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"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved."

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Board of Directors

Jim Rodriguez

MSgt, USAF, Ret.  Founder/President

Rocky Turner

Creator/Founder, Stomp Wars Global, A program of Rock Teen Youth Foundation

Hector Flores

Financial Representative, Modern Woodmen of America /Director

Allen Nida

Area Supervisor / Taco Casa Corporate /Director

Victoria Neave Criado

Legal Counsel /Director

Jerry Frazier

Treasurer/CPA /Director

President's Advisory Council

Rodney Baker

CEO – Hot Rod Connects

Marla Bearden

F.L.A.G. Program Administrator

Carla Beene

Alphagraphics Addison

Amazing Curbs

Michele Bobadilla, M.Ed, D.Litt (hc)

Senior Associate VP Outreach and Community Engagement

Assistant Provost Hispanic Student Success

The University of Texas at Arlington

Tabitha Branum


Richardson ISD, Richardson, TX

Bob Calton

Nashville, TN

Laura Ferring

Owner / GEICO Flower Mound, TX

Patti Gibson

Keller ISD Executive Director Admin. Assistant CCMR/CTE

Ann Gonzalez

Information Technology


Lane Holcomb

President, Gainesville Lions Club

Jayne Neely

AF Veteran


Macon, Georgia

Marisa Perez

Vice President Growth AccelerationPEPSICO FOOD, NORTH AMERICA, Allen, TX

Irene Rodriguez

Dallas ISD

F.L.A.G. Program Campus Leader Coordinator

Teresa Rutkowski

Kayle K. Valdez

Second Class Petty Officer, U.S. Navy

Norfolk, VA

Retired Financial Planner / Pension Actuary

Garland, TX

Jim Waldorf

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