Dallas Cothrum, the CEO of Masterplan and LaBarba Permit Service, recently had the opportunity to visit the PlayMakers Talk Show podcast to talk about his story and how he became the CEO of both companies.
The crew discussed leadership and strategy, as well as the work Dallas has been involved with over the last several years.
Listen to the full interview here:
About PlayMakers Talk Show
PlayMakers Talk Show is a popular podcast that focuses on local CEOs, entrepreneurs and executives who are passionate about making a difference in the Metroplex, their fields and industries and their lives in general.
The setup for the show is primarily story-driven. The hosts like to have guests come in and tell their own personal stories so audiences can hear how they’ve achieved success in their fields. The idea is to give people a sense of the successes and failures they’ve experienced and show how they’ve worked to overcome the obstacles they’ve faced as they’ve gone along their career journeys. It gives listeners a realistic, in-depth look at people who have achieved success and humanizes them in a way to show that, with the right drive, ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things.
Every show provides valuable information, ideas and resources that anyone can use, especially people in the world of business.
The show’s website is www.playmakerstalkshow.com, and the link to the interview with Dallas can be found here, on the November 2nd edition of the show:
About Dallas Cothrum and Masterplan
Dallas Cothrum serves as the CEO of Masterplan, a zoning and land use consultant in Dallas, TX, and LaBarba Permit Service, an alcohol licensing service provider that recently celebrated its 50th year in business and is the industry leader in obtaining alcohol permits from the TABC. His primary area of expertise involves obtaining the proper land entitlements for government entities, developers and utilities.
Throughout Dallas’s career, he has worked on a wide variety of difficult (and occasionally politically charged) cases. He was at the forefront of the efforts in developing Rosewood Court, as well as innumerable multifamily projects and self-storage locations. He has been a part of more cases in Oak Lawn and Dallas Uptown than just about anyone else, so he has developed a significant amount of experience and expertise in his field in that time.
In addition to these accomplishments, Dallas is responsible for consulting with and advising clients on requirements for permits and zoning for various municipalities in the area. He has put together public presentations for community groups, municipal boards, commissions and councils regarding all types of master planning issues.
Established in 1981, Masterplan provides political consultation and representation for all types of public strategies. Masterplan serves as a land use consultant in Dallas, TX to businesses, individuals, utilities and government agencies in all matters relating to land use, including zoning, subdivisions, building permits and other development approvals.
The firm’s practice is divided into three sections: zoning and land use, building code and permitting, and entitlement and lobbying. The largest portion of work remains zoning and board of adjustment work. Reach out to us today to learn more!