the community. Click here to see full list.

IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM

The top decision-maker of a company or organization has a dual responsibility: to make the business the best it can be and to contribute back to the community that is the home base for their company. LeaderPrime will support both. Our goal is to help CEOs new to Fort Worth (or new in their role) make more productive decisions because of their orientation to the culture, leaders and trends in Fort Worth. In addition, CEOs will be given opportunities for civic connections that will award them a greater personal and professional impact on the community.

BENEFIT TO PARTICIPANTS
  • Greater knowledge of Fort Worth’s business context and opportunities
  • Connections with a wide range of decision-makers in Fort Worth
  • Exploration of possibilities for impacting decisions in the community
  • Opportunities to contribute both personally and professionally in Fort Worth’s growth and future
AGENDA TOPICS
  • Historic Bus Tour of City of Fort Worth
  • Economic Development
  • Issues Overview by Fort Worth Mayor
  • Political Structure of Fort Worth
  • Role of Education/Workforce in Fort Worth
  • Human Needs/Non Profit Community
  • Transportation and Rail Issues
  • Arts, Culture and Tourism
  • Economic Trends and Future Forecast (National, State and Local)
  • Collaboration and Community Connections
  • Lunch and Dinner with prominent CEOs and leaders in the community

You will meet business and civic leaders like Ed Bass, Ross Perot, Jr., and Congresswoman Kay Granger, but alumni routinely say that the connections with fellow classmates is the most powerful part of the program

WHAT LEADERPRIME ALUMNI ARE SAYING......

MARTIN LEHMAN 

PRESIDENT, BYRNE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

“An absolutely wonderful program!  LeaderPrime afforded me the opportunity to meet and begin building relationships with other Fort Worth industry leaders in three days that would have taken me years to do.  I learned how instrumental Fort Worth’s Private Public relationships are to Fort Worth’s success as the city continues to grow and serve its citizens.  This is the power of the program and the unique spirit of Fort Worth.  I couldn’t give a stronger recommendation to anyone invited to be a part of LeaderPrime.”

CLINT ABERNATHY, LP 2016

CEO, TEXAS HEALTH ALLIANCE

“My experience going through the inaugural class of LeaderPrime was fantastic.  The entire program was well planned, purposeful, timely and extremely impactful to myself and family.  I have always loved the unique culture of Fort Worth and have had the desire to be more involved.  Working with the LeaderPrime team, I learned that the culture is not by accident but very purposefully garnered through a fantastic history of private/public collaboration.  The program taught us that very collaboration model by providing fantastic networking, opportunities to be involved and long lasting relationships.  This vehicle has given the opportunity for myself and family to be more involved in the city and help become a culture shepherd of the future.”

SUSAN ADAMS, LP 2016

HUSSELTON, MORGAN, AND MAULTSBY PC

“The Leader Prime class was a wonderful experience for me.  As a native Fort Worthian yet a newcomer to the Fort Worth business community it gave me an appreciation for our wonderful community. I enjoyed meeting other fellow Fort Worth Business leaders.  The class created a greater pride in my community and the amazing things Fort Worth has to offer. The class gave me a greater appreciation of the collaborative efforts between city leaders, private business and community organizations. I would strongly recommend the LeaderPrime program to business leaders.  The experience will be invaluable to you personally and professionally.”

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For more information, please contact 

Shirley Martin,
Director, LeaderPrime
shirleymartin@leadershipfortworth.org

817-999-9825