The Commit Partnership is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to its board of directors: Gerald Britt, Dolores Sosa Green, Robert Kaplan and Matt Randazzo. We are excited about their contributions of expertise and wisdom to the Partnership’s efforts.
Reverend Gerald Britt, Vice President of External Affairs at CitySquare, brings a wealth of community involvement and servant leadership experience to Commit’s board. At CitySquare, Rev. Britt oversees the public policy efforts, supervises service programs, including its Permanent Supportive Housing program, its public interest law firm, and after school programs. Gerald was honored as one of the 11 most influential community leaders by the Dallas Big Influence organization.
Dolores Sosa Green, M.Ed., served as the chief executive officer of Trinity River Mission (TRM) in West Dallas for 13 years. During her tenure, she increased the number of students served by 100% and grew partnerships from five to more than 33 collaborative organizations. In 2017 she was presented with the Leadership ISD Visionary Leader Award and the Texas Organizing Project Community Champion Award. As the first in her family to earn a high school diploma, a bachelor’s degree, and a graduate degree, Ms. Green feels it is important to mentor, guide, and teach young people that their circumstances don’t determine their destiny.
Matthew Randazzo is the newly elected president and CEO of The Dallas Foundation. Previously, Randazzo served as CEO of the Dallas-based National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), an organization that promotes college readiness in math and science. As CEO at NMSI, Randazzo led the organization’s efforts to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement in communities across the country. In 2016, Randazzo was named to the 10th class of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship, a select group of national leaders from the public, nonprofit and academic sectors dedicated to leading measurable improvements for children and families.
Robert Kaplan has been CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and its 1200 employees since 2015. Previously, Kaplan was the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and a Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Harvard in 2006, Kaplan was vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. with global responsibility for the firm’s Investment Banking and Investment Management Divisions. He serves as chairman of project A.L.S. and co-chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm that invests in developing nonprofit enterprises dedicated to addressing social issues.
These new additions bring Commit’s board to 16 members, and their wealth of community experience will undoubtedly benefit the Commit team and the greater Dallas-Fort Worth community. All members of Commit’s board and Leadership Council can be found at commitpartnership.org/leadership.