The Dallas Entrepreneur Center announces Alyce Alston as new CEO

The Dallas Entrepreneur Center has announced that it has named Alyce Alston as its next Chief Executive Officer. The announcement follows the April notice that co-founder Trey Bowles would be stepping down from the CEO role.

Alston has previous experience as CEO of DeBeers Jewelry, Launch Publisher of O Magazine, President of Reader’s Digest Association, CEO of Culture Map, and most recently CEO of Relationships First.

Bowles stated, “Alyce is extremely well suited to fulfill the role we are looking for and her key attributes that struck us as making this such a strong match was not only her experience and expertise in running businesses, but also her passion to help fulfill the mission and vision of The DEC to help entrepreneurs start, build, and grow businesses. She believes in the importance of creating best of breed programs, events, training, mentorship, access to capital and promotion to help entrepreneurs succeed.”

The organization celebrated its 5th Anniversary earlier this year. Just this spring, the organization also helped facilitate the 4th Annual TechStars Dallas Startup Week (which included more than 6,000 attendees), held the 5th Annual State of Entrepreneurship with nearly 1200 attendees,  hosted Steve Case and his team from The Rise of the Rest Tour and held its first ever Mompreneur Brunch and Learn associated with our #WEDallas women’s entrepreneur series. The organization plans to help build the most collaborative entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country right here in North Texas.


Founded in 2013, The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC) is a coworking space and 501c3 non-profit organization created to help entrepreneurs start, build, and grow companies, and to ensure that Dallas is recognized as a leading city for entrepreneurship throughout the country. The DEC has built a business support structure focused on stimulating job growth and driving the Dallas economy. Born from a shared vision among small business and entrepreneurship advocates, The DEC believes investment in entrepreneurs is an investment in the community. publishes every week.
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