DI People: Bank of America, Cushman & Wakefield, Dallas Market Center Name New Execs

Also, you’ll find leadership appointments and changes at Dallas Market Center, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Motorsport Aftermarket Group, and Ironside Human Resources in this roundup of people news 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 people moves tied to innovation and technology in the region. 

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Bank of America names Chandler to lead North Texas market

Jennifer Chandler has been named the Dallas market president for Bank of America, replacing Richard Holt, who held the position for 10 years.

Jennifer Chandler

As market president for Dallas, she will work to connect businesses, families, and individuals to Bank of America’s banking and investment teams. She’ll also lead the effort to direct BofA’s resources in the market to address local priorities and help build strong communities, according to a release.

“Richard has helped us deliver responsible growth by serving our clients and being a great partner in the Dallas Metroplex. I thank him for his leadership and look forward to Jennifer taking on this important work,” Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said in the release.

The banking company said that Chandler will continue in her role as the U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management market executive across the Greater North Texas Region, Tulsa, and Wichita.

Barnet joins Cushman & Wakefield as executive director

Chris Barnet

Chris Barnet has joined Cushman & Wakefield as executive director within the firm’s Healthcare Advisory group. 

Barnet joins Cushman & Wakefield from Colliers International, where most recently he was senior vice president and director of Healthcare Services. 

Ran Holman, managing principal and Dallas Market Leader for Cushman & Wakefield, said Barnet’s expertise in healthcare gives the company an opportunity to expand its services in the Dallas area.

“Our intent is to pursue excellence in everything we do,” Ran Holman, managing principal and Dallas Market Leader for Cushman & Wakefield, said in a statement. “Chris Barnet’s unique experience in this industry, and his educational background, gives us immediate depth and reach.”

Dallas Market Center names new VP of tradeshow business development

Kelly Bristol

Kelly Bristol has joined Dallas Market Center as its new vice president of tradeshow business development.

Bristol, who has more than 20 years of tradeshow experience, will be responsible for the strategic planning, merchandising, and leasing of temporary exhibits in Total Home & Gift Markets.

She comes to Dallas Market Center from Emerald Expositions, where she has held leadership positions since 1999.

United Surgical Partners announces 2 promotions

Mark Garvin

Andy Johnston

Mark Garvin has been promoted to chief operating officer and Andy Johnston to chief development officer at United Surgical Partners International, a division of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.

D CEO Healthcare reported that the announcement comes after the promotion of Brett Brodnax to chief executive officer.

Garvin, who was chief operating officer of the West Division, will lead the company’s surgical operations portfolio in all markets.

Johnston will lead USPI’s acquisition and development strategies, as well as collaboration with its health systems and physicians.

Dickey’s names new vice president for international sales

vice president

Jim Perkins

Jim Perkins has been named vice president of international sales by Dallas-based Dickey’s Barbecue Pit.

Dickey’s is the nation’s largest barbecue chain and the largest barbecue franchise in the world, and Perkins will work with the franchise sales team to continue the brand’s growth abroad.

The company has more than 500 locations nationwide in 44 states.

Motorsport Aftermarket Group names Charvat CEO

Hugh Charvat

Hugh Charvat has been named chief executive officer of Coppell-based Motorsport Aftermarket Group effective immediately, the company announced.

Formerly, Charvat was president and CEO of Denver-based APC Automotive Technologies, a manufacturer and supplier of automotive, light truck, and heavy-duty replacement parts.

Motorsports Aftermarket Group said that Charvat has extensive experience in senior leadership roles at companies that offer both aftermarket and OEM products.

Ironside Human Resources taps Cox as new executive vice president

Albert Cox

Albert Cox has been promoted to executive vice president and equity partner at Ironside Human Resources, a boutique recruitment firm for healthcare professionals across the nation.

Ironside Human Resources places nurses, therapists, physicians, ancillary, physician extenders, and healthcare executives. Cox joined Ironside in 2017 as a recruiter, the company said in a release.


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