Member of the WeekLinda Burgess and Richard Shaffer joined the Council in November 2011 after moving to Dallas. They believe strongly in the Councilís mission to bring international awareness to the community and have already become frequent attendees to Council events and two of our biggest supporters. Both are well-informed, interested in international affairs and always have something to add to the conversation. Richard is a writer and spent his career as a columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Forbes magazine, to name a few. Thank you for being members and, more importantly, new friends!