E. Kim Dignum is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and owner of Dignum Financial Partners. She has been providing comprehensive financial planning and investment management services to Tarrant County since 1986. She holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Texas Tech University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She holds numerous honors including “Outstanding Women in the Workplace” by the City of Fort Worth and “woman of Distinction” by Altrusa International, Inc. Her outstanding reputation and commitment to the community is evidenced by the many boards and organizations in which she has participated including the Child Study Center, Women’s Policy Forum, the Airport Advisory Board and many others. She is married with three adult children and three grandchildren. She is an avid golfer, a world traveler and a private pilot.
Nancy Bunton has been the Director of Golf for the City of Fort Worth since 2005. She is a graduate of Marshall University where she and one other female were the first recipients of an athletic scholarship. She is a PGA Member since 1986 as well as a member of the Quarter Century Club. Her passions include golf, puppies, Rangers baseball and spending time with family and friends. She has championed a “Links and Drinks” golf group comprised of people who travel the world to play golf.
Lori Buschel has held various roles at Southwest Airlines over the past 16 years. Most recently she serves as the HR Business Partner of Inflight Operations supporting over 12,000 flight attendants and nearly 500 operational Employees. Lori has a passion for children’s charities and has served on the boards for Ronald McDonald House, Carson Leslie Foundation, and SWA Catastrophic Fund. She’s supported Children’s Cancer Fund as both a volunteer and board member since 2009, last year raising over one million dollars to be used towards children’s cancer research. She lives in a restored historic home in Grapevine, with her husband Barry, and their two “fur babies,” Frank and Stitch.
Sue Catterton is retired from Bell Helicopter as a Project Manager in the Information Technology division. Prior experience includes project management at Arco Oil & Gas, Burlington Northern and the Corps of Engineers. She holds a BA from the University of Texas in Mathematics and Computer Science. Sue is President of Catterton Properties managing their rental properties accumulated over the last 25 years with her husband David. She is treasurer of the Monticello Park Condo Association and has held numerous positions in the American Association of University Women and Women’s Policy Forum. She loves to travel, read and spend time in their home in Ruidoso, New Mexico.
Michael Dignum is a retired custom home builder. He owned and operated Dignum Roofing and Dignum Construction for over 30 years. He now spends his time providing "hands on" work volunteering for many non-profit organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Meals on Wheels and Fairway To Heaven.
Greg Kalina has worked in the restaurant industry for over 25 years. He has served as the General Manager of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House for the last 10 ½ years, and most recently took on the role of Regional Manager covering the state of Texas. Prior to joining Del Frisco’s, Greg was the Director of Operations for Consilient Restaurants, where he developed and operated 5 distinctly unique concepts.
Nina Knight has been the President of Imagetek Office Systems since 2008 where her dedication to serving customers has led to great success. She has built a distinguished career creating vision as well as leading technology companies for over 30 years. She earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration & Marketing from Arizona State University. She is passionate about the local community and has been involved with many organizations including SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Big Brothers & Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, Women’s Center and many others. Her family includes her husband of 29 years, Randy, in addition to their 15 year old son, Ben.
John Schafer retired from Bell Helicopter where he managed the completion and delivery process for aircraft sold in the commercial market. Prior to Bell, he spent twenty years in the public transportation industry, including positions with Trailways, Greyhound, and McDonald Transit. In addition, he designed and implemented MITS, the mobility impaired transportation system for the City of Ft Worth under a contract with the Yellow Cab Company.
He holds a BSBA in Economics from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a MBA from TCU and is an Air Force veteran. He has been a Big Brother, a Crisis Intervention phone worker, Vice Chair of the Ft Worth Chapter of SCORE and has worked with several other non profit organizations. He has two sons and one granddaughter.
Mr. Walton began his career with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co (currently “KPMG International”), an international accounting and consulting firm. He worked in their advisory services group for 5 years before becoming one of the founding partners of Hartman, Walton, Leito & Bolt, LLP in 1986. In July 2001, Mark re-established his own practice, The Walton Group, LLC in Fort Worth. He earned his B.B.A. in Accounting at the University of Texas at Arlington and is affiliated with the American Institute of CPAs, Texas Society of CPAs and Fort Worth Chapter of Texas Society of CPAs.
Mason is proudly a former Marine. After completing his 6 yr. obligation, he received a BSBA from East Carolina University and later received Masters degrees in Tax and Finance from the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD. He started his accounting career as a CPA with Touché Ross and after serving as the CFO and on the executive teams for 6 entities, moved to a consulting role. He and his wife are now area developers for Orangetheory Fitness and directly manage 7 of the 13 studios within their territory. Mason assists his wife who is on the board of Back on My Feet, a 501(c) 3 headquartered in Dallas, TX.