DALLAS, TX (February 19, 2018) — Sendero Principal Eric McConnell and Manager Staci Thetford have been selected to receive the 2018 Community First Award: Sponsored by Parkland Foundation. This award recognizes exceptional young civic-minded leaders who have impacted Dallas County through their work in the community.

McConnell is an active volunteer with numerous organizations in the greater Dallas area. Starting with Junior Achievement, Fort Worth Chorale of Schola Cantorum through First Tee of Dallas and now Chase’s Place and Business Council for the Arts, he has supported multiple organizations to throughout his career. His participation in these organizations has set the foundation for the future commitment and service he plans for Dallas and beyond.

“This award is such an unbelievable honor; especially to be a part of the inaugural group to receive this award from the foundation,” said McConnell. “I am so excited to collaborate, learn, and develop with other local civic minded young professionals this year because of this great award.”

Thetford is a Board member for Books are the Beginning, an education non-profit with the mission to promote literacy in impoverished communities and has worked with BATB to sponsor 10 DISD schools in East, West and South Dallas. Additionally, for the last 8 years, she has been an active member of the Junior League of Dallas and was recently selected to be the Community Vice President for the 2018-2019 year. During her time in JLD, she has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and the DMA, served on the committee that grants dollars and volunteers from the JLD to Dallas agencies and served as the Issue Coordinator over the Arts & Cultural Enrichment areas.

“To receive the Community First Award from the Parkland Foundation and to have been nominated by my peers at the Junior League of Dallas is an honor and I am sincerely grateful,” said Thetford. “I look forward to being a part of this group of community leaders and seeing how we can learn from each other’s experiences to greater impact the Dallas community.”

Being stewards of our community is a cornerstone of Sendero’s vision. To learn more about Sendero’s community involvement, visit our website.


About Sendero:
Sendero’s mission is to be the management consulting partner most respected for their people, culture, and the results delivered to clients. Their experts provide guidance in strategic planning, technology enablement, and organizational effectiveness across a variety of industries. Sendero is committed to partnering with clients to navigate the unique challenges of their business while focusing on designing practical, high-value solutions. With offices in Dallas and Houston, Sendero is focused on making an impact for their clients and community.

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