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Dallas 500: Jennifer Sampson, United Way

The first woman to lead the local United Way, Jennifer Sampson oversees the largest non-governmental funder of programs to improve education, income, and health in four North Texas counties. Sampson previously served as the nonprofit’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer, strengthening the group’s financial management, expanding its technology systems, and improving its internal controls. The CPA also is a member of the Crystal Charity Ball Committee and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Dallas.

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Dallas 500 Q&A: Tim Love, Lonesome Dove

Tim Love is the chef and owner of beloved restaurants like Lonesome Dove, Queenie’s, and Love Shack. Today his empire has grown to employ more than 350. Love, who’s also the host of CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup” program, just announced an Italian pop-up in Fort Worth called Ufficio. Later this month, he’ll host the first of a four-part dinner series there.

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Dallas 500 Q&A: Roger Staubach, JLL

Name: Roger Staubach Company: Jones Lang LaSalle Title: Executive Chairman-Americas A former star quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys—his teams reached the Super Bowl five times, winning twice—Roger “The Dodger” Staubach transitioned from pro football to commercial real estate, learning the trade at the knee of Henry S. Miller Jr. A pioneer in tenant representation, Staubach launched his own firm […]

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Dallas 500: Marvin Ellison, J.C. Penney Co.

Name: Marvin Ellison Company: J.C. Penney Co. Title: CEO Marvin Ellison’s nearly 30-year career includes multiple leadership roles at Home Depot and Target. The retail veteran stepped into his post at JCPenney in August. He says he’s passionate about helping employees achieve their goals: “A job in retail can be the start of an exciting career […]

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Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Is Talking Trash

My radio dial has been stuck on 106.1 FM since high school.  I’ve been listening to Kidd Kraddick in the Morning since I received the keys to my first car. I listen every morning. Yes, it is different without Kidd, but Kelly, Big Al, J-Si, and Jenna, still make me feel like I’m back in my hand-me-down car; windows are down, bass up, volume set to 10 (that’s loud in my car) pulling into the parking lot filled with Escalades and Mercedes, or what I called, high school.

In reality though, I was listening to the show on my way to D Magazine Headquarters. I took on the job as the research editor back in July. Any D Best project we have falls into my lap (i.e. Best Doctors, Best Lawyers, do I need to go on?)

This morning Psycho Shannon was on talking about her recovery process after doctors found a brain tumor back in November. Sad stuff. Shannon went on to talk about the serious stuff, like her hot doctor (they’re just friends though, because Shannon is gay. Yes, Kelly asked if she was still gay since the brain tumor).

Shannon talked about how great her hot doctor was, mentioning that he was on some “best” list in some Dallas magazine. My head turned to my passenger seat like the imaginary person in the seat next to me knew that Kidd Kraddick in the Morning just indirectly talked about me on the radio. (Well, my job at least).

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