Dallas Maritime Museum Foundation

Board of Directors

Honorable Ron Natinsky - President

Ron Natinsky served on the Dallas City Council from 2005 – 2011.  As Councilman, he served as Chair of the Council’s Economic Development and International Committee and as a member of the Council’s Budget, Finance and Audit; Legislative; Public Safety; and Transportation and Environment Committees.


A transportation advocate, Natinsky also served as Chairman of the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition (DRMC). Natinsky also served on the Board of Directors for the National League of Cities, having served on its ITC and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees. He was a member of the Management Committee for Vision North Texas, responsible for the development of the region’s “game book.” 


Globally, he played a leading role in numerous City of Dallas trade missions, drawing from the deep relationships built and experiences leveraged during his 30-plus years of extensive business travels throughout Asia, China, Europe and South America.

As Chair of the city's Economic Development Committee, Natinsky helped attract to Dallas the world headquarters of AT&T, Comerica Bank and Tenet Healthcare; played a key role in persuading more than 30 international companies to site new offices/operations in Dallas; marketed worldwide the International Inland Port of Dallas in Southeast Dallas; and led the revitalization of downtown through redevelopment of numerous historic buildings. 


Among Natinsky's notable accomplishments as a Councilmember were initiatives that drove the reduction of crime to the lowest level since 1960, negotiations that resulted in the repeal of the Wright amendment that included a complete rebuild of Love Field's Terminal and facilities, the development of the City's $1.35 billion 2006 Bond program, the building of the Convention Center Hotel and the implementation of the Convention & Tourism Hotel PID.


In addition to serving as President of the Trinity Commons Foundation and on the Board of the Trinity Trust and the Dallas Maritime Museum, he has served on the board of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau (DCVB) and is a member of the Greater Dallas Planning Council and the World Affairs Council.


Over a 37-year period, Natinsky formed a wide variety of businesses in industries ranging from retail to electronics distributor, manufacturing for the electronics and auto parts industry, plastic molding, promotional products, production of convention/trade shows and internet technology including information services, databases and website-development services. He has served as a speaker at conventions and business meetings and has published numerous articles concerning technology and business management.


Since leaving the Council, Natinsky has started a consulting business. He continues to be involved in the transportation, technology and infrastructure arenas. He is involved in several international ventures along with several technology startups. Ron has been married to his wife Nancy for 43 years. They have 2 grown sons and 2 adorable Bichon puppies, Sophie and Becker. 

Phyllis Hammond - Vice President
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