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Susan Halsey Executive Leadership Award

Susan Halsey Executive Leadership Award

Susan Halsey was a formidable Fort Worth attorney and businesswoman.

She was a founding member of the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council and chaired a number of committees within the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, serving as its chairman in 2013-14.

During her career, she became managing partner of Jackson Walker, LLC's Fort Worth office and was honored by the Fort Worth Business Press as one of the "Great Women of Texas."  Halsey passed away from colon cancer in December 2014.

Award Criteria

The Susan Halsey Executive Leadership Award is a recognition program sponsored by the Fort Worth Chamber to honor leadership excellence in business in the Fort Worth Metro area. It recognizes presidents, principals or chief executive officers for devoting time and energy to strengthen and transform the organization they lead. This includes specific situations or initiatives where the recipient’s insight, discernment and ability to lead and inspire have guided their organization to a new level of growth, achievement or recognition.

View this year's nominees


Nomination Applications
  • Support business advancement
  • Create a vision and inspire others
  • Establish a positive image for his or her business while leading it to higher levels of success
  • Encourage innovation and risk-taking among employees
  • Give back to the community
  • Mentor
Nomination Instructions
  • In order to be considered, the nominee must be a current member of the Fort Worth Chamber and be located within the Fort Worth metro area. All nominations must be submitted online. The submittals must meet all of the requirements below:
  • A nominating form describing the nominee’s qualifications, including information describing the individual’s efforts to: actively support advancement, create a vision and inspire others, establish a positive image for his or her business while leading it to higher levels of success, encourage innovation and risk taking among employees, give back to the community and mentor. Nominee’s professional or related vita.
  • Two supporting letters endorsing the nominee. See co-nominator form.
Selection Process
  • Nominations from members where they will answer a few short questions about the nominee, provide a professional vita and submit two letters of support online.
  • A small ad hoc committee with representatives from several chamber committees will help promote the nomination process in the community, review the nominations and select three finalists.
  • A Fort Worth Chamber Chairman’s committee will then review the finalists and choose the recipient of the Susan Halsey Executive Leadership Award.
  • Nominations will launch on March 30, 2016 and the deadline for submittal is May 6, 2016.

  • May 6, 2016
  Deadline for nominee form and two supporting letters
  • May 20, 2016
  Finalists announced
  • May 27, 2016
  Award recipient will be notified
  • June 14, 2016
  Award recipient honored at a reception prior to the Fort Worth Chamber Annual Meeting