Our Mission:


Inspire. Act.

Dallas Influencers in Sports and Entertainment (DISE) connects and develops the rising generation of industry leaders to fuel bold social change.


What We Do

DISE provides young professionals in the Dallas sports and entertainment industry with unique professional development opportunities, cultivates meaningful experiences and relationships, and encourages a community focus that gives back through its mission of focusing on the health and education of children via its nonprofit arm, the Heart of Dallas Foundation.

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Our Impact

Since 2014, DISE has served more than 1,000 people through member volunteer activities.  DISE has contributed more than $500,000 to local nonprofit organizations, recruited more than 100 members, and hosted dozens of unique professional development events. At our annual Fast Pitch event, we have recognized Dirk Nowitzki, Emmitt Smith, and Jamie Benn for their community excellence. 



DFW industry professionals

DISE is proud to provide support to local professionals in the sports and entertainment industry through networking opportunities and professional development events. 


annual networking events

Whether it's a happy hour, an industry discussion panel , or a volunteering opportunity, members of DISE are able to connect with their peers and make a visible impact on our community. 


to local nonprofits

Through our official partner, the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl, and the generous support of sponsors, we have been able to contribute more than $500K to 22 North Texas nonprofits through 300+ grant applications.


“[Fast Pitch] is a terrific event that helps shed light on what local nonprofits do for the city of Dallas. Being in sports allows us to give back in ways that many cannot. It was an honor to be the first recipient of the Community Excellence Award.”

- Dirk Nowitzki

Fast Pitch - 2015-2017 Recap Video


As an organization, Heart of Dallas has advanced the work and the brand of CitySquare over the past two years. Heart of Dallas’ focus on the most needy persons in our city and its vital concern for supporting our community’s 'first responders' falls right into line with the values and the mission we pursue here at CitySquare. We feel very fortunate and extremely honored to be working with Heart of Dallas in a continuing partnership!” 

– Larry James, CitySquare, President/CEO 


Board of Directors

dallas influencers in sports & entertainment

  President:     Blake Paul, UBS


Blake Paul, UBS

  Vice President:     Lauren Halsey, FC Dallas

Vice President:

Lauren Halsey, FC Dallas

  Secretary:     Ally Wilker, Ensemble


Ally Wilker, Ensemble

  Membership:     Hunter Harvin, Dallas Cowboys


Hunter Harvin, Dallas Cowboys

  Philanthropy:     Mallory Martin,  International Justice Mission  


Mallory Martin, International Justice Mission

 Events:    Carla Rosenberg,  Lagardere Plus


Carla Rosenberg, Lagardere Plus

  Fundraising:     Kyle Tapply,  Dallas Mavericks


Kyle Tapply, Dallas Mavericks

 Marketing:    Lauren Allison , MVPindex


Lauren Allison, MVPindex

 Corporate Partnerships:    Chad Wynn,  Texas Rangers

Corporate Partnerships: 

Chad Wynn, Texas Rangers

 Board Chair:    Kern Egan,  Lagardere Plus

Board Chair: 

Kern Egan, Lagardere Plus


Get Involved

Become a member of DISE and connect with industry peers in a meaningful way while positively impacting the Dallas community through volunteer and philanthropy opportunities. 


Pay member dues

Dues are $50, paid annually. Pay online at the link below.

Contact us

Reach out to get more information about becoming a member.

Attend events

Come out to one of our networking or philanthropy events to learn more about DISE.