2020 – Our speaker was Dave Shwadlenak, VP of IT for Mercy Ships. Jeff Woods and Matt Harrington were inducted into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.
2019 – Our speaker was Sanjay Poonen, COO at VMware. Jason Denton, Reuben Najera, Tad McIntosh and Rod Wright were inducted into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.
2018 – Our speaker was Cheryl Bachelder, the former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Rusty Kennington, Eric Wilson, and Robert Hunt were inducted into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.
2017 – Our speaker was Onyeka Nchege, CIO of Interstate Batteries. Matt Levy, Paola Saibene, David Stone, and Onyeka Nchege were inducted into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.
2016 – We had over 700 people in attendance to hear Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VM Ware, share how he lives out his faith in his personal and professional life. We added Mark A. Stone, CIO for the Texas A&M University System, as the 2017 Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.
2015 – Our guest speakers were Todd Stewart of Gulf Wind International and Gary Peek of Rent-A-Center and we more than doubled our attendance from 2014 to see almost 500 people in attendance. Jeff Blackwell and Phil Farr were our first inductees into the Merv Tarde Values in Leadership Circle.
2014 – Our inaugural event was held at the Irving Convention Center. Our guest speakers were Don Cosbie, President of SSIClaimsnet, and Steve Reiter, Executive VP and Chief Revenue Officer for Entegra Technologies. We were excited to see over 200 people join us for our first event and excited to see where God will take the event in the future.