Albert Black’s first call to service came as a young child. Born and raised in the Frazier Courts housing projects, his father was a doorman at the Baker Hotel in downtown Dallas. Every night, his dad would return to their home and tell Albert and his siblings about the city leaders he’d opened doors for that day. He told them that one day, they could be leaders, and in their own way, open doors for others.

In the 50 years since those nightly talks, Albert has become the community trailblazer his father envisioned through a tireless work ethic and the passion he inherited from his parents and grandmother to engage and uplift those around him.

Albert serves as President and CEO of On-Target Supplies & Logistics, a company he built in 1982 with his wife Gwyneith by working two jobs and watching over their young children in the office. As the business grew, so did opportunities to serve on civic boards like Park South YMCA and the Black Chamber of Commerce in his early twenties. As a young business founder, he partnered with the late Governor Ann Richards to advocate for small businesses across Texas and recruit companies from around the country.

Albert Black Family -Photo2 These early opportunities led to others, like serving as the first African American Chairman of the Dallas Regional Chamber, and years after working as a cook in a Baylor Hospital kitchen, working his way to the Chairman of the Board for Baylor Health Care System, overseeing its multibillion-dollar merger with Scott and White and establishing the first specialty health center in his childhood neighborhood, Frazier Courts: The Baylor Diabetes Health & Wellness Institute .

As Chairman of the Dallas Regional Chamber, he worked closely with former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk to fulfill international joint trade missions, where his natural ability to form connections helped him build productive and sustaining business partnerships for the city of Dallas. As current Chairman of the Charles Sammons Cancer Center, Albert has been able to continue his advocacy for health care in our community. And as former Chairman of the Dallas Housing Authority, he’s championed upward mobility and improved access to safe, affordable housing for Dallas families – serving the very housing communities where he and his wife, Gwyneith, grew up.

After pursuing a childhood dream of playing college football at Eastern New Mexico State University, Albert graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas in 1982 and earned his MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in 1995.

Albert’s greatest joy and proudest accomplishment is the family he built with his best friend, business partner and wife of 35 years, Gwyneith, whom he has known since he was two years old. In his candidacy for Dallas Mayor, he seeks to build a city where every person, in every neighborhood, can achieve their dreams - whether you’re a doorman or an entrepreneur.

Albert believes in Dallas, in its people, in its promise, and most importantly, in the future we can build when we work together.

Believe in Albert Black. Believe in Dallas.