Saturday, September 24, 2016

Patrons' & General Reception

6:30 pm

Dinner & Awards Ceremony

7:30 pm

Hilton Anatole

Chantilly Ballroom



The H. Neil Mallon Award honors its recipient for dedication to international relationships - business and personal - that enhance the standing of North Texas around the world.

2016 Mallon Honoree

Doug Parker

Doug Parker

Doug Parker was named chairman and chief executive officer in 2013. He oversees American Airlines Group and American Airlines, its principal subsidiary company.

Previously, Parker was chairman and CEO of US Airways. Before the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines in 2005, he was chairman, president and chief executive officer of America West. Parker became the CEO at America West just 10 days before Sept. 11, 2001, and led the carrier through the crisis.

Under Parker’s leadership, US Airways achieved record revenue growth, operational performance and profit margins that outpaced most industry peers. Parker has been a vocal proponent of airline industry consolidation, which provides a more stable and competitive industry for employees, customers, communities and stockholders.

Parker’s experience prior to joining America West in 1995 includes four years with Northwest Airlines as vice president, assistant treasurer and vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis.

From 1986 to 1991, he held a number of financial management positions with American. Parker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Albion College in 1984 and a Master of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University in 1986.

Keynote Speaker

David Ignatius

David Ignatius

David Ignatius has spent decades writing about the Middle East and the CIA for The Washington Post. While he is at home in the newsroom, he is also at home in a novel, having produced some of the most chilling ales in the espionage genre. His latest, The Director, takes the reader into the world of cyber-espionage for what one review called an “entertaining high-tech ride” and another favorably compared to John LeCarre’s famed work, Smiley’s People.

Presenting Sponsors

American Airlines
Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
Texas Capital Bank

Underwriting Sponsors

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Lockheed Martin



Texas Instruments

Platinum Patrons

Marjorie A. Adams

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Bain & Company

Baker Botts, L.L.P.

BNSF Railway Company


Debra and Mike Decker

Dell Services

Energy Future Holdings

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP & Chris Converse

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Haynes and Boone, LLP


Anurag and Gunjan Jain

Jones Day

Kosmos Energy


Mercury One

Patrick and Mary Ann Murray

Petro-Hunt LLC

Trammell S. Crow

The Dallas Morning News

Gold Patrons

4 Aces Wholesale & Distribution

Amegy Bank – Dallas

Bank of America

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Baylor University

Nafisa and Shawn Bhagat

Bracewell LLP / Estrada Hinojosa & Co., Inc.



Dallas Business Journal

Dallas County Community College District


Dupree / Miller and Associates


Terrell and Jim Falk

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.

Goodman Global Consulting, LLC

Grant Thornton LLP

Haynes and Boone, LLP

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Highland Capital Management/Jess S Larsen

Hill & Knowlton Strategies

Interceramic, Inc.

Cher and David Jacobs

Ambassador Robert W. Jordan and Kathy Donovan

JP Morgan

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Ku

Virginia and Stephen LaSala

Latino Center for Leadership Development

Locke Lord LLP

Lockton Dunning Benefits

MoneyGram International, Inc.

Naveen Jindal School of Management,
The University of Texas at Dallas

Parish Episcopal School – AGS

Susie and Jim Riley

Linda and Richard Shaffer

Smith Limousine

Southern Methodist University

Transglobal Technologies, Inc.

Trinity Industries Incorporated

William Tsao

University of North Texas


Winstead PC

Sponsorship Inquiries

Interested in a spnsorship? Click below to download the 2016 Mallon Award Dinner Sponsorship Form.


Whitney Schneider

Vice President of Development & Partnerships

(214) 965-8417 Email

Presenting Sponsor


Underwriting Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsor


Platinum Ticket


Regular Ticket


Recipients of the H. Neil Mallon Awards have been selected by the Council for their notable achievements in promoting the international focus of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Presented anually, this award is named for H. Neil Mallon, the late chairman of Dresser Industries, who founded the World Affairs Council in Dallas in 1951.

Past Recipients