Ben Leal

Board Member at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Ben Leal is President and CEO of Jubilee Park & Community Center. Ben has had the pleasure of serving the Jubilee Park community for the past 8 years, where they act as catalyst for comprehensive community revitalization in the southeast Dallas area with emphasis on education of children and adults. Ben joined the Jubilee team in 2011, and serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Jubilee’s purpose is to improve lives and strengthen our community through our core beliefs that love, respect, and community transform lives. “Working at Jubilee has been truly transformational for me, Leal says, and feels that he was put him here for a reason. The lessons, trust, and knowledge shared with me from the community make it exciting for me to come to work every day!” Mr. Leal has over seventeen years of experience in the not for profit field, and began his career working for the state in the Office of the Governor, and later served as a Legislative Director for the Texas House of Representatives. Ben was appointed to the DFW Airport Board by the Dallas City Council. It was after working in the government sector that Mr. Leal found his true passion for non-profit work. Over the years Mr. Leal has been able to expand his experience in fund development, program management and operation supervision. Mr. Leal is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University with a BA in Political Science with a focus on Public Policy and Urban Development, and a minor in Economics. Mr. Leal has also been able to participate and complete the Strategic Prospective in Nonprofit Management at Harvard Business School and has his Nonprofit Certificate from the Center for Nonprofit Management through Southern Methodist University. Mr. Leal enjoys serving on appointed committees such as the City of Dallas Citizen Bond Committee, the Attendance and Boundaries Committee for Dallas ISD, as well as the Citizen Budget Review Committee, and other nonprofit boards in his spare time. Mr. Leal is also an active member at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, where he enjoys volunteering his time and serves on the Vestry. Ben grew up in San Antonio, and lived in Austin for prior to his move to Dallas. Dallas is his home and a city that he always wanted to live in. He is proud of the culture, diversity, arts/ theater, and sports that Dallas has to offer.


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