Nina Vaca, CEO of the Pinnacle Group has been named Dallas’ inaugural Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Introduced by Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson on Monday, in this role, Vaca will provide advice and counsel to the mayor and promote Dallas as an “international magnet for innovation and entrepreneurship.”
Mayor Johnson’s appointment of Vaca fulfills a recommendation presented earlier this year by the Mayor’s Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which he formed to improve the startup environment in Dallas. The Chairpersons for the Task Force are Mandy Price and Trey Bowles.
“Dallas is a great city for Entrepreneurship,” Mayor Johnson said. “I have no doubt that as our first-ever Entrepreneur-in-Residence, she will offer incredible insight to our city government and to our aspiring and diverse community of startup leaders. Together, with Nina’s help, we can ensure Dallas takes its rightful place as an internationally recognized and inclusive hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.”
District Council members Jaynie Schultz and Gay Donnell, 11 and 13, respectively were part of the Mayor’s team that was instrumental in getting things done. The Pinnacle Group is located in North Dallas at 10670 N. Central Expy.