Dallas, Texas, Sept. 8, 2016 – Alan D. Friedman has been elected president of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, the nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming kids’ lives since 1920. He is the 97th president of the organization, which owns and operates Momentous Institute and the AT&T Byron Nelson. The annual PGA TOUR event is Momentous Institute’s primary fundraiser.

“The Salesmanship Club is here to transform kids’ lives. That was the goal from day one in 1920 and that’s what continues to drive us today,” Friedman said. “It’s an honor to work alongside my fellow Club members as we work toward that common goal and I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity.”

Friedman, a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas since 1991, is president of Trisept, Inc. He previously served on the Club’s Board of Directors as Chair of the Momentous Institute Board and 1st Vice President. In addition to his work on the Board, Friedman has held a wide variety of leadership positions for the Club, Momentous Institute and the AT&T Byron Nelson during his 25-year tenure.

The Salesmanship Club president serves a one-year term. In addition to Friedman, several others were named to leadership positions on the Salesmanship Club Board of Directors:

  • First vice president: Joseph Merritt, Merritt Capital Partners, Ltd.
  • Second vice president: Michael J. Lafitte, CBRE
  • Secretary: William C. Shuford Jr., WCS Oil & Gas Corp.
  • Treasurer: Mark C. Aldredge, Western Extrusions Corporation
  • Momentous Institute Board Chair: G. Andrews Smith, L&B Realty Advisors, LLP
  • Chair of the Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf of Dallas Board: David S. Watson, Direct Development

Additional members elected to the 2016-2017 Board of Directors include:

  • Robert B. Crotty, Watermark Community Church
  • James W. Esquivel, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
  • Gregory Galbraith, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
  • Michael George, Bilbo Transports, Inc.
  • Robert T. Halpin Jr., Aureus Group, LLC
  • Matthew E. Malouf, Malouf Interests, Inc.
  • Michael P. Massad Jr., Winstead, PC
  • William B. McClung, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Jack I. McJunkin Sr.
  • David Rambie, The First Tee of Greater Dallas
  • Robert A. Womble, Entrust Financial Corporation

About the Salesmanship Club of Dallas Founded in 1920, Salesmanship Club of Dallas is a service organization of more than 600 business leaders dedicated to building and repairing social emotional health for kids for 96 years through the programs of Momentous Institute. Salesmanship Club of Dallas is the host organization of the AT&T Byron Nelson.

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