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2013 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner
Honoring Lucy Billingsley, Partner, Billingsley Company; Featuring Keynote Joel Sartore, Photographer, Speaker, Author, Teacher & 20-year contributor to National Geographic

Friday, October 25, 2013 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lucy Billingsley

Lucy Billingsley has spent her career in real estate, developing and managing commercial developments. Lucy and Henry Billingsley started Billingsley Company as joint partners in 1978 to manage their growing real estate portfolio in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The company specializes in developing office buildings, design centers, multi-family, retail and industrial properties, and master-planned communities, which include: International Business Park, Austin Ranch, Cypress Waters and the Arts Plaza campus in Dallas’ Arts District.

Prior to her focus on Billingsley Company, Lucy was Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Market Center and the Crow Design Centers in Dallas, Houston and Boston. She grew Wyndham Jade to become the largest privately owned travel agency in the Southwest.

Lucy’s primary activities include: Women for Women International Board Chair, National Geographic Society Council of Advisors, Chiapas International Founder, Council of Foreign Relations, The Tate Board at SMU and the UT Dallas Center for Brain Health Advisory Committee.

Lucy Billingsley was born and raised in Dallas and is a graduate of The University of Texas with a B.B.A. in finance. She presently lives in Dallas with her husband, Henry, and has four adult children.

Joel Sartore

Wielding his camera in the battle to conserve natural spaces and the habitats they support, Joel Sartore has contributed to over 30 stories in more than 20 years on assignment for National Geographic. These assignments have taken him to some of the world’s most beautiful and challenging environments, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, and he has photographed everything from the remote Amazon to beer-drinking, mountain-racing firefighters in the United Kingdom. His focus is documenting endangered species and landscapes in order to show a world worth saving. His interest in nature started in childhood, when he learned about the very last passenger pigeon from one of his mother’s Time-Life picture books. His first National Geographic assignments introduced him to nature photography, and also allowed him to see human impact on the environment firsthand. In his words, “It is folly to think that we can destroy one species and ecosystem after another and not affect humanity. When we save species, we’re actually saving ourselves.”Sartore is the author of numerous books including RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species, Photographing Your Family, Nebraska: Under a Big Red Sky, and most recently, Let’s Be Reasonable.

In addition to the work he has done for National Geographic, Sartore has contributed to Audubon Magazine, Time, Life, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated. His work has been the subject of several national broadcasts including National Geographic’s Explorer, the NBC Nightly News, NPR’s Weekend Edition, and an hour-long PBS documentary, At Close Range. He is also a regular contributor on the CBS Sunday Morning Show With Charles Osgood. A favorite among National Geographic presenters, Sartore’s hallmarks are his sense of humor and midwestern work ethic.

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Time: 6:30 PM
7:30 PM

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Place: MAP Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
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