Event Types

Assistant Professor of Professional

Jean Marie Brown teaches reporting and coaches student journalists at Texas Christian University’s School of Journalism. A former newspaper executive, Brown spent most of her career working for Knight Ridder, and later McClatchy newspapers.M.S., Texas Christian University
B.S., Northwestern University

Her management career included time as a deputy features editor, city editor, assistant managing editor and managing editor. At one time, she directed local news coverage for the Arlington edition of the Star-Telegram, as well as the Northeast edition. Her strengths as an editor were line editing, story idea generation and staff development. She held management positions at the Star-Telegram and The Charlotte Observer.

As a reporter, she excelled at covering government and public policy. She began her career in the Chicago Bureau of The Wall Street Journal where she covered agriculture, financial futures, and U.S. farm policy.

She also worked at her hometown newspaper, The Post-Tribune, in Gary, Ind. While there, she co-authored an award-winning series that examined the effects of racial segregation on Northwest Indiana, which at the time was considered one of the 10 most segregated regions of the country.

She covered city government for The Charlotte Observer, and also followed the South Carolina delegation at the 1992 Republican National Convention.

Brown earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Her master’s degree is from Texas Christian University. Her thesis focused on the Fault Lines of coverage as outlined by the late Robert C. Maynard. She taught diversity in newsrooms across the country for nearly a decade. She has also taught leadership at the Poynter Institute.

Jean Marie Brown
Sep 13, 2017
Sep 19, 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sep 19, 2017
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Willie Pile
Sep 20, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Bruce Glasscock
Sep 27, 2017
Sep 30, 2017
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Amy Medford
Oct 11, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cheryl Brasuell
Oct 18, 2017
John Roach
Oct 25, 2017
Mano Mahadeva
Nov 01, 2017
Sandra Forster
Nov 08, 2017
Nov 11, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Meeting Cancelled
Nov 22, 2017
Meeting Cancelled
Nov 22, 2017
Meeting ReScheduled for Christmas Party
Dec 06, 2017
Barry Whitewater
Dec 13, 2017
Meeting Cancelled
Dec 27, 2017

Justin Lee is a Dallas-based litigator and aviation lawyer.  He has experience handling a variety of business litigation matters, including partnership disputes and breach of contract claims.  As an aviation lawyer, Justin has represented large airlines, aviation insurers, fixed-base operators, and pilots. 

Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Justin was a helicopter pilot in the United States Army and logged 1,500 flight hours, including over 600 hours of combat time.  He was deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and to Pakistan for humanitarian relief operations.  Justin is rated in the Bell 206 helicopter and was an instructor pilot in the Boeing CH-47 “Chinook” helicopter.

Justin Lee
Jan 03, 2018
Mano Mahadeva
Jan 10, 2018
John Chidester
Jan 17, 2018
Jan 20, 2018
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

With over a decade of sobriety, Shannon White—a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Executive Director of Grace to Change—brings multi-modal therapies and education to local juveniles and adults with drug and alcohol addictions. White founded GTC in 2015, with the simple commitment that each client would be treated individually, based upon their specific issues and needs; and that no one in Collin County with the genuine desire for recovery should ever be refused treatment based solely on their inability to pay. White volunteers her expertise and services weekly to Collin County drug courts, and women incarcerated in county jail. 

Jason Hernandez, Youth Outreach Director at Grace to Change, and native son of McKinney, found himself on the wrong side of federal authorities at the age of 21; soon after, walking through the gates of prison sentenced to ‘life plus 320 without parole.’ While incarcerated, Jason suffered an unthinkable family tragedy; the effect of which would forever alter the course of his future.  His remarkable story is one of second chances; an opportunity to tirelessly advocate for criminal justice reform, children of the incarcerated, and other at-risk youth in our community. He has been featured in numerous media outlets such as Texas Monthly, Time, and CNN.      

Together, this they speak to local leaders, educators, counselors, attorneys, judges, politicians, and others to foster awareness of the enormity of the disease of addiction in our neighborhood and nation; and how we as a community can be the hope for addicts, and their families.

Shannon White and Jason Hernandez
Jan 24, 2018
Plano Metro's CCCCD Scholarship Winners
Jan 31, 2018
4 Way Speech Contest
Feb 07, 2018
Collin County Candidates
Feb 14, 2018
Greg McKinney
Feb 21, 2018
Feb 24, 2018
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Meeting Cancelled
Feb 28, 2018

Susan has been a part of the 9-1-1/law enforcement community since 1989. She started out working as a Parking Control Officer and assisting with Crime Prevention presentations at various schools in Hobbs NM. After four years, she transferred into dispatch and worked 5 more years. In 1998 Susan moved to Plano and worked as a 9-
1-1 Call taker and Police/NCIC Dispatcher. In 2001, she became the Education Representative, and in 2013 her title changed to 9-1- 1 Public Information Coordinator.

She is responsible for all 9-1-1 Public Education, PIO & Open Records functions. She is the Past-President of the 9-1-1 Public Educators of Texas and the 2012 Texas National Emergency Number Association Public Education Professional of the Year, a founding
member of 9-1-1 National Public Educators Forum.

Susan is married to a retired Addison Police Officer, now turned Corporate Investigator. She has three beautiful grown daughters and three amazing grandson’s, Elijah, Leland, and Remy and two granddaughters, Klarity and Genesis.

Susan Rodriguez
Mar 07, 2018