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Hillwood elevates six top executives

Hillwood Properties has promoted six longtime leaders. Steve Aldrich, – Tony Creme and Robert Folzenlogen have been promoted to senior vice presidents; Reid Goetz to vice president; Mark McHenry to marketing manager of Hillwood Multifamily; and Pattie McClean to senior property manager.

Aldrich is responsible for implementing the marketing, leasing and development strategy for the office, industrial and hotel product within the AllianceTexas project. During his 18 years at Hillwood, Aldrich has been involved with more than 23 million square feet of speculative development, build-to-suit and leasing activities representing more than $800 million in aggregate value.

Creme has been a key player in the growth of AllianceTexas during the past 17 years. As a member of the marketing and development teams, Creme leads the planning and implementation of the industrial speculative building program, the largest component of AllianceTexas. To date, he has completed more than 15 million square feet of total lease transactions, 6 million square feet of speculative industrial projects, and 200 acres of land sales. During his tenure, the development has grown from fewer than 50 companies to more than 425.

Folzenlogen a Hillwood veteran of nine years, is responsible for strategic vision, planning and oversight of the 18,000-acre AllianceTexas master plan. He also oversees the master development of Alliance Town Center, a 900-acre, mixed-use community located in the Heritage area of Alliance. Folzenlogen is also active in all land development activities related to Frisco Station.

Goetz has been with Hillwood for more than a decade and plays a key role in the leasing, development and marketing of the industrial, office and land assets at AllianceTexas.

McHenry leads Hillwood Multifamily’s investment, development, investment operations and strategy. He has more than 25 years of real estate industry experience, including more than 15 years of leadership experience involving the acquisition, development, financing, construction and management of more than $1.5 billion and 17,000 units of multifamily development and investment. He has been with Hillwood for more than four years.

McClean manages more than 5.9 million square feet and a budget of more than $7.8 million. She coordinates facility repairs and maintenance, prepares annual operating budgets and manages annual expense reconciliations. She is also responsible for coordinating the emergency response plan of action for Hillwood Properties. McClean has been with Hillwood for 17 years.

Banking & Finance

UMB Bank hired Mina Castaneda as senior vice president, health care lending in Dallas. She is responsible for supporting health care finance and senior living finance throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona. Castaneda has more than 26 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry with the last 15 years focused on health care lending. Previously, she was vice president of the health care and senior living lending group at Comerica Bank. Castaneda has her Texas real estate license and is a graduate of Leadership Frisco and Leadership Metrocrest. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and Executive Women’s Healthcare Alliance and Health Industry Council.

Rick Smith joined Southwest Bank as vice president-mortgage loan originator at the bank’s Irving location. Smith has more than 30 years of banking experience, including 18 years in mortgage. He was mortgage loan officer at Highlands Residential Mortgage. Previously, he worked for such companies as Fairway Mortgage, Executive Home Mortgage and Guaranty Bank, all in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. During the past 15 years, Smith also was the in-house lender for ReMax Advantage in Lewisville and worked with the Greater Lewisville Association of Realtors.

Veteran energy leader Lester Keliher joined Texas Capital Bank and will be responsible for its energy, syndicated finance and financial institutions businesses. Keliher succeeds Chris Cowan, who will be transitioning into private equity after leading and growing these businesses for 16 years. Keliher brings almost 30 years of experience to the position, having spent most of his career helping to build the Wells Fargo Energy Group. He was a founding member of the company’s energy practice and the original manager of its Dallas energy office. In his last position as deputy division manager of the oil and gas division, he and his team were responsible for marketing the bank’s wholesale and investment banking products to middle market exploration and production as well as midstream companies throughout North America.

Business Consulting

Project Partners, a consulting and project management firm, added two associates to its team: Christy Crytzer Pierce- and Jenna Waters. Pierce has more than 14 years of nonprofit industry experience, with specialties in communications, events and fundraising. She most recently worked in major gift fundraising at the Center for Transforming Lives (former YWCA Fort Worth) and the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to that, she was communications director and senior manager of foundation/government relations with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and in communications for the Nashville Symphony and National Endowment for the Arts. She also is an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas, where she teaches a course in nonprofit management.

Waters brings more than 25 years of experience to Project Partners. Her career began as a researcher in the economic development department of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, then extended to other positions across North Texas, including assistant vice president of governmental affairs for OmniAmerican Federal Credit Union, director of marketing for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, executive director of the North 2 Texas Clean Air Coalition, public affairs manager for Chesapeake Energy Corp. and president of the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Engineering & Construction

Randy McIntyre joined Garver as the water conveyance team leader in the firm’s Fort Worth office. McIntyre has more than 31 years of experience in managing a variety of engineering projects including water and wastewater distribution and collection, water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, pipeline design and rehabilitation, master planning, facility operations, stormwater improvements, channelization, dams, water resources and flood plain studies. He also has experience in environmental projects and street/highway design as well as construction management and surveying.

Sundt Construction Inc. hired Arun Verma as a projects control manager in its Fort Worth office. Verma has more than nine years of experience in scheduling, cost control, risk management, forecasting and optimization for projects ranging from $26 million to $2.7 billion. Much of that work has occurred in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including the development and maintenance of lane construction schedules for the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, a 17-mile partial loop between Interstate 35E and U.S. Highway 75.

Honors & Awards

The 2016 inductees to the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers include UT Arlington professors Kevin Schug and Barbara Shipman. Schug is the Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry and joined UT Arlington in 2005. Shipman is an associate professor and distinguished teaching professor in the Department of Mathematics.

The Greater Texas Foundation named Yi “Leaf” Zhang, assistant professor in UT Arlington’s College of Education, as a 2016 Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellow.

Mary Vaccaro, professor of Renaissance art at UT Arlington, has an article featured on the March cover of The Burlington Magazine that details a newly identified drawing by Denys Calvaert in the Uffizi Gallery museum in Florence, Italy. Vaccaro also is the only American invited recently to deliver a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition of 16th century art of Parma, Italy, at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome.

Ben E. Keith Co. received the UniPro Foodservice 2015 Key Distributor Award. The award recognizes UniPro member companies for their accomplishments and growth; for their participation in UniPro procurement, logistics, sales and marketing programs; and for their commitment to the UniPro organization.

Real Estate

Rudy Janecka is the new director of retail services at Champions DFW Commercial Realty LLC. Janecka has more than 35 years of experience in commercial real estate development, including experience in site analysis/market planning, contract/lease negotiation, relocations and closings. His past employment includes well-known brands Jamba Juice Inc., Pizza Hut of America Inc., Taco Bell of America Inc. and KFC.

Terry Parker joined Houston-based NewQuest Crosswell as executive vice president and will be based in North Texas. During his career, Parker has been instrumental in the development of automotive centers; banks; health care facilities; retail centers; quick-service, casual and fine dining restaurants; convenience stores and retail locations for national chains. He began his career in design/build and construction management and transitioned in the 1990s into national build-to-suit development. Parker is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Send newsmakers to Betty Dillard at bdillard@bizpress.net

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