Leadership

The leadership of The Dallas 40 is comprised of the Chair, a Treasurer and a six-member Advisory Council.

Kathy Ingle – Chair

Ingle headshotKathy Ingle, now semi-retired from real estate development, construction, and commercial real estate ownership and management, is the Dallas 40 Chair for 2016. In addition to her professional career, Kathy has been involved with a number of North Texas public projects and organizations, to include:

  • Farmers Branch Planning and Zoning Commission: Chair
  • DART: Chair and Board Member
  • Regional Transportation Council: Member
  • LBJ Corridor Champion
  • Road Hand of the Year Recipient
  • Trinity Commons Foundation: Board Member
  • Transit Coalition of North Texas: Chair

Kathy earned her BS in Biology and Chemistry, and an MS in Natural Science.

Kathy’s passion for good public policy makes her a natural fit in helping to advance the mission of The Dallas 40. She is fond of saying that she is a jack of all trades and a master of none, so who better to chair a group with diverse concerns and issues, and occasionally divergent views?

Susan Abrahamson – Advisory Council

Susan Abrahamson is principal of SearchCom, Inc., an executive search firm that also provides career coaching and consulting, and resume services. Her prior experience includes sales territory management for a high-technology publishing company, marketing communications for a global semiconductor manufacturer, and account service for marketing agencies. She earned her MBA, with an emphasis in Marketing, from Southern Methodist University and a B.A. in Journalism and Sociology from Trinity University in San Antonio.

Susan is a student mentor at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She is past president of the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Dallas chapters of the Business Marketing Association and Women in Communications, and The Women’s Center of Dallas. She has also served as a director of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Leadership Dallas Alumni Association, the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT), Shared Housing and the Dallas Agility Working Group (DAWG). Susan is a graduate of both Leadership Texas and Leadership Dallas, and a recipient of the Maura Award from The Women’s Center of Dallas.

Brent Berryman – Treasurer

Brent Berryman, who earned his Business degree from the University of North Texas, retired as manager of public affairs for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. He continues to be very active in the volunteer community, serving on the chairman’s task force of the State Fair of Texas and the board of Dallas Women’s Issues Network. Other organizations for which Brent has volunteered include March of Dimes, Grand Prairie ISD, Dallas ISD and the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce. Brent is a past member of the Dallas Assembly and recipient of both the prestigious Maura Award from The Women’s Center of Dallas and the Dallas Urban league’s Whitney Young Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Pam Carvey – Advisory Council

Pam Carvey

Pam Carvey is the President & Founder of P.T. Enterprises, Inc., an accounting services firm which provides bookkeeping and bill paying services to both businesses and individuals. She is a professional with more than 25 years in accounting services. Pam earned her Economics degree at Duke University. After college, she moved to Boston to work for the Federal Reserve Bank. Years later she began providing accounting services for a financial services company and expanded her clientele to include numerous businesses.

After founding P.T. Enterprises, Inc., Pam has become actively involved with several professional and community related organizations. She is currently on the board of the Rotary Club of Park Cities Foundation. Pam has held board positions with The Trinity Strand Trail, Leadership Plano, Plano Symphony Guild, The Rotary Club of Park Cities and Women in Executive Leadership. She actively volunteers with The Rotary Club of Park Cities annual July 4th parade, Hillcrest High School Interact, Santa’s Helpers, Ronald McDonald House, Angel Tree, and the Scottish Rite Popcorn Drive.

Scott Chase – Advisory Council

Scott Chase has practiced corporate, international, intellectual property and health law for more than 35 years. Currently a solo practitioner, he has served as general counsel for two public companies, including a large hospital management company, and was among the first 28 Texas lawyers to be certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Scott has chaired the Corporate Counsel, Health Law, and Solo and Small Firm sections of the Dallas Bar Association, and has also served as president of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), recently receiving the DAYL Foundation Award of Excellence as a lawyer who has exemplified service to the community. He is consistently listed as a TexasMonthly Super Lawyer and in Best Lawyers in America. He earned his J.D. and a B.A. in Political Science, both from the University of Houston.

