PRESIDENT

Scott Goldstein
Scott Goldstein
Scott is Chief of Policy and Communications for Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings. In that position, he oversees media relations and policy development and he serves as a liaison to City Council members and other elected and appointed officials. His duties also include speech writing and communications with senior city staff.
Prior to this role, he was the digital content editor for Baylor Scott & White Health, where he blogged and worked on social media for the largest nonprofit health care system in Texas.

Scott previously worked as a reporter and blogger for The Dallas Morning News for more than eight years, covering Dallas City Hall, crime, courts and general assignments. He has worked in newsrooms at The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and Richmond Times-Dispatch. His reporting garnered national attention and Scott has made appearances on Dateline on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and Investigation Discovery.

MEDIA

Tristan Hallman
Tristan Hallman
Tristan Hallman has been a reporter for The Dallas Morning News since 2013. He currently covers Dallas City Hall, but has also covered breaking news, crime, the Dallas Police Department, Dallas Fire-Rescue and other public safety matters.
Before coming to Dallas, Tristan interned for The News’ Washington bureau, the Texas Tribune, the Houston Chronicle’s Austin bureau, Gannett’s Washington bureau and The New York Times. His work has also appeared in Crain’s New York Business, the New York Daily News, the Riverdale Press and City Limits Magazine.

He has a political science degree from St. Edward’s University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and he earned a master’s degree in journalism in 2012 from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Cory Smith
Cory Smith
Cory Smith anchors NBC 5 News weekend evenings and also reports during the week. He joined the NBC 5 News team in December 2015. Born and raised in south Oak Cliff, Cory returned home after three years at KSAT 12, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio. During his time in the Alamo City he covered local and state politics.

Born and raised in south Oak Cliff, Cory returned home after three years at KSAT 12, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio. During his time in the Alamo City he covered local and state politics.

Cory’s extensive work in the field and love of storytelling has taken him across the Lone Star State – from the explosion in West to the devastating Memorial Day floods in Wimberley.

Cory received his degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is also a proud graduate of Bishop Dunne High School.

He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and is the former president of the organization’s San Antonio chapter. 

Angela Madison
Angela Madison
Angela Marie Madison is a seasoned expert in Broadcast Media, Public Relations,
Branding, Sports and Entertainment. Angela has co-authored and authored research on the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Her experience is unique in that she has worked with professional sports organizations in various and diverse roles: as a print journalist, in broadcasting, in marketing and as a representative and strategist for entertainers and athletes.

Angela founded IMBUE Symposium. IMBUE is a philanthropic symposium designed to inspire, educate, and motivate students and parents as they chart paths to short-term and long-term success. Students are provided with resources and best practices to identify opportunities and address unique challenges as they matriculate from HS and college to life as a professional in any field they pursue.

She is currently an Assignments Editor and the face of an on-air segment that she writes and produces weekly for WFAA TV, Dallas, TX titled Angela’s A-List. Angela’s A- List covers events and entertainment in North Texas. As a public figure, Angela strives to pour positive energy into the community while raising the bar in every aspect.

Jo Ann Holt
Jo Ann Holt
I started what—hopefully–would be a long career in print newspapers in 1978 when Publisher Ray Zauber asked me to be Women’s Editor of the Oak Cliff Tribune. I was a neighborhood resident, married with children but back in school to pursue a journalism degree. I couldn’t imagine a more fulfilling career than to be editor of a small town, community newspaper.

In 1982 I joined the Press Club of Dallas, primarily because I wanted to be in their Gridiron shows. While my Press Club friendships lasted a lifetime, that dream of running a newspaper didn’t. It faded along with many of the newspapers I loved.

Like others before me, I became a PR consultant to support my writing habit. In 1984 I opened a 2-woman boutique agency, Holt & Associates, with my daughter, Deni. After neglecting to take any PR courses in school, I had to learn how to “do PR” by leaning on friends in the Press Club. Everyone bombarded with those questions was so helpful, this club deserves the credit for my success.

I continued to write a weekly column for the Oak Cliff Tribune during this time, reviewing concerts, films and theater as long as they weren’t PR clients. When the 106-year-old Tribune folded in 2009, I was a part owner of the paper.

We’re both freelance journalists now, so I’ve returned full circle to my roots. Although I haven’t yet found a small town paper that needs my full-time services, we stay busy. My beat is cars, entertainment and travel for print and online outlets.

