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Newsmakers: New banker at Origin

BANKING & FINANCE

Origin Bank announced that Eric Reed has joined the company as a senior vice president, commercial relationship banker. He will have an office at Origin’s Camp Bowie Banking Center in Fort Worth.

Reed has a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association of Fort Worth and is the director of youth ministry at Faith Presbyterian Church in Aledo.

EDUCATION

Kelli C. Styron has been appointed interim vice president of Tarleton State University’s Division of Student Affairs. Now dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, she begins her new duties Jan. 1.

The current vice president of student affairs, Mike Leese, has agreed to serve part time for the spring semester as assistant to the interim vice president to help with the transition.

In addition to her administrative duties, Styron teaches in the Department of Criminal Justice. She received Tarleton’s O.A. Grant Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004.

Styron and her husband, Kent, are active in the Stephenville community. He is director of Tarleton’s risk management and compliance department They have two children, Karsen and Kyle.

HONORS & AWARDS

Pavlik and Associates has won two top awards in the Hermes Creative Awards 2018 International Competition, based on the evaluation of the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals’s judges.

Pavlik received a platinum award, the highest honor, for its design of a logo for Silver Fox Distribution, national distributor of game software for charities. The firm also received a gold award for its advertising campaign for “STAR Transit Connects You to Where You Are Going,” for its introduction of new routes and connections in the services area east of Dallas.

The firm was in competition with 6,500 entries from creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies.

LAW

Attorneys David Littman, partner, and Katherine (Kate) Hancock, associate, have joined Cantey Hanger LLP.

Littman has extensive experience in real estate and title insurance law. He was previously with Law, Snakard & Gambill for nine years and has been in-house counsel with Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. the past six years.

Littman received his law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law and a master of laws degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. His undergraduate degree is from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

Hancock received her undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University and her law degree from Texas Tech School of Law. She was a clerk for U.S. District Judge John H. McBryde, where she handled half his civil caseload, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Hancock is a member of the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association. Her practice area focus will be commercial litigation, internal investigations and health care law.

NONPROFITS

HOPE Farm Inc. has hired Sacher Dawson as executive director, board chairman Steve Kissell announced.

Gary Randle, co-founder and immediate past executive director, has officially retired but will continue supporting the nonprofit in an advisory role, the organization said in a news release.

Dawson joins HOPE Farm along with six new board members: Alan Ives (Luther King Capital Management private client adviser); Darron Turner (Texas Christian University associate vice chancellor); Lo Andrews (Texas Capital Bank senior vice president, head of business development); Eric Hyman (retired athletics director at TCU, South Carolina and Texas A&M, and college athletics consultant); James Traweek (CPMG Inc., managing partner), and Joyce Lockwood (community volunteer).

“Sacher has been a HOPE Farm supporter and volunteer almost since our organization’s inception,” Kissell said. “He is an ideal leader to provide institutional knowledge and passion, while also bringing a fresh perspective and new set of talents to our executive team.”

Dawson, a management, operations and finance executive, was most recently a director for Fannie Mae in Dallas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee.

Randal and Noble Crawford co-founded the organization more than two decades ago. HOPE Farm serves boys ages 5-18 and their mothers or caretakers from two campuses: its headquarters in south Fort Worth, where it has been located since 1997, and its Como campus, which opened in 2010. The Como campus is under construction and will reopen in early 2019.

The Cause Agency, a nonprofit marketing and public relations agency, announced its newest additions to the board of directors: Jonathan Berry and John McKenzie.

Goodwill Fort Worth has promoted Joy Jamerson to director of educational programs.

Send newsmakers to Robert Francis at rfrancis@bizpress.net.

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