About Echelon

Echelon is the emerging professionals arm of The Salvation Army. Our community of 500+ active members are serious about having fun while Doing the Most Good for the DFW community. Whether we are serving, socializing, or raising money, Echelon remains a connected and passionate community focused on actively supporting the mission and vision of The Salvation Army. 






Echelon Dallas Advisory Board 

Will Vanderstraaten
Co-President
Thackeray Partners
University of Texas at Austin
Dallas, TX 

Maria-Renee Morales 
Co-President
Fairway Advisors
Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas

Ashton Gillespie
Chief of Staff/EVP
Deloitte Corporate Finance
Boston College
Dallas, TX 

Mackenzie Carmichael
Co-Service Chair
The Richards Group
Texas Christian University
Chicago, IL 


Hattie Browning 
Co-Service Chair
SMU Masters in Education
Texas Christian University
Dallas, TX

Mary Margaret Hancock 
Co-VP Fundraising
OnSiteIQ
University of Pennsylvania
Dallas,TX 

Travis Roberts
Co-VP Fundraising
Goldman Sachs
Southern Methodist University
Tyler, TX 

Elena Frattaroli
Co-VP Events
East West Bank
Georgetown
Dallas, TX 


David Bentley
Co-VP Events
Auburn University
Auburn University
Dallas, TX 

Lacey O'Brien
VP Communications
Tracey Locke 
University of Georgia
Dallas, TX 

Aimee Goodell
PR Chair
Childrens
Texas Christian University
Houston, TX

Catherine Kumpf 
Newsletter Chair
Invitation Homes
University of Mississippi
Dallas, TX


Elizabeth Cooper
Social Media/Graphic Design
Cathy Kincaid Interiors
University of Texas at Austin
Dallas, TX 

Douglas Maclay 
VP Membership
Lincoln Property Company
University of Texas at Austin
Dallas, TX

Connor Fair 
Treasurer
Presidio Petroleum
Texas Christian University
Boulder, CO

Avery Campbell 
Chaplain
Armstrong Elementary
University of Texas at Austin
Dallas, TX


Nathan Langhenry
Gala Chair
KPMG
University of Texas at Austin
Dallas, TX

Fallon Bock
Gala Chair
Bachendorf's
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX



PAST PRESIDENTS CIRCLES

Clark Jacobs
Echelon President 2019-2020
FlexDesk
Vanderbilt
Houston, TX 
Meg Weiss
Echelon President 2019-2020
Cushman & Wakefield
University of Texas at Austin
San Anotnio, TX 


Taylor Miller
Echelon President 2018-2019
Hazen & Co.
Southern Methodist University
Houston, TX 

JOSH CORTEZ
Echelon President 2017-2018
TracyLocke (DDB) 
Baylor University
Austin, TX

JANIE FLOWERS
Echelon President 2017-2018
Citigroup
Southern Methodist University
Dothan, AL

LAUREN TOLEDO
Echelon President 2016-2017
Goldman Sachs
Vanderbilt University
Dallas, TX

JIMMY WATSON
Echelon President 2016-2017
Riveron Consulting
University of Arkansas
Dallas, TX

MEREDITH COUNCE
Echelon President 2015-2016
Dallas Cowboys
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

SCOTT BOSTON
Echelon President 2015-2016
Trinity Industries
Texas Christian University
Dallas, TX

PATRICK BENOIST
Echelon President, 2014-2015
CBRE
Vanderbilt University
Dallas, TX


CHRISTINA GEYER
Echelon President, 2012-2014
PaperCity
Southern Methodist University
La Canada, CA

DANIEL BRANCH
Echelon President, 2012-2013
Crow Holdings Capital Partners
Vanderbilt University
Dallas, TX

ELIZABETH CARLOCK PHILLIPS
Founding President, 2011-2012
Phillips Foundation
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

MICHELLE MCADAM
Founding President, 2010-2011
New Friends New Life
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX


SALVATION ARMY OFFICERS

MAJORS TODD & BETHANY HAWKS
DFW Area Commanders 2020-Present

MAJORS JONATHAN & BARBARA RICH
DFW Area Commanders 2015-2019

MAJORS WARD & MICHELLE MATTHEWS
DFW Area Commanders 2010-2014