Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall Named 2024 DRC Board Chair

During Cynt Marshall's one-year term chairing the board of the Dallas Regional Chamber, she will preside over the DRC’s efforts to improve the quality of life for all people in the Dallas region. The DRC also named BCBSTX President Jim Springfield as its 2024 board chair-elect.

Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall has been named 2024 chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber board of directors, effective January 1.

“Cynt is a champion for the entire Dallas region and has been a great friend to the DRC since she joined the Mavs,” Dale Petroskey, DRC president and CEO said in a statement. “She played a key role in launching the DRC’s work in Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement and our commitment to growing economic prosperity in Southern Dallas County and has been its biggest supporter since.”

“Cynt is a force for good and one of the most dynamic business leaders in our community,” Petroskey added. “We look forward to making even more progress for the good of our region with her as chair.”

During Marshall’s one-year term, she will preside over the DRC’s efforts to improve the quality of life for all people in the Dallas region. She will make her first address as chair at the DRC’s 2024 Annual Meeting from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

“What an honor to serve as DRC chair for the upcoming year,” Marshall said in a statement. “Since moving to Dallas, the DRC has welcomed me with open arms, and I’m grateful to be a part of all the work they do in the region. I look forward to progressing our promise of economic empowerment to all communities of Dallas.”

Longtime AT&T executive joined the Mavericks as CEO in 2018

Marshall, a longtime business leader and champion for diversity and inclusion, joined the Mavericks as CEO in 2018.

Since then, the team has twice received the NBA’s Inclusion Leadership Award.

Marshall’s career includes a 36-year tenure at Dallas-based telecom giant AT&T, including roles as senior vice president of human resources, chief diversity officer, and president of AT&T North Carolina.

She was the most recent board chair of Dallas CASA, working to help provide permanence and stability for children in North Texas.

Marshall is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Her first book, “You’ve Been Chosen,” was nominated for an NAACP Image Award following its release in September 2022.

BCBSTX president named as Incoming DRC board chair-elect

JIm Springfield, President of BCBSTX [Photo: BCBSTX]

The DRC Board also selected Jim Springfield, president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, as the 2024 board chair-elect. He will assume the chair position on January 1, 2025, the chamber said.

“Jim has been committed to the DRC’s public policy and advocacy work, and he really knows how to work with lawmakers to promote a high quality of life for the people we serve,” Petroskey said. “He’s the perfect choice to serve as chair in 2025 when the 89th Texas Legislature is in session.”

As is the DRC’s custom, Marshall, as chair, and Springfield, as incoming chair, will co-chair the DRC’s Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement Council in 2024.

“At Blue Cross, we share the Dallas Regional Chamber’s vision for a strong economy, developing the future workforce—and creating a wonderful quality of life for the North Texas region,” Springfield said. “It’s an honor to be selected as the chamber’s 2024 board chair-elect. I look forward to participating in the important and necessary work the chamber is doing daily to drive economic growth and foster collaboration between the business community, educational institutions, and workforce development organizations in order to move this region forward.”

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