Big Thought CEO Byron Sanders Earns Recognition as Dallas Business Journal “Most Admired CEO” Honoree

Sanders Recognized for Excellence In Leadership and Community Contributions 

DALLAS, TX, JUNE 16, 2022 — The Dallas Business Journal has named Byron Sanders, president and chief executive officer of Big Thought, as a 2022 “Most Admired CEO” award honoree. This award is given to influential CEOs across North Texas that inspire those around them, manage their companies with integrity, exemplify excellence in leadership and support our community across North Texas.

“It’s an honor to be named for this recognition among my fellow recipients,” says Sanders. “As we continue to navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, our young people are not the same and they need educational resources and social emotional support more than ever. I’m incredibly grateful to be in a position to be part of the solution with my incredible team of educators, creatives, and program managers. North Texans are resilient and we will address our learning and opportunity gaps working together across schools, districts, in school and out of school programs.”

Byron is a committed advocate for education, economic development and creating equitable communities for youth. Leading one of Dallas’ most respected education nonprofits, Byron knows how critical it is to close the opportunity gap and prepare children for future success in an era of accelerated change. 

As an impact nonprofit, Big Thought closes the opportunity gap by equipping all youth with the skills and tools they need to imagine and create their best lives and a better world. The organization exists to facilitate a brighter future for youth that have historically been held back at the starting line. From in-house programs, community partnerships and program consulting and design, Big Thought empowers and equips youth to ‘Create Great.’ 

“I recognize the great fortune I’ve had to start this journey four years ago as the leader of this incredible organization. I work with a dedicated team who all share a deep conviction for equipping next-generation leaders with the experiences and tools they need to be successful creators,” Sanders adds. “We are where we are today because of the strength of our Big Thought team.” 

All “Most Admired CEO” honorees will be recognized at an event on June 16 and will be featured in a special publication in print and online in the Dallas Business Journal on June 24.

To view the Dallas Business Journal Most Admired CEO honorees, visit here.

Big Thought is an impact education nonprofit that closes the opportunity gap by equipping all youth in marginalized communities with the skills and tools they need to imagine and create their best lives and a better world. Driven by its mission to make imagination a part of everyday learning, Big Thought has become a national model in arts education, out of school time systems, summer learning and juvenile justice intervention.