||Brad Shanklin joined DallasHR as executive director in March 2016. Reporting to the board of trustees, Brad is responsible for implementing board policy and strategic initiatives, and managing the overall operation of the organization. He leads a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who provide DallasHR members and HRSWC attendees with critical education and resources.
Prior to joining DallasHR, Brad served as the director of chapters and then as the senior director of chapter business for Meeting Professionals International, where he had been since April 2010. His responsibilities included leading the Chapter Business team and the more than 80 chapters and clubs throughout the world. Prior to that, Brad served eight years as the president/CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce, where he earned his IOM, Institute for Organization Management, a certificate in non-profit management from the US Chamber of Commerce. Prior to the chamber, he had a 14-year tenure with the American Heart Association (AHA) at the national headquarters in Dallas, as the state director in New Mexico and in the council office in Houston.
Brad was elected to the Plano Independent School District Board of Trustees in 2005 and served for six years, holding the position of vice president during his second term. He is a former Rotarian and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. He and his wife, Julia have a daughter who is also a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a son who is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.