DI People: Humphreys Appoints Dimmer as CEO; Signify Names Jasser Chief Medical Officer, EVP

Also, you’ll find leadership appointments and changes at United Surgical Partners, BenefitMall, ShearShare, Medical City Children's & Medical City Women’s hospitals, AlixPartners, Fluid Delivery Systems, and Lone Star Ag Credit 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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Humphreys & Partners appoints Dimmer as chief executive officer

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Megan Dimmer

Megan Dimmer has been appointed chief executive officer of Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners Architects, the largest architecture firm in North America.

Most recently, Dimmer was chief strategy officer at Humphreys & Partners. She has more than 16 years of leadership experience at a Fortune 500 company.

Mark Humphreys will continue as the firm’s chairman, assisting Dimmer and team to revolutionize the industry with innovative, cost-effective designs.

“This is a very exciting time for HPA as we continue to make significant changes to position our company for long-term success across major markets: multifamily, student housing, mixed-use, hospitality, commercial, masterplanning, and more,” Humphreys said in a statement. “Megan has a track record of pushing innovation and streamlining company-wide processes drastically increasing productivity and client experience.”

Dimmer said she’s excited to lead the firm to the next level.

“Our goal moving forward is the same as always: utilize design to elevate the resident living experience while delivering the best efficiency and NOI (Net Operating Income) to our clients,” she said. “As we strengthen and invigorate the HPA client experience we will fortify our position as the leader in multifamily.”

Signify Health taps Jasser as chief medical officer, EVP

Joseph Jasser

Joseph Jasser, M.D. has been appointed chief medical officer and executive vice president of complex care management by Dallas-based Signify Health, a provider of tech-enabled care services in the home.

Prior to joining Signify Health, Jasser, who has 20 years of experience in health care, served as president of Humana’s Care Delivery Organization. There, he was responsible for a $3.3 billion clinical delivery system, overseeing all ambulatory clinics, the population health management department, physician recruitment and retention, and organizational alignment over multiple constituencies.

“Dr. Jasser has a proven track record in care delivery, brings a fresh perspective to the table, and will drive further clinical excellence to our model as we grow and expand our care management program for many years to come,” Signify Health CEO Kyle Ambrester said in a statement.

ShearShare adds 2 members to advisory board

McKinney-based ShearShare, a provider of on-demand salon and barbershop rental space, has added two members to its advisory board.

ShearShare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell

ShearShare founders Courtney and Tye Caldwell

The new members are TD Lowe, partner at 42Phi Ventures and founder of EnovationNation Inc., and Kim Kimble, a beauty entrepreneur, television personality, and celebrity hairstylist to Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, and Nicki Minaj.

“ShearShare’s advisory board members are comprised of trusted leaders in their respective industries known for being change makers in both their career and community,” said Tye Caldwell, CEO and ShearShare co-founder along with his wife, Courtney Caldwell, who is chief operating officer.

ShearShare is a venture-backed tech company that aims to maximize the earning potential of beauty and barbering professionals. It was the winner of Google Demo Day 2018.

United Surgical Partners names Brodnax as CEO

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Brett Brodnax

Brett Brodnax has been named as chief executive officer of United Surgical Partners, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare.

Brodnax was formerly president and chief development officer, and has been with USPI for 19 years, according to a report in D Healthcare.

USPI has 41 ambulatory care centers in Dallas-Fort Worth and has 280 surgical facilities, over 100 urgent care centers, and 24 imaging canters across the nation. It serves roughly 2.5 million patients a year and works with 50 health system partners and more than 9,000 physicians nationwide.

BenefitMall names 2 new regional vice presidents

Barb Taylor

David Mascia

Dallas-based employee benefits and payroll services provider BenefitMall announced that Dave Mascia and Barb Taylor have been named regional vice presidents of the Benefits Division.

The company said that Mascia will supervise the Northeast region of the country and Taylor will oversee the East region. 

“Their expertise and experience will bring a fresh take to the regions they will lead,” Bob Love, president of the Benefits Division for BenefitMall, said in a release.

BenefitMall partners with a network of 20,000 brokers and CPAs to deliver employee benefits and payroll services to more than 200,000 small and medium-sized businesses, the release said.

O’Neal takes reins at Medical City Children’s, Medical City Women’s

Jessica O’Neal

Jessica O’Neal has been named as chief executive officer of Dallas-based Medical City Children’s Hospital and Medical City Women’s Hospital Dallas, effective Dec. 10.

O’Neal has served as chief operating office of the 515-bed West Florida Hospital in Pensacola since 2016. That facility is owned by Medical City’s parent company, HCA Healthcare. She also served as vice president of operations and chief operating officer of Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

“Jessica’s extensive experience with hospital executive operational strategies and launching new pediatric services brings additional expertise to Medical City Children’s Hospital as we continue to grow and provide advanced pediatric healthcare and women’s services for our patients,” Medical City Dallas CEO Chris Mowan said in a statement.

Podolsky joins AlixPartners in its Dallas office

David Podolsky

Growth and transformation expert David Podolsky has joined New York-based AlixPartners as a managing director in its private equity and investors practice. Podolsky will be based in the consulting firm’s Dallas office, according to the PE Hub Network.

Podolsky has more than two decades of consulting experience and has executed large-scale transformation and operational improvement programs for major international airlines, industrial companies, consumer goods companies, and government entities globally.

Before coming to AlixPartners, Podolsky was a partner at Bain & Co., where he was a leader in the firm’s transportation, industrial goods and services, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions practices. The AlixPartners Dallas office is at 2101 Cedar Springs Road.

Alario named executive chairman at Fluid Delivery Solutions

Richard Alario

Fort Worth-based Fluid Delivery Solutions LLC announced the appointment of Richard “Dick” J. Alario as executive chairman of the board of directors.

Fluid Delivery Solutions is an oilfield water management company with operations across the Permian, Eagle Ford, Eaglebine, Marcellus, and Utica basins. The company said that Alario has had a distinguished career in domestic and international energy markets, and held top-level positions across oilfield services businesses in the United States, United Kingdom, Latin America, and Middle East.

Most recently, he retired as chairman and CEO of Key Energy Services, where he served between 2004 and 2016.

Lone Star Ag Credit names Melton interim CEO

Bill Melton, a longtime executive in the farm credit industry, has been named as interim CEO at Lone Star Ag Credit.

The Fort Worth Business Press said that Melton takes the role as a replacement for Troy Bussmeir, who stepped down as CEO at the request of the board of directors. The publication said the Melton brings 41 years of the experience in the farm credit system.

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