DI People: United Way Dallas, North Dallas Bank & Trust, Texan by Nature, and More Make Moves

In this weekly roundup of executive moves in North Texas, you'll also find news from Sentrics, Summit Off Duty Services, TimelyMD, Calloway's Nursery, Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS, and more.

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

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United Way of Metropolitan Dallas names new Board members

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Left to right: Anthony Carrillo, Ashlee Kleinert, Dan Berner, Erin_George, Jason Downing, and Karl Bovee

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, a nonprofit that aims to make lasting change in North Texas, has announced that a number of community leaders and business executives are joining its 2020-2021 Board of Directors and its United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Board. 

Each new member will serve a three year term, and is tasked with helping to steer United Way in making improvements to education, income, and health. Members will implement programs and partnerships that will allow the nonprofit to meet its Aspire United 2030 goals: “ensuring every North Texan, regardless of race or zip code, has the opportunity and access needed to develop their full potential.”

“These new members bring diverse experience and strong expertise to our thoughtfully engaged, forward-thinking and insightful boards,” Jennifer Sampson, the McDermott-Templeton president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, said in a statement. “Their commitment to strengthening the North Texas region and their passion for our work will help ensure United Way drives lasting change by putting opportunity in the hands of all North Texans.”

The new members of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Board of Directors are:

• Dan Berner, a North Texas managing partner at Deloitte who has served as group partner-in-charge of the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Kansas City Deloitte & Touche LLP Audit & Assurance practices.
• Karl Bovee, a business banking regional executive at Bank of America who has led the government banking team and been involved in healthcare, education, and nonprofit commercial banking.
• Antonio Carrillo, president and CEO of Arcosa, who is also a current member of the NRG Energy, Inc. Board of Directors and who previously served as CEO of Mexichem.

The United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Board is dedicated to providing a permanent source of funding that can support United Way Dallas’ programs and activities. New Board members are:

• Jason Downing, the vice chairman and the U.S. leader of Deloitte Private, who is also the immediate past chair of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Board.
• Erin George, a Dallas managing director and partner at The Boston Consulting Group who co-leads its global work in Demand Centric Growth and leads [email protected] in Texas.
• Ashlee Kleinert, founder of The Kleinert Foundation, a change-maker and community impact investor, and founder of Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe, a partnership with Café Momentum that provides opportunities for youth.

North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. makes c-suite changes

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Left to right: Allen Hudson, Brandi Shiflett, James Tipton, and Pam Murray

North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. (NDBT), a 60-year-old community bank with five banking centers across the region, has named a new chief operating officer, chief lending officer, chief credit officer, and chief HR officer.

Founded in 1961, NDBT today has banking centers in Addison, Dallas, Frisco, Las Colinas and Plano. The bank aims to help people make smarter choices in business and life with its authentic banking solutions, wealth management, and online banking tools.

“The key to our success over the course of our 60+ year history is the people who call NDBT home. Our customers, our ownership and our employees truly make this a very special place,” Larry Miller, president of NDBT, said in a statement. “Each of these highly skilled bankers possesses the character, creativity, and capability essential to leading our bank forward and authoring our future success.”

NDBT’s new c-suite promotions are:

• Brandi Shiflett from senior operations officer to chief operating officer
• Allen Hudson, from Dallas Banking Center president to chief lending officer
• James Tipton, from enterprise risk manager to chief credit officer
• Pam Murray, from director of Human Relations to chief human resources officer

Summit Off Duty Services appoints a new president

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Tracy Fuller

Irving-based Summit Off Duty Services, an off-duty law enforcement staffing service provider, has appointed Tracy Fuller as its new president, effective immediately.

Fuller has some three decades of experience in growing and leading contract security businesses. Most recently, she was the chief commercial officer at ACTS-Aviation Services, a role in which she oversaw market strategy development, customer service initiatives, brand management, and industry engagement. Prior to that, she was the VP of Government Services at the country’s largest contract security company, per a news release.

In Fuller’s new role, she will be tasked with helping to expand Summit’s market share and solidify its reputation as a service leader in the industry. Summit is the legacy service business within Athos Group’s family of companies that serve ‘extra-duty’ and ‘secondary employment’ law enforcement officers.

Sentrics expands its Advisory Council

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Bob Kramer

Dallas-based Sentrics, which aims to assist senior living communities in transforming operations with its 4-in-1 data-driven platform, has added Robert G. Kramer, the co-founder and former CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, to its Advisory Council.

Known as “one of senior living’s most influential and high-profile thought leaders,” Kramer will bring more than 35 years of industry leadership to Sentrics. Last year, he launched Nexus Insights, which explores new ideas on aging and care for older adults. He will join a group of like-minded individuals who are responsible for providing guidance and insight on trends impacting the services and care in senior living to Sentrics’ management team.

“Bob Kramer has a reputation for being an ‘agent provocateur’ in senior living,” Sentrics CEO Darin LeGrange said in a statement. “His ability to recognize and identify a trend’s importance makes him critical to our think tank as we support an industry managing everything from continued COVID concerns to changing resident and family expectations. His in-depth knowledge of the industry will help us continue to innovate a vibrant ecosystem of data-driven solutions that put the resident’s needs at the center.”

Texan by Nature adds to its Board of Directors 

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Roxann Neumann

Dallas-based Texan by Nature, a nonprofit founded by Laura Bush that unites conservation and business leaders to help the state of Texas prosper, has appointed Roxann Neumann and Robert Horton to its Board of Directors.

Neumann is the SVP of Corporate Affairs for Silver Eagle Beverages.

There, she oversee strategy and direction of corporate programs in social responsibility and education, contributions, community involvement, public relations, internal and external communications, government affairs, and media relations.

