At the 2014 Annual Meeting on September 18th, longtime Board member and volunteer Chris Trowbridge was named Chairman of the Board. Chris is a partner at Bell Nunnally, with a particular focus on complex business and intellectual property disputes. Featured in Texas Monthly as a “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2013 and 2014 and as a “Texas Rising Star” for six years, named as one of 25 of Texas Lawyer’s “Legal Leaders on the Rise” in 2013 and “Litigator of the Week” in 2011 and recognized in VerdictSearch’s “Top Business Law Verdicts” of 2009, he is well-known for vigorously protecting his clients’ interests in high-stakes legal matters. He earned both his law and undergraduate degrees from Baylor University (J.D., 1998; B.B.A., 1995). He has been a member of the BGCD board of directors since 2006, during which time he has served in numerous capacities, including as chairman for the organization’s “The Billiard Ball” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” events. Beyond BGCD, Trowbridge is chairman for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s PurpleStride DFW 2014.