DI People: J.C. Penney, Invitation Homes, Borden, Remington Hotels Make Leadership Moves

In this weekly roundup of executive and leadership announcements by companies and organizations in North Texas, you’ll also find news from American Resort Management, Sundt Construction, and Valor Mineral Management.

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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Penney names Walsh to head its digital efforts

Karl Walsh

Karl Walsh, an executive with more than 18 years of e-commerce experience, has joined Plano-based J.C. Penney Co. Inc. as senior vice president, chief digital officer.

Walsh will lead strategic advancement in the company’s digital platforms and will enhance the customer experience on Penney’s website, the retailer said in a release. He will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Shawn Gensch, the company said in the release.

Most recently, Penney said that Walsh was chief digital officer at Pandora Jewelry, where he grew its global e-commerce business and increased cross-channel consumer engagement. 

Invitation Homes hires Suliman to lead its technology team

Virginia Suliman

Virginia Suliman has joined Dallas-headquartered Invitation Homes Inc. as executive vice president and chief information officer, the company announced.

An experienced executive, Suliman brings almost three decades of leadership, technology, and digital commerce experience to her new position. Invitation said that Suliman will lead its information technology team and will ensure a well-developed technology strategy, strong execution, and customer service, as well as a seamless technology experience for associates and residents.

Previously, Suliman was senior vice president of software engineering at Hilton Worldwide, where she held a variety of roles since 1997.

Borden names Sabnis as chief supply officer

Vice President chief

Yogesh Sabnis

Yogesh Sabnis is the new chief supply officer at Dallas-based Borden, one of the nation’s oldest and most-prominent dairy brands, having been founded in 1857.

The company said Sabnis brings more than 20 years of industry and internal consulting experience in consumer products and food manufacturing to his new position.

Sabnis has spent a significant part of his career with different divisions of Campbell Soup Co., where he advanced as an operations and supply chain leader.

American Resort Management taps Coleman as CEO

Richard Coleman

Richard Coleman has been named chief executive officer of American Resort Management, a growing hospitality management company headquartered in Grand Prairie and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Coleman is a co-founder of American Resort Management. To his new role, he’ll bring more than three decades of leadership experience in the hospitality, destination resort, and attractions industries. Coleman’s expertise includes development, financing, branding, launch initiatives and daily management of single and multi-unit properties.  

“As the operator of the City of Grand Prairie’s Epic Waters Indoor Water Park, Rick Coleman has been essential to our huge success,” Grand Prairie City Manager Tom Hart said in a statement. “Rick and his team bring innovative ideas and best practices to the table, helping Epic Waters earn recognitions such as the 2018 Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association for its creativity in the development of new themes, facilities, programs, services or operational concepts in the water attractions industry.”

Remington Hotels names Dean as CEO and president

Vice President chief

Sloan Dean III

Sloan Dean III has been appointed as chief executive officer and president of Remington Hotels. 

Previously, Dean was Remington’s chief operating officer.

Founded in 1968, Remington is a growing hotel management company that provides expertise in property management. Remington manages 86 hotels in 26 states across 17 brands, including 12 independent and boutique properties.

Aniol promoted to VP and regional director by Sundt Construction

Vice President chief

Bob Aniol

Sundt Construction Inc. has promoted Bob Aniol to vice president and Dallas-Fort Worth regional director for its Building Group, Texas District.

The company said that in his new role, Aniol will be responsible for business development, pre-construction, and project execution, as well as profitability, risk management, and talent development.

Aniol brings 25 years of experience in the construction industry to his new position, including 10 years with Sundt.

Valor Mineral Management hires Powell as accounting manager

Adam Powell

Adam Powell, CPA, has joined Valor Mineral Management LLC as its accounting manager.

Valor is a mineral management and advisory firm based in Fort Worth, Midland, and Abilene.

Previously, Powell was an accounting manager at Koddi Inc. and Arlington-based homebuilding giant D.R. Horton Inc. He also worked as an audit senior at Whitley Penn LLP.

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