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Board of Directors

The Fort Worth Cultural District Alliance is the only organization dedicated solely to the preservation and promotion of our city’s unique and diverse Cultural District. Through the support of our members, dedicated volunteer Board of Directors, and corporate, civic, and community leaders, our work helps to ensure the success of the Cultural District as a vital part of our city’s vibrant economy.

Introducing our newest CDA Chair, Dustin Van Orne!

Currently the Manager of Strategic Marketing and Visitor Services at @themodernfw and CDA Board member since 2016, Dustin brings a wealth of business and preservation experience.

We can’t wait to see the innovative and energizing projects he brings to life in his new leadership role!

Click below to read his welcome letter, more about Dustin’s history in Fort Worth, and his exciting take on the growth and development of our incredible district.

Welcome Letter

2019 Board of Directors:

Chairman

Dustin Van Orne

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth


Past Chairman

Max Holderby

Urbantown, Inc.


Vice Chair

Marlene Beckman

Kensington Properties


Secretary

Ken Loose

VLK Architects


Treasurer

Jerry Thompson

Inwood Bank



Directors

Neil Barrow

Whitley Penn


Scot Bennet

Beck Group


Emil Bragdon

Reservoir/The Whiskey Garden


Fernando Costa

City of Fort Worth


Robert Chu

Chu Eye Center


Margaret DeMoss

West 7th Neighborhood Alliance


Susan Drake

Kimbell Art Museum


Susan Gruppi

M2G/The Foundry


Chris Harmon

Will Rogers Memorial Center


Jason Hartley

UNT Health Science Center


Madison Hogue

Village Homes


Ginger Johnson

LegacyTexas Bank


Jonathan Morris

Fort Worth Barber Shop


Phillip Poole

Townsite Company


Rebecca Rodriguez

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History


Kelly Smith

BBVA Compass Bank


Roger Smith

Red Dog Studios


Scott Wilcox

Amon Carter Museum of American Art


MISSION

The Cultural District Alliance is the only organization dedicated solely to the preservation and promotion of the Fort Worth Cultural District.

VISION

CONNECTION

The importance of connecting corporate and community leaders, residents, elected officials, locals and tourists to the businesses, opportunities, and activities of the Cultural District.

CREATIVITY

The Cultural District will continue to thrive if we consistently offer creative content throughout the district. The arena project, Fortress Festival, the recent KAWS, and so much more are seemingly great examples of bringing high-caliber creativity to the District to make it more of a destination for locals and tourists alike.

COLLABORATION

Collaboration is key in creating the most dynamic District possible.  The businesses, museums, City, community groups, and residents will achieve more through collaboration.

Membership

  • The Fort Worth Cultural District Alliance is privileged to represent more than 100 business and tourism leaders who are committed to advancing our mission.
  • The Fort Worth Cultural District Alliance's primary program work includes developing and maintaining a cohesive cultural district, sharing successes and concerns with stakeholders, and influence design and development.
  • The Fort Worth Cultural District Alliance’s primary committees are Design and Urban Development, Urban Mobility, Arts Connection, and Safety.


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