Slover as served as a Board Member and now Chairman of the Foundation. Prior to his retirement from federal law enforcement, he served for 10 years as a police officer. He developed a close professional and personal relationship with the men and women of the Arlington Police Department during his career.
Slover and his wife Charlotte have two grown children and seven grandchildren.
Tim is the Vice-President/Director in Charge of Greenwood Funeral Homes in Fort Worth and previously Arlington. He has been with the company for almost 25 years starting out as the courier. He has been a foundation member since 2015. Besides the Arlington Police Foundation, Tim is also involved in many other organizations. He is a member of his local Rotary group, President of the North Texas Chapter of the Texas Funeral Directors Assoc. and board member of the Texas Funeral Directors Assoc. In his home town of Azle where he lives, Tim is a member of the Azle ISD School Board, the Police Advisory Board and the Crime Control Prevention District Board of the Azle Police Department. Tim's greatest passion though is his family. Tim is the father to 4 children (1-girl and 3-boys) and 1-granddaughter that he shares a birthday with. Which if you ask any of his kids, they will tell you she is his favorite! Besides his family, Tim also has a passion for helping the police and making sure they have everything they need to keep safe. Which is why he continues to serve on the Arlington Police Foundation.
Mike Lewis has been in banking for over 40 years and currently serves as Executive Vice President for Worthington National Bank. He has been involved in many community endeavors and is currently a Board Member and Treasurer of The Arlington Police Foundation as well as serving on the Development Committee of. Near Southside, Inc. Mike is a graduate of the University of Texas and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU. He and his wife have 2 sons and a new grandson.
Aziz Kobty is head chef & general manager of Prince Lebanese Grill in Arlington, Texas. Prince is Aziz’s family owned and operated restaurant that was founded by his father in 1989. Aziz along with his siblings grew up working summers and weekends in his family’s restaurant. This is where he developed a strong passion for cooking. After high school, he graduated and attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas where he was a four-year letterman on the football team and an academic all conference student, but Aziz’s true passion in the kitchen remained as he frequently traveled home to help run the family business on his weekends off.
Professionally, Aziz has been a featured celebrity chef for the Dallas Cowboys and Legends Catering at AT&T Stadium. His restaurant won Taste of Arlington in 2017 for “Best Entrée” & “Best Restaurant”. Prince Lebanese Grill was featured on multiple times on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. But Aziz will tell you none of these accolades matter without a safe community. Aziz puts a strong emphasis on supporting his community and frequently preaches the philosophy of giving back more than you receive. It is a true honor to be a part of the Arlington Police Foundation by serving on its Board of Directors. The foundation allows for an opportunity support a police department that embodies the philosophy of giving back more than they receive.
In staying true to this philosophy, Aziz is always looking for more ways to get involved. He frequently volunteers and is called on by other city leaders to participate in events to help promote the city & give back to his community. He has sponsored the Arlington Kindness Initiative that focuses on doing random acts of kindness throughout the city to encourage a stronger sense of community. Prince is also a sponsor of the AISD Chef Practicum Program that mentors and prepares high school students for the work force. Aziz supports the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau as well as the Salvation Army in Arlington by serving on their Board of Directors. As members of the Arlington Police Foundation, Aziz and his restaurant sponsor the Back the Blue Bash every year to fundraise and support the APD. Aziz is proud to also seek out other business owners and city leaders to support the foundation as well. He also hosts events for APD’s National Night Out. Aziz will tell you the best part of his job is getting to support the men and women in blue who do so much for our community. It is truly an honor to be able to contribute to this foundation.
As a real estate investor since 2007 and a license holder since July 2018, Georgie Zang is known for integrity, diplomacy, and genuineness in all her dealings. During her tenure in the business, she has first and notably strived to be someone in whom tenants, clients, and associates can put their trust and confidence. A born-and-bred Texan, Georgie offers a seasoned knowledge of the DFW metroplex and surrounding cities and has a profound passion for seeing her community thrive and excel. Above all, Georgie values relationships over transactions, and much of her business comes from repeat clients or referrals. Whether it's a first-time home purchase, an investment property, commercial opportunity, or leasing, Georgie provides the same level of unmatched service for all of her clients at any stage of their real estate journeys.
Georgie's community servant heart drives her to volunteer on the Board of Directors for the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce and The Arlington Police Foundation. And she is a founding member of Tennis 4 Troops, a non-profit benefiting the Chris Kyle F.R.O.G. Foundation, an organization that raises money to help support Military families. Georgie is an avid tennis player that looks forward to spring and Special Olympics Texas where she has the opportunity to play tennis tournaments with Special Olympic Athletes, competing with some of the most wonderful people you could ever meet.
