Board of Directors

Susie A. Bell

Susie Bell is a retired administrator with 25 years experience in the Dallas Independent School District. She is a founding board member and serves as board secretary. Susie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rust College and a Master of Education degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University.

Angela Berry-Roberson

As Corporate DBE Manager, Angela Berry-Roberson manages diversity and regulatory compliance for U.S. operations of Ferrovial Agroman, a global construction and infrastructure conglomerate. Angela spearheads initiatives for minority and women-owned contracting relationships; and ensures diversity in the company's workforce. An expert in civil rights, construction, diversity, and regulatory environments, Angela received her B.A. in history from Rice University and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Angela joined the board in 2014.

Ethan Boothe

Ethan Boothe is Director of Clients and Markets for RSM McGladrey. He is responsible for developing new client accounting and business services relationships in Texas and the adjoining states. Ethan has served on the board since 2012, previously as treasurer.

Phil Claybrooke

Phil Claybrooke is Vice President of Business Development for TDIndustries, one of America's premier mechanical construction and facility services companies. Phil has over 30 years of mechanical construction leadership experience. He began his career with 15 years of service to Honeywell, Inc.; and was the western region sales manager for Johnson Controls, Inc. During his career, Phil has owned and sold his own business and managed the successful financial turnaround of another family-owned enterprise. He joined the board in 2011.

Zachary Carroll

Zachary Carroll joined the board in 2012 and currently serves as treasurer. He is Director of Assurance Services in the Dallas office of McGladrey LLP, a leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services for the middle market. Zac has extensive experience serving publicly-traded and privately-held entities in the financial services, restaurant, and non-profit sectors. Zac is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Texas and received his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

David Godsey

David Godsey is founding partner of Godsey Martin, P.C., the largest African-American owned personal injury law firm in the state of Texas. An expert in insurance claims adjusting, David used his intricate knowledge of the industry to start a practice that now serves over 600 clients a month and recovers over $40 million annually on their behalf. In addition to his service to the board, which began in 2012, David's firm donates hundreds of bicycles and car seats every year to needy families, provides scholarships, laptops, and tablets to high school and college students, and contributes thousands of dollars to community organizations. David is a graduate of Huston-Tillotson University and earned his law degree from Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson is senior vice president of the financial institutions banking group for Texas Capital Bank, where he manages client relationships throughout the southern region. Prior to joining Texas Capital Bank, Jesse was a senior sales officer at The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and senior vice president for institutional business development and external relations at Community Trust Financial Corporation. Jesse has held marketing and consultative sales roles with JP Morgan Chase Bank, The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Wells Fargo, Inc., and Bank One Corporation. Jesse holds a M.B.A. in corporate finance from the University of Dallas and a B.S. in business from Grambling State University. In addition to his service on the board, which began in 2012, Jesse serves on the Advisory Board for the Finance & Commercial Banking Program at Texas A&M's Mays Business School.