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Wes Jurey
Managing Partner, SDEP
Executive Director, Redemption Bridge

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Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew
Chair, SDEP Advisory Council
Owner,  Soulstice Consultancy, LLC

Wes Jurey is a Managing Partner of The South Dallas Employment Project, and Executive Director of Redemption Bridge, a non-profit intermediary, focused on establishing new models for workforce development. He is also the Founder, President and CEO of the Agriculture Technology Innovation Partnership (ATIP) Foundation, affiliated with the United States Department of Agriculture; Senior Advisor to the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council.

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Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Ph.D. is Chair of The South Dallas Employment Project Advisory Committee, and Owner of Soulstice Consultancy, LLC. She is a Network Weaver who believes relationships are the key to our personal, professional and organizational growth. She has been quoted/featured in Forbes, Ozy, Bustle, Huffington Post, Modern Luxury and other media outlets, due to an extensive background in leadership, nonprofit management, philanthropy, partnership development, training and education. 

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John Benson

Director of Operations

Kristi Holman

Director of Marketing & Communications

Jacquelyn Jones
Executive Assistant


Dr. Michael Hinojosa

Chair, SDEP Legislative Committee

The Honorable Michael Williams

Chair, SDEP Public Policy

Annette Underwood

Chair, SDEP Employer Advisory Council

Tawnia Wise

SDEP Sustainability Advisor


In February 2020, SDEP introduced the Concept of “Communities of Practice“ - a partnership of provider organizations, regardless of whether they are nonprofit or for profit; government or private sector. It is based on the type of services and/or support they provide. That has resulted, to date, in formal partnerships and letters of commitment from 185+ organizations, guided by Redemption Bridge, in partnership with the State Fair of Texas.  This approach provides a collaborative framework supporting all of the participating organizations, Public and Private sector, focused on what they are doing and can provide, creating a cross pollination of ideas, concepts, & practices.

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