Gabrielle Madison, the director of community relations for Thomson Reuters since 2015, left the company after 11 years this week to become the first-ever president of Bonton Farms—a nonprofit in South Dallas that operates a farmers market, two fully functioning farms, and a café and coffee house.
Bonton Farms pursues a stated goal of transforming the community around it by creating jobs and volunteer opportunities, while offering healthy, organic food options for Dallas’ underserved Bonton neighborhood.
“This is a freeing of Bonton Farms to allow it to become something much more than it could be with just me,” CEO Daron Babcock told the Dallas Morning News.
“What started as just an interest in this South Dallas nonprofit (and a friendship in CEO Daron Babcock) has grown into a passion that lives deep in my bones and holds a piece of my heart,” Madison wrote in a LinkedIn post.
“The work Daron and the team have invested into this community, mission and model is transformational,” Madison added. “Both Daron and I believe that Bonton Farms can be the change the world needs, and it’s my greatest honor to partner with him to continue bringing that vision to life.”
Madison oversaw community outreach at Thomson Reuters
In her role at Thomson Reuters, Madison developed community engagement strategies and oversaw community outreach programs, building strategic relationships with a wide variety of local and regional leaders, educators, and nonprofits.
Roles with American Heart Association, Jackie Robinson Foundation, Trusted World, and more
Madison is a member of the Southwest regional board of directors of the American Heart Association, and is the former board chair of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce. She is also a board member of Trusted World, a nonprofit that works to resolve situational poverty for first responders, social workers, and others who work on someone else’s behalf. She’s served for the last 18 years as a scholar advisor committee member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.
A graduate of Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, Madison spent the last year serving as a corporate leader representing Thomson Reuters at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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