Johnny Campbell

From Pokemon zombies to sudden storms, there’s no way to tell what’s in store for Johnny Campbell, Sundance Square’s chief. But his day always starts with Scripture.

5:30 a.m. Begin the day reading Scripture, followed by a spin through my five favorite newspapers in their electronic formats.

6:30 a.m. By this time, I will have posted a Scripture on social media. This is something I began doing sparingly, but when friends began sending me notes if I missed, I realized it was going to be a regular thing.

7 a.m. Work out at the City Club or alternatively (more often) sit outside and drink coffee. The weather seems to be the No. 1 decision variable on this one.

9 a.m. Start day with department updates from Sundance Square directors; this is typically incredibly energizing as I am fortunate to work with an elite team of executives who stay on the cutting edge. We spread out biweekly updates with the directors from each department including marketing, security, operations, accounting, leasing and parking. One of the unique features of Sundance Square is that you never know what the day will hold.

10:30 a.m. Leasing and operations impromptu discussions, a wide-open mix of fast-paced and totally unpredictable ideas and opportunities. With 42 buildings spread over 35 blocks, the issues and questions can be quite interesting.

11:30 a.m. Lunch meetings and walking Sundance Square to observe and look for ways to improve the experience in any way possible.

1:30 p.m. Back to the energy of the Sundance Square offices with more leasing and operational activities. Promotional ideas and leasing prospects are in constant discussion within the offices of Sundance Square. By this time, downtown is awake, and the “white-water rafting” has begun. Sudden windstorm, we’re ready. Pokémon attack, we’re ready. Runaway horse, we’re ready. Apocalyptic ice storm on top of the Super Bowl event, no problem.

3 p.m. Community boards and outreach meetings. One of the great features of Fort Worth is that the community is very engaged and there are ample opportunities to be involved in the development of our great city.

4:30 p.m. Out to the street fronts and plaza, more unpredictability. Satisfying an incredible urge to free the downtown area of orange cones (it appears that these things breed and multiply in the night).

6 p.m. Watching the Sundance Square Plaza programming, and posting a few Instagram photos of the surprises that can always be found in the Plaza.

7:30 p.m. Back to Aledo to spend time with my wife, Sherri, and these days hoping for a special treat when our boys are back home for a visit. If they are especially lucky, they might get to hear a selection on the piano from a mixed bag of my favorites, which can range from hymns to ‘80s pop.