Lake Highlands resident Joel Allison, President and CEO of Baylor Health Care System, will receive the 2012 Distinguished Business Leader Award. The Dallas Chapter of the Texas Association of Business (TAB) voted unanimously to recognize Joel and will present him with the honor at their luncheon April 4th.

“Joel is a pioneer in the health care industry,” said Tom Leppert, former Dallas mayor and 2011 recipient of the award. “Most importantly, Joel is driven by a personal commitment to bettering his community and pursuing philanthropic causes, something that should be emulated by every CEO in America.”

Other past recipients include Dick Cheney, Herb Kelleher, Ebby Halliday, Norman Brinker, Robert Dedman, Ray Hunt, H. Ross Perot, Ray Nasher and T. Boone Pickens.

The luncheon will be held at Union Station and tickets can be purchased here.