Belinda May – President – Belinda is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Home Care Network East, Inc. She has made great strides in providing quality home care services to individuals in need of these services with branch offices located in Palestine, Rockwall, and Desoto. She employs over 150 employees and has had the pleasure of taking care and serving hundreds of patients. She provides free health screenings during various community health fairs and at senior living facilities in Dallas and surrounding areas.
Belinda lives and supports the Desoto community by her numerous contributions and service. She owns and operates Kosmic Kids Learning Center where she provides quality childcare services for the citizens of Desoto. She has extensive experience in both commercial and residential real estate investing which has been an invaluable asset to all of her community service and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Belinda has received numerous recognitions 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. She is an Alumni of Leadership Southwest, graduating with the Class of 2009, and has received numerous other awards including “Reader’s Choice Award for Business of the Year”, the “Desoto Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award”, the “Heritage Registry of Who’s Who” which is featured in Southwest NOW magazine as well as other publications. She has served on the Appraisal Review Board for Dallas County which determines approvals or denials for property tax increases for all of the Dallas County’s commercial and residential properties. Belinda has served on the Board of Directors for the Desoto Chamber of Commerce. In 2012, she was appointed to the Desoto Economic Development Board of Directors where she currently serves as President.
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.”
Michelle began her career with Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal) as an Environmental Engineer in Raleigh, NC. She later joined UCB Chemicals in Atlanta, GA where she held various positions including Process Development Engineer, Business Analyst and Product Manager. As a small business owner, Michelle owned and operated an upscale communications consulting and stationery design studio in Midtown Atlanta. While in Atlanta, she also owned and operated a real estate investment company as well as a Youth Leadership Development firm. As an adjunct instructor at Atlanta Technical College, she taught Marketing and Business Law courses to small business owners.
Michelle joined AT&T in the Advertising Solutions organization in 2006 where she was instrumental in leading the development of a universal product brand for the metered ad program across all 22-states. In her role as Director, Corporate Strategy, Michelle was responsible for driving initiatives to broaden and unify AT&T’s advertising strategy. As Director, Service Management, Michelle led the introduction of a new Service Manager role to support mobility applications customers. While serving as Director, Executive Communications, she was responsible for developing and leading a broad range of external and internal communications projects for the Chairman. In her role as Executive Director, AT&T University, Michelle and her team masterfully designed and delivered an impressive Leading with Distinction program during the DTV integration.
A native of Saginaw, MI, Michelle holds a B. S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, FL as well as a MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA.
In the community, Michelle leads a young women’s mentoring group and currently serves on the Ambassador’s Council for Bishop Dunne Catholic School and the board for DeSoto Economic Development Corporation. She currently resides in DeSoto, TX with her husband Jeff and their two sons, Mylan (15) and McKinley (13). Michelle is an avid reader who values quality family time. She also enjoys helping small business owners take their operations to the next level, golfing and seeing the world.
Bobby Waddle – Treasurer – 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.