Helen Giddings is President of Multiplex Inc., a specialty concessions company, which she founded in 1989. Previously, Giddings served as Vice President of Leadership Development at the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and Chief Executive for Human Resources for 11 states with Sears.
Ms. Giddings served in the Texas House of Representatives for 26 years. During her last term she served as Vice Chair of the State Affairs Committee and member of the House Appropriations, and the Calendars Committee. For three terms, she chaired the Business and Industry Committee. The Speaker of the House appointed her to the Texas Legislative Council Governing Board, the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families, and the Joint Interim Committee on Alzheimer’s Disease. She is the past Chair of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and currently serves as Honorary Consul for South Africa.
With a profound interest in the arts, Ms. Giddings has served on many boards including the African American Museum, Dallas Symphony Board, Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Historical Society, and the Dallas Theater Center. Her contributions led to the African American Museum naming a room in her honor and the City of Lancaster naming its Amphitheater for her.
Strongly committed to public service, she has served as the Board Chair of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chair of the Dallas Transit Board, member of the Dallas Planning Commission, State Bar Grievance Committee, and the Dallas County Grand Jury.
Ms. Giddings serves as Chair of Black Women Empowering Black Women, which is a committee of the Western Area of The Links, Incorporated. Additionally, she chairs the Women’s Leadership Summit, and serves on the Methodist Health System Board.
Ms. Giddings has been featured in Black Enterprise and has been recognized by Ebony Magazine as one of the 100 Plus Most Influential Black Americans.
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Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 @ 12:41 AM CDT