Founder’s Day Celebration

Celebrate Mizzou’s Founding by joining fellow alumni for a Networking Reception followed by Mizzou Alumni Association Update and Fireside Chat. Engage with Fireside Chat participants, including Chad Townes (VP, AT&T), on how Mizzou made an impact on their successful career journey.

Also, hear updates on MAA and from our Chapter on current and future initiatives. This is an event you won’t want to miss.

Cost is $18.39 and include:

  • Light Bites
  • (2) Cocktails
  • Program
  • Parking
  • Donation to DFW MAA chapter.

Register now and reserve your place!


2016 Founders Day Event (2/11, Downtown Dallas)

Founders Day DFW – 2/11, 6pm-8pm, Dallas Entrepreneur Center

The DFW Mizzou Tigers will be hosting an event on Thursday, February 11th, to celebrate the university’s founders day. We are partnering with the Recent Alumni Advisory Board (RAAB) of the Robert J. Trulaske College of Business. The theme of the night will be to celebrate the founding of the university as well as local DFW Mizzou Tigers who have excelled in the world of business and entrepreneurship.

The chapter has organized a very diverse panel of business leaders who will be sharing their experiences at Mizzou and their advice on succeeding in business. Short biographies and pictures are below. There will be an opportunity to network with these leaders, as well as the rest of the attendees at the event, during the course of the evening. There will be an assortment of heavy appetizers and drinks available during the event so please come hungry.

Admission to the event can be purchased on this site for a minimum $10/attendee donation to the DFW Mizzou Tigers’ scholarship fund. This fund is used to award scholarships to local DFW students who choose to attend the university. If you would like to donation more than the $10 minimum, please use the “Additional Donation” option when purchasing your ticket.

EVENT LOCATION: Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 North Market Street, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75202



Bill Glenn – CMO and Chief Revenue Officer, Predictive Fitness

As a senior leader in integrated marketing and sales, Bill Glenn specializes in marketing, brand and sales strategy, promotions and sponsorships. Over his career in sports business, he’s provided insights to major media outlets such as USA Today and made appearances on CNBC, MSNBC and Bloomberg News. Prior to Predictive Fitness, Bill worked for The Marketing Arm, where he spent nine years in various leadership roles related to analytics, events, and marketing consulting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and an MBA in marketing from the University of Missouri. He’s also on Baylor University’s Sports Sponsorship and Sales Advisory Board, an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Sports Management for SMU and a local Chapter Counselor for Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.

Kirsten Williams – Founder and CEO, Compass360 Branding

Kirsten Williams works with companies, nonprofits, and individuals throughout the state of Texas to fine tune their voice and message to target their audiences and internal communications. Kirsten launched Compass360 Branding in 2014 after experiences in the marketing and advertising industry for 7 years. As a highly talented strategic communications professional with an extensive background in marketing and business development, Kirsten has an impressive record of designing and leading effective campaigns. Kirsten is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni Chapter and actively serves as a board member for several charitable organizations including The Junior League of Dallas, Lee Park Junior Conservancy, and FemFessionals Dallas.

Rome Madison – Author & Reinvention Expert, The Superstar Training Academy

Rome Madison is an expert voice on personal and professional reinvention and is a best-selling author of two books. The first 10 years of Rome’s professional life ended in unemployment, bankruptcy, and few employment options; the next 10yrs Rome became a VP in the medical sales industry with stock options. Today Rome speaks at colleges and corporations to help identify and claim their Star Power potential to reinvent their self-image or professional identity to create more success in life or business. Rome is a former safety for the Missouri Tigers and is an active member of the National Speakers Association, National Sales Network, and Kappa Alpha Psi Dallas Alumni Chapter.


2015 Founders’ Day Celebration at The Pecan Room

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Join your fellow DFW Tigers for a Founders’ Day Celebration to honor Mizzou’s 176th birthday with special guest Shelly Slater, BJ ’02 and our MC, Greg Tepper, BJ ’08!

Shelly is a multi-Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist at WFAA in Dallas where she is a reporter and anchors two evening newscasts. This True Tiger
grew up in Plano and graduated summa cum laude.

Greg is a broadcast journalist focused on North Texas sports and works at IMG as Associate Editor of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
6:00 pm Social – Followed by dinner and program

The Pecan Room at Old Parkland
3819 Maple Ave., Dallas, Texas
{in the ‘Nurses Quarter’ building}

Cost: $50/person
Please RSVP by Feb. 5, 2015.

Purchase tickets at

We hope to see you there in your best black & gold business attire!

Dallas-Fort Worth Mizzou Founders’ Day Reception and Awards Night


Mizzou Founders’ Day Reception and Awards Night

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


The Pecan Room at Old Parkland
3819 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas
In the “Nurses Quarters” Building
$45/person. Please register by January 31st.

Register here:

Since 1839, the University of Missouri has stood as a beacon of higher education. As the largest alumni base outside of Missouri, the Dallas-Fort Worth area is proud to have so many Mizzou alumni call the Metroplex home.

This year’s Dallas-Fort Worth Founders Day will be a unique celebration of Mizzou’s 175 years of academic success, starting with a cocktail reception to let our graduates of all generations mix and mingle, followed by a short awards program honoring Mizzou alumni in various capacities and brief “fireside” chat with some of Mizzou’s most successful Dallas-area alumni. Whether your goal is to meet other Mizzou professionals in the area, reconnect with old Mizzou friends, or just come out to support the University, it will be a night to remember at the Pecan Room at Old Parkland, which is arguably one of most well-restored and beautifully adorned private museums in Texas.

Throughout the evening a silent auction will be available, which includes our feature item of a Frank Haith autographed Mizzou basketball. Tickets are available for $45 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages. All net proceeds from the tickets and silent auction will benefit the DFW Chapter’s Endowment and Scholarship Fund, which provides academic scholarships to local Dallas-Fort Worth seniors who have chosen Mizzou as their future collegiate home. We sincerely hope you can join us in supporting the DFW Scholarship Fund!

Dress is business attire.

Questions or interested in corporate sponsorship? Please contact Chapter President Bill Richmond at

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