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HONORARY CHAIRS

Dena DeNooyer Stroh and Jeff Stroh

Dena DeNooyer Stroh has more than 17 years of legal experience.  She joined North Texas Tollway Authority in March 2015 as General Counsel and Ethics Officer.  She previously served as General Counsel and Board Secretary for Murchison Oil and Gas for three years.  Prior to her in-house counsel positions, she practiced complex commercial litigation at Gruber Hurst Johnson Hail Shank, LLP and Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP and was elected to the partnerships of both firms.  In 1999, she graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, cum laude, and in 1996, graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Psychology.

Dena is President-Elect of Dallas Women Lawyer Association (DWLA) and will be the 2017 DWLA President.  She has co-chaired the Women’s Advocacy Awards committee of Legal Aid of Northwest Texas from 2014 to 2016, serves as a director on the boards of Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Dallas Children’s Theater, and chaired Attorneys Serving the Community from 2012 to 2014.  Dena is a past President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2009), during which time she created a public service announcement campaign to educate the Spanish-speaking community about fraud, created a Teen Leadership Academy, and documented the history of the organization from 1978 to 2009 in written and video form.

Jeff Stroh is a Registered Professional Engineer with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and has over 17 years of experience as an HVAC designer.  He is employed by Aguirre Roden where he is a Lead Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager for engineering service contracts.  He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers.  In 1996, Jeff graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Engineering Technology.

Over the last seven years, Jeff has served as a soccer coach with the White Rock YMCA for his oldest and middle children.  He participates in Adventure Guides through the White Rock YMCA and is a Circle Leader for his middle child’s group.  Jeff served as social chair of Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce in 2003.

 

Jeff and Dena have been married for 12 years and have three children – 9, 6, and 2.