Leadership & Board

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Alicia Makaye, Ph.D.

Dr. Alicia Makaye is the President and CEO of GXA, a Dallas-Fort Worth area IT Solutions provider that helps other businesses take command and control of their IT. The “A” in GXA, Dr. Alicia Makaye co-founded the company with her spouse George Makaye in 2004. An award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, U.S. Air Force veteran, wife, and mother of two, Dr. Makaye actively advocates causes supporting children, families, and veterans across the globe.

Recognized for her leadership, Dr. Makaye recently received the 2022 Dallas Business Journal Dallas Women in Technology Award; 2022 Power Couple in Tech by the Women Leading Technology Sorority; 2022 Green and Orange Award by UT-Dallas; 2019 Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award; 2019 Alumna of the Year at UT-Dallas – Public and Nonprofit Management Program; 2019 Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Minority Women Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Dr. Makaye serves on the Board of Directors of the Dallas College Foundation, the UT-Dallas Diversity Advisory Council and MPA Advisory Board. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and DFW* ATW—Alliance of Technology and Women.