Craig Hall is a businessman, author and philanthropist. He formed HALL Group in 1968 at age 18 with $4,000 saved from small ventures begun at age 10. Today, the company’s diversified business interests include real estate ownership, development and management; structured finance lending for real estate and other areas; and vineyards and wineries.
A lifelong art collector, Craig Hall believes art nourishes the human spirit and can make a profound difference in people’s lives. Throughout his businesses, Hall displays portions of his extensive personal contemporary art collection for the public’s enjoyment. At Hall Office Park in Frisco, Texas, more than 165 sculptures and other works of art can be found throughout the grounds and within building lobbies. At the new KPMG Plaza at HALL Arts in downtown Dallas, art is prominent, with Texas artists featured in the Texas Sculpture Walk and other national and international artists throughout the development including Dallas Rag by internationally-acclaimed artist Richard Long
He has received numerous prestigious awards including being named a member of the Horatio Algers Association for Distinguished Americans, being inducted into the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mortgage Bankers Association and being inducted into the Ring of Honor by the Entrepreneurial Foundation of North Texas.
Sonny Moyers is a Managing Partner of the O’Dea Moyers Group at Ebby Halliday Realtors and a consummate real estate professional and has been recognized D Magazine as a Top Realtor Each Year since 2006. Sonny has been a Texas Real Estate Broker and/or Agent for 43 years, and is a true leader in our fast-growing community. Because of his passion for a well-balanced community and giving back, he helped create, organize and lead the Frisco Association for the Arts as its President. Frisco Arts is an umbrella organization for our city and has grown into an organization that significantly impacts the arts in Frisco. Sonny has the ability to bring groups of people together for a common cause and empower and lead them to goals that truly make an impact. Sonny planted the seeds that Frisco needed to grow into the successful city it is today.
Linda Pardue and her husband, Ken, are owners of the Pardue Group at Keller Williams Realty. They have spent the past fifteen years advising clients regarding their residential and commercial real estate investments, and today most of their business comes from referrals from past clients and people who know them through their involvement in the community. Linda has been recognized for several years by Texas Monthly Magazine as a Five Star Real Estate Professional and by D Magazine as a Top Realtor.
At an early age Linda was exposed to the arts by her grandmother, who was an artist and photographer. She feels very fortunate that her previous career as a business consultant and her love for travel provided her with the opportunity to experience some of the most famous works of art, theater, and architecture in cities like New York, Paris, London, Madrid, Barcelona, and Rio de Janeiro.
It was Linda’s passion for the arts and her fundamental belief that art, in all its many forms, broadens and enhances our lives in such a unique way that led to her involvement in the local arts. Linda has served as Past-President, Board Member, and member of the Advisory Council of Frisco Arts, and has also served on the Board of Directors for the Plano Symphony Orchestra. Linda was honored as one of the Top 10 Women of Collin County for her work to further the arts in this region.
Linda holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Southern Methodist University.
With over 20 years in learning and development, Amy Hardin has extensive experience in developing corporate talent. Her career began with AT&T, managing teams in Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance and Corporate Universities. She currently owns SmallByte Workshops serving as a transformative training and development consultant working with corporations to build their best teams.
Amy holds degrees in Mathematics from Oklahoma University and a MBA in Human Resources from the University of Dallas. In 2011 she earned the Association for Talent Development (ATD's) Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation. Her community service includes the Frisco Family Services Board of Directors, Past-President Frisco Association for the Arts, Dallas HR Board of Trustees, Dallas ATD Leadership Board, and Chair of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Committee.
Amy has a passion for the arts. Growing up in Fort Worth, Texas, music, arts and theater were never far away. She comes from a family of professional artists and musicians and values their contributions to the arts. Amy believes that without the arts, education is lacking, something she does not want to see in the city she and her husband, Andy, call home.
Mr. Miller was born in Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska majoring in chemistry. He later completed graduate studies in economics at the University of Delaware. He has held national and international executive roles for Fortune 500 companies including stints at General Motors, GE and FMC Corp. In 1982 he founded his first business in the wireless communications industry. That company became the first of three startups he led, all of which became nine or ten figure enterprises and front runners in applied technology.
He has served as a consultant to Pentagon senior officials and flag officers. He also served as the first CEO of what became one of the largest landscape companies in the country. He served a $45 billion dollar industry as chairman of it its Washington government affairs committee
Most recently, he was appointed Chief Executive of the North Texas Enterprise Center, Inc., an institution which fosters the development and commercialization of emerging technology companies. In eighteen months he turned around one of the largest business incubators in the country transforming it into a vibrant and financially sound home to 22 emerging companies.
Mr. Miller and his wife, Terri, live in Frisco, Texas.
Nikki Carmody Ream
Nikki Carmody Ream is the managing partner of Carmody Law LLC, a firm which represents individuals who have been injured and family members who have lost loved ones as a result of another's negligence. Nikki served on the FAA Board for several years, chaired the FAA Gala and has served on the Advisory Board in the past. Nikki is married to Jim Ream and has two sons Jake and Pierce who attend Frisco High School.
Cynthia Hurley is a local attorney who graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California. Cynthia is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
As a long-term resident of Frisco, Cynthia is committed to serving the community. She is an active member of the Collin County Bar Association, Frisco Rotary Club, and serves as a director on the Frisco Education Foundation. She is a graduate of Leadership Frisco, and she served as a board member the Frisco Community Development Corporation for six years. She was a member of the Frisco Arts Board of Directors for five years and served as a past President of Frisco Arts.
Chris is the owner of Style Publishing Group and publisher of Frisco STYLE Magazine. He currently serves as president and chairman on the executive boards of the Frisco Downtown Merchants Association and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce respectively. He is also the Executive Director of LifeTalk Resource Center, a local, non-profit organization assisting women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. Past areas of service include being a founding Board Member of Legacy Christian Academy and a board member of the Rotary Club of Frisco, the Frisco Association for the Arts and the Frisco Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Prior professional positions include chief operating officer of Wiredinn.com, an Internet technology/hospitality company; sr. vice president of product marketing & development for TIV Operations Group, an international hospitality-consulting firm; and, director of retail finance for Bank of America. Before this, he had a ten-year tenure with a Sprint, holding several positions within its business and consumer marketing organizations. He earned a bachelor's degree from Bob Jones University and completed course work toward a master's in marketing from Webster University.
He and his wife, Becky, have four children.