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I strongly believe in serving the citizens of this nation and this community by action, involvement and deeds. I believe that the indicator of who we are is through what we do. John 3:18 - "Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." This is how I actively contribute:

Military:

  • Co-Founder of the Collin County Veterans' Coalition
  • Combat veteran earning two Army Commendations, the Cross of Gallantry and four Battle Stars in Vietnam
  • Awarded the U.S. Congressional Veteran Commendation by Congressman Sam Johnson
  • Delegate to the national Military Communities Council
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps

Community:

  • Member on the Texas Health Resources Collin County Leadership Council
  • Advisor to the Collin County Homeless Coalition
  • Chairman of Friends of Consumer Freedom
  • Board Member to the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
  • Delegate to the North Central Texas Regional Transportation Council
  • Chairman of the Emergency Preparedness Planning Council
  • Delegate to the Dallas Area Mobility Coalition
  • President of the Texas Municipal League Region 13
  • Delegate to the national Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Council
  • Delegate to the national Large Cities Committee
  • Chaired the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Chaired the Plano Community Relations Commission
  • Fundraising for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Professional:

  • Deal partner with private equity firm
  • Financial and technology corporate executive with EDS, Affiliated Computer Services, Computer Task Group, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), The IndUS Entrepreneurs Association (TIE) and Cornerstone Credit Union League
  • Thirty years working with budgets exceeding $500 million
  • Senior partner of two public relations firms
  • Rating-busting rock & roll disc jockey for a commercial radio station
  • Lived in Plano, Texas since 1982 and property owner since 1992.

Membership:

  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • American Legion
  • American Veterans Association
  • Army Aviation Association of America
  • Association of United States Army
  • National League of Cities
  • Non-Commissioned Officers Association
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments
  • Plano Rotary Club
  • Regional Transportation Council
  • Texas Municipal League
  • University of Wisconsin Alumni Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Vietnam Veterans of America

Rick Grady Campaign, Phil Dyer Treasurer
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