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Robert Horton

Horton is the VP of Environmental Affairs for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, the airport Board’s environmental and sustainability officer, and manages and directs DFW’s Noise Compatibility Program.

Prior to that, he held key leadership roles at several engineering consulting firms.

“We are thrilled to have two deeply respected industry and community leaders join our board,” CEO and President Joni Carswell said in a statement. “Roxann brings vast experience in strategy and corporate responsibility paired with a history of philanthropic service in environment, arts, and education initiatives. Robert is a recognized leader in sustainability within the transportation industry with a history of commitment to clean resources and conservation.”

TimelyMD makes a number of strategic hires

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Left to right: Becky Laman, Kelsey Cunningham, Nathan Stewart, Nirmal Patel, and Robert Hitchcock

Fort Worth-based TimelyMD, a full-service telehealth provider that solely focuses on higher education, has brought on five new transformative leaders to its team.

According to TimelyMD, each hire will support its growth at colleges and universities across the country. As COVID-19 continues, the company is working to improve the well-being of college students by making virtual medical and mental health care accessible anywhere, at anytime.


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Nirmal (Nim) Patel M.D., M.P.H. was named TimelyMD’s SVP of Care Transformation. Patel previously served as chief medical officer, chief medical information officer, and global head of health and wellness at industry leaders such as United HealthCare, Teladoc, Morgan Stanley, and Cisco.

Kelsey Cunningham is the new SVP of Finance, a role in which she will focus on TimelyMD’s financial development and execution of various business strategies. Most recently, she was the CFO for Inspirus, and before that was VP of Finance for Signify Health.

Becky Laman, who has a long career in boosting student success, is now the SVP of Business Development. Previously, she worked at education service providers Wiley Education Services (formerly Deltak) and Bisk Education.

Nathan Stewart will focus on maximizing student engagement and utilization as TimelyMD’s VP of Student Marketing. Before joining the company, he spent two decades as an executive marketer in the advertising industry.

Dr. Robert Hitchcock is the new executive director of Medical Services overseeing TimelyMD’s national network of medical and mental health physicians and advanced practice practitioners that serve students at partner institutions. He is a practicing emergency physician.

Calloway’s Nursery names a new marketing director

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Jennifer Hatalski

Calloway’s Nursery Inc, a 22-store garden center that serves Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston (as Cornelius Nursery), has named Jennifer Hatalski as its new marketing director.

Hatalski has a diverse background in sales and customer experience. She previously worked at Studio Three, a boutique fitness studio in Chicago; opened Tesla’s flagship store in Chicago as an assistant manager; and provided marketing for the Hort Couture Plants brand through C. Raker & Sons, Inc.

“Jen has many strengths and talents in which she has demonstrated solid leadership positions both within and outside of our industry,” President and CEO Marce Ward said in a statement. “With Jen’s passions for both ornamental horticulture and delighting customers, we are confident this addition to our strong team at Calloway’s and Cornelius will help our business continue to flourish.”

McCarthy Holdings names a VP of DEI

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Kamecia Mason

St. Louis-based McCarthy Holdings Inc, a national construction company, has chosen Kamecia Mason as its new VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Based in Dallas, Mason will closely collaborate with regional diversity directors across the company in her new role. She will build on and expand the firm’s already-in-place DEI efforts, working to evolve McCarthy’s national internal and external strategy and implementation. She originally joined the firm in 2019 as the director of Diversity and Community Outreach for the Southern region. 

“McCarthy is committed to sustaining a culture that delivers great experiences for everyone, and appointing a national vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion is an important step forward as we continue to extend and accelerate our overall focus in this area,” CEO Ray Sedey said in a statement. “McCarthy must have an inclusive environment built on the foundation of opportunity for all—without barriers. This encompasses not only our employees, but also our clients, workforce, industry partners and communities. We’re proud of our progress, but we know we have work to do and are excited to have Kamecia lead us forward.”

Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS names 2021 Board president and directors

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Elizabeth McCoy

The Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS (GFWAR) has appointed its 2021 officers and Board of Directors, and named Elizabeth McCoy of Williams Trew as its new president.

McCoy has a long real estate career that begins at Williams Trew in 2002. She currently serves as the market area sales leader for the brand’s Camp Bowie, Hulen, Parker County, and Possum Kingdom locations. As a GFWAR member for some 19 years, she has previously served on the Governmental Affairs, MLS, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Sponsorship Committees.

“Elizabeth is a highly respected leader in the real estate industry, and I am excited to see her continue her service to our Association as 2021 President,” GFWAR CEO Robert Gleason said in a statement. “With her dedicated stewardship, we can only expect continued success as an organization.”

Joining McCoy are the new 2021 Board members:

  • Shannon Ashkinos, Vice President/President-Elect – JP and Associates
  • Bart Calahan, Secretary/Treasurer – Coldwell Banker Realty
  • Shelby Kimball, Immediate Past President – Kimball Real Estate
  • Michelle Moran – AHOUS4U, LLC
  • Malyn Powers – RE/MAX Trinity
  • Gaye Reed – Coldwell Banker Realty
  • Betsy Senter – Coldwell Banker Realty
  • Blake Barry – Williams Trew
  • Susanna Gorski Bartolomei – Williams Trew
  • Kim Gartner – Coldwell Banker Realty
  • Randi Reams – Orr Property Management
  • LaToya Williams – RJ Williams and Company
  • Haley Zamarripa – Kimball Real Estate
  • JR Martinez – Kenneth Jones Real Estate
  • Callen Miller, Presidential Appointee – Indwell
  • Barbara McMasters, Presidential Appointee – Genesis Masters Real Estate
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