UNT Dallas President Bob Mong has been selected to the newly formed Dallas Mavericks Advisory Council (D-MAC). Created by CEO Cynthia Marshall, who served as the keynote speaker at UNT Dallas' New Student Convocation last month, the council is a diverse collection of Dallas-based leaders from the business and philanthropic community, season ticket holders and corporate partners who have been brought together to provide input on Mavericks initiatives and to the franchise's management team.
The council is co-chaired by retired Dallas Chief of Police David O. Brown and Senior Director of Community Relations for the Dallas Mavericks, Katie Edwards.
Mong is one 25 other council members. They started things off with a tour of the Mavs' locker room.
The group held the first of quarterly meetings on Friday prior to the Mavs' annual Media Day to kick off the start of training camp.
Council members will discuss business and provide feedback, advice and provide recommendations that will help the team "meet challenges, identify risks and attain business-related goals." Topics discussed will include workforce recruitment and retention, philanthropy and community engagement, trends in the marketplace, programmatic strategy and public affairs.
“In order to have a more diverse and collaborative work environment, we must surround ourselves with the best of the best in business and in life,” Marshall said. “D-MAC will allow our executives to hear different perspectives, gain insights from our fans in the community and seek council when there are decisions to be made. I am thrilled to have our first meeting tomorrow.”
The Advisory Council will also play a valuable role as a sounding board on the relationship between the Mavs and the local community.