Georgie's values, knowledge, and work ethic form the foundation of an exceptional client experience. Whether your real estate needs are local or around the globe, you're in good hands with Georgie and her team. Contact her today, and get started realizing your real estate goals.
Michael Jacobson was appointed President & CEO of the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce in February 2016. The Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce represents the interest of over 1,200 businesses in the greater Arlington area, championing economic and community prosperity.
Prior to this position Michael Jacobson was director of Intel’s Corporate Responsibility Office. In this role, he was responsible for leading Intel’s corporate responsibility strategy with stakeholders across the company. He led an experienced team of experts in corporate social responsibility, strategic alliances, marketing and communications, stakeholder management and reporting who were committed to building upon Intel’s performance as a leading corporate citizen.
Michael managed Intel’s Corporate Affairs team in California and Texas where he was responsible for leading corporate responsibility programs, philanthropic investments and public policy. Michael also worked in Intel’s Corporate Real Estate and Site Development Group as a site selection manager. In this capacity, Michael was responsible for evaluating locations across the globe for potential Intel investment.
Jacobson came to Intel from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce where he was a director of business development. During his four-year tenure with the Chamber, Fort Worth ranked in the top ten in the United States for business recruitment. Intel was one of the companies that he helped recruit to Fort Worth.
Jacobson joined the Fort Worth Chamber after serving eight years in Washington D.C as a member of the Reagan and Bush Administrations. He held positions as assistant to the deputy secretary for management planning and operations for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, special assistant to the Commissioner for the Social Security Administration and special assistant to the Administrator of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
Jacobson received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Baylor University in 1984.
Rudy Martinez is a 43-year resident of Arlington. He spent most of his lengthy career with AT&T serving in their public relations organization. Although he served on several boards along the way while with AT&T, he has remained passionate about supporting our police department. Rudy is the former Chairman of the Arlington Police Foundation. During his term as Chair, the Back the Blue Bash was born and continues to be the foundations most anticipated event. In retirement, he spends whatever quality time he can with his granddaughter Lyla. Rudy also invests in commercial real estate, and for the past 42 years during October, he has operated 4 businesses at the State Fair of Texas. He is also the very proud Dad of three children who are steadfast entrepreneurs.
Ethan McDaniel has served on the Arlington Police Foundation Board of Directors since 2019.
Ethan grew up in DeSoto, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and participated in the Corps of Cadets. In 2004 Ethan graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Following graduation, Ethan moved to Arlington to teach and coach in Mansfield where he was employed for 13 years. He has been teaching Government at Martin High School since 2017.
Ethan met his wife, Courtney, at First Baptist Church Arlington in 2005. They were married in 2006 and now have three children, Ellasyn, Caraline, and Briggs. Ethan and his family live in Shorewood Estates where he has served as the Shorewood Estates Neighborhood Coordinator since 2014. Shorewood Estates has been recognized by the City of Arlington on several occasions for their neighborhood improvements and involvement in the city.
Ethan has been involved in numerous ways around the community. He has served in his church, First Baptist Church Arlington, as a Youth Sunday School teacher from 2008 to 2018, Preschool Ministry volunteer, as well as serving on the Facilities Committee in 2017. Ethan has also given his time as a volunteer at Mission Arlington, YMCA, and as an ASA coach.
Ethan is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Arlington and served on the Leadership Arlington Board of Directors from 2015-2018. He also contributed as a Youth Leadership Arlington Co-Director from 2017-2018. In 2016, Ethan graduated from the Arlington Citizen’s Police Academy. He has been involved in Young Men for Arlington since 2010, serving as the Young Men for Arlington President from 2016-2017. He then continued his service as a member of the Board of Directors from 2015-2019.
Ethan has been a contributing member on a number of Boards and Commissions with the City of Arlington. He served on the City of Arlington Community Relations Commission from 2016-2018 and is currently on the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Board.
Randle Meadows is president of Guardian Public Strategies a consulting firm representing Public Safety Associations. He’s a retired Arlington police officer and a former president of the Arlington Police Association.
