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Lucious Lawrence Williams – President – Lucious Lawrence Williams is currently Chairman of the Board for Dikita Enterprises, Inc. Prior to his current role, he served for 30 years as President and CEO, where he utilized his leadership skills to conceptualize, plan and set corporate policy and direct marketing initiatives. A seasoned professional with more than 40 years of proven leadership and management experience in both the non-profit and public sectors, he has been involved in all facets of the development and administration of the business world and understands the dynamics of running and growing a business.

Lucious is active as an officer and member of numerous civic groups in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and serves as Founder of the Coalition of Minority Chambers of Commerce and the D/FW Minority Design Professional Council; Past President of Dallas Bonding Assistance Corporation; Board Member of St. Paul and Zale Lipshy University Hospital-UT Southwestern Medical Center, Oak Cliff Chamber, and Board Chairman of West Dallas Community Centers, Inc.

Lucious and his wife, Rubee, have lived in DeSoto since 1979 and are members of Friendship West Baptist Church. He is the proud father of three daughters and three granddaughters.

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Belinda May – Vice President – Belinda is the Chief Operations Officer of Home Care Management, Inc. She has made great strides in providing quality home health care to Desoto residence through Home Care Network – Desoto office and seven offices across the Northeast Texas landscape that provides home health services to over 1100 patients and has over 350 employees. She provides free health screenings during various community health fairs and at senior living facilities in the Desoto, Dallas and surrounding areas.

Belinda lives and supports the Desoto community by her numerous contributions and service. She has provided quality childcare services in Desoto through Kosmic Kids Learning Center in which she owns and operates. She provided impeccable car cleaning to residence and businesses in Lancaster as well as surrounding areas at Casey’s Kwik Kar and Detail from 2002 to May 2007.

She has been instrumental in providing moral, financial, and physical support to victims of Hurricane Katrina serving as Coordinator for the City of Refuge outreach program in 2005. She also allowed her company to sponsor the “Southwest Seniors Holiday Gift Drive” to ensure senior citizens in the Dallas metroplex were not left out in the cold.

She has received numerous recognition in her leadership abilities including the “Quest For Success” award given to Black Entrepreneurs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for their business achievements and community service in February of 2007. She is a member of the Desoto Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors.

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Curt Krohn – Secretary – Curt Krohn and his family have been a part of the DeSoto community since 1994 and he is in his 21st year of serving as a pastor at Faith Bible Church in DeSoto. Prior to moving to Texas, he was a Pastor of Student Ministry in two churches in Indiana where he also served as Associate Staff with Sonlife Ministries, a national leadership training ministry.

In addition to leading the ministry of Faith Bible Church, he has been involved in a variety of ways in serving the city of DeSoto. He has been a DISD PTA member and president, an elected official for nine years on the DISD Board of Trustees, served the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Board as a Director and a member of the Executive Committee, led the DeSoto Ministerial Alliance and currently participates with DPAC (DeSoto Police & Clergy), serves on the DeSoto Domestic Violence Advisory Committee, and is a past member of the DeSoto Rotary Club. He is also involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and serves on the North Central Texas Council of Governments Criminal Justice Policy Development Committee.

Curt has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Grace Theological Seminary. Curt and his wife, Lana, a DISD teacher, have two sons that are both graduates of DeSoto ISD and who went on to receive degrees from Baylor University and Texas A&M. “We have a wonderful city with passionate, qualified leadership. My one desire is to be able to give back to this city of DeSoto that has given so much to my family.”

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Stephanie Bowers – Treasurer – Stephanie Bowers is an accomplished risk management professional with 15 years of experience in managing financial and business operations for some of the top Fortune 500 ™ companies. In her current role, Stephanie is the Project Manager of Operations for Habitat for Humanity. She focuses on helping the organization execute its vision and create “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

Stephanie is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University where she earned a Bachelor of Science. She then went on to attend the University of Texas where she achieved an Executive Master of Business Administration. Stephanie volunteers as a financial educator for Operation Hope – Banking On Our Future, a program that teaches youths the importance of saving money and making wise financial decisions; serves as a Program Ambassador for the University of Texas where she visits with incoming students about the benefits of attending the university and academic opportunities; and serves on an advisory board at North Lake College. Stephanie also volunteers with military and veteran efforts, a homeless shelter, and neighboring communities that are disadvantaged.

Born to parents who served in the United States Armed Forces, Stephanie learned: strength, honor, and discipline, all of which are a part of her leadership style today. Once her parents retired from the Armed Forces they settled in DeSoto where Stephanie has been a long time resident for the past 23 years. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and participating in community initiatives.

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Bobby Waddle – Board Director – As a lifetime resident of DeSoto, Texas Bobby G. Waddle has spent his entire adult life in service to his country and community. He was elected to City Council in 2001; Waddle was then selected as mayor pro tem in 2002 and served five years in this position. In 2007 the city of DeSoto elected mayor Waddle as mayor.

Waddle is the city council liaison to the DeSoto Independent School District and a member of the DeSoto Planning and Zoning Commission, Tri-City Regional Animal Shelter Board, DeSoto Finance Committee, and Dalworth Soil and Water Conservation District. He also has served as president of the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

In 2005 the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce created the Bobby Waddle Citizen of the Year Award.

He served as commander of the 40th Cadet Squadron at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Waddle was chief of Air Force Academy Activities Group at the Pentagon. He received two Legion of Merit Awards, the Distinguished Flying Cross and 11 Air Medals. Waddle retired as a United States Air Force colonel in 1985.

He graduated from Texas Tech in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He earned a master’s degree in urban sociology from the University of Northern Colorado.