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PMG has hired Stacey Martin as the first Chief People Officer, a newly created role to support the company’s accelerated growth and award-winning people-first culture. Martin will oversee PMG’s human resources, learning and development, culture and talent acquisition teams and be responsible for driving the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion investments and engagement. She joins the Executive Leadership Team and reports directly to the PMG CEO George Popstefanov.

Vikki Phy joined Balcom agency as program manager. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Phy has supported advertising giants such as TracyLocke, Loomis and Schaefer Advertising Co. for brands such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Golden Chick and Dell with his experience in customer relations and project management. At Balcom, Phy will keep Kubota Tractor Corporation’s projects on track.

Fast casual burger franchise MOOYAH announced a partnership with Fort Worth’s Agency living space. The agency will combine strategy and analysis with content creation to transform MOOYAH’s four main social accounts: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.


KAI design has announced the hiring of a Senior Project Manager Clint Ashworth, NCARB, AIA, CSI, LEED Green Associate, in his Dallas-Fort Worth office.


Maggie M. Tuschinski became Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. appointed First Financial Bankshares Inc. .

Elevate Credit Inc. announced the addition of two members to the company’s board of directors and several senior management appointments on August 18.

Michael Pugh and Manuel “Manolo” Sanchez will join the board with immediate effect. Pugh is the CEO and board member of Carver Federal Savings Bank, one of the largest African American-run banks in the United States. Sanchez currently serves on the boards of Fannie Mae and Stewart Information Services. Sanchez was previously Chairman and President of BBVA Compass.

Chris Lutes will move to Chief Strategy Officer. Lutes has served as Chief Financial Officer at Elevate and its predecessor company since 2007.

Chad Bradford, Elevate’s chief accounting officer will serve as interim chief financial officer while an internal and external search for the position is conducted. Bradford has served as SVP Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Elevate and its predecessor since 2012.

Scott Greever was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Greever previously served as Elevate’s Chief Product Officer since 2019.

Eddie Combs joins the company and will serve as chief marketing officer. Combs previously served as the CMO for Conn’s HomePlus, where he led brand and digital transformation efforts and increased online traffic and loan applications.

Larry Browder was promoted to Chief Information Officer. Browder previously served as Chief Technology Officer and SVP, Technology since joining Elevate in 2018.

Ron Smith, Chief Growth Officer of Texas Trust Credit Union, was made by the. named Small Business Champion Arlington Black Chamber of Commerce.

The Inaugural Award was given to Smith for his “unwavering support to the black-obsessed business world” through his various leadership roles in the ward and the Chamber.

Washima Huq a Business Community Engagement Partner Texas Trust Credit Union was called Young professionals of the year 2021 until Cornerstone League.

Independent finances announced that Brett Walker joined McKinney financial services company as Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager for Commercial Real Estate for the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

Whitley Penn Co-founder Jim Penn and Glen Whitley were recently in the Texas DeMolay Hall of Fame.

DeMolay is the largest fraternity for young men that helps define character under the guidance of trained counselors selected from the local community.

Both Whitley and Penn served as directors of Texas DeMolay during their youth and have been recognized for their numerous contributions to both the organization and the community throughout their careers.


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas announced Mark Chassay, MD, MBA, has been named Chief Medical Officer. Chassay resigns from the BCBSTX University of North Texas Health Science Center where he oversaw the university’s clinical practice group (HSC Health), which comprised 12 unique clinics.


Camp Fire First Texas has hired Jazmine Lewis as the new vice president of youth development council responsible for overseeing Camp Fire First Texas after-school programs, school-based summer camps and the Teens in Action program.

Prior to joining Camp Fire, Lewis served as the chief program officer and interim chief executive officer for the Trinity River Mission in Dallas, where she built and oversaw multiple programs to improve youth community engagement, confidence, and graduation.

Helena Mosely, Th. D., joined Childcare workers (CCA) as managing director of head Start. Mosely has approximately three decades of education experience, including 23 years as a school district administrator and four years in the classroom.

Head Start is the first US national early education program, and CCA has directed both Head Start and Early Head Start in Tarrant County since its inception more than 50 years ago. Today CCA looks after around 1,800 infants, toddlers and preschoolers at 20 CCA locations and partner elementary schools with almost 300 campus employees.


Wing stop has the promotion of. announced Michael Skipworth to President and Chief Operating Officer, and Alex Kaleida to the Chief Financial Officer. Skipworth is successful Mahesh Sadarangani, the company’s COO, who stepped down after being hired as CEO of a private equity backed company.

Earlier Wingstop announced Stacy Peterson is now serving as EVP, Chief Digital and Technology Officer and promoting Marisa Carona to SVP, Chief Growth Officer and Stevie Benjamin to SVP for digital marketing.


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