A Letter from The President

Dear DBC Community,

I’m honored to serve as the 2022 President of the Dallas Business Club and after almost two years of online networking and fewer events, I look forward to an exciting year of getting back to the core of this awesome organization, making quality contacts, professional development, and community involvement. Founded in 2006, the DBC is an alliance of 30 MBA alumni chapters in the DFW area, representing an estimated 30,000 alumni in total. Our objective is to provide opportunities for networking, professional development, and continuing education to engage our growing MBA community.

The DBC is well known for its signature events, including an annual economic update delivered by the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, a “Welcome to Dallas” celebration for MBA summer interns, speed networking, monthly happy hours, our annual holiday party, and various educational programming throughout the year. We also provide access to spectacular events hosted by our member school alumni groups, many of which offer discounted pricing to DBC members.

 As an inclusive organization, we welcome alumni from MBA programs that are not official member schools and those who are currently pursuing or considering an MBA to attend any of our events.

The DBC’s Board of Directors is comprised of two representatives from each of the 30 member schools, who meet quarterly to guide the strategy of our club. If you are interested in filling an open board position or having your local alumni chapter apply to be an official member school of the DBC, feel free to reach out to President@DallasBusinessClub.com for more information. We’re always seeking volunteers to help with event planning, marketing, and corporate relationships and sponsorship, so please let us know if you would like to join one of those committees to get more involved with the DBC.  

Lastly, we benefit from the generous support of our Corporate Sponsors and offer a variety of ways to connect with our member base. Please contact Sponsorship@DallasBusinessClub.com if your company is interested in becoming a DBC sponsor.

Dallas continues to experience growth over the past few years. If you are looking to grow professionally or your network, find your next opportunity, meet potential clients, or be more involved in the Dallas business community, the DBC is a premier group that can help you accomplish your goals. My involvement in the DBC has provided me with many opportunities for personal and professional growth. 2022 is an exciting time for the DBC as we continue to grow. I look forward to helping shape the next chapter of our club’s journey and hope to see you at an upcoming event!


Shirley A. Staten

Dallas Business Club President, 2022

W.P. Carey School of Business

Arizona State University, EMBA 2006