Jay K. Rutherford, partner in the Labor and Employment section of Jackson Walker’s Fort Worth office, has been named to the Board of the Texas Lyceum for 2003.
The Texas Lyceum Association, Inc., is a non-profit, non-partisan, statewide organization whose purpose is to identify and develop the next generation of top leadership in the State of Texas; to educate its Directors by identifying and exploring the interrelationships of the major issues facing Texas and bring a better understanding of these issues to the state’s key decision makers; and to promote an appreciation of the responsibilities of stewardship of the values, traditions, and resources of Texas.
The Texas Lyceum conducts periodic public forums and sponsors events and activities to develop and discuss current key economic and social issues.
Jay joins a select group of 96 men and women under the age of 46 who make up the Board and who have demonstrated leadership abilities not only in their own community, but also across the State.
Jay also serves on the board of directors of Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail, as well as Camp Fire USA. In addition, he is a Leadership Fort Worth Class of 2000 alum and he participated in the work of the Dallas 2012 Committee as it sought to bring the Olympics to the metroplex. Jay was also honored as one of the Top 40 Under 40 by Fort Worth Business Press in 2002.
Professionally, he holds officer positions with the local and state boards of the Texas Association of Business and with the Tarrant County Bar Labor and Employment Law Section and was recently named one of the top Tarrant County employment lawyers.
Jay is married to Kay, and has two girls and a boy.