Rick Rogers named Chairman of the Board of DSM

Posted on February 3rd, 2014


Dallas, TX… Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc., (DSM), the largest producer of live theatrical entertainment in the Southwest, has named Richard L. (Rick) Rogers, a banking executive and civic leader, Chairman of the DSM Board of Directors for 2014.  Rogers was installed as Board Chairman at DSM’s annual meeting in December 2013.

Rogers, a native of Benton, Arkansas, graduated from the University of Arkansas where he was an Alcoa Scholar.  He began his banking career in Dallas immediately after earning an MBA from SMU. Financing middle market companies has been the focus of his banking career, which includes tenure at three banks prior to joining Texas Capital Bank in early 2006. In his current role as Executive Vice President of Texas Capital Bank, Rogers focuses on financing rapidly growing owner managed companies.

Rick has served on numerous nonprofit boards including the Dallas Summer Musicals.  Rick has been married to wife Susan since shortly after graduating from SMU, and they have two children.  He served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Texas Can! Academies and actively participated in their fund raising activities the past 14 years.  A Life Member of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, he was a recipient of the John J. Hospers Award for 1998, 1999 and 2000 and top individual fund raiser for five years.

DSM President and Managing Director Michael Jenkins said, “We are very lucky to have an outstanding banking executive and business leader like Rick Rogers take the helm as Chairman of the Board of Dallas Summer Musicals for 2014.  He combines an impressive record of 30 years of achievement in the banking industry with volunteer leadership in support of education and the arts, and has been a big supporter of DSM for some time.”

New DSM Board Chairman Rogers said, “It is an honor to have the opportunity to lead this prestigious arts organization during its 74th season in 2014.  DSM belongs to the people of Dallas, and we are here to safeguard it and make sure that it is passed along in good condition to the next generation.  As a nonprofit, we work year-round to bring the best that Broadway has to offer to Dallas at an affordable ticket price.  My first association with DSM was in 1963, when my parents traveled from Benton to see DSM’s production of West Side Story.  DSM continues to have a large number of patrons from all over the southwest, including my home state of Arkansas.  With the help of sponsors, subscribers, volunteers and the community at large, we will continue this tradition for many years in the future.”

Immediate Past Chairman of Dallas Summer Musicals is Steve Watson, with Dorsey Baskin serving as Chairman Elect.  Ruth Altshuler holds the title of Honorary Chair, and Michael A. Jenkins is President and Managing Director of DSM.

Other DSM Officers for 2014:

Vice President – Audit, Brian Dill; Vice Presidents – Community Relations, Glenda Kemple and Nancy Natinsky; Vice President – Development, Ted Munselle; Vice President – Finance, Randy Wright; Vice Presidents – Marketing,  Jay Fox and Jennifer Ryan; Vice President – Nominating, Steve Watson; Vice President – Personnel & Compensation, Mike Steindorf; Secretary, Steven C. Metzger; and Treasurer, David Dienes.

The 2014 executive committee members are Ruth Altshuler, Dorsey Baskin, Steven E. Beene, Ed Bratton, Brad E. Cheves, Karl Chiao, Diane Childress, Scott Collier, O. Paul Corley, Jr., Jerry Dilettuso, Barry Epstein, Patti Flowers, Jay Fox, Stanley D. Gardner, Rick Graham, Gary E. Griffith, Charles L. Gummer, Sally Hoglund, Darrell Jordan, Sheffie Kadane III, Rebekah Kay, Glenda Kemple, Marvin Lane, Dr. John McCoy, Steven C. Metzger, Andy Meyercord, Ted Munselle, Nancy Natinsky, Craig G. Ongley, Hon. James R. Pitts, Gail Plummer, Mark Plunkett, James W. Porter, Jr.,  W. Scott Ragland,  Holly Reeves, Richard L. Rogers, Jennifer Ryan, Kenneth D. Sandstad, Jane Schoen, Kip Sowden, Donald K. Spies, Michael C. Steindorf, Steven H. Stodghill,  Paul A. Stotts, Steve B. Watson, and Randy Wright.

Past Chairmen of the Board for DSM are Ed Bratton, O. Paul Corley, Jr., Stanley D. Gardner, Rick Graham, Gary Griffith, Charles L. Gummer, Darrell Jordan, Steven C. Metzger, Bud Porter, Dick Quisenberry, Ken Sandstad, Donald K. Spies, Michael Steindorf, Paul A. Stotts, Steve Watson, and Kit Williams.  Past Chairmen O. Paul Corley, Sr., J. Frank Miller III, Douglas Perry, and Charles Pistor are deceased.

Now celebrating its 74th season, Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) is the largest producer of live theatrical entertainment in the Southwest, the second oldest summer theatre organization in the United States, and the sixth largest nonprofit theatre company in the nation.  DSM has been entertaining North Texas audiences with the finest in live, musical theatre entertainment since 1941.

In addition to presenting national Broadway tours, DSM also produces shows on Broadway, presents and tours local productions, and is involved in developing new works. Dallas Summer Musicals’ affiliates include DSM Management Group, Inc. (DSM MGI), which manages the Music Hall at Fair Park.  In addition, DSM has its own school of musical theatre, which provides quality education and outreach to the youth of Dallas. For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, visit their website at www.dallassummermusicals.org or call 214-421-5678.


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