Plano

Pizza Hut Names Former PepsiCo and Taco Bell Executives as Global Chief Brand Officer and U.S. CMO, Respectively

by | May 22, 2024
Pizza Hut Hires Former PepsiCo and Taco Bell Executives for Global Chief Brand Officer and U.S. CMO Roles
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Southern Land Co. Adds VP of Single‑Family Land Acquisition
by | May 17, 2024
Jeff Poole is based in the Plano office of Nashville's Southern Land Co. He's responsible for expanding its community development pipeline as well as SLC’s single-family homebuilding division, SLC Homes.
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Kreativs Adds Ex-Microsoft, Wipro Exec as an Adviser
by | May 17, 2024
Abhijit Bhaduri is the former GM of learning & development at Microsoft and ex-chief learning officer at Wipro, and has been recognized as a LinkedIn Top 10 Voice.
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Plano’s RealManage Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
by | Apr 5, 2024

Plano-based RealManage, one of the nation’s top community association management companies, has appointed Tim Haynes as its new chief executive officer.

Chris O’Neill, founder and the previous CEO of RealManage for 15 years, will continue to focus on cultivating M&A relationships and new business opportunities for RealManage, the company said....

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Toyota Announces Executive Changes To Drive Continued Growth

by | Feb 23, 2024

Plano-based Toyota Motor North America has announced executive changes that it said are designed to drive continued growth, advance its commitment to vehicle electrification, and prepare for the future of mobility.

Kevin Voelkel has been promoted to senior vice president, vehicle plants. He will be responsible for overseeing North American vehicle production at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Baja California (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Baja California), Canada (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada), Guanajuato (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Guanajuato), Indiana (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana), Mississippi (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi), and Texas (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas)....

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Three North Texas Cities Make the Top 5 in FT’s List of Best Cities for Foreign Businesses
by | Feb 6, 2024
The Financial Times ranked Plano, Irving, and Dallas in the top five of its list of best cities for foreign business. Fort Worth and Arlington made the top 20 in the comprehensive evaluation of cities across the U.S., based on everything from workforce and talent to openness, investment trends, and more.
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Plano-Based Trintech Names Senior Executive as Chief Partner Officer
by | Feb 2, 2024
As chief partner officer at Trintech, Mekaela Davis, will continue to impact a company embracing the evolution of its business landscape—evidenced by its diverse customer base, changing market needs, strategic acquisitions, and more.
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RKD Group Announces Promotion, New Hires to Leadership Team
by | Feb 2, 2024
CEO Chris Pritcher said that along with the three leadership moves, RKD "is taking steps to better enable success for our nonprofit clients, exceeding their expectations for their experience with a more proactive strategy and acceleration of growth."
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Plano-Based Paragon Healthcare Is Being Acquired by Elevance Health

by | Jan 8, 2024
Paragon Healthcare specializes in "life-saving and life-giving" infusible and injectable therapies. After the acquisition closes, Paragon Healthcare will operate as part of CarelonRx, the pharmacy services segment within Carelon, Elevance Health’s health services division.
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Angel Network Keiretsu Forum To Hold Meeting in Plano for Accredited Investors Dec. 13
by | Dec 11, 2023
Global angel investor network Keiretsu Forum said the meeting will be at the law offices of FBFK in Plano, marking "a significant milestone" in the network's mission to connect entrepreneurs and investors to build strong companies.
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Plano’s Furniture Marketing Group Acquires Contract Associates
by | Dec 1, 2023

Plano-based commercial furniture solutions provider Furniture Marketing Group has acquired Contract Associates, an established contract furniture dealer with locations in El Paso and Albuquerque.

The company said the acquisition is a significant milestone for FMG, as it brings together two organizations that are dedicated to elevating workspaces with innovative and functional design....

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NTT Data Adds Industry Veteran as President of Launch by NTT Data
by | Dec 1, 2023
Tammy Soares brings over 25 years of experience to her new post and a career journey fueled by her fascination with technology's innate ability to make the impossible possible, NTT Data said.
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Dallas Suburbs Snag Three Top 10 Spots in National ‘Geek Culture’ Cities List

by | Nov 8, 2023
RentCafe analyzed 300 American cities to find the Best Cities for Geek Culture Fans, and four DFW cities "beamed up" up near the top of the list. See which local cities made the cut—and why "geeks" can live long and prosper in North Texas.
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DART Celebrates 40 Years of Service to North Texas, Elects New Board Leaders
by | Oct 20, 2023
The new DART board chair is CapitalSoft CEO and former Richardson mayor Gary Slagel. DART's other new board leaders include vice chair Rodney Schlosser, M. Nathan Barbera as new secretary, and Flora M. Hernandez as assistant secretary.
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Pickleball Kingdom Is Coming to Plano with 15 Indoor Courts
by | Oct 16, 2023
Pickleball Kingdom is joining a hot list of other pickleball venues coming to North Texas, including Pickle and Social in Frisco, Picklemall in Dallas. and The Picklr in Dallas and Fort Worth. Additional Pickleball Kingdom facilities are slated for Keller and other North Texas locations.
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North Texas’ Happy Place: Plano Makes Outside Magazine’s 15 Happiest Cities List
by | Oct 11, 2023
With "lots of options for work and play," green space aplenty, and a welcoming vibe, Plano made Outdoor Magazine's cut of havens for happy living. The city also boasts the No. 1 park system in Texas per the Trust for Public Land and has a master plan to stay on top.
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