Jackson Walker congratulates Barclay Berdan, CEO of Texas Health Resources, on receiving the Susan Halsey Executive Leadership Award during the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting on June 24, 2021.
Named after our late Fort Worth Managing Partner Susan Halsey, who had earned a reputation as one of the best real estate attorneys in the business and a beacon in the Fort Worth community, the award honors leadership excellence in business in the Fort Worth metropolitan area. To be considered, nominees must actively support business advancement, create a vision and inspire others, establish a positive image for his or her business while leading it to higher levels of success, encourage innovation and risk-taking among employees, give back to the community, and mentor.
“Susan was in every respect Jackson Walker, and her impact on the Firm continues to this very day,” said Office Managing Partner William R. Jenkins. “Beyond representing some of the largest firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth real estate market, Susan made a conscious effort to give back to the community. We couldn’t be more proud to sponsor this annual award in her memory.”
Upon the establishment of the award in 2016, Firmwide Managing Partner Wade Cooper said, “Susan was undaunted by the stereotypes and she overcame all of those historical challenges in a very positive way.”
“Susan was undaunted by the stereotypes and she overcame all of those historical challenges in a very positive way.”
Previous honorees include Paul Andrews, founder and CEO of TTI, Inc.; Dr. Michael R. Williams, President of the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC); Rusty Reid, president and CEO of Higginbotham; Rick Merrill, president and CEO of Cook Children’s Health Care System; and Lillie Biggins, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital.
Visit the Fort Worth Chamber’s website to learn more about the Susan Halsey Executive Leadership Award.