Expanding the Vision

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

LeaderPrime is facilitated by Kenneth Barr, former mayor of Fort Worth, and guided by a Steering Committee in addition to LFW staff.

2024 Leader Prime Steering Committee

  •  John Avila, LFW Fellow 2005, Chairman of the Board Thos. S. Byrne, Ltd.
  • The Honorable Kenneth Barr, LC 1973, Principal, Barr Consulting Group, former Mayor, Former LeadershipForum Chair, Distinguished Leadership Award Winner, 1998
  • Mike Berry, LC 1985, LFW fellow 2009, President, Hillwood Properties
  • Johnny Campbell, LP 2020, President and CEO, City Center Management, Downtown and Organizational Consultant
  • Richard Connor, CEO, DRC Media
  • Carlo Capua, Chief of Strategy and Innovation, City of Fort Worth
  • Cameron Cushman, Assistant VP, Innovation Ecosystems, UNT Health Science Center
  • Mark Dabney, LC2006, Associate Principal, BOKA Powell, Former President, LFW Board
  • The Honorable Kay Granger, Congresswoman, 12 Congressional District, former Mayor, former Honorary Chair of LFW Board
  • Leah King, LP 2020, President & CEO, United Way of Tarrant County
  • Anette Landeros, LE2011, LP2023, President & CEO, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. David Mack, LC 2014, Assistant Dean, College of Business, University of Texas at Arlington, LFW Founding organization
  • Bob Mitchell, LC 1986, Executive Recruiter, Whitney Smith & Co.
  • The Honorable Mike Moncrief, CEO, Mike Moncrief Investments, Former Mayor, Former Honorary Chair of LFW Board
  • Rosa Navejar, LC 1996, President, The Rios Group
  • The Honorable Mattie Parker, Mayor, Honorary Chair of LFW Board
  • The Honorable Betsy Price, Former Mayor, Former Honorary Chair of LFW Board
  • Daniel Pullin, LP 2020, President, Texas Christian University, LFW Founding Organization
  • Wes Turner, LFW Fellow 2007, VP of Strategic Planning, Advance Newhouse, Former Publisher, Fort Worth Star Telegram


The Community Trusteeship Competencies: Listen; Care; Lead


  • Offers extensive information on pertinent issues impacting the business environment
  • Provides connections to significant leaders and the roles they play
  • Opens doors for personal and professional community engagement
  • Offers opportunities to appreciate Fort Worth’s history, culture and current trends


Tuition for LeaderPrime 2024 is $4,500.00. Spouses or partners of LeaderPrime candidates may participate in the program for tuition of $2,500.00.


Program dates for LeaderPrime vary. Typically, the program is offered over a two month period in the spring.
2024 Dates:
Thursday, April 11th 8am-8pm with optional overnight stay at hotel
Friday, April 12th 8am-5pm with Social and Happy Hour
Friday, May 10th 8am-5pm with Graduation and Reception

For more information, please contact:
Shirley Martin
Program Director, LeaderPrime