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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.

Ken Loose, CDA Chair

Ken Loose has over 35 years of experience in architecture, including municipal, commercial, institutional religious and private designs. Much of his work has been urban infill and adaptive re-use. Ken is passionate about the quality of the built environment and the importance of community input.

Ken has a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Texas Christian University, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Houston. Ken founded Arts Arlington to strengthen civic funding of the arts. He has served on the Camping Services Board of the Houston YMCA, as moderator of his church and is active on other local development boards and organizations.

Board of Directors:

Chair

Ken Loose

VLK Architects


Past Chair

Dustin Van Orne

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth


Vice Chair

Scott Wilcox

Amon Carter Museum


Secretary

Dr. Robert Chu

EYEWORKS Group


Treasurer

Jerry Thompson

Inwood Bank



Directors

Neil Barrow

Whitley Penn


Bethany Baker

Magnolia Motor Lounge


Marlene Beckman

Kensington Properties


Fernando Costa

City of Fort Worth


Margaret DeMoss

The DeMoss Company


Susan Drake

Kimbell Art Museum


Melissa Dunn

West 7th Neighborhood Alliance


Susan Gruppi

M2G/The Foundry


Denise Hamilton

Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Chris Harmon

Will Rogers Memorial Center


Jason Hartley

UNT Health Science Center


Jonathan Morris

Fort Worth Barber Shop


Phillip Poole

Townsite Company


Lindsey Rushen

Casa Manana


Brandon Searcy

Regions


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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