DI People: AT&T, ResMan, FieldAware, Javelin Agency Announce Leadership Moves

You’ll also find leadership news from SWK Holdings, Pie Five Pizza, Agora Data, Caregiver Inc., UTD's Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Dallas Museum of Art in this roundup of executive and leadership moves by companies and organizations in North Texas.

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 the people moves tied to innovation and technology in the region.

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AT&T appoints a president and chief operating officer

John Stankey

John Stankey has been appointed to president and chief operating officer at Dallas-based AT&T Inc. It’s a new position at the company that will report to AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson.

In addition to his new role, Stankey will remain as the CEO of WarnerMedia.

AT&T also named Jeff McElfresh as CEO of AT&T Communications LLC, replacing John Donovan, who recently announced his retirement.

Both positions will go into effect on Oct. 1.

ResMan appoints Dunn as chief technology officer

chief vice president

Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn has been appointed chief technology officer at ResMan LLC, a fast-growing property management technology platform for the multifamily housing industry.

The Plano-based company said that Dunn will be responsible for leading technology and infrastructure development to meet the scalability needs demanded by ResMan’s steep growth. 

Previously, Dunn was a chief technology officer and general manager for Stack Sports, a leading provider of SaaS and payment solutions to the youth and amateur sports industry. 

FieldAware names Locklear as its VP of client services

chief vice president

Jeff Locklear

Jeff Locklear has been named senior vice president of client services at Plano-based FieldAware, a cutting-edge cloud-based mobile field service management platform.

Locklear will oversee client-facing departments including Consulting, Education, Customer Success Management, and Support, the company said. He brings over two decades of experience to his new position.

FieldAware empowers companies to transform their field service organization via automated processes and streamlined operations.

Javelin Agency promotes Posey to CEO

chief vice president

Tina Posey

Tina Posey has been promoted to chief executive officer at Dallas-based Javelin Agency.

A 30-year industry veteran, Posey has served as president for the past three years, helping redefine and transform its offering around creatively led, data-inspired and ROI-driven customer marketing.

Javelin is an Omnicom company. The firm said it uses creativity and analytics to solve business problems for top global brands. Javelin has U.S. offices in Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York City.

Nichols takes top post at UTD’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Paul Nichols

Paul Nichols is the new executive director for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas.

He replaces Steve Guengerich, who stepped down from the role in August. Guengerich also is a mentor at Capital Factory.

Nichols previously was the assistant director for the institute.

SWK Holdings names two to its board and files a NASDAQ application

Aaron Fletcher

chief vice president

Winston Black

Dallas-based SWK Holdings Corporation (SWKH.OB) (“SWK” or the “Company”), a life science-focused finance company, has appointed its CEO, Winston Black, and Aaron G.L. Fletcher, Ph.D., to the board of directors.

It also announced that it has submitted a formal application to list its common shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market.

The appointments of Black and Fletcher bring the total number of directors to six, three of which satisfy the independence requirements for service on SWK’s audit committee (including Fletcher), SWK said.

Pie Five names Black as its VP of operations

Scott Black

Dallas-based Pie Five Pizza has hired Scott Black as vice president of operations.

Pie Five said that during his 30 years of food industry experience, Black has a record of driving top-line guest experiences and bottom line results.

In his new role, Black will work with executive leadership to formulate an operations structure that drives continued growth, impactful training programs, and superior communication among franchisees.

Pie Five Pizza is a subsidiary of Rave Restaurant Group, Inc., which owns, franchises, and supplies more than 250 Pie Five and Pizza Inn restaurants both domestically and internationally.

Agora Data names new members of its leadership team


Chad Stilwell

Cade Cunningham

Chad Stilwell and Cade Cunnigham have joined the senior management team at Arlington-based Agora Data Inc., a provider of technology and financial solutions for the automotive industry.

Stilwell joins AGORA from Fort Worth-base Alcon Vision and Cunningham is a veteran capital analyst and portfolio manager.

Stilwell will lead the data analytics department as the senior vice president of data science, and Cunningham will be appointed to senior vice president of capital solutions. Both men will be instrumental to the success of the rapidly expanding company, as well as the highly anticipated release of its new platform.

AGORA also announced that Lou Kailer and Justin Stokes are now assistant vice presidents of capital solutions.

Caregiver Inc. promotes Morgan to top compliance role

chief vice president

Randi Morgan

Randi Morgan, RN, has been promoted to the role of executive director of clinical, quality, and compliance a new position at Fort Worth-based Caregiver Inc.

Caregiver is a leading provider of services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Morgan has provided clinical services to the developmentally disabled population for almost 20 years, formerly as a senior nurse consultant.

Now, she will oversee all of Caregiver’s initiatives in three critical service areas: clinical, quality and compliance, and the newly developed Caregiver Corporate Compliance Plan coming this fall.

The DMA appoints Castro as the first curator of Latin American art

chief. Vice President

Mark Castro [Photo: Amanda Jaffee]

Mark A. Castro has been named as the first curator of Latin American art by the Dallas Museum of Art.

The DMA created the position earlier this year following a multiyear gift from Dallas-based entrepreneur and civic leader Jorge Baldor, Artforum reported.

The appointment coincides with the establishment of a new fund dedicated to the acquisition of Latin American art and the addition of five works by Latin American artists to the museum’s collection, Artforum said.

Before joining the DMA, Castro worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for more than a decade as exhibition coordinator and a consulting curator for Latin American art.


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