Salesmanship Club of Dallas Names Guy Kerr President

Momentous Institute
By Momentous Institute Sep 07, 2017

Dallas, Texas, Sept. 7, 2017 – Guy Kerr has been elected president of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming kids’ lives since 1920. He is the 98th president of the organization, which owns and operates Momentous Institute and hosts the AT&T Byron Nelson. The annual PGA TOUR event is Momentous Institute’s primary fundraiser.

“The year ahead for the Salesmanship Club promises to be exciting, historic and immensely fulfilling as we transition the AT&T Byron Nelson to Trinity Forest Golf Club in Southern Dallas and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the tournament, while we continue to change the odds for thousands of kids and families through the work of our Momentous Institute,” Kerr said.

Kerr, a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas since 1989, is Of Counsel in the Dallas office of Locke Lord LLP where he focuses his practice on corporate and securities law. He was previously a partner at the firm for 16 years before serving 14 years as an executive with the media company Belo Corp. Kerr previously served on the Club’s Board of Directors as Chair of the Momentous Institute Board. In addition to his work on the Board, Kerr has held a wide variety of leadership positions for the Club, Momentous Institute and the AT&T Byron Nelson during his 28-year tenure. 

The Salesmanship Club president serves a one-year term. In addition to Kerr, six new members were elected to leadership positions on the Salesmanship Club Board of Directors:

  • First vice president: Walter A. Walne, Herb’s Paint and Body Shops
  • Second vice president: Joseph Alcantar, JKM Capital Management LP
  • Secretary: Joseph I. Worsham II, EAW Energy Partners
  • Treasurer: Nelson DeVega, Nelson DeVega Homes
  • Momentous Institute Board Chair: Jeff Barnes, Alpha-Barnes Real Estate Services
  • Chair of the Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf of Dallas Board: David S. Watson, Direct Development

The Salesmanship Club president serves a one-year term. In addition to Kerr, six new members were elected to leadership positions on the Salesmanship Club Board of Directors:

  • First vice president: Walter A. Walne, Herb’s Paint and Body Shops
  • Second vice president: Joseph Alcantar, JKM Capital Management LP
  • Secretary: Joseph I. Worsham II, EAW Energy Partners
  • Treasurer: Nelson DeVega, Nelson DeVega Homes
  • Momentous Institute Board Chair: Jeff Barnes, Alpha-Barnes Real Estate Services
  • Chair of the Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf of Dallas Board: David S. Watson, Direct Development

Additional members elected to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors include:

  • Stephen W. Barley, Sports Turf Services
  • Robert J. Ferguson III, TDIndustries
  • Alan D. Friedman, Trisept,Inc.
  • Robert T. Halpin Jr., Aureus Group, LLC
  • Peter A. Lodwick, RGT Wealth Advisors
  • Timothy Marron Jr., BCW Food Products, Inc.
  • William C. Shuford Jr., WCS Oil & Gas Corp.
  • Lawrence M. Wesson Jr., IP Risk Specialists, LLC.
  • Robert A. Womble, Entrust Financial Corporation
  • James Yoder, Velocis 

About the Salesmanship Club of Dallas 
Founded in 1920, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas is a nonprofit service organization of more than 600 business leaders dedicated to building and repairing social emotional health for kids through the programs of Momentous Institute. The Salesmanship Club of Dallas has hosted the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament for 50 years. The tournament has raised over $155 million for Momentous Institute since 1968. Each year, Momentous Institute directly serves over 6,000 kids and family members through its nationally acclaimed Momentous School, innovative therapeutic services, and research and training.

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