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2023 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Recipient
March 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility Announces Peter Brodsky as 2023 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award Recipient
What: In recognition of his bold contributions to the Dallas area and his devotion to public service, SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility is honored to recognize Peter Brodsky with the 2023 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award.
Why: Peter Brodsky’s name has been synonymous with innovative and impactful servant leadership in the City of Dallas for over a decade. He is a community advocate and developer, with a passion for solving critical community issues such as education, homelessness and economic opportunity in underserved areas of Dallas.
- Peter Brodsky, 2023 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award honoree
- Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Managing Director, RSR Partners
- Rabbi David Stern, Senior Rabbi, Temple Emanu-El
- Ashlee and Chris Kleinert, Luncheon Host Committee Chairs
- Dr. R. Gerald Turner, President, SMU
- Mr. Brad Cheves, Vice President for Development and External Affairs, SMU
- Dr. Rita Kirk, Director, SMU Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility
About Peter Brodsky:
Peter Brodksy’s passion for public service and bettering the Dallas community is multifaceted and includes impactful work in education, homelessness, social services, and thoughtful urban development. Peter is the visionary of one of the largest commercial developments in southern Dallas, Reimagine RedBird. The $200 million mixed-use development is not yet complete, but Brodsky’s work has already spurred economic growth in south Dallas through 1,500 new jobs in the offices, shops, medical facilities, and restaurants within the development. It’s an inspired a new, responsible approach to real estate development.
In the civic and non-profit arenas, Brodsky serves as the Board Chair of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, the lead agency of Dallas and Collin Counties’ homeless response system. He also serves on the Board of KIPP Texas Public Schools, a network of 59 public charter schools with nearly 34,000 preK-12 students in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, as well as the Advisory Board of KIPP Texas – Dallas-Fort Worth.
Previously, Peter has served on the following Boards: City of Dallas’s Animal Advisory Commission (Chair), which advises Dallas Animal Services, the city animal shelter and control service provider, where he focused on the loose dog crisis in southern Dallas; North Texas Public Broadcasting, the owner and operator of Dallas-Fort Worth’s PBS and NPR affiliates; AT&T Performing Arts Center; Vogel Alcove; and Dallas Symphony Orchestra.