No Tie Event ChairsBiographies of our 2018 Event Chairs
Leslie Frye is the father of two daughters, Arden (23) and Avery (19), and owner of LMF Consulting. He is a talented singer and performer having sung solos at some of the best venues in the world, from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, with the Turtle Creek Chorale. He is the President of the Board for Dallas Hope Charities, on the Governing Board for DFW Federal Club and a member of the Cathedral of Hope. He has been involved with AIDS Services of Dallas for the past five years raising funds as a Dinner Host for the No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party Dinner and is currently serving as the 2018 No Tie Chair.
Dr. Steven Pounders was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and quickly moved back after receiving his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He began his career in 1988, at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, starting at UT Southwestern where he was the co-director of the AIDS clinic for a year before he left to go into private practice. He saw a need for those with HIV/AIDS in the Dallas community to get proper help and soon opened an infusion clinic which quickly became a haven where people with HIV could go to try experimental drugs that, between 1995 and 1997, cut the death rate of people with AIDS by half. Today, Dr. Pounders still runs his own practice and continues to help those in the community. Dr. Pounders operates by his motto to give patients a choice, knowing that the best healthcare outcomes occur when patient and provider partner together. For more than 25 years, he has been the volunteer medical director at the Resource Center is also the first healthcare provider to receive Black Tie Dinner’s Kuchling Humanitarian Award. He serves as the 2018 Honorary Co-Chair of the No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas.
Kameron Westcott grew up in Montecito, California and moved to Dallas, Texas in 2001 to attend Southern Methodist University. After receiving her Fine Arts Degree, Kameron worked in the fashion industry as the creator of BabyLou Pooch Couture, a collection of handmade dog clothes. Today, she is a mother of two, Hilton and Cruise, founder of Sparkle Dog Food, and cast member of BRAVO’s The Real Housewives of Dallas. Kameron is an active member of numerous charities and organizations including Cattle Baron’s Ball, Junior League of Dallas, Texas Ballet Theatre, and New Friends New Life. In 2008, she was a Style Ambassador for DIFFA Dallas and a year later won D Magazine’s “Top 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas” Award. She is now serving as a national spokesperson for Susan G. Komen and the Honorary Co-Chair of 2018 No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas.
Lead publicity technician, logician, and magician, Susan Friedman is the founder and owner of Friedman Marketing and Public Relations (FMPR) and has worked magic for over 20 years in media relations, promotions, special events, marketing, social media, and consumer outreach. FMPR works with a variety of lifestyle clients, from hotels and award-winning spirits brands to festivals and charity galas to exotic car rental dealerships and doctors. Most recently, Susan co-hosts a lifestyle podcast, Soundbites with Susan and Waylon. Susan has served as Publicity Chair of AIDS Services of Dallas’s No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party for the last eight years, volunteers with Refugee Services of North Texas, and has been involved with numerous organizations to help elevate and amplify their causes, messaging, and fundraising efforts.