THE EMPATHY OF DAVID BROWN
Texas Monthly has just released a story of the Council's June 7 speaker, David O. Brown, the Dallas police chief during the downtown siege of death in July 2016. The story, titled "The Empathy of David Brown," describes the chief as the "voice of compassion and unity that the city and country needed."
The writer for this insightful story of a thoughtful man is Michael J. Moody of Dallas, the author of the book "The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle."
goodbye and hello again
For 15 years, accountant Hassan Tahat, who became our CFO two years ago, carefully managed our financial reporting and banking relationships and supported our mission. On May 1, Hassan took the next step in his career as he accepted the CFO position at a larger nonprofit, The Senior Source. We are sorry to see him leave but he and his family remain part of our Council family.
We are fortunate to be able to welcome another Council family member back. Sally Pietsch is the outstanding individual who hired Hassan and set up our accounting system in 2002. For five years, she mentored Hassan and now she has arrived, on May 1, as our new Chief Financial Officer. Sally was VP of Finance at Paciugo and CFO at the Perot Museum from 1999-2015. In 2011, she was recognized with the Dallas Business Journal's nonprofit CFO of the Year Award.
Welcome home, Sally!