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, February 11th | RSVP

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Central Market
4349 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas 75220
5:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese Tasting
6:00 p.m. Tour

An Informative Tour of the Newest Central Market in Dallas!


The San Antonio-based HEB supermarket is a beloved Texas institution and the national leader in supermarkets in sales per store. It has been in business for more than 100 years and now has more than 400 stores in Texas and Mexico. Its Central Market specialty market division has several locations in Dallas and the newest – at Midway and Northwest Highway – is the location of our next Dallas 40 meeting.

At our February 11 meeting, we’ll enjoy a sampling of wine and cheese and then take a tour of the store with our speaker, Mabrie Jackson, HEB/Central Market’s Director of Public Affairs. She’ll introduce us to the unique culture of HEB/Central Market and tell us how items from all over the world are identified and purchased for retail sale in its stores.

REMINDER: IT’S TIME TO PAY YOUR DUES FOR 2019! Our annual dues are just $100 per person, and when you join the Dallas 40 as a member, you can enjoy each of our 12 meetings at no additional charge! Details on payment are below. If you want to join the Dallas 40, please plan to do so at or before our next meeting!

Our Speaker

Mabrie Jackson

Mabrie Jackson
Director, Public Affairs
H-E-B/Central Market

Mabrie Jackson joined H-E-B/Central Market as Director of Public Affairs in March 2016. Jackson comes to the Texas-based retail grocer from the North Texas Commission, where she served as its President and CEO 2010-2016 and the 45-year-old organization’s first female leader. Jackson brings to H-E-B a varied background that includes public service through a seat on the Plano City Council, roles with Fortune 500 companies (EDS and Microsoft) and serving as the interim President and CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce. After stepping down from the Plano City Council in 2009, Jackson ran for the Texas Legislature as the Republican primary and run-off election candidate for the Texas House District 66 seat. An advocate for global trade, Jackson currently serves as the Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dallas.

Jackson currently serves as Past-Chair of the Advisory Council for the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, a Trustee of the HCA Medical Centers of Plano and Frisco Board of Directors, and Prison Entrepreneur Program (PEP) Advisory Board. She is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. Jackson previously served as President of the Collin County Child Protective Services Board, on the University of North Texas President Search Committee, a Governor’s Appointee to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council, on the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, Vision North Texas Management Committee, the North Central Texas Council of Governments Clean Air Steering Committee, AT&T Performing Arts Center Communications Committee, Texas Association of Business Board, H. Wayne Hendrick Scholarship Board, the Assistance Center of Collin County Board, and as a member of several National League of Cities and Texas Municipal League committees.

Jackson has a Master’s degree in Global Studies and Humanities from SMU and is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and Plano Senior High School. While attending the university, she served as a legislative assistant in the Texas House of Representatives. She is also a graduate of the Georgetown University Global Leadership Program. Mabrie is married to Marshall Jackson, and they have two sons.

Dues for 2019 are just $100! If you bring a friend who decides to join us, the $15 guest fee can be applied toward his or her dues. You can pay on line, bring cash or a check to a meeting, or mail your check to our Treasurer, Brent Berryman (see address at the bottom of this page). Please RSVP Here
Central Market


Central Market
4349 W. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75220