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AT&T
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Margot & Ross Perot
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Lyda Hill
Trinity Industries, Inc.
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Sally & Forrest Hoglund
The Kadesky Family (Angie & Kevin, Ann & Keith, Kimber, and Dean)
PlainsCapital Bank
Marianne & Roger Staubach
Colleen Walker & Felipe Gumucio
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Baylor Health Care Services
Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Millie & Allan Bradley
Comerica Bank
D Magazine
Deloitte
Ericsson
EXCO Resources
FedEx Office
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Cathey Humphreys
JCPenney
Locke Lord LLP
Rent-A-Center
Peggy & Carl Sewell
Strasburger & Price, LLP
Eiseman Jewels
Perfumes with Neiman Marcus
Experience Dallas
A Night at the Hilton
The Great Escape
The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ 2013 Women of Distinction Luncheon, presented by AT&T, was be held on October 24, 2013 at the Hilton Anatole. The event was chaired by Ann, Angie, and Kimber Kadesky. Clarice Tinsley returned for the 7th year as the event’s emcee. Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors and donors, the event raised more than $385,000 to support the Girl Scout activities and programming provided to more than 33,000 girls throughout northeast Texas.

2013 Awards Luncheon Chairs

Angie, Ann and Kimber Kadesky
Angie, Ann and Kimber Kadesky
Angie has been active in numerous community and charitable organizations throughout the years and is currently an active member of Crystal Charity Ball and a member of the advisory board for The Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. Angie was a Girl Scout Cadette and she has one former Girl Scouts daughter and a current Girl Scout Junior that has received her Bronze Award.
 
Ann began her career with Neiman Marcus where she worked for seven years until she retired to become a full-time mom. Ann, a former Girl Scout Brownie, and her husband Keith have been married for 24 years and have two children. Their daughter was also a Girl Scout Brownie.
 
Kimber is a Dallas native who graduated from the Hockaday School, attended Southern Methodist University, and also received a Master’s of Science from Texas Women’s University. She delights in spending time with her eight nieces and nephews, attending their vast array of recitals, musicals and sporting events.
 

2013 Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Lindalyn Adams
Lindalyn Adams is a long-time Dallas resident, civic volunteer and a founder of the Sixth Floor Museum. Adams is known for her passion for history and the impact she has made on the city. She started the Dallas County Historical Foundation and has been a leader with the Dallas County Heritage Society, the Dallas Historical Society and the Park Cities Historical Society. In addition to her love of history, Adams has long worked for a better future, improving quality of health as president of The Dallas County Medical Society Alliance and other health related organizations. As a staff member of the Baylor Heath Care System Foundation, Adams has been integral to the success of the annual Celebrating Women Luncheon. Since its inception, this effort has raised close to $20 million for research, community outreach,and expanded technology for the fight against breast cancer.
 
Woman of Distinction
Nicole G. Small
Nicole G. Small currently serves as the Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, where she directs all aspects of day-to-day operations, and oversaw the completion of the new facility in Victory Park. Small joined the Museum's expansion team in 2001 and has been CEO since April of 2002. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, her background includes time with McKinsey & Co., Goldman Sachs, and multiple technology and venture capital firms. Small is a member ofthe Dallas Assembly, Young Presidents’ Organization, International Women’s Forum, and The Hockaday School Board of Trustees. She and her husband, Justin, live in Dallas and have two daughters.
 
Young Women of Distinction
Grace Charlotte Cooper
Grace demonstrates courage, confidence, and character, and is always striving to make the world a better place. Grace advocates for literacy and education both locally and internationally, often times traveling abroad to mentor students. She is active in the Prince of Peace Catholic community in which she passionately supports education in Latin America. Grace has been a Girl Scout for 6 years, received her Silver Award, and is working on her Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts. For her project she is coordinating volunteers to record Spanish language children’s books onto CDs that she will deliver to an orphanage in Honduras. Grace is a global citizen; she was born in London, acquired her early education in Hong Kong, and is currently a senior working toward her International Baccalaureate diploma at Plano East Senior High.
 
Alexandra Villareal
Alexandra embodies the qualities of a Girl Scout in that she continuously strives to make herself a better person and make a positive impact in the community. Alexandra has been a Girl Scout for 11 years and has received her Bronze, Silver and Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. For her Gold Award project she worked with the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center to develop therapy information packets and toiletry bags for more than 200 of their clients. Alexandra is a senior at The Hockaday School and is continuously on the commended honor roll. She is a championship member of the varsity golf team and she serves at team captain; she is also an officer in varsity choir. Alexandra is a member of Hockaday’s Spanish Honor Society and has incorporated her bilingual abilities in many Girl Scout volunteer projects.
 

2013 Luncheon Speaker

Talia Leman
Talia Leman is the CEO and founder of RandomKid, a non-profit organization that leverages the power of youth to solve problems in the world. She has received recognition in the form of both national and international awards for her philanthropic work, including the "National Jefferson Award," considered the Nobel Prize for public service. In 2005 at just 10 years old, Talia was extremely touched by the devastation and need after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Talia took to her computer to rally youth through creative online networking and any other means she could find. Reaching out to 4,000 U.S. school districts, her efforts raised $10.4 million and ranked the giving power of U.S. schoolchildren on par with the top five U.S. corporate donors. Leman is the author of A Random Book About the Power of Anyone, which illustrates the important contributions young people can make to change the world around them, and offers techniques and tools needed to be successful. Leman currently resides in Iowa and is a former Girl Scout.
 
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