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Wes Jurey
Managing Partner, SDEP
Executive Director, Redemption Bridge

Froswa HS 2024

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 & Administration

Jacquelyn Jones
Executive Assistant


Dr. Michael Hinojosa

Chair, SDEP Leadership Council

Former Superintendent, Dallas ISD

Annette Underwood

Chair, SDEP Employer Advisory Council

Chief Diversity Office, VISTRA Corporation

The Honorable Michael Williams

Chair, SDEP Public Policy

Former Commissioner, Texas Education Agency

Tawnia Wise

SDEP Sustainability Advisor

CEO, Wise Resource Development

Casey Thomas

Chair, SDEP Municipal & County Public Policy

Former Dallas City Council Member

John Burruss

SDEP Leadership Council Member

CEO, Metrocare


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 200+ 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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