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Dallas In-Person Event | Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities, and What It Means for You
Pearson Partners International (Lakeside Square)
12377 Merit Drive, 1st Fl Conference Room
Dallas, TX 75251
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 4:15 PM - 6:30 PM CST
Category: Dallas


02:15 PM - 04:30 PM (Pacific)
03:15 PM - 05:30 PM (Mountain)
04:15 PM - 06:30 PM (Central)
05:15 PM - 07:30 PM (Eastern) 


$00   Members and Guest of Members
$35   Non-Members 




We will enjoy time for networking and an insightful discussion from our panel of experienced leaders as they discuss corporate sustainability and share real life experiences as boards help guide companies through an everchanging compliance environment. They will explain the impact and requirements of the new EU standards and pending SEC and state regulations, and the related challenges and opportunities available to companies.

Thank you to our National Sponsors!

Thank you to our Chapter Sponsors!



Allen Campbell
Founder & CEO
McAlan LC

Allen is the Founder and CEO of McAlan LC. McAlan helps businesses achieve sustainable business success by providing information, advice and solutions regarding sustainability (aka Environmental, Social and Governance) including risk and compliance management. McAlan serves companies, business owners, Boards of Directors, C-suite executives, investors and lenders. See www.McAlan.com.

Allen has been active in this field since 2010, when he organized the first focus group in Dallas on Socially Responsible Investing. Since then, Sustainability/ESG, as a style of investment and of business management, has grown to be a global phenomenon.

Educational credentials:

  • AB, College of Wooster
  • JD, Columbia University Law School
  • MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Mediation Certificate, University of Texas

Professional advisory background:

  • Attorney with the Taft Law firm (featured in the Dark Waters environmental justice movie)
  • Investment banker in the corporate finance department of Bear Stearns & Co., a major bracket investment bank in New York
  • Full-time strategic consultant to the CEO of Arthur D. Little, a major international consulting firm
  • Director of the corporate finance department of Schneider Bernet & Hickman, a regional investment bank headquartered in Dallas

Prior to McAlan, he was a serial entrepreneur. The most notable company was Murex Corporation, which invented and commercialized the Single Use Diagnostic System for HIV-1 ("SUDS"), which was the first, and for years, the only, product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) for rapid HIV testing. SUDS became world famous in the medical war against AIDS. Murex became International Murex Technologies, which became a publicly held company, and then was acquired by Abbott Labs.

Other companies which he founded, co-founded, owned or co-owned, include an investment research business whose quantitative work won many industry awards, and two magazine companies: American Visions, the official magazine of the African American Museums Association, and Marlin Magazine, about big game sport fishing

For more information, see my LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/allencampbelljdmba.


Azhar Syed
Leading Insights

Azhar has been in numerous leadership positions, including CEO, CFO, CPO, Board Member, and Committee Chair. Azhar has extensive cross-cultural agility, having lived and worked in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. He traveled to over 100 countries to engage employees and customers; implement global strategy and significant change initiatives. Azhar is passionate about developing people and promoting diversity of thought and inclusion to achieve outstanding results. My mission is to empower people to create a positive and profound impact in their lives and on others.


Diane Schwartz
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Johnson Controls    

Diane Schwarz is Vice President & Chief Information Officer, managing investments in IT tools, technology and services while being responsible for leading an integrated, reliable, business-aligned IT organization. She develops and executes the enterprise-wide IT strategy that continues to merge technology operations to ensure that we create a strong foundation for Johnson Controls to scale and achieve its global growth objectives. The former Senior Vice President and Chief Digital & Information Officer for Hunt Consolidated, Diane has more than 20 years of experience in building and leading best-in-class IT teams. She previously served as CIO and Vice President of Textron, Inc. Schwarz holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a board member of NPower, a non-profit organization.



Federico Tagliani
Chief Operating Officer 
MAS Global Consulting 

Federico Tagliani has an international career of more than 30 years in consulting, technology and software. He is currently Chief Operating Officer of Tampa based MAS Global Consulting (www.masglobalconsulting.com), a digital transformation and software development company.

He led AgileThought (AGIL) as CEO and COO in its way to become a public traded entity in Nasdaq, cofounded gA lately sold to Globant,  and worked for EY and Goodyear.

He has a Certificate in Private Company Governance by PDA and is a Certified Board Member by the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance. He serves in the Advisory Board of dbservices.pt , a Portuguese early-stage technology company and Strategy & Consulting, a Mexican entity.   

Originally from Argentina, he lived too in Brazil and Mexico before becoming a Southlake, TX resident with his wife Maria Silvia and their 3 children