I’ve volunteered in several capacities for the Press Club over the years, including service on the board and publicity or volunteer coordinator for events. A past board member of Oak Cliff Lions Club, I’ve also served as Communications VP for Texas Auto Writers Association, Honorary Regent of Old Chisholm Trail NSDAR, and on the advisory board for Garland Summer Musicals. Other memberships include DFW Film Critics Association and Duncanville Church of Christ.

Barry Hoffman
Barry Hoffman
Barry Hoffman is a journalist, editor and communications executive with more than 50 years’ experience in wire service, print and broadcast news. He’s a Dallas native and spent his entire journalism career in the Northeast. He moved back to Dallas eight years ago. He is a partner and the founding editor of the HealthDay News Service, the world’s largest daily health and medical news service with more than 2,000 business clients.

He is a partner and the founding editor of the HealthDay News Service, the world’s largest daily health and medical news service with more than 2,000 business clients.

During his 50+ years in news, Hoffman has worked as a reporter and/or editor for a number of major news organizations, including the New York Herald Tribune, WNEW Radio in New York City, and the United Press International Audio Network news service, He has held top editorial and general management positions with Gannett and Times Mirror and is a past president of the New York State Associated Press Association.

He is also an instructor at Brookhaven College, teaching a Continuing Education course about the effect of the Internet and social media on newspapers and the role of journalism in our society.

News staffs under Hoffman’s direction have won more than 300 national and regional awards, including the national Headliner’s Award for public service, Associated Press Managing Editors award for in-depth reporting, and The Society of Professional Journalists award for enterprise reporting.

Hoffman is a Vietnam veteran, serving as a broadcast specialist and combat reporter for U.S. Army headquarters and the Armed Forces Network in 1968 and 1969.

Hugh Aynesworth
Hugh Aynesworth
Hugh Aynesworth has been a journalist for more than 65 years, a member of the Press Club of Dallas since 1960. He has worked at both The Dallas News and Dallas Times Herald — as well as Newsweek, The Washington Times, United Press International, The Arkansas Gazette and ABC News (20/20).
A winner of more than 80 local, state and national awards (including an Emmy last year for a documentary featuring 27 persons connected with the JFK assassination.) he is a former president of the club and onetime president of the Texas chapter of Sigma Delta Chi.
Ed Bark
Ed Bark
Ed had a 26-year run as TV critic at The Dallas Morning News before leaving the paper in fall 2006. He is the creator of Unclebarky.com – where you’ll find national TV reviews and stories, plus up-close looks at Dallas-Fort Worth TV, including local news coverage. Ed is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, with a masters degree in journalism.

He’s a past president of the national Television Critics Association, and in 2004 was honored with his alma mater’s Distinguished Alumni Award. From 1995-2002, he was one of two TV critics on the 15-member national Peabody Awards board, which honors outstanding programming in television and radio. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1967-70 and was honorably discharged as a corporal. He is a native of Racine, Wis., and graduate of St. Catherine High School. He prizes integrity above all else.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Frank Librio
Frank Librio
Frank Librio is Vice President of Communications / Marketing Division at the Dallas Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (DCVB) working with his team to promote Dallas as a top travel, leisure, and meetings destination in a cosmopolitan city where optimism meets opportunity.

Frank was the Director of the City of Dallas’ Communications / Media Relations and Public Information Office for eight years. In that role, he served as a member of the City’s senior management team providing communications, public affairs and media relations advice and counsel to the City Manager, the Mayor, members of the City Council and Department Directors, and served as the City spokesperson. Frank also served as the Chief of Staff for Dallas Mayor Laura Miller.
Prior to his transition into government communications, Frank was an award-winning broadcast news journalist for 17 years in Dallas, Boston and Hartford, CT. For his work as a news producer and executive producer, he has won dozens of press awards including an Emmy, and numerous Associated Press awards for his reporting and producing.

Frank is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Frank says,” I would be honored to continue serving on the Board of the Press Club of Dallas to help transform the club into an organization relevant to today’s media and public relations landscape – while honoring the club’s long history as a journalistic institution.”

Stephanie Lucero
Stephanie Lucero
Stephanie Lucero is an award-winning journalist who produced numerous investigative, in-depth and exclusive reports in North Texas and in four other major television markets. She has specialized in covering health care issues, minority affairs, education, the economy, crime and natural disasters. Stephanie provided live daily reports of the Ebola cases at Dallas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital, Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath and she has reported extensively about domestic violence and child abuse in North Texas.
She has been a medical reporter, education reporter and she has provided extensive coverage of minority issues in Texas, including race relations and immigration as well as legal and healthcare issues that affect African Americans and Hispanics. Stephanie started her career in television at NBC in Burbank. She joined KNBC News as a secretary and landed her first reporting job in Reno, Nevada. Stephanie worked in major news markets including Las Vegas, New Orleans, as well as at two TV stations in Dallas/Fort Worth; KDFW and KTVT. Stephanie is the proud mother of twin sons, Craig and Thomas.
Cary Broussard
Cary Broussard
Cary Broussard is the principal owner of Broussard Global, a marketing communications company that builds innovative, winning brands through inclusive, cause-related marketing and PR and internal team building.

