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Place Six: Candice Quarles



Candice Quarles was elected to the DeSoto City Council in May 2016.

      Prior to being elected, she served as a member of the City of Desoto’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. One of the guiding reasons that compelled Candice to run for City Council was to ensure that the next generation continued to have a real voice in helping to shape the future of the city.
    Candice, a native of St. Louis, MO, received her Bachelor’s degree in Personnel Psychology from Missouri Western State University, and thereafter completed a Master’s Degree in Managerial Leadership with an emphasis in Human Resource (HR) Management from Webster University.

      Candice’s professional career spans over a decade in Human Resources in the private and public sector with distinguished consulting firm Deloitte coupled with experience in municipal government at the City of Grand Prairie, TX. She is currently the Director of Talent Management for a technology start-up company based in Dallas.

In addition, her industry certifications are as follows: Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and Senior Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Outside of work Candice is involved in a variety of community organizations such as the Alliance for Greater Works (Board of Trustees), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Urban League, and Golden Circle DFW (Board Chair).  She currently serves as Secretary for League of Women Voters - Dallas Chapter and is a member of Friendship West Baptist Church.

For her civic and corporate contributions, she has received several awards and recognitions:
•    2016 Leadership Dallas Graduate, Dallas Regional Chamber
•    2015 Best New Start-up Pitch Competition Winner- Small Business Matters Conference
•    2014 Dallas Business Journal’s Top Forty under 40 Honoree
•    2014 Distinguished President of the Year and “Southern Region Chapter of the Year” awarded by the National Urban League 
•    2013 Young Alumnus of the Year, Missouri Western State University
•    2012 White House Project’s “Go. Run. Lead.” Graduate

Candice enjoys reading, volunteering and traveling with her husband, on top of enjoying her newest role as Mom.