Leadership Luncheon Series

Coaching Your Team to Success

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The Hope Center & Virtual

(Lunch is provided for in-person attendees.)


Tim Maiden

Tim Maiden - Senior Vice President, Group Manager - Comerica Bank

Tim is widely regarded for his leadership experience in the banking, education and non-profit sectors. Tim Maiden has worked in the finance industry since 2001, participating in over a billion dollars of capital transactions during his career. His experience includes sales leadership, community banking, middle-market lending, special assets committee, public finance and commercial real estate.

Tim Maiden currently serves as a SVP, Group Manager, for Comerica Bank and adjunct professor at University of North Texas at Dallas. At UNT Dallas, Tim offers advisory support for the School of Business and its Credit Analysis Program, which creates a pathway for future business bankers. In addition, he provides board leadership to the Maiden Foundation, Goodwill Industries of Dallas, The Trust for Public Land of Texas, Dallas City Homes, Duncanville Outreach Ministry and others.

Tim graduated from Leadership Southwest in 2015 and Leadership Dallas in 2017. During this same time, Tim received the 2017 Chairman Award from the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce and was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal twice. In 2015, the Journal named him as a “40 Under 40” recipient, and in 2019 he became a Minority Business Leader honoree.

Tim received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Liberal Arts degree from Texas Christian University. While at TCU, Tim Maiden lettered four years on the football team that was recognized as the Sun Bowl Champion in 1998, Western Athletic Conference Football Conference Champion in 1999, 2000. Tim later received a Master's in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University in 2008 and previously served as an adjunct lecturer. Tim Maiden has been featured in multiple magazines and is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. 


Lydia Donnell

Lydia Donnell - Vice President of Business Development - Root Engineering

Lydia Donnell earned her BBA in Business Management from Dallas Baptist University in 2019 while competing on the now 2-time NCAA National Championship women’s golf team. She went on to obtain her MBA in Executive Leadership from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee in 2022 where she served as the men’s and women’s graduate assistant golf coach for 2 years while working towards her degree. 

Over 15 years of competitive golf helped teach her what it takes to be a great teammate, and her time coaching gave her insight on what it takes to lead a team well. She offers a unique perspective on leadership due to her experience being both coach and player. She has seen firsthand the lessons being part of a sports team can teach us about life after sports, particularly in the business setting.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and playing golf with her husband, hanging out with her 5-month-old puppy, reading, acquiring houseplants, and willingly torturing herself by continuing to sign up to run half marathons.