Alliance for Greater Works Announces New Chairman and Board of Directors

Alliance for Greater Works Announces New Chairman and Board of Directors

Research shows that the quality of a nonprofit or ministry board is crucial to the ongoing success and sustainability of an organization’s mission. As a sixteen-year-old nonprofit ministry, Alliance for Greater Works™ knows the importance and results of strong board leadership in realizing our strategic goals and ultimately our mission of strengthening and positioning leaders and organizations to transform under-resourced communities.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new chairman and two new members to our board of directors in 2017. Board member, Alphonso Jackson, has been named chairman of the board, replacing retiring board member Nike Ladapo. Thanks Nike for your strategic leadership in guiding Alliance over the past three years! We are deeply grateful to you and your contributions in fulfilling our mission!

In addition, Fran Dillard and Zarin Gracey have been appointed as new members to Alliance board of directors.

Join me in welcoming our 2017 board leadership!


More About Alphonso Jackson
Alphonso Jackson has more than 30 years of accounting and finance experience serving in leadership roles for public and private businesses, as well as higher education.

He is currently employed at Atmos and serves as a Regional Controller for the company’s Information Technology Outsourcing Operations. Prior to joining Xerox, he held management positions at ExxonMobil, Glazer’s Wholesale Distributors and Paul Quinn College.

Alphonso is a licensed CPA in Texas and is married to his best friend, Sybil and has one son, Alyn.


More About Fran Dillard
As Texas Instrument’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Fran Dillard leads and oversees the diversity and inclusion strategy and global programs.

Fran joined Texas Instruments in 2008 as a human resources leader in the technology and manufacturing organization in Dallas. Since that time, she has held HR business leader roles across several TI lines of business including Analog, Embedded Processing and Power. In 2014, Fran took on the global role of Diversity and Inclusion director with responsibility for the strategy, global programs, and employee resource groups. Prior to joining Texas Instruments, Fran held HR leader roles with American Airlines and Flowserve Corporation.

Fran sits on the Conference Board’s Global Executive Diversity and Inclusion council and is also an active member with the Texas Diversity council. Her passion for the community is noted in her involvement with teens and recent induction as executive board member and vice president of the North Texas chapter of Jack and Jill of America.

Her favorite quote comes from a speaker she heard during a supplier diversity conference: “Remember, for every life we touch, we have the opportunity to impact another.”


More About Zarin Gracey
As Executive Manager, Zarin Gracey manages three divisions within the Business Development and Procurement Services Department with the City of Dallas (Contract Compliance, Resource Link Team, and Administrative Staff). He is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with the vending community, various chambers and advocacy groups to ensure they are informed and equipped to do business with the City of Dallas. He also prepares and presents various training and informational presentations to the vending community.

Zarin helps Small/Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Businesses build capacity through various trainings and connecting them to existing resources. Zarin administers a $2.3M budget for the department by monitoring expenditures to ensure operating expenses remain within established parameters.


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