Junior Achievement of Dallas (JA) announced that they will honor four 2022 Dallas Business Hall of Fame® inductees who will join a prestigious group of fellow laureates. This year’s event, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas on February 26th, will honor Arcilia Acosta, President and CEO of CARCON Industries, Clark Hunt, Chairman of Hunt Sports Group, Tom Luce, Founder of Texas 2036 and Fred Perpall, CEO of The Beck Group.

“We are excited to induct the class of 2022 into the Dallas Business Hall of Fame. Each Laureate has dedicated so much to the Dallas Community and is a fabulous leader.  We are very excited to be hosting a live event this year and hear from JA students who will relay how Junior Achievement has impacted their lives,” said Jan Murfield, President of Junior Achievement Dallas. 

Jr. Achievement Hall of Fame Gala. Photo by Grant Miller Photography

The event will be co-emceed by Spectrum News’ Dr. Nicole Cross as well as by NBC’s Eric Alvarez. Cross, a proud anchor, reporter and host of In Focus Texas, is inspired by her deep love for people and their unique experiences. Alvarez, as a DFW native, frequently sheds light on socio-economic and gender gaps in education during his coverage, and looks to bring his enthusiasm for the same to the Business Hall of Fame event.

The event Co-Chairs include past honorees: Elaine Agather, Chairman of the Dallas Region for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, Colleen Barrett, President Emerita of Southwest Airlines, Lucy Billingsley, CEO of the Billingsley Company, Valerie Freeman, CEO and founder of Dallas-based Imprimis Group, Inc., Karen Katz, Board Member, Advisor, and Former CEO The Neiman Marcus Group, Liz Minyard Lokey, former co-CEO of Minyard Food Stores and the first woman chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber, Nancy Nasher, President & Co-Owner at NorthPark Management Company, Melissa Reiff, President of The Container Store Group and Trisha Wilson, Chairman of Trisha Wilson Global. 

The Dallas Business Hall of Fame event helps JA continue to provide life-changing programs for students throughout Dallas. Junior Achievement’s vision for the future is to provide business role models, basic business skills, and financial literacy to 100% of Dallas’ most at-risk students — changing the lives of those who need JA’s transformational curriculum in order to find their pathway to success.

Sponsorships for the Junior Achievement Dallas Business Hall of Fame® begin at $150,000. For more information, please contact Nikki West, Sr. Manager of Major Events & Giving at nwest@jadallas.org or 469-955-8956. 

Out of concern for the safety of guests, speakers and staff, JA will be closely monitoring COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. JA is diligently working with the Hyatt Hotel and will establish safety protocols for the event that will keep everyone safe. These protocols will be distributed to guests prior to the event.

To learn more about the 2022 Junior Achievement Dallas Business Hall of Fame® or to buy an individual ticket to the event, please visit http://www.jadallasbusinesshalloffame.org