Newsmakers: Adkison promoted at Frost


Frost-Tarrant County has promoted Bryan Adkison to senior vice president for investment services, Mansfield.

Premier Bank Texas, a branch of Providence Bank, has promoted Chris Wamble to assistant vice president, Banking Center manager and deposit systems specialist. Wamble will manage and supervise employees at the Grapevine Banking Center. He will continue as deposit systems specialist where he manages the retail programs used on a day-to-day basis.


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Wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager Burns & Wilcox has added Saul Garcia to its management team in the new position of director of marketing in Texas.

The company has an office in Arlington as well as in Houston and San Antonio, where Garcia will be based. He also will work with Stonemark Inc., the company’s premium finance arm.

Garcia started his career with the former Aetna Casualty and Surety Co. and is known in the industry for his work with TGA Insurance Managers Inc. and LP Risk.


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Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki will be honorary chairs for Communities Foundation of Texas’ 11th annual North Texas Giving Day. Since 2009, North Texas Giving Day has pumped $240 million into the community. In 2018, $48 million was raised through more than 137,000 gifts benefiting 2,700 nonprofits. Registration for nonprofits to benefit from North Texas Giving Day opened May 23. The Giving Day this year is Sept. 19.

Support for CFT’s North Texas Giving Day has been committed so far by the Amon G. Carter Foundation, Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, The Dallas Foundation, Energy Transfer, Hunt Cares, Lyda Hill Foundation, Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, On-Air Media, PulseM, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Texas Live!, and the Trinbrook Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas.


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BGE Inc. is expanding its north Texas private practice with the addition of land development industry leader Matt Robinson.

“North Texas is a growing, vibrant region, and we’re proud to have played a part in that growth since 2005. Last year, we provided consulting services for the development of 10 percent of the single-family lots in the Dallas-Fort Worth market,” said Doug Dillon, BGE Inc. board member and executive vice president. Robinson, along with industry leader Jaime Beard and other members of the BGE private practice group, will focus on growing the community development practice including feasibility analysis, entitlements, development design and construction services for residential, commercial and industrial properties. Robinson earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University. He is president of the Dallas Builders Association and a member of several chambers of commerce. He most recently was general manager of Walton Global Holdings and previously worked for Pulte Homes and the Greater Texas Land Resources.

Molinar Property Group has named Richard Morton as chief operation officer and Brandon Chron as president of field operations.

“Morton’s accomplishments are only surpassed by his proven abilities to help people and the organization improve,” CEO Jeremy Molinar said in a news release.

“Morton’s is a proven leader with strong technical and collaborative skills, His insight on keeping the company innovated and improving operational efficiencies. It is no doubt that he is instrumental to successful growth of Molinar Property Group,” Molinar said.

Chron will oversee efforts to continuously improve field operational performance and proactively inspire excellence throughout the company.

Molinar Property Group was founded in 2014 and is a general contracting, property development and construction management firm serving diverse market sectors Including retail, industrial, commercial office, health care, hospitality, religious and financial services.


Tony Aquila, the founder and CEO of Solera Holdings Inc., has stepped down and has been replaced by Jeff Tarr, as CEO. Tarr previously was CEO and president of Digital Globe Inc.

Solera, based in Westlake, is a global leader in risk and asset management data and software for the automotive and insurance industries. Solera owns several subsidiary companies across the world.

Aquila founded Solera in 2005. The company became publicly traded in 2007. Vista Equity Partners, Goldman Sachs, Koch Industries and other affiliated investors completed the acquisition of Solera and took it private in 2016.

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