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Monday, March 1, 2021

Newsmakers: Norman joins Mutual of Omaha Bank


Ted Norman joined Mutual of Omaha Bank as managing director in the commercial real estate banking group. He is responsible for national permanent placements and marketing of derivative products, as well as for developing a strong commercial real estate book of business in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He will work out of Mutual of Omaha Bank locations in Dallas and Fort Worth. Norman has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate finance. He graduated from the University of Texas and has an MBA from Texas Christian University.


Jim Kirschbaum has joined the aviation practice at Burns & McDonnell, where he will focus on major infrastructure projects for airports and other aviation clients across the U.S. With over 30 years of aviation design and management experience, he has a strong background in large airfield paving projects and the application of Federal Aviation Administration airport design criteria for Airport Improvement Program grants. He has experience managing on-call design and planning services at airports throughout Texas.


Dennis Knautz, president and CEO of Acme Brick Co., and Charles Smith, CEO of General Shale Brick, received co-Volunteer of the Year awards from the Brick Industry Association at its annual spring meeting in Alexandria, Virginia.


Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County Inc. promoted Rachel Peters Kreidler to vice president of development in late May. She originally joined the nonprofit in 2014, where she served as director of events and marketing for nearly four years. She returned to the organization in December.

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) has made several staff changes in its Advancement Department to support increased institutional programming and strategic planning efforts.

Chris Chilton steps into the newly created position of corporate relations manager from his position as marketing director. He will be responsible for planning and managing the logistics of wine-related business for BRIT and for annual special events, soliciting corporate gifts, and other advancement activities. Chilton joined BRIT in 2010 as a marketing director with more than 30 years of marketing experience.

Chris Smith was promoted to marketing director from her position as marketing manager. She will be responsible for raising public awareness of BRIT’s mission, raising revenue through annual memberships and select public outreach programs.

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

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