Leadership Richardson Alumni Association

  • About LRAA

Leadership Richardson is a program of the Richardson, Texas, Chamber of Commerce. The program’s vision is to serve as the catalyst for progressive and effective leadership in the Richardson community. The Leadership Richardson Alumni Association (LRAA) is open to anyone who has completed the year-long Leadership Richardson program.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Leadership Richardson Alumni Association (LRAA)   is to positively impact our community by connecting and inspiring members in leadership.

The Leadership Richardson Alumni Association was created in 1986 to provide Leadership Richardson graduates with a continued mechanism to:

      • Leadership Richardson Chamber of Commerce program logo in red and blueChallenge the Process: Create active, not passive, leadership opportunities where members seek better ways of doing things. 
      • Inspire a Shared Vision: LRAA members see a better future and inspire commitment that draws others willingly toward exciting possibilities.
      • Enable Others to Act: We help those who share the vision to feel a sense of empowerment and ownership. 
      • Model the Way: LRAA members lead plans of action while maintaining the respect of others.
      • Encourage the Heart: Motivated supporters continue when they are tempted to give up. LRAA members shows others they can win with visible signs of encouragement and genuine acts of caring.




Marta Gómez Frey26


Maureen Doherty32


Gwen Walraven28


Brian Poff25

Vice President – Membership

Coby Pewitt32

Vice President – Richardson Youth Leadership (RYL)

Blake Lewis25

Vice President – Website Services

Jan Arrant32

Director – Leadership Development

Dickie Watkins27

Director – Fund Development

Amy Taylor32

Director – Social Events

Sandy Palisch29

Director – Marketing and Public Relations

Chris Goodson31

Director – Richardson Youth Leadership (RYL)

Tom Phillips15

Director – At Large (RYL)

David Robinson34

Director – At Large (Outreach)

Veena Puppala34

Director – Class XXXV (35) Representatives

Lindsay Turman

John O'Haugherty



Sheri Harden34

Chairman – Past President’s Club

Michelle Miller26

Executive Director – Leadership Richardson

Kim Quirk22

Chairman – Leadership Richardson Advisory Board

Jan Arrant


 Immediate Past PresidentKaren Springs 27 

(c) 2020 Leadership Richardson Alumni Association

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software