Well known for creating Wyndham Hotels’ Women On Their Way travel program, and former Chief Staff Officer for the Washington, D.C. – based, Alliance for Women In Media, Cary returned to Dallas last year, and remains an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch Center of Hospitality and Tourism.

Cary is a founding member of the Dallas Chapter of Conscious Capitalism and her book, From Cinderella to CEO, How to Master the 10 Lessons of Fairy Tales to Transform Your Work Life, published in ten languages, features advice on a myriad of issues important to today’s global work force.

Cary’s extensive media and communications skill will bring a new level of professionalism to the Press Club and her business contacts will broaden our outreach activities.

Sam Lopez
Sam Lopez
Sam Armstrong-Lopez has been a member of the Press Club of Dallas since 2005. He has worked in the public relations/public involvement field for nearly 30 years in Texas and Oklahoma.

He has worked at the North Texas Tollway Authority since 1997, first as the Authority’s Public Information Officer and today as their Project Communications Manager.

Before joining the NTTA, Sam served as Assistant Director and later as the Director of Public Information for the City of Dallas, and as Director of Public Relations and Advertising for Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, today known as Methodist Health System.

Sam also served as Press Secretary to Oklahoma Governor Henry Bellmon and as PIO for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, that state’s largest agency.

A Texas Tech University graduate, Sam is a former radio and television news reporter and producer.

Denita Quinn
Denita Quinn
Recognized as an award-winning expert and accomplished entrepreneur in the public relations social media management, corporate engagement industries, Denita Lacking-Quinn, founder of Achieve PR, has built one of the fastest growing boutique firms in North Texas. Her enterprising background lends to her deep-rooted understanding of consumer influence, trend-setting and spotting and buying behaviors.
A trail-blazer and powerhouse strategic advisor, Denita has been a force behind some of the most recognized public relations campaigns for clients such as Lions Gate Entertainment, DJ Spinderella (Salt N Pepa), Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Steed Society Female Success Factor – Top 25 Women in Dallas, Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, Def Jam Recordings, and Saving Our Daughters. Apart from an impressive rolodex of internationally recognized clients, her love for strategy, problem solving and all around good business practices undeniably reflect DeNita’s entrepreneurial disposition and dexterous work ethic as APR continues to show exponential growth and success both by the numbers and most importantly reputation. Denita is an avid student, successfully completing courses from Harvard, M.I.T and Berklee College of Music. She is also a Google and Bing Certified Professional with over five Federal Government Contract Regulation certifications from the National Contract Management Association and Institute for Supply Management.
Michael Grant
Michael Grant
Michael is director of marketing and strategic planning of Phillips MediaSource of Dallas, Texas. He is a multi-recipient of the coveted Emmy® award for outstanding achievement in television.
Michael worked for the Belo Corporation of Dallas, Texas, During his 15 years at Belo, he served as president of Belo Productions, developing and producing media content for the Belo TV group and cable networks; vice president of cable news operations, developing 24-hour cable news channels in Belo markets across the United States; vice president and general manager of KGW-TV, the Belo-owned, NBC affiliate of Portland Oregon; and station manager of Belo’s flagship TV station, ABC affiliate WFAA-TV of Dallas, Texas.

In 2000, Michael served as president of Convergence Communications of Dallas; an Internet start-up .He also currently serves as regional vice president of the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). In addition, he is a visiting instructor at the University of North Texas at Denton and Amberton University of Dallas, Texas.

Lauren Finegan
Lauren Finegan
A native of Dallas, Lauren has pursued successful artistic careers in Professional Ballet and Certified Romana’s Pilates Instruction around the world. After settling back to her Texas roots in 2012 with a renewed focus on Digital and Social Media Content, Lauren has been an early adopter of all things social.

Her communications, marketing, and management skills combined with her passion for people and networking, have led her to successful clients and opportunities; including corporate experience as the Marketing Manager for Macrospect and agency experience as the Account/Project Manager for White Pants Agency.

Currently, Lauren is also immersed in the Dallas start-up and entrepreneurial community in order to help cultivate meaningful relationships while increasing the overall awareness and growth for local brands and influencers.