Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.

Next Meeting:

Monday, December 12th | RSVP

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Embassy Suites by Hilton, Dallas Park Central Area
5:30 p.m. Appetizers and Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Program

Dave Lieber — Dallas’ Superhero: His Writing “Rights” Wrongs

Our December speaker isn’t supernaturally strong, nor does he fly over tall buildings or wield a mighty hammer a la Thor. What he does wield is his pen and the mighty power of the word to “right” wrongs brought to his attention by us, his faithful readers. Dave Lieber, noted journalist for The Dallas Morning News, is the author/creator of Watchdog Nation, an award-winning investigative column. He is our very own crusading superhero — educating, enlightening, and attempting to protect us from “thugs, thieves, scammers and corporate skullduggery.” And he does so with wit and humor in person, in print, and online. A master storyteller and wildly entertaining speaker, Dave will share his experiences with us this holiday season. Following his presentation, his books will be available for purchase, just in time for holiday gift-giving!

About the Speaker

Dave Lieber is a Certified Speaking Professional, a motivational and keynote speaker, a humorist and columnist for The Dallas Morning News. He is also widely known as one of America’s top storytelling experts. His popular book, Dave Lieber’s Watchdog Nation: Bite Back When Businesses and Scammers Do You Wrong, won two national book awards for social change and is now available in an updated 2016 hardback edition. His paperback, The Dog of My Nightmares, is now in its fifth printing. Dave’s latest book, Bad Dad, is a Texas thriller about the worst 10 minutes of his life. Dave gives more than 100 public speeches each year, is president and founder of Yankee Cowboy Publishing, and founded “Summer Santa,” one of North Texas’ largest children’s charities. Dave graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in American Civilization.

Guests are always welcome. We request a per-guest fee of $15. If a guest joins as a member on the day he/she attends a meeting, the $15 fee is credited against the dues fee. For 2017, membership is $100 per person. Please RSVP Here

Embassy Suites


Embassy Suites by Hilton, Dallas Park Central Area / 13131 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas, 75243 / Phone: 972-234-3300

Appetizers and cash bar in the atrium, followed by the program in a private spacious room. The atrium has a couple of steps, so if that poses accessibility issues, please let us know in advance and the hotel will install a portable ramp.

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