Addison Business Association

ABA Speakers

City Council Candidates

Wednesday, April 04, 2012 - 11:45 AM

City Council Candidates
Town of Addison
Bent Tree Country Club

Council Candidates

Margie Gunther

Margie Gunther

Margie moved to Texas in 1972 from the Chicago area after completing a BA from the University of Colorado and an MA from Northwestern University. While completing post-graduate studies at Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas, she was employed in the Texas public schools as a teacher, speech pathologist, counselor and then, administrator. She has most recently served as the Executive Director of Special Education for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD from 1999 to retiring in 2009. Currently Margie works part-time for Psychological Software Solutions, an educational software company, where she trains teachers in Dallas ISD as well as other nearby school districts.

Margie has lived in Addison since 2008 when she began volunteering for the Town. Her recent involvement in the community includes:

  • Addison Planning and Zoning Commission 2011-2012
  • Addison Charter Review Commission, 2010
  • Addison Census Committee, 2010
  • Town of Addison Citizens Academy
  • Addison "Addvocate" volunteer
  • Leadership Metrocrest Class XXIII
    • Metrocrest Chamber "Rising Star" Award 2012
  • Rotary International, Addison Midday Club - new member

Margie has a daughter, Carrie, who lives in Seattle, WA. Margie's hobbies include golf, gardening and enjoying the Arts.

Janelle Moore

Neil Resnik

Neil Resnik

Addison Leadership and Involvement

  • City Council Member (2010 - 2012)
  • Planning and Zoning Commission (2009 - 2010)
  • Charter Review Commission (2010)
  • Leadership Metrocrest Graduate, Class XXI
  • Citizens Academy (2008)

Community Service

  • Member, Board Member & Past Club President, Rotary Club of Dallas
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
  • Price Cross Partner, Rotary Club of Dallas
  • Board President & Advisory Board of Directors, AIDS Arms, Inc.
  • Presidents Council Member, University of North Texas
  • Sponsor, Murphy Enterprise Center, UNT
  • Recipient, Celebrate Literacy Award, Dallas Literacy Council
  • Past Board President, Dallas All Sports Association
  • Mentor, Woodrow Wilson High School
  • Graduate FBI Citizens Academy


  • Owner Creative Financial Professionals
  • Partner LeeNik Ventures, Inc

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