Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 8:00pm
Summer Series: Songwriter Saturday's
Pack up a picnic and round up your family and friends for Addison's annual Summer Series concerts in Addison's Beckert Park. Live music under the stars is the perfect way to add some FREE fun to your summer. Visit addisontexas.net for event-day specials at select Addison Circle businesses.
Legend: Addison Events
Blake W. Clemens
Mayor Pro Tempore Clemens has lived in Addison for 16 years. He has been in corporate real estate (mergers & acquisitions) his entire career (Travelers Real Estate Investment Dept., Bank of America, McNeil Capital, and CEO of Crosson & Dannis Real Estate Strategies) and for the last few years has been with the Division of Resolutions and Receiverships at the FDIC. Mr. Clemens graduated from Albion College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Blake and Jeannie have been married for 17 years and have 2 boys; Collier (22 yrs) and Logan (20 yrs).
Bruce Arfsten has lived in Addison since 2003 and moved to North Texas in 1990 from Oklahoma City. Since 1993, he has been actively selling residential real estate in the Dallas/Fort Worth market including several years in new home sales. He worked in the residential division of Henry S. Miller until its acquisition by Coldwell Banker and is currently with the RE/MAX Premier office in North Dallas. Prior to his real estate career, Bruce spent seven years in hospitality management in Oklahoma and Texas.
Chris was raised in a suburb of Philadelphia and is a graduate of the University of Alabama receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. He has been in the banking industry almost his entire career as a Commercial Banker serving mid-market companies in a variety of industries. Chris is currently an Executive Vice President at PlainsCapital Bank.
Margie Gunther has lived in Addison since 2008 after moving to the North Texas area in 1972. Margie graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors of Arts in Speech and Hearing, from Northwestern University with a Masters of Arts in Speech Pathology and has completed post-graduate studies at Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas. She has been employed in the Texas public schools as a teacher, speech pathologist, counselor and then, administrator.
Janelle is a successful businesswoman who also contributes much of her time and talents to medical charitable work and municipal financial matters. She was elected to the Addison City Council in May 2012, where she currently serves as the Council Liaison for Economic Development, the World Affairs Council, and the Greater Dallas Regional Chamber.
Neil was born in NYC but left there as soon as possible for Texas. Neil graduated from Richardson High School in 1965 and the University of North Texas with a BBA in 1979. Neil served in the United States Army Active Duty from 1969 to 1971 as Staff Sergeant and in the National Guard from 1972 to 1975 as First Sergeant. Neil is the owner of Creative Financial Professionals since 1981 and partner in LeeNik Ventures, LLC from 2004 to Present.
Ron Whitehead has been City Manager of Addison since June 1982. In that time, he has guided Addison's growth from a small community to a bustling business center. Ron has been recognized by numerous groups for his service to city management.