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Adam Hochfelder Jul 29, 2021 12:00 PM
Dave Campbellā€™s Texas Football
Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

Adam’s love affair with sports was born on December 13, 1975 at the age of 5.  At a family friend’s holiday party, he watched the Dallas Cowboys beat the hated rival Washington Redskins 31-10 and became hooked.   While he started in liquor sales out of the University of Texas at Austin and quickly moved to the wireless industry, he was always intrigued with all aspects of sports.  The games, the business.  Everything. 

In 2005, a random cold call into Host Communications led to a job as General Manager of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.  He has been here ever since including leading the acquisition of this legendary brand away from IMG to form Sports In Action (dba Highfield Marketing).  The company now has a vast array of media assets and marketing rights such as the UIL and the THSCA. Adam now serves as the company President and minority owner. He lives in Flower Mound with his wife when they are not shuttling to and from Fayetteville, Arkansas to visit their daughter who attends U of A or Austin to visit their son who attends UT.  WPS! and Hook’em Horns!

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Scott Johnson Aug 05, 2021 12:00 PM
The Value of ZapStand in Frisco Parks
The Value of ZapStand in Frisco Parks

Scott Johnson serves as CEO & Managing Partner of Wheelhouse Ventures. A serial entrepreneur, Johnson also serves as the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Wheelhouse portfolio company ZapStand, a medical technology start-up and CEO of portfolio company Wheelhouse Marinas.

Scott served on the City Council in Frisco, Texas (Pop. 205,000) from 2008-2017 having been elected city-wide in 2008 and re-elected in 2011 and again in 2014. As a lifetime conservative, Johnson has consistently fought for low taxes, private property rights, balanced budgets, and controlled growth.

Johnson is also on the front lines of Texas’ job growth as an Executive Board member of the Texas Business Leadership Council – a 100-CEO organization dedicated to Texas’ prosperity. Additionally, he served as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Texas Economic Development Corporation (TexasOne) having been appointed by Governor Rick Perry in 2006 and having served until 2015. Johnson has led missions on behalf of the Governor to Georgia, New York, and California meeting with CEO’s and site selectors and recruiting corporations to Texas. His efforts have contributed to the longest sustained period of job growth in Texas history. He is also a graduate of Leadership North Texas Class 7.

Johnson was named to the Dallas Business Journal’s “40 under 40” in both 2005 and 2010, and the Collin County Business Press “40 under 40” in 2012 recognizing him as one of the top 40 business professionals under the age of 40 in the area. Additionally, Johnson serves on the boards of numerous private companies and charitable foundations including the Collin College Foundation (as an officer of the Board). Scott Johnson is a 4-time IRONMAN triathlon finisher and is the first person known to have completed the IRONMAN World Championships in Hawaii with an artificial lumbar disc. His inspiring story of struggle and determination following four back surgeries caused NBC to profile Johnson during its yearly IRONMAN broadcast in 2010.

Johnson is an involved dad, including coaching the U11 Army football team and the U7 Tigers basketball team. He is a product of the Richardson ISD and is a graduate of Auburn University. Scott is proud of his Christian faith and deeply held beliefs and is an active member of Prestonwood Baptist Church where he has been a member for more than 30 years. He has been married to Julia for 17 years, with whom he has four children – Finley (14), Palmer (12), Creed (11), and Breck (7).

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Valerie Gotcher Aug 12, 2021 12:00 PM
BIND: Brain Injury Network of Dallas
BIND: Brain Injury Network of Dallas

Valerie Gotcher, MS, CCC-SLP – Founder & Executive Director, IBICA Quality Assurance Team Member
Valerie earned a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Texas in 2004. She has worked in a variety of acute care and outpatient hospital settings serving the needs of adults with acquired brain injury and other neurological disorders. Valerie is responsible for the incorporation of BIND in late 2011 and later the receipt of 501(c)(3) status in February 2012. She is the Executive Director of BIND and has served as a Board Member and past President of the Board of Directors for the International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance. Valerie is an active participant on the IBICA Quality Assurance Committee and the Plano Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee. She has been married for 19 years, has 2 children and too many pets. She loves the mountains, reading and yoga.

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