Pinnacle Group Partners With World Affairs Council to Promote Global Leadership Through WorldQuest Competition

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Dallas-based workforce solutions provider Pinnacle Group is thrilled to announce today that it will be the new title sponsor of the World Affairs Council (Council) of Dallas/Fort Worth’s annual Academic WorldQuest competition. Hrtech For the next five years, the North Texas competition will be known as the “Pinnacle Group Academic WorldQuest.”

Academic WorldQuest is an annual competition that tests advanced high school students on a variety of global topics, such as current international politics, geography, global economics, history, and world cultures. The Pinnacle-sponsored regional event typically hosts over 90 teams from 70 schools across North Texas, which compete to go on to the national competition in Washington D.C., where past prizes have been laptops, international trips and study abroad funds.

North Texas has historically been one of the most successful regions in the country, with the local winner going on to win nationals for seven of the past nine years.

“Pinnacle Group is incredibly honored to be a sponsor of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth’s Academic WorldQuest competition,” said Nina Vaca, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group. “Supporting education and our local community are top priorities for both myself and Pinnacle, so it’s a pleasure to partner with organizations like the Council which share our passion for helping area students grow into the next generation of global leaders.”

James N. Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, added: “The goal of Academic WorldQuest is to educate young leaders about the world and encourage their involvement in international relations – an important mission that is shared with equal fervor by our new regional sponsor, Pinnacle Group, and its fearless leader Nina Vaca, who I am pleased to call a colleague and a friend.”

Vaca, a respected civic leader and philanthropist with more than 15 years of international relations experience, was also recently elected to the Council on Foreign Relations.

About the World Affairs Council

Our mission is to educate and engage the local community in national and global affairs. Individuals interested in membership to the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth can visit or call 214-965-8400.

About Pinnacle Group

Pinnacle Group is a leading provider of workforce solutions headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1996, Pinnacle Group’s core services include talent acquisition and management, managed services (MSP), and payrolling. With an unwavering commitment to client service and a specialty in analytics and emerging technologies, Pinnacle Group provides transformational outcomes to primarily Fortune 100 clients. Its Progata Talent Platform utilizes machine learning (ML) and proprietary algorithms to help match talent with opportunity and maximize utilization rates. Pinnacle Group is consistently named one of the fastest-growing companies in the country and was named fastest-growing women-owned company in the country by the Women Presidents’ Organization in both 2015 and 2018. For more information, visit

About Nina Vaca

Nina Vaca is Pinnacle Group’s Chairman and CEO. She is also one of the few (and youngest) Latinas serving as a director of publicly traded corporations. With Women on Boards 2020, she is working to increase the number of women on public company boards. In addition to her business leadership, Vaca is a civic leader and philanthropist, working relentlessly to expand opportunities for minorities and women in business, particularly in STEM fields in the U.S. and around the world. Recently, she was elected as a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), an independent, nonpartisan membership organization that provides foreign policy analysis to leaders in the U.S. and around the world. For information and resources, visit


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