Leadership Breakfast: Continue the Conversation

Third Thursday, from 09/15/2016 to 05/18/2017, 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM


This monthly leadership breakfast forum builds on the lessons of the Global Leadership Summit. Each month, we'll begin with a short summary video from one of the 2016 GLS presentations. A local business leader will then speak on their experiences on the selected topic, sharing their insights on how their faith, and the leadership concept, helped propel their success. Time will be allotted for challenge/table discussions of how to develop personalized plans to implement this new knowledge and ultimately how to assess success.

These meetings are suitable for all and are not limited to GLS attendees. Registration is appreciated, but not required. Breakfast will be available for a suggested donation.


February 16: Based on Hill Hybels' talk - "The Lenses of Leadership" - explore the multiple facets of leadership that lead to business and personal success.

Jeffrey J. McParland has served as President - Finance and Administration of Targa Resources since 2010 and has held a variety of leadership roles with Targa since 2004. Prior to joining Targa, Jeff served in senior leadership roles with Dynegy Inc. and PG&E Gas Transmission. He started his career working in various engineering and finance positions with companies in the power generation and engineering and construction industries.


April 20: Based on Jossy Chacko's talk - "The Unquestionable Ways to Expand Your Leadership Reach"

Thad Hill became Calpine’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors in May 2014. Mr. Hill joined the company in September 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He became Chief Operating Officer in October 2010 and was named President in December 2012.

Prior to Calpine, Mr. Hill was with NRG Energy from 2006 to 2008, serving as President of NRG Texas in 2007- 2008. Prior to NRG, Mr. Hill was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Texas Genco LP from 2005 to 2006. From 1995 to 2005, he was with Boston Consulting Group Inc., where he rose to Partner and Managing Director and led the North American energy practice, serving companies in the power and gas sector with a focus on commercial and strategic issues.

Mr. Hill received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University magna cum laude and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Amos Tuck School of Dartmouth College, where he was elected an Edward Tuck Scholar.

May 18: Based on Chris McChesney's talk - "The 4 Disciplines of Execution" - Identify the 4 disciplines of execution that have proved successful in implementation as well as increasing employee engagement.

Charles D. Fraser, Jr., MD, is Chief of Congenital Heart Surgery and Cardiac Surgeon In-Charge at Texas Children’s Hospital, the nation’s largest pediatric hospital. His academic appointments include Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics (tenured), Baylor College of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University. Dr. Fraser holds the Donovan Chair in Congenital Heart Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital and has joint clinical appointments at the Texas Heart Institute and The University of Texas at Houston. Dr. Fraser also serves as Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Surgery Program at the Texas Heart Institute.

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