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Episode 8: Katherine Ponder

The growth of Fairview, Texas is resulting in a richer community, says Katherine Ponder. She has witnessed this first-hand: Katherine and her husband have made Fairview their home since a wrong turn literally led them here in 1999. They became early residents of the Oakwood Estates neighborhood, where they still reside and have raised their two children, who have thrived in the Lovejoy …

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Episode 7: Paul Hendricks

Meet Fairview, Texas resident Paul Hendricks, featured guest of “Getting Neighborly” Episode 7. Paul is the founder and president of the Veterans Center of North Texas, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that helps more than 1,000 veterans a year locate the benefits and services they and their families need to be successful and productive members of their community. A Vietnam veteran who flew B-52s in …

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Episode 6: Trisha Cunningham

Trisha Cunningham, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), is our guest for Episode 6. NTFB is one of the largest food acquisition and distribution organizations in the United States. Prior to her role at the Food Bank, Trisha’s distinguished 30-year career at Texas Instruments included such leadership positions as director of Worldwide Company Communications and Chief Citizenship Officer. …

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Episode 5: John Adler

Episode 5 of “Getting Neighborly” features Fairview, Texas resident John Adler, co-founder and CEO of Call Control, a crowd-sourced solution that blocks millions of robocalls and scams worldwide, allowing consumers to personalize the calls they receive. John’s extensive information technology experience has ranged from multinational companies to startups. Not long after moving with his family to Fairview in 2001, John founded a …

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Episode 4: Henry Lessner

In Episode 4 of “Getting Neighborly,” you’ll get to know Mayor Henry Lessner, a 30-year resident of Fairview, Texas, who has served his community as a Town Council member and mayor pro tem as well as through his work with his church, local schools, Allen Community Outreach, the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus and the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce, among other organizations. Mayor Lessner’s …

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Episode 3: Alicia Bush

The third episode of “Getting Neighborly” features Fairview resident Alicia Bush, founder and CEO of the Treasured Vessels Foundation, a residential community in North Texas that opened its doors in January 2020 to provide a long-term safe place and therapeutic aftercare program for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. Alicia is the author of “Tenacious: Wave Maker to World Changer,” now available on …

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Episode 2: Donald Braun

In Episode 2 of our “Getting Neighborly” podcast, you will meet Donald Braun, president of the Dallas-based HALL Group, a private diversified investment company. With nearly 40 years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate and real estate finance, Don oversees and directs the implementation of the company’s investment strategies and management of its core business operations. He …

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Episode 1: Dave Quinn

Dave Quinn, CEcD, brings a broad scope of valuable experience and measurable results to his position as interim manager of community/economic development for Fairview, Texas. A Certified Economic Development Professional, Dave is a member of Day One Experts and founder of The Solutionist: An Economic Development Mastermind. Prior to his current role in Fairview, he held executive economic development positions in the Texas …