Each year the Greater Dallas Chamber graduates 50 men and women from Leadership Dallas who we hope will strive to make a difference in the community. Kimberly Quirk '02 and David C. Tyson, Jr. '02, two members of the Richardson ISD school board are doing just that.
Kimberly Quirk was elected to the RISD Board of Trustees in 2005. As director of public affairs at Texas Instruments she is involved in aspects of the company's goal to improve education from pre-kindergarten through higher education. She attended Richardson ISD schools for 12 years and graduated from Pearce High School. Kim has been an active volunteer and advocate in the Richardson school system for more than 13 years.
Kim's current involvement includes the RISD Tomorrow Foundation board of directors, Richardson ISD District Planning Committee and North Junior High Booster Club officer. She is a member of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and was a proud member of the Teacher of the Year selection committee for Richardson ISD this year. She is also a founding member of Hi-TECCC, a coalition in Collin County to enhance math and science learning and teacher training.
Kim sits on the board of directors for the Dallas Black Dance Theater, serves on the Greater Dallas Chamber's technology business council, sits on the Collin County Disaster Management Advisory Council, is a past member of the Junior Leagues of Plano and Richardson and a former six year board member of the New Beginning Center. She has been an advisor to the Family Place on public affairs issues and the YWCA of Richardson on communications.
She is married to Joe Quirk and they have two children, Joey and Carrie. Kim is also a cum laude graduate of SMU with a bachelor of fine arts in journalism.
Another alumni, David C. Tyson, Jr. was elected to the RISD Board of Trustees in 2004 and serves as board treasurer. David volunteers as a Unit Commissioner with the Boy Scouts of America, for Hamilton Park Pacesetter Magnet and Forest Lane Academy. Out of district, Mr. Tyson was the Legislative Captain for District 102 in the American Cancer Society for the Dallas Chapter. He is a co-founder of the Sankofa Foundation, an organization that provides mentoring for at risk youth.
David is Director of Sales and Marketing for ProPath Laboratory, Inc. He is a member of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
David is married to Linda H. Tyson, (Leadership Dallas Alumni, 2003), and the father of three Richardson ISD graduates.
For more information on Leadership Dallas contact Megan Inman at 214-746-6746 or email@example.com.