Chief Executives Round Table

Welcome to the Chief Executives Round Table

The Chief Executives Round Table has been an excellent source of personal development for D/FW-area executives for three decades.

Throughout its history, some 200-plus men and women developed lasting friendships, cultivated valuable business relationships and enjoyed some of the most dynamic speakers and educators that the business and academic worlds have to offer. Each year Chief Executives Round Table continues to draw the best and brightest from the D/FW executive ranks. In addition, members who have been involved for many years continue to return every fall for a new slate of speakers and social opportunities that are rivaled by no other D/FW executive organization.

Why Might CERT Be Right for You?

Members cite a variety of reasons, some listed below, why membership in this group is important to them. If you’d like more information about CERT or are interested in joining, Contact Us now.

A diverse group of mentors

CERT is dedicated to the enhancement of executive performance through a program of professional education and the nurturing of personal relationships. CERT provides a favorable climate where you can share ideas, gain insights and see different leadership styles in action. We strive to have no more than one CEO from an industry to create a more diverse experience. No matter the stage of your business, there is a member in CERT who can assist you.

Dynamic and timely education topics

CERT monthly breakfast meetings offer speakers on varied topics that are both educational and relevant. Learn more about the monthly meetings on the Programs page.


CERT realizes the importance of family relationships. We offer many opportunities for networking of members and their spouses including the annual retreat.

About CERT

The Chief Executives Round Table (CERT), introduced in 1977, is designed for leaders in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to enhance executive performance. Sponsored and managed by the Professional Development Institute of the University of North Texas, members meet regularly at breakfast meetings to discuss specific topical issues with guest speakers. A highlight each year is the annual retreat. The diverse membership is driven almost entirely by referral and is by invitation only. Each candidate is sponsored by a current member. The membership committee reviews the applications and provides the appropriate recommendation. Participants include senior officers of public companies, leading entrepreneurs, prominent principals of major accounting, investment and law firms, as well as academic and governmental leaders.


CERT is dedicated to the enhancement of executive performance through a program of professional education and the nurturing of personal friendships. This is accomplished by

  • A favorable climate of interaction, openness and trust between CEO’s of diverse companies
  • Stimulating and relevant educational programs
  • A yearly retreat for members/spouses combining education, recreation and social activities
  • Membership driven committee structure