Bob White is a banker. He’s a very successful banker holding the title of Bank of Texas The Private Bank Dallas Market Executive. So what was he doing at the Brain Performance Institute on Thursday, July 26, at noon? Why wasn’t he enjoying cooler temperatures in Aspen, Napa or the Hamptons?
He was part of the Brain Performance Institute‘s Warrior Initiative luncheon that allows first responders to exchange concerns, ideas and possible solutions in dealing with their stress-related work. Bank of Texas sponsors the series of get-togethers eight months a year to provide a forum for men and women in the military as well as rescue personnel.
According to Center for BrainHealth Director of Development Kimber Hartmann, first responders like police, firemen and military personnel are all too often too hesitant in seeking help in dealing with brain-related issues.
On this day, vet Brad Hogan shared his story with the crowd that included Jane Smith, Jon Pherigo, Holley Caldwell, Bob Craine, Cristie Escachea, Brandi Hull, Alissa Old Crow and Katie Kinds.
The stories are personal and inspirational for both BPI staffers and guests. But the reach of the program is not confined to the box lunches. That’s why the BPI partners with Veter Services Organization (VSO) and college/university partners like 22 Kill, Adaptive Training Foundation, Allies in Service, Attitudes and Attire, Arizona State University, Armed Services YMCA, Battle Buddy Foundation, Brothers Keepers, Carry the Load, Central Michigan University, Collin County Community College, Dallas County Community College District, Eastfield College, Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Equest, Fisher House, Heroes on the Water, Higher Ground, Honor Courage Commitment Inc., IAVA, KSquare, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Metroplex Marines, Military and Veteran Caregiver Network, Military Veteran Peer Network, North Carolina State University, North Lake Community College, Northwestern State University, Next Career, Operation Homefront, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, Sons of the Flag, Southwest Airlines, Snowball Express, Tarrant County College, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, United States Military Academy, University of Arizona, University of North Texas, University of North Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at San Antonio, Veterans in Business, Veteran Resource Center and Warrior Spirit Project to work with the organizations’ clients.
Joining Bank of Texas in supporting the Brain Performance Institute Warrior Initiative are corporate sponsors Fluor Corporation, Highland Capital Management, La Quinta and Suites, Southwest Airlines and USAA.