• Board of Directors

  • The Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce is a 501c(6), with governing documents, run by the Chamber President and Board of Directors.

    The Chamber is honored to have a wide variety of individuals serving on the Board of Directors, which reflects the diversity of our business community.  From sole proprietors to Grand Prairie's largest employer, Lockheed Martin, with more than 4,000 employees - this Board of Directors has the pulse and perspective of this growing community. We also are honored to have ex-officio members representing State Representatives and County Commissioners who join us monthly.

    Twelve seats on the Board are nominated and elected by the Board; 6 are appointed by the incoming Chairman of the Board.  The honor of being on the Board comes with certain obligations, including attendance at monthly board meetings, financial investments to annual events, serving as ambassadors of the Chamber at special events, assisting with outreach and member retention, as well as member recruitment.  

    Sustaining Members, those who invest $2500 or more, above their membership investment, earn a seat on our Board of Directors. To learn more about Sustaining Memberships, visit our Sustaining Membership page or contact Michelle Madden at Michelle@GrandPrairieChamber.org

  • 2023 Board of Directors

    Sustaining Members 

    Asia Times Square, *Matthew Loh 
    Baylor Scott & White Irving, Penny Thesing
    Cadence Bank
    Bon Air Service Company, *Martin Caballero
    Compass Self Storage, DeNorma Patterson
    FastSigns Hwy 67 & Camp Wisdom, Dustin Eshelbrenner
    Frost Bank, Stacie Grudecki
    GPISD, Susanna Ramirez
    GPISD CTE, Aniska Douglas
    Grand Prairie Funeral Home
    Harmony Science Academy GP, Angela Knapp
    Harmony School of Innovation
    Lockheed Martin
    Medical City Arlington, Matthew Staheli
    Oncor Electric Delivery
    Republic National Distribution, Dave Shasteen
    Sam’s Club
    Stripe-A-Zone, David Sargent, Sr.
    Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Vicky Popplewell
    Traders Village, AJ Solis
    Texas Trust Credit Union Theater, Jeff Kehr
    Walmart I20

    1-Year Board Appointments (Ending December 31, 2023) 

    1. Kimberly Akinrodoye, Lockheed Martin
    2. Sara Dedeluk, Tourism City of GP
    3. ​Terri Galloway, Texas Lone Star Realtors
    4. Greg Joyner, Dave's Hi Way
    5. Charles Luckert, Grand Prairie At A Glance
    6. Robyn Mota, Republic Services

    2-Year Term Board Members (Ending December 31, 2023)

    1. Tracy Aldridge, J Marie Real Estate
    2. Mark Ford, The Ford Agency
    3. Michael Garcia, Grand Prairie Family YMCA
    4. Tyra Garcia, Texas Trust Credit Union
    5. Brenda Reuland, J Parr Real Estate
    6. Rachel Rotella, Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    2-Year Term Board Members (Ending December 31, 2024)

    1. Gerald Hodges, City of Grand Prairie
    2. Prudence Mathis, David Nicklas Organ Donor Awareness Foundation
    3. Debra Moore, Mama Moore’s Gourmet Popcorn
    4. Sandi Morrison, Magnolia Title
    5. Brentt Shropshire, Shire Wealth Strategies
    6. Richard Whitman, Children First Counseling Center

    Honorable Ex-Officio Members

    Jacob Bywaters, Texas State Senator Kelly Hancock
    Vanna Ngo, Texas State Representative Chris Turner
    Texas State Representative Jessica Gonzalez
    Blanca Torres, Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia
    Tarrant County Commissioner Alisa Simmons
    Gerald Hodges, City of Grand Prairie

    Legislative Chair, *Bill Moser, Leaning Sign Liquor
    Workforce Chair, Susanna Ramirez, GPISD
    Diversity & Inclusion Chair, Gerald Hodges, City of Grand Prairie
    Member Engagement, Sara Dedeluk, City of Grand Prairie Tourism

    *Indicates Past Chair of the Board

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