DI People: FluidLytix, TeamSupport, Dallas Medical Resource Make Leadership Moves

You’ll also find news from Risk Consulting Partners, R-Ladies Global, Lennox International, Polsinelli, Southwest Airlines, and Western Security Surplus in this roundup of executive and leadership moves by companies and organizations in North Texas.

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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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FluidLytix names Goldston as president, North America

Justin Goldston has been named president, North America, of FluidLytix, the developer of the WAVE Water Efficiency Valve system.

Goldston will oversee operational responsibilities across North America, the company said in a statement, as the Richardson-based FluidLytix is expanding worldwide.

Goldston was formerly a sales director at FluidLytix and managed national accounts in multiple industries. 

FluidLytix is a provider of intelligent water management systems that help save money while preserving water resources.

Tesmer to become Dallas Medical Resource president, CEO

Kristin Tesmer

Kristin Tesmer, president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Education and Research Foundation, has been named the next president and CEO of Dallas Medical Resource.

The announcement was made by board chairman Ray Hunt. She will begin the positions on Sept. 1.

“With her extensive and highly acclaimed track record, we know the transition will be seamless and ensure that DMR continues to be a positive force in making sure that North Texas has the outstanding healthcare wanted and needed in our communities,” Hunt said in a statement. 

Dallas Medical Resource is an organization of business, community, and healthcare leaders who are dedicated to the development and maintenance of the region’s vital healthcare infrastructure. It serves as a forum to inform and educate major stakeholders as they address critical issues impacting medical and healthcare services. 

Fletcher joins TeamSupport as vice president of sales

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Tamiko Fletcher

Dallas-based customer support software provider TeamSupport announced its addition of Tamiko Fletcher as vice president of sales.

Fletcher’s experience leading sales operations for SaaS-based businesses along with her proven sales methodology will add a unique perspective to TeamSupport’s leadership group, according to the company. 

She will be responsible for customer acquisition, strategically growing the sales team, and increasing revenue as a whole, among other duties. 

Jacoby joins Risk Consulting Partners to lead healthcare practice

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Mike Jacoby

Mike Jacoby has joined the Risk Consulting Partners’ Dallas-based team and will lead its rapidly growing healthcare practice.

Jacoby has more than 35 years of experience as an innovator and thought leader that he’s bringing to the firm. He has worked for nationally recognized insurance intermediaries including Marsh & McLennan, Lockton, and IMA, according to a statement. 

Risk Consulting Partners’ team brings a consultative approach along with innovative solutions to its customers, which helps the company give quality expertise to middle market businesses.

Watson to lead Dallas chapter of R-Ladies Global

Sydeaka Watson

Sydeaka Watson, senior data scientist at the consulting firm Elicit, will lead the Dallas chapter of R-Ladies Global, a worldwide organization aimed at promoting gender diversity in the R community.

The R programming language for statistical computing and graphics is widely used by statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis.

According to a statement, R-Ladies supports minority gender R enthusiasts to help them achieve their programming potential by building a collaborative global network of R leaders, mentors, learners, and developers. The Dallas R-Ladies community is designed to develop members’ R skills and knowledge through social networking, collaborative learning, and sharing. The Dallas chapter also encourages minority identity access to STEM skills and careers.

Before joining Minnesota-based Elicit, Watson was a senior data scientist at the AT&T Chief Data Office.

Polsinelli adds three attorneys to its Dallas office

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Michelle Schulz

The Polsinelli law firm has added three professionals to its Dallas branch among five new additions to its Global Franchise and Supply Network practice across all of its offices.

Michelle Schulz will serve as the chair of the firm’s International Trade and Customs practice. Luis Arandia, Jr. joins the Dallas office as an associate in the practice, while Matthew Savage will be a trade analyst.

Jan Gilbert joins Polsinelli’s Washington, D.C. office as a shareholder and Diana Vilmenay is also joining that office. Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with over 850 attorneys in 22 offices across the nation.

Buck joins Lennox International’s board of directors

Sherry Buck

Sherry L. Buck has been appointed to the board of directors at Dallas-based Lennox International Inc., a global leader in the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets.

 Buck is the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Waters Corp., a specialty measurement company that serves the life, materials, and food sciences industries.

“Sherry’s deep financial expertise coupled with her leadership experience within large global manufacturing companies make her an excellent addition to our board,” Todd Bluedorn, Lennox International’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

Southwest Airlines promotes Malphurs to vice president of Supply Chain Management

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Stacy Malphurs

Stacy Malphurs has been promoted to vice president of Supply Chain Management by Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, replacing Bill Tiffany, who recently left the company.

Malphurs most recently served as senior director of Supply Chain Management and has a had a variety of leadership positions since joining the airline in 2011.

She and her teams have been responsible for strategic planning, contract performance and spend analytics, supplier performance management, process optimization and automation, technology platform facilitation, policy development, and management of the company’s Supplier Diversity Program. 

Malphurs also led a team in Southwest’s Technical Operations and Maintenance Department where she was responsible for strategic direction-setting and analytics. 

Western Security Surplus adds two execs, launches workers’ comp division

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Plano-based wholesale insurance broker and general agent Western Security Surplus, has hired industry experts—and brothers—Dan and Matt Rieden as part of its launch of a newly formed workers’ compensation division.

Dan Rieden will be the executive vice president and practice leader of the division, while Matt Rieden will be senior underwriter for specialty niches within the division. WSS is part of the XPT Group, a specialty insurance distribution company.

Dan Rieden brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, with much of his focus on the creation and development of workers’ compensation underwriting platforms. Matt Rieden also has an extensive workers’ compensation background.

WSS provides retail brokers with an extensive line of commercial and personal lines products as well as access to both admitted and non-admitted markets.

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