Profiles in Leadership is a chance to look at the next movers and shakers of Fort Worth. The series explores what happens when we expand who is considered a leader, how the city will grow without the “Old Guard” in charge, and how some already have stepped up to make changes in the city.


The background

Paving a new way: Fort Worth looks for successors to Old Guard

A rejected Olympic bid helped lead to one of the most visionary projects Fort Worth has pulled off — Dickies Arena, a $540 million project paid for mostly by private investors led by billionaire Ed Bass.  Fort Worth leaders attempted to get the 2012 Olympics in Cowtown, but the city lacked a state-of-the-art arena to…


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Brewer finds inspiration, career  through tragedy

Sandra Murphy didn’t expect to be a trailblazer, or a brewer for that matter.   Yet, as the acknowledged first female head brewer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Murphy, 39,  has blazed – or poured…

Dirt dynasty: Businesswoman carries on legacy at Will Rogers

Brandi Hawkins’ family business is older than dirt. Almost. “I grew up smelling dirt, diesel (and) animals,” Hawkins said. “So I love that. I mean, that’s therapeutic right there.”  Hawkins’ family has been in…

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