Three named to Davey O’Brien Board of Trustees

Three named to Davey O’Brien Board of Trustees

FORT WORTH, Texas – A trio of distinguished men from the Fort Worth community, Johnny K. Campbell, Chris Gavras and Steve Llewellyn, have been named to the Davey O’Brien Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the foundation has announced.

“Our three new Board members strengthen our Foundation with their expertise, energy and passion,” Executive Director Bill Brady said. “We are very fortunate to have them on the Davey O’Brien Foundation team.”

Campbell has been president and CEO of Sundance Square since 2001. He is responsible for development, leasing, merchandising, and property management of Sundance Square’s portfolio of properties. Under his leadership, Sundance Square has continued to expand, improve, and achieve national prominence. He is currently chairman of the board of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc., and is the immediate past chairman of the board of the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau and remains on that board.

Gavras, President of the CG Group, has been a Tarrant County-based strategic communications adviser for over 25 years. His firm advises nearly two dozen clients, including Fortune 100 corporations, privately held companies, several North Texas law firms, an array of professional and trade associations, prominent philanthropic leaders, sports entities, commercial developers, and higher education institutions. On a pro bono basis he advises several North Texas elected officials.

Llewellyn is the SVP and General Manager of Frito-Lay North America, the $14 billion snack foods business unit of PepsiCo. He is responsible for Frito-Lay’s East Division, which includes the company’s Southeast, Mid-America, Central Gulf, Carolinas, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. He is accountable for all aspects of Frito-Lay’s business and P&L in the East Division including sales, finance, supply chain, human resources and strategic planning and oversees a sales force comprised of more than 13,500 associates.

The Davey O’Brien Foundation Board of Trustees consists of 30 members. Members serve three-year renewable terms.

The purpose of the Davey O’Brien Foundation is to recognize outstanding student-athletes for their achievements both on and off the field through the Foundation’s various awards programs. Since 1977, the Foundation has given away more than $1 million in scholarships and university grants to help high school and college athletes transform leadership on the field into leadership in life.

The Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. The Foundation also has three additional awards to complement the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award: the Davey O’Brien High School Scholarship, the Davey O’Brien Legends Award and the Charles Ringler Founder’s Award.

The Davey O’Brien Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in downtown Fort Worth.