Merv Tarde

Values in Leadership Circle


Merv Tarde “Values in Leadership” Circle


One of the very first supporters of the DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast was our friend Merv Tarde. Merv was the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer with Interstate Batteries for 16 years. He modeled Servant Leadership and was a humble leader in the DFW Technology Industry where he served on a variety of Industry Boards and Advisory Councils. His love for others and obedience to GOD has set the standard that we all should aspire to follow. Merv lost his battle with cancer in late 2014 and is in the arms of his Heavenly Father today.

Our committee desires to celebrate the example Merv set for us all and will seek nominations for the Merv Tarde “Values in Leadership” Circle each year, and present this during our annual Prayer Breakfast as a way of remembering him, and recognizing the example of others. Click here to see our previous inductees.

We have created a criteria for this award that focuses on five key areas we saw Merv setting the bar for us to follow:

  • Exhibiting the Fruit of the Spirit of GOD in their life.
  • Mentoring – teaching and learning with others.
  • Being Available to help and serve others.
  • Humility – with Merv, it was always about others.
  • High Expectations of themselves and others to be the best they can be.

Who have YOU seen model this excellence in the Technology Community?

Please fill out the form to recognize leaders that you feel meet the criteria of Leading with Excellence as Merv did. This is not a contest but rather a way of encouraging and recognizing the Godly leaders in the DFW Technology Community, and thanking them for the example they are to us all. The Nomination Committee will choose who is to be added into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle and present this at our annual DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast event.