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Frisco Chamber 2024 Gala: Celebrating Community & Culture

Altair Global proudly attended the Frisco Chamber of Commerce 2024 gala, where Altair’s CEO, Chad Sterling, was named Chair of the Board for 2024, reflecting our commitment to community leadership and engagement.

The annual Frisco, Texas event celebrates the city’s growth and success year after year. In 2023, Altair took home prestigious awards such as Employer of the Year and Admin Professional of the Year. This year, team members dressed up and celebrated their local Frisco community, looking back on what the community has accomplished in 2023, as well as looking ahead to what is to come for 2024.

Giving a Speech to Remember

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Chad delivered an inspiring speech at the gala in his new role as Chair of the Board, highlighting the collaborative efforts that have propelled Frisco to success. Drawing parallels to the dedication of athletes like professional soccer player Lionel Messi, Chad emphasized the importance of consistent effort and commitment in achieving long-term goals. He praised the collective impact of businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, and government entities in driving Frisco’s exceptional results – including becoming the fastest-growing U.S. city over the past decade! – and shared that the enthusiasm and potential of the city and its community was a deciding factor for Altair when moving its headquarters back in 2019.

Recognizing Outstanding Team Members

To reward the exemplary contributions to their community over the past year, Altair invited two team members to attend the gala, Lexie Maryak and Taleasha Pool, to celebrate their outstanding volunteer efforts. Taleasha’s passion for serving led her to volunteer at Minnie’s Food Pantry, where she engaged with clients, prepared food bags, stocked shelves, sorted donated items, and prepped boxes for the next business day.

Lexie’s dedication to volunteerism shines through her commitment to the Doberman Rescue of North Texas. Since 2019, Lexie has volunteered on Sundays, which are adoption days at the rescue. She walks, bathes, and feeds the dogs, assists potential adopters, processes adoption paperwork, and vets and processes new dogs. Additionally, Lexie contributes her time to the set-up, running, and breakdown of the rescue’s annual fundraisers. In 2023 alone, the rescue saved and adopted 266 dogs and facilitated 56 transfers to their sister rescue in Minnesota.


Taleasha and Lexie’s combined efforts contributed significantly to Altair’s total volunteer hours in 2023, which reached an impressive 4,701 hours, demonstrating Altair’s commitment to making a meaningful impact through community engagement and volunteerism.

Empowering Team Member Resource Groups

Leaders of Altair’s Team Member Resource Groups (TMRGs), including Leticia Ferreira, Stephen Richardson, and Sarah Lati, were also in attendance. These dedicated individuals lead the TMRGs HOPE (Helping Others Peacefully Exist), PULSE (Pride, Unity, Love, Solidarity, and Equality), and POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Women to Excel and Rise), contributing to Altair’s diversity, inclusion, and team member engagement initiatives.


Celebrating Altair’s Impact

Altair proudly served as a Visionary sponsor of the gala, reinforcing our commitment to supporting local initiatives. As we look ahead, Altair remains dedicated to making a positive impact in Frisco and beyond, in all of our office locales around the globe. We extend our congratulations to Chad Sterling on his appointment as Chair of the Board and express our gratitude to all team members who contribute to our shared success.

Published On: March 6, 2024

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