Scott, a partner in Dallas Social Venture Partners, is former board chair of AIDS Arms, Friends of Fair Park and the East Dallas Health Coalition, and past president of two neighborhood associations. He has also served as a director of the Dallas Historical Society, The Dallas Opera, the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, Turner House, Texans for State Parks, Jane’s Due Process, 12 Hills Nature Center, Oak Cliff Lions and the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Scott is a former member of the DISD Bond Advisory Committee and has served on various City of Dallas boards.

Ralph Doherty- Advisory Council

Ralph Doherty is a native Dallasite and retired IBM executive. Upon leaving “Big Blue,” he formed a boutique consulting firm, Pebblebrook Consulting, Inc., focused on assisting clients in identifying, defining and prioritizing the key issues facing their organizations. Ralph earned his business degree from the University of North Texas. He has served as president (twice) of the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association and chair (twice) of The Dallas 40, and remains an active participant in these and other high-profile civic organizations, including The Dallas Friday Group. Ralph currently serves as board chairman of the Family Gateway, Inc., a local not-for-profit organization founded by the late Dallas Mayor Annette Strauss and dedicated to helping homeless families with children become self-sufficient. He lives in the Town of Addison, where he serves as a commissioner and chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Cathy Packard – Advisory Council

Cathy PackardCathy Packard has been CEO of LaunchAbility, a nonprofit organization serving 3,500 babies and adults with developmental disabilities, since January 2006. During that time, the agency has grown 350% in annual revenue (from $2.5M to $9M), from 35 staff members to 125; and from one location to four.  As a result of growth and innovation, more revenue (91%, up from 88%) goes to direct service, while the cost-per-client has decreased from $3600 to $2800. From 2009-12, Cathy chaired the Texas Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Billing Task Force, launching its Best Billing Practices e-learning program.

Prior to her current position, Cathy served as director of technology services for the Center for Nonprofit Management, following a career in sales and management with technology and consulting companies including Thomas Group. Her community volunteerism includes serving as board president for the Center for Computer Assistance to the Disabled (C-CAD) and board vice chair for UCP Dallas, which named her Volunteer of the Year in 2005. Cathy is a member of the Transportation Network Committee of the Communities Council of Greater Dallas, the CHAI Advisory Board, the Dallas Child Care Alliance and the Texas Association of Infant Mental Health. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Sweet Briar College.

Chris Packard – Advisory Council

Chris PackardStarting as a crewperson at his local McDonald’s restaurant at age 17, Chris Packard went on to build a very successful 36-year career ending as president & CEO of Packard Restaurants, owning and operating six McDonald’s franchises. He was a recognized leader within the McDonald’s system, elected by his fellow owners/operators to major leadership positions in which he worked closely with McDonald’s corporate management. Chris’ restaurants and management were consistently ranked as the “Best of the Best” by McDonald’s Corporation in the areas of operations, community involvement, people development and sales building. During this time, Chris was very involved in community and civic service with organizations including Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Habitat for Humanity, Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE), and the HEB Chamber of Commerce.

Following his restaurant career, Chris served as an SBA representative in disaster centers after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He then turned his attention to the not-for-profit world, serving as executive director of the Dallas County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, where under his leadership, revenue increased from $1.9M to more than $3.2M in four years. Chris was next retained as a consultant for the Dallas White Rock Marathon, developing and implementing a plan that, in its first year, helped to generate a 50 percent increase in donation funds for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. He has also been an investor and volunteer with Dallas Social Venture Partners and the Fund for Higher Education, and a board member and driver for Call-a-Ride Southlake (CARS).

After pursuing a college degree for the last 11 years, Chris will proudly receive his Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas in May 2013.

Past Chairs

The Dallas 40 is deeply indebted to the following individuals whose vision, creativity and plain hard work helped shape and develop the organization. Through their tireless dedication, effort and leadership, the organization has grown and prospered for more than 40 years and has become one of the more prominent and valued civic issues forums in our community.

Pam Carvey – Cathy and Chris Packard – Susan M. Abrahamson – Barry Barker (Deceased) – Brent Berryman – Rebel Brown Calhoun – Scott Chase – Cathy Ingram Doyle (Deceased) – John De La Garza – Ralph W. Doherty Jr. – David Dunnigan – Bill Graue – Stephen H. Hargrove – Anne P. Leary – Lou Ann Levering Monroe – Richard A. Monroe – George A. Otstott – Cathy Packard – Chris Packard – Meg Read – Andrew M. Stern – Charles Terrell – Judith A. Youngs