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1995 – present:  Principal and Senior Consultant, The Harral Group

The Harral Group specializes in increasing organizational effectiveness for public and private businesses and organizations.  It provides tailored services in group facilitation, communication effectiveness, management training, planning and goal-setting, and leadership development for boards, organizations and businesses as diverse as computer technology, pharmaceuticals, education, banking, health care, and government

1995 – present:  Executive Director, Leadership Fort Worth

Provide direction to one of the oldest community leadership development programs in the country; develop curriculum for leadership development, public service awareness, and involvement; oversee youth and young professional leadership development programs; manage graduate level programming; work with board, staff and volunteers.

2003 -- present: Adjunct Professor, Singapore Baptist Theological Seminary

Teach communication to students and conduct workshops for ministers in Singapore

1995 – 2003: Adjunct Professor, MBA Program, Texas Wesleyan University

Taught Business and Organizational Communication in the MBA program

Business History:

1991 - 1995:  Director, Center for Productive Communication, M. J. Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University

Managed programs to incorporate communication skills throughout the Neeley School curriculum and activities;  administered videoconferencing facility and programming; directed consultation programs for faculty, students and business constituents; rated by The Princeton Review Guide to the Top 70 Business Schools as number one in the nation in teaching communication skills (1993, 1994, 1995)

1987 - 1991:  Director of Employee and Organization Development, City of Fort Worth, Texas

Directed organizational interventions as planned with the City Manager; administered the supervisory, managerial, general employee and executive development training for the 5,000 City employees;  established and managed special projects such as the Employee Assistance Program (obtained State grant), community strategic planning sessions, and City Council planning sessions.

1983 - 1986:  Administrative Aide to the Mayor/Director of Training and Staff Development, City of Jacksonville, Florida

Directed all supervisory, managerial, and general employee development training for the 10,000 employees of the City;  developed the department as an entirely new activity in City government; responsible for policy, planning, budget and implementation

Directed organization interventions under the direction of the Mayor; developed, funded and implemented a citywide Employee Assistance Program;  staffed Blue Ribbon Committee on Public Safety that investigated grand jury allegations of mismanagement in Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Divisions;  directed Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women; led City Division of the Jacksonville United Way to record fund-raising levels; represented the Mayor at community functions.

1981 - 1983:  Training Specialist at University Medical Center of Jacksonville

Consultant in the development and implementation of mandatory competence-based management education and of systemwide MBO program. Developed and administered New Employee Orientation and hospital-wide Interpersonal Effectiveness workshops.

1981:   Duval County Public Schools:  Member of 5-person Planning Team for the creation and implementation of Stanton College Preparatory Magnet School (Consultant)

1972 - 1983: Served on university faculties at University of Illinois, Chicago; University of North Florida; and University of Colorado

Volunteer Service:

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: Member of National Coordinating Council (2003-present); National Moderator 2007-2008; Executive Committee 2006-present; HR Chair (2004-2006)

The Community Leadership Association: International Board of Directors (1999-2005): Board Chair (2002-2003), Chair of Outreach Committee

Associated Baptist Press: National Board of Directors (2004 – present); Board Development Chair

Mayfest Board of Directors (2007-present)

Association of Texas Leadership Programs, Board of Directors (1997-2001)

Goodwill Industries, Board of Directors (1987 - 2006): President (1996-1999), Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Committee; Advisory Council (2006-present)

Broadway Baptist Church:  Board of Deacons (Chair and Church President 2003-2005; Vice Chair, 1994-1996); Baptist Women Chair; Sunday School director and teacher; choir; numerous committees Guardianship Services, Board of Directors (1997-2003):  Vice President, HR Committee Chair

Women's Policy Forum Board of Directors (1994 - 2001): President (1995)

Adolescent Pregnancy Board of Directors (1993 - 2002): Chair of Research Committee

Senior Citizen Services, Board of Directors (1990 - 1994): Volunteer Guardians, Advisory Council; Chair of Long-Range Planning Committee; Chair of Board Coordinated Care Committee

United Way, Board of Directors (1990 - 1992): Vice Chair for Community Services

Forum Fort Worth, Board of Directors (1989 - 1991): Program Chair, Strategic Planning Task Force

Baylor University Alumnae Association:  President (1987 - 1989)

Host for weekly ACTS Network Television program, Window on the Word (1987 - 1992)



Preceptor Award, Community Leadership Association

Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International

Outstanding Woman of Fort Worth

Linda Keithley Award for Outstanding Woman in Public Management, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Outstanding Individual Achievement Award, American Society for Training and Development

Who's Who in American Education (1994-95)

Who's Who of American Women (1990, 1995-96)

Woman of the Year (1992)

Who's Who in the South and Southwest (1987)

Directory of Distinguished Americans (1984)

Who's Who and Why of Successful Florida Women (1984 Premiere Edition)



Ph.D.   University of Colorado, Communication Theory/Organizational Communication, Outstanding Dissertation. M.A. and B.A.  Baylor University, Speech/Education;  Communication Theory/Group Communication


Instructor’s Manual: Speaking @ Work. Allyn and Bacon, 2006.

Strategies: Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank (6 editions). Boston: Pearson Education, Inc., 6th ed., 2005.

Communication: Leadership Skills for Women. Birmingham: New Hope, 1994.

Spotlight on Missions: Using Drama and Puppets in Missions. Women’s Missionary Union,

1989 (contributing author).

Dimension Magazine (WMU leadership publication), contributing author, monthly, 1989-1990.

A History of Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church. Jacksonville, FL, 1986.

“Preventing Roadblocks: Communication on the Transit Board,” Transit Board Development,

Urban Mass Transit Administration, 1985.

“An Interpersonal Ethic: Basis for Behavior,” Religious Communication Today, September, 1979.

“Rhetorical Strategies and Tactics in Conflict: Skokie, Nazis and the ACLU,” Exetasis, July, 1978.

“Argument in Negotiation: A Theoretical and Empirical Approach,” Speech Monographs, March, 1974.


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