Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations. Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits — from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are people moves tied to innovation and technology in the region.
Accenture Interactive hires Williams as design director
Kevin Williams has been hired as design director at Accenture Interactive, where he will be responsible for leading the experience design strategy and innovation effort in the Dallas market.
Williams’ experience also includes stints at VML and Rockfish, both in Frisco.
On its website, Accenture Interactive said it helps its clients create the best customer experiences possible through connected offerings in design, marketing, content, and commerce.
PestRoutes appoints Patrick McKittrick as CEO
PestRoutes, a McKinney-based provider of business management software for pest control companies, announced that Patrick McKittrick has been named as chief executive officer.
He succeeds Jared Green, PestRoutes’ founder. Green will remain on the company’s Board of Directors.
PestRoutes has more than 1,000 pest control companies using its software to automate all aspects of their business operations, everywhere from the office to the field.
Real Estate advisory firm BBG names Eilerman Lee as director
Kimberly Eilerman Lee, MAI, has been appointed to director at BBG, a Dallas-based independent national commercial real estate valuation, advisory, and assessment firm.
Eilerman Lee will be responsible for market valuations, business development, client management, and quality control in the Columbus, Ohio market, BBG said in a release.
“I look forward to working with this group of talented and hard-working professionals who are deeply committed to meeting our clients’ needs and strengthening BBG’s market leadership,” Eilerman Lee said in a statement. BBG has 28 offices in key U.S. markets.
Texas Woman’s University Names new VP for University Advancement
Texas Woman’s University announced recently that Kimberly Russell, Ed.D, will become vice president for University Advancement, effective Dec. 1.
TWU said in a release that for the past three years, Russell was chancellor of Louisiana State University’s Eunice campus, following more than two decades of leadership in advancement, foundations, corporate relations, and grants for public and private higher education institutions.
“This advancement leadership position is strategically important to TWU’s ability to prepare students to achieve their dreams and contribute meaningfully to Texas, and also to leverage our distinctive position as the nation’s largest university primarily for women,” TWU Chancellor and President Carine Feyten said in a release.
TWU official named to EDUCAUSE’s board
Also at Texas Woman’s University, Chief Information Officer Raechelle Clemmons has been named to the Board of Directors of EDUCAUSE, a higher education technology association. She will begin her four-year term this month.
“I am delighted that EDUCAUSE has already articulated a commitment to ‘leading and innovating’ and ‘expanding diversity and inclusion’ in its core principles,” Clemmons said in a statement. “Much work is still to be done in these areas, and it is a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors and help EDUCAUSE advance innovation and inclusion.”
Board members aim to establish the strategic direction of the organization, ensure EDUCAUSE is fiscally sound, and develop connections with the organization’s membership.
Soleo Health appoints Lindahl as new COO
McKinney-based Soleo Health, an innovative national provider of specialty home and alternate-site infusion services, announced that Ron Lindahl has been appointed as chief operating officer.
Lindhahl will be responsible for overseeing Soleo Health’s field sales; operations; and corporate support functions, including procurement, managed care contracting, health outcomes, research initiatives, and information technology. The company operates 19 locations throughout the country, with pharmacy licenses in 50 states.
DHA elects new board chair, vice chair, and commissioner
The Dallas Housing Authority announced that it has a new board chair, vice chair, and commissioner on its five-member board of commissioners.
Victor Vital has been elected as the new chairman, Jim Garner is the new vice chairman, and Jorge Baldor has been appointed as a commissioner on the board that is responsible for setting policy and providing governance and fiduciary oversight.
Vital is a partner and trial lawyer in Barnes & Thornburg’s Dallas office. Garner is a certified public accountant with BKD LLP, a national accounting firm in Dallas. And, Baldor is an entrepreneur and civic leader.
DHA Housing Solutions for North Texas provides quality, affordable housing to low-income families and individuals, with opportunities reaching 54,000 people through public housing developments and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs.
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