On September 30th, the Y held the 13th Annual YMCA Key Leaders Lunch. Over 400 community and YMCA leaders from around the area were in attendance. Kelvin Walker, Chairman of the YMCA Board of Directors welcomed the group and served as the afternoon’s host.  The event encouraged key area business leaders to become more involved in the community by highlighting the YMCA’s future strategies for strengthening the foundation of our community by nurturing youth development, energizing healthy living and inspiring social responsibility.

Shama Hyder, Founder/CEO of The Marketing Zen Group served as the keynote speaker for the luncheon. Hyder is known as the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Fast Company, Shama Hyder is a visionary strategist for the digital age.

Hyder continued the outstanding tradition that has been established with our annual Key Leaders event. She encouraged the crowd to embrace and take advantage of digital platforms to come. Her remarks provided great insight into the digital world and inspired the audience to propel their digital marketing. 


A special thanks to the generous sponsors who helped make this event possible:


2016 Presenting Sponsor
The Dallas Morning News


Healthy Living Sponsors

Bank Of America
Texas Instruments


Youth Development Table Sponsors

Bruce Byrd 
Children's Health 
Frost Bank 
Jackson Walker
Jill and Brent Magnuson 
Mary Kay, Inc 
Scott Turner
Southwest Office Systems
Whitley Penn