Meet Frazier Revitalization’s Board of Directors
Richard Knight - Chairman
Richard Knight, Jr. has a Master's of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from Fort Valley State College. He was Chairman of Knightco Oil Company, which he founded in 1997 and sold in 2004. He served in several key executive positions at Caltex Petroleum Corp. in Dallas and Singapore. He also served as Dallas City manager and was the first African-American to hold that position. In October 2003, he founded Knight Waste Services; KWS provides refuse and recycling collection in conjunction with Waste Management for the City of Ft. Worth. Other boards on which he has served include the Arena Group (which operates the American Airlines Center), the Circle Ten Council of Boy Scouts of America, the Salvation Army, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas (Byron Nelson Golf Classic) and Goodwill Industries of Dallas.
Lucy Cain lives in Frazier, where she is a community Born in Dallas, she attended St. Anthony's Catholic School, James Madison High School, and Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. A former Fisk Jubilee Singer, she ran as a candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives for District 30 in 1992 and 1994. Ms. Cain worked for AT&T 20 years in many areas including marketing, operations, residential services, government and public relations. She is a proud recipient of many awards including the Quality Award, chaired the United Negro College Fund Campaign, and served on the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. In 2005, she was a recipient of the Meeting Professionals International Rising Star award.
At 16 years old, Wanda Campbell started door-to-door sales with Fuller Products Company. Ms. Campbell recruited hundreds of people for the company. She worked for the millionaire pioneer, Mr. S. B. Fuller. Ms. Campbell worked for Mr. Fuller in Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Indiana and New York. She also worked for Mr. Joe Louis Dudley of Dudley Products Company in Richmond, Va. Ms. Campbell now operates her own business, Savitri Cosmetics.
Beverly DeBase is a freelance writer whose articles about South Dallas appear regularly in The Dallas Morning News. A resident of Frazier, Ms. DeBase is an expert on African American cinema and opened a retail outlet, Alternative Video, specializing in black-themed films. She also works for the National Captioning Institute. Ms. DeBase has a master's degree in city planning from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Paul Harris is President and CEO of the Hoblitzelle Foundation, where he has worked for more than 20 years. His other work in the community includes service on the boards of Southwestern Medical Foundation, the Episcopal School of Dallas, the United Way Foundation, the Dallas Performing Arts Center's Advisory Board, and the Board of Visitors of UT-Southwestern Medical Center's University Hospitals. He has also served as a Scoutmaster for BSA Troop 124. A native Dallasite, he attended St. Mark's School, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Texas at Dallas, where he earned two graduate degrees. Before joining the Hoblitzelle Foundation, Paul was a pilot in the U.S. Navy and flew professionally for both Braniff and Continental Airlines.
Antong G. Lucky
Antong G. Lucky is a founder and former gang member of the Bloods in Dallas. Mr. Lucky is now serving the community by developing grassroots organizations with South Dallas/Fair Park residents and by implementing a program he created in prison to help inmates get their lives back on track. Mr. Lucky is now charged with focusing on community building in the South Sector of the City of Dallas.
Steve Modory is Managing Partner for Champion Partners, Ltd., where he is responsible for managing various commercial real estate investment, finance and ongoing debt and equity capital activities. Prior to joining Champion in 1993, Mr. Modory was a portfolio manager for Trammell Crow Ventures. Since then, he has been involved with more than 35 million square feet of real estate properties, the aggregate value of which exceeds $3.0 billion. Mr. Modory has served as Chair of the Office Development Council of the Urban Land Institute and a Board Member of The Real Estate Council Foundation of Dallas. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with distinction from Stanford University.
Patricia S. Williams
Patricia S. Williams is a native of Dallas, Texas where she graduated from the Booker T. Washington High School. She earned her B.S. degree in Home Economics Education from Texas Southern University, M. Ed. Degree in Elementary Education from Prairie A & M University, and an Early Childhood endorsement from Texas A & M University (formerly known as East Texas State University). She retired in 2005 from the Dallas Independent School District after 36 years as a classroom teacher. She taught for 34 years at Seagoville High School, where she was the lead teacher in the Vocation Child Care Program. Patricia is a member of the True Lee Missionary Baptist Church where she is active in several ministries. She volunteered for many years as the assistant treasurer for the South Dallas Mabel White American Cancer Relay for Life and has done volunteer work with the Katrina and Rita Hurricane Relief efforts and the Beto One Prison Ministry.
Benjamin Glispie is head of the Southwest Region for the JPMorgan Chase Community Development Real Estate Group. The Southwest Team provides financing solutions in 5 states: Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. Glispie joined the Community Development Real Estate Group in 2004 as an underwriter in the bank's New York City office. In 2007, he served as a banker covering the Illinois and Wisconsin markets where here originated over $200 million in construction and permanent loans. He was named to his current position in September 2011. Glispie began his Chase career in 2000 as a statistician in the Chase Insurance Group and later was an underwriter in its Commercial Bank. Prior to Chase, Glispie was a research analyst at MDRC, a New York-based not-for-profit organization, where he conducted research on public housing and welfare-to-work reform efforts nationwide. He holds a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs, and bachelors' degrees from Iowa State University. His former board memberships include: LISC-Milwaukee; Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago Redevelopment Board (also a member of its Finance Committee), Oak Park Regional Housing Center, and the Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York.