Mike Gerro currently serves as the Market President for Frost Bank’s Arlington market and as the Commercial Manager for Frost Bank’s Mansfield market. He started his banking career in 1986. With over 30 years of banking experience, he has a strong background helping businesses grow and achieve their goals.
br > A native Texan, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Baylor University in 1985. Mike has and continues to serve the community in a variety of roles including his current roles as a Board Member of the, Tarrant Work force Development Board, Roundup for Autism, Arlington Children’s Toys, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County, The Arlington Police Foundation, and Advisory Board Member of the Green Oaks School.
br > Past Board service includes, advisory Board of the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, Board Chair and Board Member of the Safehaven of Tarrant County, Board and Executive Committee member of Girls Incorporated of Tarrant County, and the Board of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
br > In his free time, he likes to spend time with family, watch Baylor University sports, and serve the community.
Heidi graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry and received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Her career in dentistry spans 16 years and she currently owns a dental practice in North Arlington with husband Mark. Heidi is passionate about helping patients find creative solutions to prevent disease, and giving them the smile they deserve. Her husband, Mark, grew up in the Arlington area and graduated from Lamar High School, and together, they love seeing familiar faces walk through the door. “We feel so blessed by the opportunity to serve this amazing community!”
Heidi stays busy with her children, Justin, Abby, and Logan. Between the dental practice and the kids sports, clubs, and school activities, family time is important. Heidi and her family enjoy spending time on the water. Boating, wake surfing, and wakeboarding are some of their favorite summer activities.
Heidi holds a special place in her heart for all law enforcement, as her brother is a police officer in Glendale, Arizona. She is very excited and honored to be on the Arlington Police Foundation Board of Directors.
Paul Fulks is the heart and soul of 3Di Sign + Design. His vision and integrity have helped shape the success of numerous multi-million dollar companies. Paul looks at each prospective client’s business as if it were his own, envisioning more than a sign, but an entire marketing campaign and how his designs will attract the desired customers.
With over 30 years of sign industry experience, Paul brings his creative genius as well as an uncanny engineering perspective to each client. This special talent has resulted in many national awards.
Paul believes whole-heartedly that every business has both professional and community responsibilities. He is an avid supporter of several Arlington-based non-profits and serves on numerous boards.
The respect Paul receives from his colleagues and City leaders has been well earned. Many comment on his extraordinary talent, honesty and work ethic. “Details Matter” is just one saying Paul lives by, and because of his strong belief in providing the best, his clients form lasting relationships with him and 3Di Sign + Design.
Bethany graduated from Martin High School in Arlington, TX and spent 2 years cheering for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. As a Cheerleader, Bethany traveled around the world on USO Tours with the team’s elite Show Group. Bethany has appeared on Saturday Night Live with the cheerleaders and while in New York, they accepted the Spirit of Bob Hope Award for all of the Cheerleader’s service and USO tours.
In her professional life, she spent years in retail as a Store Manager, fashion merchandiser, and traveled throughout the US opening new retail store locations. Bethany joined Burnett’s Staffing in 2006 working in business development for the Fort Worth branch. Bethany was actively involved with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and served as a Fort Worth Action Ambassador for 10 years. As an Ambassador, she served on the Executive Committee as Membership chair, Co-Chair and Chairman for 2 years. She was also a former Ambassador with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
Bethany previously served on the Board of Directors for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Silent Auction Committee for St. Jude Evening Under the Stars. She also volunteered with the Spirit of Hope Foundation.
Bethany joined the Arlington Police Foundation board in 2013 and was the Co-Chair of the Back the Blue Bash 2014-2016 and took over as Chair in 2017. In 2018, Bethany became Executive Director of the Foundation. Bethany is married to retired Army Major and State Representative Tony Tinderholt and resides in Arlington with their 2 children, 2 dogs, and cat.
Alexander Jones was appointed as Chief of Police for the City of Arlington, Texas in November 2020. He leads the 46th largest law enforcement agency in the country with almost 900 sworn officers and professional staff members with an annual budget of $109 million dollars.
Chief Jones began his policing career with the Baltimore County Police Department in 1995 and quickly rose through the ranks to become the department's second highest-ranking officer. He previously served as the Colonel of Operations overseeing ten police precincts, patrol operations, Safe School Division, Youth and Community Service Section, and the Support Operations Division.
Chief Jones also served as the Bureau Chief of Community Relations, which included the Community Resource and Wellness Section and the Youth and Community Service Section. The focus of the bureau was on community relations and building trust with the communities of Baltimore County. He was instrumental in establishing many successful youth programs.
Chief Jones obtained a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Ashworth College and received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Hartford. He has extensive training in leadership development and modern police practices.
Chief Jones believes in the importance of community policing initiatives and bolstering trust with all segments of the population. He is a relational leader who takes the time to listen to community concerns to build stronger communities. Chief Jones is committed to equality under the law for all persons who live, work and play in Arlington.