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, July 9th | RSVP

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas 75220
5:30 p.m. Appetizers and Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Program

Mexico’s Presidential Election Results:
What Will it Mean for Mexico, Texas, and the United States?

The Mexican Presidential Election is Sunday, July 1. Leading in the polls is the fiery former mayor of Mexico City, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (whose nickname is “AMLO”). The winner will serve for a single term of six years.

At our July meeting, our speaker will discuss the election results and what they mean not only for Mexico but also for Texas and the United States. For example, how will the new Mexican President handle NAFTA negotiations and trade issues? What will he do about immigration? About the border wall proposed by the Trump Administration? About corruption and violent crime? Join us and learn about what may lie ahead for Mexico and the United States in the wake of the 2018 Mexican Presidential Election.

Our Speaker

Alfredo Carbajal

Alfredo Carbajal
Managing editor / Al Día
The Dallas Morning News

Alfredo Carbajal is managing editor of Al Día at The Dallas Morning News, where he practices journalism for digital and print platforms in English and Spanish. He’s a member of the The Dallas Morning News senior editor’s cabinet. He has reported and edited news projects in both the U.S. and México. Carbajal is the current president of the American Society of News Editors. A passionate promoter of leadership developments and diversity in newsrooms and journalism, in 2012, he created the ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at El Paso, he joined the Riverside (California) Press-Enterprise in 2000. Carbajal is a recipient of the 2014 Texas-APME Jack Douglas award for his contributions to journalism in Texas. He was a 2009 fellow at the “Punch” Sulzberger Executive News Media Program at Columbia University.

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 2018, membership is $100 per person. Please RSVP Here
Embassy Suites


Embassy Suites
The Garden Room
3880 W. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75220

Appetizers and Cash Bar