Board of Directors: Biographies
LaurieGrace Bouldin (Dallas, TX) is the CEO and Founder of Rethink Results LLC, a boutique consulting firm that works with leaders to create workplace cultures where leaders are stand-out, teams are stronger, and results are better. Through a team and organizational focus, she helps clients improve business results through people and culture. Her 15 years of experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers provides the business acumen that supports her clients today. She is a Baylor University graduate, a proud recovering CPA, a Gallup-certified Strengths coach, a professional speaker, and an author. As a self-professed research junkie, she specializes in Strengths-based development, Employee Engagement and Brain-based strategies. Current research around Millennials and Women in America also influences her work.
LaurieGrace is involved in the 2019 Leadership Dallas Alumni program, 2019 Leadership Texas program, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Junior Leagueof Dallas, Readers 2 Leaders, Community Partners of Dallas, and Watermark Community Church. She is married, and is the mom to two dogs. She enjoys learning, traveling, writing, reading, Bible studies, yoga, and long walks with her dogs.
Clarence Brown is the General Counsel of Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE), a major
international producer of titanium dioxide products. Previously he was a corporate and
securities attorney with a predecessor firm of Locke Lord LLP. Clarence has been involved
with several non-profit organizations, including serving as a member of the Board of Trustees
of St. Philip’s School & Community Center from 2007-2013. Clarence is a graduate of The
University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A.) and Emory University School of Law (J.D.). Clarence is
married to Shonn and they have three children.
Guennael Delorme is currently employed at Samsung (Mobile division), where he leads some
business development activities. Previously, he was a strategy consultant at The Boston
Consulting Group where he worked on education assignments including a pro-bono project for
an early-education non-profit. Outside of work, Guennael loves team-building sporting activities
such as GORUCK Challenges and ultra-marathons; he also volunteers at his son's Scout Troop
and tries hard to attend every campout and activity. Guennael received his MBA from UT Austin.
He is married to Hortencia and lives in Plano with their two children, Julian (11) and Andrea (8).
Donna works with domestic and multi-national organizations on financial, governance, risk, compliance, strategic, supply chain, and regulatory matters. She retired from Deloitte after 31 years in professional services. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, is a mentor to various Fellows within The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Social Innovation Accelerator, and is the former Chair of the Board for the Business Council for the Arts.
Tom is the CEO of HTS, a construction technology firm with a presence in both Southern California and Dallas. Tom has extensive experience in senior management roles for technology software and services companies and is also an investor and adviser for early stage technology companies. He has been on the board of directors of Readers 2 Leaders since its inception and is passionate about our mission to ensure that all children in Dallas have the resources and support they need to be able to read at grade level.
Michelle George serves as Assistant Vice President, Community Relations Manager for Texas Capital Bank, where she leads employee engagement and corporate social responsibility initiatives. She received her Masters of Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University and Bachelors in Music from Oklahoma Baptist University. Previously an educator, Michelle dedicates her time and efforts toward educational equity in the Dallas community. She lives in Oak Cliff with her husband and son and is also a fellow in the Mayor’s Star Council.
Frank Gonzalez is the co-founder and CEO of TSP, Inc. He is responsible for the company’s business and growth strategy, as well as ensuring TSP has the right structure, processes, and tools to execute company goals. He has more than 20 years of business experience in the IT services industry. Prior to co-founding TSP with Rick Skaggs in 2002, Frank held various technical and leadership positions at Honeywell International, including Field Service Manager and National Field Service Leader. In these roles, he earned respect for his focus, supervision, coordination, and overall management for the Infrastructure Design and Support Organization.
Frank holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry University. He is very active at his church and thoroughly enjoys spending time with his family – wife Ana, and their children Katie, Franky, Alyssa and son-in-law Cameron. He’s extremely competitive and appreciates a ‘friendly’ game of tennis or golf whenever he can fit it in.
Michael Kleiman is Director of Marketing for Tyler Technologies’ Courts & Justice division –
the largest software company in the nation solely focused on the needs of the public sector.
Michael’s career has concentrated on marketing technology products, especially software,
including management positions at Compaq Computers, Sprint, and Alcon Laboratories. He has
also helped various Dallas not for profits via his consulting work at Executives in Action. He
joined the board in 2013.
Michael is a graduate of Emory University, and received his MBA from UT Austin. He is
married to Denise Kleiman and they have two children Joe (28) and Samantha (23).
