Tournament Presenting Sponsor

Upon graduating from the University of Texas Austin with a degree in finance, Steve served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He then joined Smith Barney & Co.’s institutional sales department in New York City for six years before returning to Texas as an institutional investment consultant with the Lowry Consulting Group. He, along with three colleagues, bought the Lowry Consulting Group and renamed the organization LCG Associates, Inc.

Steve was Founder, Principal, and Director of LCG Associates, a large independent institutional consulting and investment advisory firm, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. LCG today serves as an independent financial consultant and investment advisor to 75 major corporations, endowments, and foundations with over $90 billion in assets.

Steve had responsibility for many of LCG’s largest clients; his average client had in excess of $500 million in assets. He retired from LCG in 2000 and founded FAMCO, Inc. whose mission was to provide unbiased, professional investment services/solutions to smaller pension plans and foundations. Organizations with less than $50 million in assets are often too small for major consulting firms because of high fees and minimum-account size. Four years ago, in 2015, Steve founded Fireside Capital Advisors.

Steve has extensive experience serving as both a consultant to endowments and foundations,  as well as high-net-worth individuals. He has served on numerous corporate and foundation boards and, most recently, the Washington D.C.-based Marine Corps Heritage Foundation – Treasurer (2017-current), investment committee (2010-current), audit committee chair.

STeve and Mercedes Penner

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Mercedes joined Fireside Capital Advisors in 2016 as Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, she supports the advisors with the execution of client service requests, account administration, and reporting. Mercedes also oversees the day-to-day office operations and facilitates firm-wide administrative matters.
Mercedes is a California native and graduated from the Design Institute with a BFA in Interior Design.




Brent Holtz joined The Rotary Club of Dallas in 2017 and is this year’s Chair of The Rotary Club of Dallas Safer Dallas Better Dallas Golf Tournament. Brent’s grandfather has been a Rotarian since 1997 and his stepfather is the Sheriff of McLean County in Illinois where he is from. This golf tournament has been Brent’s passion since joining.


When Brent is not serving his community through Rotary, he is running his business as a State Farm agent serving the community in a different capacity. Brent and his wife, Robyn, (also a State Farm agent) combined office locations in The Colony, TX. Their business helps customers with all insurance needs including, auto, home, life, health, disability, mortgage’s, business, and even retirement and annuities.

Brent believes giving back to the community, especially to the men and women in blue, is extremely important in the safety of Dallas.



Dana DeVance is Past President of The Rotary Club of Dallas and is excited to be serving a second year as Co-Chair for the annual Charity Golf Tournament. Dana is a small business owner, working alongside her husband and business partner, Matt DeVance, who founded their company DeVance Electronic Lifestyle in 2002.  

Their business provides customized electronic solutions for home automation, commercial board rooms, hi-fi and home theaters, robust home networks, and more related to electronic lifestyle. Giving back to the community through Rotary's motto of Service Above Self keeps Dana motivated and inspired. Giving back to the police officers in our community has been a joy.  


Ryan Beil

Mike Curran

Barbara Daniel

Charles Dowden

Todd Estes

Susan Fleming

John Forest

Gary Griffith 

Mark Halvorson

Bob Lilly

Steve Penner

Heather Stevens

Charlie Terrell, Jr. 
Courtney Underwood

David Vilbig

Hillary Pennartz - Executive Director