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Gerald Haddock

Chairman

Gerald Haddock founded the Haddock Center and served as its long-time President until he was appointed its Executive Chairman in the spring of 2020.  Mr. Haddock formerly served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Crescent Real Estate Equities Company, a diversified real estate investment trust, from 1994 to 1999.  Mr. Haddock is and has been actively involved in numerous organizations, including as a current member of the Board of Directors of Meritage Home Corporation and Union Acquisition Corp. II, a former long-time member of the Board of Directors of Valaris plc, a former member of the Board of Directors of Union Acquisition Corp. I, a current member of the Board of Directors of the CEELI Institute, a not-for-profit international provider of post-graduate, professional legal education headquartered in Prague, and a current member of the Board of Directors of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation.  Mr. Haddock received his BBA from Baylor University, JD from Baylor University School of Law, LLM from New York University School of Law, and MBA from Dallas Baptist University.  He lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife, Diane Haddock.

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Diane Haddock

President

Diane Haddock was appointed Associate Judge in the 233rd District Court, Tarrant County, Texas in 1998 and proudly served in that position until January 2020 when she retired.  During her tenure, she presided over almost 50,000 cases involving all issues related to the family including child support, enforcement, custody, property, domestic violence and spousal support and contempt.

Judge Haddock earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas and her law degree from Texas Tech University, Lubbock.  She graduated from law school with honors, won first place on the Mock Trial Team, first on the Moot Court Team, competed on a national level, was an editor on the TTU law review and was awarded Order of the Barrister. 

Before law school, Judge Haddock was a banker in Plainview, Texas and Levelland, Texas. As a result of her experience in banking, she was hired as an attorney in the banking transaction area of a major law firm and was recognized for representing either the seller or the buyer in the largest transactions in the country during the early-mid 90s. She is married to Gerald W. Haddock of Haddock Investments.  Together they have 3 grown children, six granddaughters and one grandson

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Russell Haddock

Consultant

Russell Haddock is a Consultant with MCCi (www.mccinnovations.com a FL based company) covering the Southwest Key Accounts territory.  After graduating from Baylor University in 1997, Russell gained several years of entrepreneurship, information technology, and consulting experience.  Since 2005, Russell has been working with agencies across the Greater Southwest to recommend solutions, automate processes, and increase intelligent automation.  Russell is an established public speaker with a reputation for mixing pop culture and humor into his talks on Business Continuity, The Digital Transformation Journey, and Automating your Business Processes.  He is the top producing Account Executive in the history of MCCi and has lead the team in annual sales for the past decade.

Russell is an avid photographer and has been fortunate enough to leverage his business travel schedule to photograph places all over the US and the World (www.russellhaddock.com).  He and his wife Sarah enjoy the outdoors and climbing/hiking as many 14,000ft mountains they can in Colorado.  They share a passion for travel and creating memories for their family.  Russell’s proudest accomplishment is raising his 3 daughters with his beautiful wife Sarah.

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Ronnie Lee

Accounting

Ronald C. (Ronnie) Lee is the sole owner of Ronald C. Lee, P.C. With over 50 years of experience in accounting and tax, Ronnie is now mainly involved in tax preparation for individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts, estates and tax exempt organizations.  He consults with clients, both individual and small businesses in needed tax planning and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service.

Ronnie is an avid golfer whose claim to fame is that he made the first hole-in-one on his hometown course after it opened in 1964.  He is married to Kreta Lee and they have three daughters and 5 grandchildren.  Ronnie and Kreta enjoy traveling, Baylor sports and grandchildren’s activities.  One of Ronnie’s favorite quotes is “I don’t use the ‘O’ word because if you use it you may become it.  I use ‘less immature’ when speaking of age!”  He is known for his joke telling and even has a routine he’s used in talent shows.

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James Morris

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James Morris was born and raised in Ireland.  He graduated in 1967 from St. Mary’s College of Catering, in Dublin, where he studied hotel management, and was accepted for membership in The Institute of Hospitality (British).  Mr. Morris then moved to London, England, to work for Grand Metropolitan Hotels, while pursuing his dream of going on the stage.

 Seeking adventure after working in London for several years, Mr. Morris and several friends embarked on a round-the-world tour.  Their first stop, in Toronto, Canada, became the tour’s last stop for James.  He stayed and worked at Winston’s, which for many years was the restaurant in that city.

Attracted by its summer Shakespearean Festival, Mr. Morris soon moved to Stratford, Ontario, and, in 1977, opened Rundles Restaurant for its sophisticated theatre-going visitors.  Under his direction, Rundles quickly became the go-to restaurant in Stratford, with a large and devoted following. To supply the professional staff for Rundles’ kitchen, Mr. Morris and two partners established the Stratford Chefs School, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary.  Many of the School’s graduates operate some of the most famous and creative restaurants in Canada and around the world.

Mr. Morris’ has travelled throughout the world; he has studied and examined the French and British Impressionists in many galleries in England, France, and Japan.

In 2001, Mr. Morris opened the Rundles Morris House, which was designed by the internationally acclaimed architectural firm Shim-Sutcliffe, and was appointed with important 20th century furnishings and art.  Rundles Morris House is listed as “The Tower House” in The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture (2004: 647).

In 2017, Mr. Morris closed Rundles after 41 seasons.  He is presently based in Canada and continues to travel extensively.