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Our People

The Arts Community Alliance

To champions of the performing and visual arts, TACA is the alliance of passionate arts patrons and supporters who nurture and sustain a variety of the most impactful arts organizations in North Texas.


Board of Directors

TACA Board Chairman, Michelle ThomasBoard Chair
Michelle Thomas*

Immediate Past Chair
Donna Wilhelm*

Vice Chair, Development
Barbara Daseke*

Vice Chair, Grants
Tara Lewis*

Vice Chair, Strategic Positioning
Gwen Echols*

Treasurer
Jim Nugent*

Secretary
Gus Hinojosa*

The Carlson Foundation President & Executive Director
Wolford McCue*

Chairmen Emeriti
Jane C. Dunne
Ed Fjordbak
Linda H. Gibbons

Purvi Patel Albers
Cheryl Alston
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot
Shonn Brown
Meredith Camp
Nancy Carlson*
Milene Carvalho
Alan Dorantes
Barbara Durham
Lauren Embrey
Tracy Fitz
Kourtny Garrett
Wanda Gierhart
Shane Hendricks
Kim Hext
Laree Hulshoff
Tierney Kaufman Hutchins
Caroline Kohl
Debbie Lively
Michael Meadows*
Sandra Moon
Sarah Cotton Nelson
Ann Noble
John S. Relton
Dawna Richter
Kristi Sherrill-Hoyl
Jill Tananbaum
Regina Taylor
Zannie Voss*
Yvette Wheeler*
Jim Wiley
Megan Bowdon Wilkinson
Dawn Wright
Kathleen Wu*
Katherine Wynne

*Executive Committee

Staff

Wolford McCue
Carlson President & Executive Director

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Julie Bice
Marketing Associate & Project Manager

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Lani Burgar
Director of Finance & Administration

214.520.3930 x100

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David Leggett
Director of Development

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Greg Oertel
Programs & Marketing Manager

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Cassidy Pinkston
Development Associate & Board Liaison

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Maura Sheffler
Deputy Director, Programs & Marketing

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