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2018-2019 Dallas Ski Club Officers & Directors:

George Kelly President 
George Kelly
George has been a member of the DSC since 1983. He had only been skiing for about 2 years when George’s company transferred him back to Dallas. George says, “I was born in Dallas and did not particularly wanted to return here, but the way they put it to me was that my job was MOVING with or without me so I decided to make the move.” After a few months George met a DSC member and he got George interested into joining the club. Since joining, he has made a lot of ski trips as well as made (and continues to make) many friends. George served on previous DSC boards and is glad to be of service one more time as the DSC president.
President Elect
Marlene Heineman
Marlene grew up in the Texas panhandle before moving to Kansas where she attended high school and college. After college, she taught high school Business in Claflin, Kansas before moving to Wichita, Kansas where she began a long career in casualty insurance underwriting. She transferred to the Dallas office of USF&G which brought her back to Texas! In 1999, she began a new career with American Airlines as a Flight Attendant. Marlene joined the Dallas Ski Club in 1992 and has been fortunate to go on several ski trips every year . . . plus many international trips with DSC! She has served on the DSC Board several times over the years – Membership, Happy Hour, Activities, President (2006/07) – as well as serving as our Race Director and Club Archivist. She is still enjoying her job with American which affords her lots of free time for DSC activities & trips! She has a grown son, Tommy, and daughter-in-law, Shawna, who live in the area so Marlene gets to spend lots of time with her 8-year-old granddaughter, Addison, who’s become quite the ski bunny! Marlene encourages everyone to get involved with the Club – volunteer to help at the Check In table at Happy Hours & parties! That’s a great way to get to know other members and she also encourages you to consider serving on the DSC Board in the future!
V.P. Trips
Betty Graham
Betty is a native Texan. She grew up in a small farming community in west Texas.  Betty moved to Dallas in 1987.  She worked for Daisy Brand (the best sour cream and cottage cheese company) for 25 years and retired in 2016.  Betty joined the Dallas Ski Club in 2008.  She enjoys traveling, reading, skiing, biking, hiking and spending time with her granddaughter.
V.P. Membership
Marty Baker
V.P. Marketing
Jim Piot
Jim, his wife, and their two golden retrievers live in Lantana, Texas, a quaint ranch-style homestead almost in the country on a challenging golf course. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer for a Dallas-based private hedge fund specializing in stock and index options. His stock market experience includes 12 years as a financial planner with Lincoln Financial Advisors and previous to Lincoln was a stock broker since 1987. In addition to his hedge fund duties, he is VP of Marketing for the Dallas Ski Club and a licensed commercial pilot. He enjoys skiing, Porsche Rally driving, flying and other mountain activities.
V.P. Happy Hours
Catherine DuBord
Catherine was born in St. Paul, MN but was pretty much raised in Texas. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from SMU with a BFA in theater, with an emphasis in acting. Today she is a professional actor and proudly represented by The Mary Collins Agency. You've probably seen or heard her on the radio or TV with her clients such as Samsung, Cirro Energy, Texas Motor Speedway, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Cook Children's and AMC Movie Theaters just to name a few. She officially joined the DSC three years ago but was quite a familiar face before that. Catherine can't wait to see you at Happy Hours - Cheers!
V.P. Activities
Cinde Cotton
Cinde grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State. She arrived in Texas in 1978 via Berkeley, California, Thousand Oaks, California and Mercer Island, Washington. She is married and has two grown sons, a daughter-in-law and three grand children. She started skiing in Washington State over forty years ago and her two favorite places to ski are Sun Valley, Idaho and Steamboat,  Colorado. Cinde was in the design and construction business and has started to retire. Her favorite things to do are ski, golf, work out and spend time with her family and friends.
 V.P. Publications
Dan Eckelkamp
Dan is a native Texan and grew up in Plano.  He started skiing 7 years ago and fell in love with the sport and tries to get in as many days as he can on the slopes each season.  Dan worked in Telecom for several years but decided to follow his passion of home renovation and furniture building which led him to return to graduate school and start his career in architecture and design. He earned a Master of Architecture degree from The University of Texas at Arlington and worked on many high profile projects for several Dallas-based firms that specialized in residential and commercial buildings and hospitality interiors.  He now runs Eckxstudio, his own architecture firm which embraces modern and contemporary architecture.  He is a licensed Architect, a LEED Accredited Professional and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Record Boards.     

Dan and his wife Angie live in Dallas and besides skiing, enjoy cycling, cooking, traveling and the arts.
Tom Keever
Tom joined the DSC in 1999 and has previously served six years on the Board – three years as Publications VP and three additional years as President Elect, President and Past President. After an absence of six years and, in spite of having said he would never be on the Board again, here he is as Treasurer (Tom says blame George Kelly). Tom is a native Texan but did spend eleven years in Alaska (1969 -1981) followed by two years in California before returning to Texas. He received his law degree from the University of Texas in 1964 and has been licensed to practice law in Texas since September 1964. He has also been licensed to practice law in Alaska since November 1970, although his Alaska license is now inactive at his request. In spite of being a “terminal intermediate”, Tom loves skiing. The DSC has been a major part of his life for twenty years and hopefully will continue to be for many more years.
Irving Reed
Irving was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and grew up in Louisiana and Mississippi. He graduated from Woodville High School in 1962, served in the USAF from 1963 to 1967, and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1970 with a degree in accounting. He moved to Texas to work for Price Waterhouse & Co. where he became a Certified Public Accountant. He has two grown sons and five grandchildren who all live in the DFW metroplex. He retired in 2013 and loves to travel and experience new adventures. He joined the Dallas Ski Club in 2013 and goes on as many ski trips as possible each year.
Ed Cox Past President
Ed Cox
Ed grew up in Austin, Tx, then moved to Houston in 1977 to start a 38-year career in the window covering business. He left for Dallas/ Ft Worth in 1986 where he ran a blind manufacturing company that he eventually bought and ran until selling it in 2009. He now works part time in the retail end of the same business. Ed has been an avid skier for 21 years, and a Dallas Ski Club member since 2005. He averages around 30 days a year on the slopes. His wife of 33 years (JoAnn) has served on the ski club board, and besides skiing, she is a serious tennis player!

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