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Your Executive Symphony events feature thought leaders and prominent business leaders who share insights on growing a successful business.
This year is our seventh year of programming, and YES is exploring concepts like conscious capitalism, social entrepreneurship, scaling your business and capitalizing on your strengths. Join us as we give tools to help you disrupt the system and deal with disruption that comes your way - and make it work for you.
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YES CEO Symposium
Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Seasons 52 - NorthPark Center
8687 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75225
Jane Taber - Partner, Sheef & Stone, LLP
Jane has a comprehensive business law and mediation practice with over two decades of experience representing businesses in a myriad of diverse transactional matters advising on corporate governance, operational concerns, risk management, business dispute resolution, contracts, and mergers and acquisitions to name a few. Her negotiation acumen has proven to be invaluable in meditating business disputes to resolution as a mediator.
Ms. Taber has a particular emphasis in addressing the unique regulatory, operational and legal nuances of the health care and insurance industries. She advises clients in business and operational issues, acquisitions, disciplinary actions, general compliance, fraud & abuse, illegal remuneration, referrals and Stark legislation.
Ms. Taber has been recognized for her writing ability by the Texas State Bar, having received the Best in Series Substantive Law award in 2008. She also has the distinction of being selected as one of the top women lawyers in Dallas for her work in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions by D Magazine in 2010.
Chanel Davis - CEO, Davis, Davis, & Harmon
Chanel is a founding partner of Davis Davis & Harmon LLC – Sales Tax Experts, which specializes in refund recovery, audit defense, and legal research. As President/CEO, Ms. Davis has 17 years’ experience managing client relations and the day-to-day management decisions of the firm. The DFW Minority Supplier Development Council awarded Davis Davis & Harmon LLC the 2017 Supplier of the Year - Class II. “We have built our firm with one singular focus in mind, being the taxpayer's advocate.”
In addition to her dedication to her clients, Ms. Davis has lent her time and talent to several community pursuits throughout her career in Dallas. As a member of the National Association of Black Accountants, the Institute of Professionals in Taxation, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Sickle Cell Disease Association of Dallas, she has served the youth and young adults of Dallas. Also, she has hosted an annual business suit drive at her firm benefiting Dallas area community shelters/organizations.
Ms. Davis holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of New Orleans and is alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program. The Women's Business Council-Southwest nominated Ms. Davis for the 2018 Rising Star Award.
Melanie Kuhr - CEO, Signature Millwork
Melanie brings a unique skill set, including over 35 years of leadership, business development, and human resources experience, to her role as CEO of Signature Millwork, a premier architectural millwork company based in Dallas since 1991. Before acquiring Signature Millwork with two partners in 2005, she held leadership positions with Proctor & Gamble and EDS.
Melanie also serves numerous professional and community service organizations, Chair of Development and Executive Committee Member Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum; Board of Directors American Subcontractors Association; member Association of Professional Women in Construction, member Women’s Dream Team Network.
Melanie is the co-author of Das Haus in East Berlin; the story of her own family’s journey from Nazi Germany to present day America.
A Cincinnati, Ohio, native, Marietta College graduate, Melanie relocated to Dallas for her fourth and final time in 2009.