Dominique McCain is the Director of Early Matters Dallas, the historical early childhood coalition of the Commit Partnership. With nearly 20 years of diverse, educational experience, including classroom teacher, campus and district level leadership, her work is focused on quality early childhood education specifically in the Kindergarten through 3rd grade space. She has brought her natural ability to connect with people and her knowledge and expertise of literacy and literacy instruction to Commit and has had a positive impact on the organization’s overall approach to their work. Her core value of students first has led to her playing a critical role in supporting the advocacy efforts for the landmark 2019 legislative session. She works very closely with school districts to identify solutions to problems of practice in the areas of Kindergarten readiness and 3rd grade reading proficiency. She is dedicated to continually increasing her impact and influence to serve as many children as possible especially those who are members of the most vulnerable communities across Dallas County and the State of Texas.
Ken works with the families of self-made business owners and senior business executives on investment strategy, exit planning, charitable strategies, estate issues and overall family engagement.
Outside of the office, he is the proud father of two grown and independent daughters. On weekends, you can find Ken and his wife, Tanya, walking their Labrador Retrievers around Preston Hollow or hiking in Santa Fe.
Greg McCoy is an entrepreneur in the fitness industry. Greg founded and became owner of two successful gyms over the past nine years and was a minority owner and Marketing Director for global apparel company SF Group. He has also maintained a personal training business for more than ten years and promotes and participates in fitness events around the world. Greg is a lifelong athlete, competing in everything from Triathlon, Motocross, and Adventure Races to his main athletic passion of Body Building. Greg graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2008 and lives in Plano with his wife, Tawna.
Amanda Meter is the Director of Development at Parish Episcopal School, where she provides leadership, planning, and management of all fundraising programs as well as manages logistics and operational oversight of Parish’s capital campaign. Prior to joining the Parish, she spent the last decade working in various roles in higher education development – most recently serving as Campaign Manager for Colorado State’s $1B comprehensive campaign. Amanda is a two-time graduate of Florida State University (B.A. and M.A.) and a die-hard FSU football fan. She is a mentor with The Women for FSU as well as volunteers with Dallas Public Libraries and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Amanda resides in East Dallas with her rescue dog, Captain Pancakes.
Lawson Pedigo, formerly with the United States Department of Justice's Tax Division and
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., joined Miller Keffer & Pedigo as a name partner in 2004. He
concentrates on representing individuals and entities involved in complex commercial and
financial litigation matters as well as governmental investigations of all types. Mr. Pedigo,
licensed in Texas in 1985, has over twenty-five years of experience in litigation.
Since entering private practice, he has represented individuals and corporations in a wide
range of complex financial litigations matters. Mr. Pedigo received a BBA in Accounting in 1982
and a Juris Doctorate in 1985, from Baylor University, and a Master of Laws in Taxation (LLM)
from Georgetown University Law Center in 1990. Mr. Pedigo is a Certified Public Accountant
licensed in Texas. Mr. Pedigo also remained active in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and retired
in 2014 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He has also received a number of military honors, including the
Combat Action Ribbon for his service in Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Monica Haver Sargent
After a career in corporate finance and general management consulting, Monica turned her attention to community service and philanthropy partnership. Her primary focus for many years has been serving Hispanic immigrant families in the Bachman Lake area. Monica has assisted in establishing a new after school reading program in the Bachman Lake area (in partnership with Readers 2 Leaders, of course!), teaches adult English as a Second Language classes, and tutors privately.
Monica and her husband Patrick have two children, Amelia and Jack, both of whom, sadly, have emigrated from Texas to California. In addition to visiting said kids, the highlight of Monica’s year is escaping the Dallas heat for food and fellowship with 100+ family members on Sand Lake in northern Minnesota.
Aimee Sheahan is the founder and principal of Sheahan Communications, a Dallas-based marketing communications agency that partners with nonprofits, schools, foundations and other social-good organizations to tell their stories and galvanize support for their missions. Her involvement in the community has included serving on the Dallas Afterschool board, the After the Bell Alliance leadership council, Friends of Wednesday’s Child and the Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty. In addition, she is an active PTA board member at Parkhill Junior High School and a Girl Scout troop leader. Prior to founding Sheahan Communications, Sheahan spent two decades in roles with local nonprofits and public relations agencies in Dallas and Charlotte, NC. Sheahan graduated from Davidson College cum laude with a B.A. in English. She lives in Dallas with her husband David and their daughters, Julia and Ella.