Dallas Film Society Announces Lynn McBee as new Chairman of the Board

DALLAS, Apr. 29, 2011—The Dallas Film Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that celebrates films and their impact on society, has announced Dallas community leader Lynn McBee as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The announcement was made by Tanya Foster, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dallas Film Society.

“We are thrilled that Lynn is taking the lead as Chairman of the board of directors at Dallas Film Society,” said Foster. “Her love of film coupled with her vast volunteer and leadership background are exactly what we need to take our organization to the next level. There is no stone left unturned when it comes to working with Lynn. Her determination and willingness to succeed make her the ‘secret sauce’ to the Dallas Film Society.”

McBee is best known for her leadership roles in the Dallas community. Currently she serves as The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Tocqueville Society Chairman and 25th Anniversary Chairman, Chairman of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Opening Weekend Celebration, Chairman Emeritus and Life Member of the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Association, Board Member, The Visiting Nurse Association Foundation, Board Member, The Trinity Trust, Board member, The Salvation Army, Immediate Past Chairman and Board member of TACA, UTD Center for Brain Health Board of Directors, Chi Omega Foundation National Board Trustee, Children’s Medical Center Foundation Trustee, The Chiapas Project Board of Directors, Dallas Historical Society Trustee, AT&T Performing Arts Center President’s Advisory Council, Dallas County Community College District Foundation Board member, The Family Place Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Dallas Film Society Board, Community Partners of Dallas Advisory Board, Heroes for Children Advisory Board, Launchability Community Advisory Board, member of the Crystal Charity Ball, Sweetheart Ball, associate member of The Cattle Baron’s Ball, member of the Dallas Woman’s Club, Hesitation Club and the Junior Group of the Marianne Scruggs Garden Club.

She is a past President of the Junior League of Dallas, Chairman of the Cattle Baron’s Ball, Chairman of TACA, Junior League of Dallas Ball, TACA Silver Cup Awards Luncheon, Genesis Women’s Shelter Mother’s Day Luncheon, The Salvation Army Fall Luncheon, The Dallas Historical Society Awards for Excellence Luncheon, Community Partners of Dallas Chairman of the Board, The Family Place Partners Auxiliary Board President, Chairman of the Partners Card Fundraiser, and Chairman of the Chi Omega Christmas Market. She is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and Legacy Dallas and was a 2006 finalist for the Texas Trailblazer Award.

This fall, she will be honored at the Presbyterian Foundation Luncheon with the “Each Moment Matters” Award. She will also receive the 2011 “Real Women, Real Girls” Award from the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, and the 2012 “Partners for Children Award” from Community Partners of Dallas.

McBee is a seventh-generation Texan and is the great, great, great, great-granddaughter of Emily Austin, sister to Stephen F. Austin, The Father of Texas. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She has been employed as a consultant with New England Biolabs, a privately held Biotech firm, for 19 years. Additionally, she is a principal in GenTest, Texas, exclusive distributor of OncoVue.

“I am looking forward to serving as the Chairman of the Board for the DALLAS Film Society,” said McBee. “Film is an art form that I not only enjoy a great deal but also feel is important to the arts community in Dallas. Our signature event, the DALLAS International Film Festival, is a wonderful celebration of film for our city and lets us showcase all of the incredible venues, sites and hospitality that make Dallas special. Lastly, the staff at the Dallas Film Society is talented, knowledgeable and committed and I am honored to be working with them.”

The Dallas Film Society celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Dallas Film Society recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop better understanding of the role of film in today’s world, and promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual DALLAS International Film Festival is a presentation of the Dallas Film Society. In addition to producing one of the largest festivals in the Southwest, the Society produces numerous year round events, screening series and partnership programs with arts organizations around the city. For more information, call (214) 720-0555, or visit The offices of the DALLAS Film Society are located at 3625 North Hall Street, Suite 740, Dallas, TX 75219.




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