D CEO Names the Most Powerful Business Leaders

This is a Press Release from D CEO Magazine's Dallas 500 publication

Nov. 5, 2019 — DALLAS, TEXAS — D CEO, the business title of D Magazine Partners, has revealed the 500 leaders featured in the 2020 edition of the Dallas 500. Now in its fifth year, the publication is the culmination of months of research by the editors of D CEO, who base selections on extensive contacts in local business circles and hundreds of interviews.

Those featured in the 2020 edition were celebrated at an exclusive reception held Nov. 4 at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Unprecedented in scope, the 172-page Dallas 500 provides an engaging, personal look at people at the top of their game in 53 prominent industries. For 2020, 336 of last year’s Dallas 500 were brought back, including Mark Cuban, Ross Perot Jr., Lyda Hill, and Jerry Jones. That means 164 new individuals were added, including innovators Amber Venz Box of rewardStyle and Suzy Batiz of Poo-Pouri, PepsiCo Foods North America CEO Steven Williams, Celanese Corp. CEO Lori Ryerkerk, and Varidesk CEO Jason McCann.

“Making the Dallas 500 is no easy feat in a market as large and vibrant as North Texas,” said D CEO Editor Christine Perez. “Those featured in our 2020 edition are at the best of the best; they play an integral role in driving the local economy.”

Along with toughest challenges and strategies for success, the leaders shared their favorite things, their hobbies and passions, what they’d tell an 18-year-old version of themselves, and what they’d order up for their last meal, among other fun facts. “You can easily get an executive bio online,” Perez said. “The Dallas 500 features nuggets you can’t find anywhere else. It all fits in with our mission of connecting the leadership class in North Texas.”

Joining Amber Venz Box on the 2020 cover of the Dallas 500 are Envoy Air’s President and CEO Pedro Fábregas, KPMG’s Dallas Office Managing Partner Manny Fernandez, Lantern Capital Partners’ Founder, CEO, and Managing Partner Andy Mitchell, and The Beck Group’s CEO Fred Perpall. To learn more about the Dallas 500 and order advance copies of the book, visit www.dallas500.com.

D CEO builds community among top North Texas executives with its insightful, authoritative, and provocative coverage of Dallas-Fort Worth business. The magazine provides expert analysis with regular columns on key business topics such as real estate, law, healthcare, and technology. D CEO has been named the best regional business magazine in the country for five consecutive years by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. D Magazine is the city magazine of Dallas. For four decades, it has served as the independent voice of the city, revealing the best Dallas has to offer.

D Magazine Partners also publishes D CEO, D Home, D Weddings, Dallas Medical Directory, Real Estate Annual, and dmagazine.com, an award-winning website. Promote and congratulate the Dallas 500 winners on social media using #Dallas500.