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, October 14th | RSVP

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

Changes are coming to the Dallas County Election System

Democracy itself is threatened when polling places are inaccessible and vote counting equipment unreliable. Dallas County has recently announced changes to both aspects of our election system – county-wide polling places and new electronic voting machines, just in time for the November 2019 Constitutional Amendment Election.

Join us on October 14 to hear Dallas County Elections Administrator, Toni Pippins-Poole, bring us up to date on these important changes to our local elections system!

Our Speaker

Dr. Philip Huang

Toni Pippins-Poole was appointed as the Dallas County Elections Administrator September 14, 2011, previously serving as the Assistant Elections Administrator for 23 years. She manages the 9th largest County in the Nation. She is responsible for administering Elections and Voter Registration Departments. Dallas County currently has 1.3 million registered voters, 44 political subdivisions, and 48 full time employees and with a departmental annual budget over $6 million dollars.

Toni has served on various committees; she has worked with the Federal Voting Assistance Program of the Department of Defense, Federal Election Commission and the DOJ section on Voting over the Internet in developing standards and implementations. She has also worked with the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Task Force in developing Election Management Guidelines for Contingency/Disaster Planning and Election Management. Toni is proud to have served as an Election Center Help America Vote ACT (HAVA) National Task Force on Election Reform, and a Texas HAVA Advisory Committee Member, Advisory for the Presidential Bi-Partisan on Election Administration. Currently, she serves on the Advisory Board of Directors of Center for Technology and Civic Life and 2nd VP of International Organization of Government Officials, (IGo)

Members are invited to attend at no charge. Guest Tickets are just $15.00! Please RSVP Here

Embassy Suites


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