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DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

June 22, 2007

Four new members named to DART Board

City councils in Dallas and Plano have appointed four new members to the Board of Directors of Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Attorneys Pamela Dunlop Gates, Daniel C. Perez and Robert Strauss represent Dallas, and businesswoman Linda Paulk will represent Plano.

Pamela Dunlop GatesPamela Dunlop Gates image
Dunlop Gates works as an attorney in Dallas. Prior to joining the DART Board as an appointee of the Dallas City Council, she was a member of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board of Directors. She also has served as Dallas City Council District 7 appointee to the 2001 City of Dallas Charter Review Commission. Dunlop Gates earned her law degree from Texas Southern University and earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Daniel C. PerezDaniel C. Perez image
Perez is an attorney in private practice and was named to the board by the Dallas City Council. He has previously served as a county court at law judge and administrative law judge. The Dallas City Council named him chairman of the Ethics Advisory Commission. He is active in the Dallas Bar Association and State Bar of Texas. He has a law degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Dallas.

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Strauss, a City of Dallas appointee to the DART Board, is a partner in the Texas-based law firm of Strasburger & Price, L.L.P. His primary areas of practice are real estate, housing and finance. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from New York University, a law degree from the Brooklyn Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College of the University of New York.

Linda PaulkLinda Paulk image
Paulk, appointed to the board by the Plano City Council, is chief executive officer of Sky Ranch, Inc. She moved into that position after 16 years with the national personnel management firm Snelling and Snelling where she capped her tenure there as president and chief executive officer. Her other civic activities include the Crystal Charity Ball, the Plano Education Foundation, Dallas and Plano Symphony Orchestras, the Family Place, Arts of Collin County and the Children's Advocacy Center. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Mount Vernon College of The George Washington University.

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