David Chappell – BCC Principal

David Franklin Chappell
1943 - 2021
Rest In Peace

David Chappell BC Collaborations PrincipalDavid Chappell – BCC Principal

David Chappell - a trusted civic and professional leader in the Fort Worth’s community for over half a century. He essentially ceased his successful law practice, and now focuses on his passions, entrepreneurism, and consulting with others who seek to meaningfully participate in the North Texas miracle. To that end, he is engaging as a principal in the consulting firm of BC Collaborations in conjunction with his longtime friend, former Fort Worth Mayor Kenneth Barr.

Although David and Kenneth undertake separate consulting engagements, their primary activities are performed through BCC. The consultancy focuses not only on supporting established businesses, but also on working with companies that are developing new technologies and new products.

Elected to the Fort Worth City Council in 1989 and voluntarily retiring 1993, David assumed a role of leadership on the Council’s Economic Development Committee. In that role he chaired the city’s Planning Committee for Defense Conversion and served as vice chair of its implementation effort.

His experiences made him a strong advocate for economic sustainability and growth in North Texas. In turn he has served as Chair of numerous innovation-oriented organizations, including: National Advisory Council of the United States Small Business Administration, North Texas Regional Council on Innovation and Commercialization, Center for Public Policy Priorities.
 
These involvements naturally coincided with his passion for higher education. David currently serves on the University of Texas Chancellor’s Executive Advisory Committee, the Dean’s Advisory Committee of its College of Natural Sciences and Moody College of Communication. He also chaired the Board of Visitors at U.T.’s McDonald Observatory and serves on the President’s Advisory Board of Texas Wesleyan University.
 
In 2019, David joined with a group of leaders connected with the UNT Health Science Center, to plan and execute the successful first annual “Investing in Biotech” Conference. The conference was targeted at enhancing the role of entrepreneurism and biotech investing in Tarrant County.
 
Long active in the delivery of healthcare, David currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Medical City Fort Worth Hospital. His experience includes service on the prestigious Code Red Study of Access to Care and Insurability in Texas as an appointee of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, which culminated in a comprehensive set of recommendations for reform in Texas health care delivery. David served as Chair on the Center for Public Policy Priorities which also, focuses on policy development with special emphasis on healthcare in Texas. He was asked to serve on the United Healthcare’s Texas Advisory Board.
 
While BCC does not provide legal services, David has a distinguished career as a lawyer and bar leader. He served as chair of the board of The State Bar of Texas and of its foundation. He served in the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association for 11 years. As a practitioner he has been recognized as a “Attorney of Excellence” for 35 years by Martindale Hubbell and has received the “Super Lawyer” designation six times by Texas Monthly Magazine.

David Chappell BC Collaborations Principal

David Chappell – BCC Principal

David Chappell - a trusted civic and professional leader in the Fort Worth’s community for over half a century. He essentially ceased his successful law practice, and now focuses on his passions, entrepreneurism, and consulting with others who seek to meaningfully participate in the North Texas miracle. To that end, he is engaging as a principal in the consulting firm of BC Collaborations in conjunction with his longtime friend, former Fort Worth Mayor Kenneth Barr.

Although David and Kenneth undertake separate consulting engagements, their primary activities are performed through BCC. The consultancy focuses not only on supporting established businesses, but also on working with companies that are developing new technologies and new products.

Elected to the Fort Worth City Council in 1989 and voluntarily retiring 1993, David assumed a role of leadership on the Council’s Economic Development Committee. In that role he chaired the city’s Planning Committee for Defense Conversion and served as vice chair of its implementation effort.

His experiences made him a strong advocate for economic sustainability and growth in North Texas. In turn he has served as Chair of numerous innovation-oriented organizations, including: National Advisory Council of the United States Small Business Administration, North Texas Regional Council on Innovation and Commercialization, Center for Public Policy Priorities.
 
These involvements naturally coincided with his passion for higher education. David currently serves on the University of Texas Chancellor’s Executive Advisory Committee and on the Dean’s Advisory Committee of its College of Natural Sciences. He also chaired the Board of Visitors at U.T.’s McDonald Observatory and serves on the President’s Advisory Board of Texas Wesleyan University.
 
In 2019, David joined with a group of leaders connected with the UNT Health Science Center, to plan and execute the successful first annual “Investing in Biotech” Conference. The conference was targeted at enhancing the role of entrepreneurism and biotech investing in Tarrant County.
 
Long active in the delivery of healthcare, David currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Medical City Fort Worth Hospital. His experience includes service on the prestigious Code Red Study of Access to Care and Insurability in Texas as an appointee of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, which culminated in a comprehensive set of recommendations for reform in Texas health care delivery. David served as Chair on the Center for Public Policy Priorities which also, focuses on policy development with special emphasis on healthcare in Texas. He was asked to serve on the United Healthcare’s Texas Advisory Board.
 
While BCC does not provide legal services, David has a distinguished career as a lawyer and bar leader. He served as chair of the board of The State Bar of Texas and of its foundation. He served in the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association for 11 years. As a practitioner he has been recognized as a “Attorney of Excellence” for 35 years by Martindale Hubbell and has received the “Super Lawyer” designation six times by Texas Monthly Magazine.