Speaker Date Topic
Ellen Templin Oct 04, 2022
Project Moses
Project Moses

Ellen Templin was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and has made Dallas her home.  She graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio and had a career in banking.  She retired in 2019 to play tennis and travel.  She is a long time member of Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, has sung in church choirs for over 50 years, is on the Alumni Board of HPHS and has been involved with fighting human trafficking through Project Moses.  And a side note, her grandfather was President of Dallas Rotary Club.


Orlando Campos Oct 11, 2022
Economic Development in Addison
Economic Development in Addison

Orlando Campos has the distinction of serving as the Town of Addison’s first Economic Development Director.  He works closely with the City Manager’s Office and Town Council to execute the Town’s Strategic Economic Development Plan for corporate recruitment, business retention & expansion, entrepreneurial development, tourism development, and community redevelopment. 

Orlando has been in the economic development field for the last 26 years.  The Dallas Business Journal has listed his economic development office as one of the top 12 in the Dallas-Fort Worth Region based on the number of deals closed and investment made in the community.   D CEO Magazine recognizes him as one of the most influential business leaders in the DFW Metroplex.  He is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council and the International Economic Development Council and sits on the North Central Texas Council of Government’s Economic Development District Board.  Orlando joined Addison in 2011 and has helped attract and expand various corporate headquarters and regional offices to the community and has worked on various redevelopment projects. 

Prior to coming to Addison, Orlando worked for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Brownsville Economic Development Council, and Valley International Airport in Harlingen.  A native of Brownsville, Texas, Orlando is the youngest of 12 and is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in Urban Studies and History.

Tracy Eubanks Oct 18, 2022
Metrocrest Services Update
Metrocrest Services Update

Tracy has been the CEO of Metrocrest Services since 2013. Prior to joining the organization, he served as a Metrocrest board member for six years including serving as Board Chair. 

Prior to joining Metrocrest Services, Tracy served as the president of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce for two years. During his tenure he led the resurgence of the chamber as it became a key contributor to the area’s economic growth. Prior to joining the staff as president he served on the chamber board for six years including serving as Board Chair.

Prior to joining the chamber Tracy ran Mapsco, Inc., 1994-2010, the map company that began in Dallas in 1952. Mapsco grew from a DFW-only map provider to mapping many states and becoming the dominant map provider for Texas and Colorado. During his tenure Mapsco made multiple acquisitions to grow Mapsco’s product base. Mapsco won the Metrocrest Chamber’s 2009 Business of the Year Award. 

Tracy has served as a board member and chairman for the Texas Retailers Association. He also served on the board of the International Map Trade Association. In 2014, the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce honored Tracy with the 2013 Metrocrest Citizen of the Year Award and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity honored Tracy as a Golden Legend for his work in the community. In 2015, on behalf of Metrocrest Services, Tracy accepted the Governor’s Small Business of the Year Award for the Non-Profit category. In 2019 he was awarded the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership. He currently serves on the North Texas Food Bank Perot Family Campus Board, the Advisory Board for AVID at CFBISD, on the Advisory Board for the University of North Texas Non-Profit Leadership Studies Program, on the board for the Non Profit CEO Council, and on the board for the United States Handball Association. In 2021 he accepted the D CEO Non-Profit Award on behalf of Metrocrest Services which recognized the Best Large Non-Profit in the Dallas area. The Carrollton Masonic Lodge awarded Tracy the Community Builders Award, their highest honor for a non-Mason.

He is a graduate of Newman Smith High School and the University of North Texas. He lives in Carrollton with his wife and children.

Stan Herrin Oct 25, 2022
World Polio Day
Aaron Phillips Nov 01, 2022
Warrior Connection
Rotary Foundation Nov 15, 2022
Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC, FAPIC Dec 06, 2022
Infection Control and Prevention
Infection Control and Prevention

Director of Infection Prevention / ISO Internal Audit: Patti Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CIC, FAPIC

Patti has been an Infection Preventionist for 30 years in hospitals ranging from 1000-bed University-Teaching Level I Trauma Centers, to small for-profit acute care community facilities.  She has continuously held her “CIC” since 1992 and earned the designation of APIC Fellow.

Patti has published in peer-reviewed journals, is serving her 3rd term on the Editorial Review Board for AJIC, and wrote the bi-monthly iPNewbie column for Hospital Infection Control and Prevention from 2008 through 2014.  She was the 2013 APIC president, Texas Society for Infection Control and Prevention president for 1999, and served three terms on the Texas HAI/PAE Advisory Panel for public reporting. 

Patti firmly believes in leading by example and mentoring others toward reaching their optimal potential – with that said she is the recipient several awards including the 2001 Gerre Haynes Award Recipient for Excellence n Infection Control from the Texas Society of Infection Control Practitioners.

* Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology, Inc (www.apic.org)


Christmas Party Dec 18, 2022

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Kristi M. Roye Director of Development Feb 07, 2023

Spiritual gifts: Administration | Prophecy | Giving
StrengthsFinder: Individualization | Strategic | Achiever | Maximizer | Belief

Growing up in the Navy, Kristi’s relationship building started at a young age. Moving every couple of years, she was tasked with learning new places, building friendships, and relying on her strong values. Throughout her life, relationships became the core of who she is – developing a passion for helping people regardless of their life circumstances. Her nonprofit career expands almost 15 years and has led her to organizations focused on marginalized populations, youth, and social justice issues - many pointing to the intersectional issues within child sex trafficking. Through her experiences, and by recognizing that there are so many pressing needs in our own backyards, Kristi finds the most joy in connecting people to the causes they care about – asking them to volunteer, lead, give, or serve to make their world a better place - and dropping love bombs on them when they do!