Corporate Sponsorhip

Derek Blount, Co-Chair currently serves as Chairman of the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors and has served as the Co-Chair of the Corporate Council since its inception.  He joined the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors in 2006. Since joining, Derek has served two terms as Board Treasurer, one term as Board Vice President, four terms as Board President and one term as Board Chairman.

Derek is a writer whose works include family-oriented books (“The Three Christmases of William Spencer”) as well as thriller novels (“Hostile Takeover” and “Second Son”). Derek has been published in various periodicals including MENSA Magazine. Derek also serves as President of Happy Prince Media, LLC, a media and consulting firm with a focus on creativity and innovation.

Derek’s earlier professional experience was centered in the financial industry including corporate lending roles with JPMorganChase and international banking syndicate Credit Agricole. Derek also helped establish the Dallas commercial banking division for CapitalOne Bank and served as Area President for Sovereign Bank. 

A Texas native, Derek received both his B.B.A. in Finance and his M.S. in Marketing from Texas A&M University.  Derek is an active member of American MENSA, an enthusiastic traveler and an avid runner. He and his wife, Bethany, have two vivacious boys. Learn more about Derek’s books at

Grace Daniels, Co-Chair is an Area Manager at Oncor Electric Delivery, the largest transmission and distribution utility company in Texas.  She represents Oncor in local government, civic, and community initiatives with a main focus on fostering relationships and providing support in regards to energy delivery and/or related concerns of city management.  Ms. Daniels has also been involved in several community volunteer programs including the Junior League of Dallas. She enjoys singing and working with the youth at House of Prayer Church in Oak Cliff.

WaterTower Theatre's Corporate Council Committee Members 

Derek Blount, Co-Chair 

Grace Daniels, Co-Chair 

Blake Clemens 

Sharla DeFrancisco 

Neil Resnik 

Members as of 9/10/17

Addison Airport 

Addison-The Magazine of the North Dallas Corridor 

Allied Affiliated Funding 

Atmos Energy 

Barbara Elliott Interiors 

BKM Sowan Horan 


Daseke Inc. 

Edward Baumann Clothiers 

Egg & I 

Eileen & Neil Resnik 

FastSigns -Carrollton 

Fogo de Chao 

Frost Bank 

Hand & Stone 

Liberty Capital Bank 

MAA Mary 

Kay Inc. 

Methodist Hospital for Surgery 



Raymond James Foundation 

Rosa Floors & Carpet Cleaning 

Signature Floors & Interiors 


Stockmans Bank 

Table 13 

Town of Addison 

United Surgical Partners International 

Veritex Bank 

Whole Foods Addison 

Wildcat Lending