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Newsmakers: Balcom Agency hires two

ADVERTISING & MARKETING

Balcom Agency has hired Maddie Dixon as account coordinator. She will provide client service support to Kubota Tractor Corp. Dixon previously was a digital supply specialist at Dallas-based marketing firm DexYP. She recently completed her master’s degree in strategic communications and public relations from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a public relations concentration from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2015.

Daniela Otero has joined Balcom Agency as digital marketing coordinator. Otero will work alongside the agency’s social media and digital teams to develop social media strategies for clients including Hulen Hills Animal Hospital, RSI, RAZ Imports and Norman Regional Health System. She is pursuing an MBA with a marketing concentration. She received her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of North Texas in 2016.

BANKING & FINANCE

Regions Bank has named Scott Jones as Fort Worth market executive, focusing on overseeing commercial banking operations in the western

half of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He also will be responsible for building Regions’ new Agriculture Banking

group for Texas.

Jones joined Regions in 2008 and served as Dallas-Fort Worth city president. He has more than 30 years of banking experience in the D-FW area.

Brad Campbell, Dallas-based commercial banking leader, was named Dallas market executive. Campbell has more than 10 years of North Texas banking and leadership experience with Regions, having spent over half of his banking career with the company. He joined Regions in February 2008.

EDUCATION

Ricky Dotson has been appointed athletic director at Texas Wesleyan University. While serving as associate athletic director for the past year, he oversaw the creation and execution of the Texas Wesleyan Football Game Day experience. Previously Dotson was a coach for the Texas Wesleyan men’s golf program for five years.

HONORS & AWARDS

Texas Ballet Theater dancer David Schrenk won the bronze medal at the USA International Ballet Competition held June 10-23 at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi, the ballet announced.

The competition, held every four years, features competitors ranging in age from 14 to 28 going head-to-head in an Olympic-style competition. Of the 300 applicants, only about 100 are accepted into the competition.

Schrenk was the only representative of the United States to win a medal in his category.

Schrenk began at The Florida Ballet Training Center in Jacksonville, Florida. At 10, he started ballet classes in order to aid his gymnastics training, but eventually he switched entirely to dancing. At 17, he joined Houston Ballet’s second company, and in 2015 he came to Fort Worth.

Texas Ballet Theater dancer Samantha Pille was also selected to compete. Pille began her ballet training when she was 2 years old at Patty Pille’s School of Dance. She also came to Texas Ballet Theater in 2015.

LAW

Gov. Greg Abbott has reappointed David L. Evans as presiding judge of the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region for a term set to expire four years from the date of qualification. Evans is judge of the 48th Judicial District Court in Tarrant County and has been the presiding judge of the Eighth Administrative Judicial Region since 2014. He is board-certified in civil appellate law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the ABA National Conference of State Trial Judges Judicial Division and a member, former judicial section chairman and a past director of the State Bar of Texas. He has been chairman of the Commission for Lawyer Discipline and vice chairman of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Evans received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas A&M University and then served in the U.S Army. After his military service, Evans received a law degree from Baylor School of Law.

Abbott has appointed Doug Wallace of Waxahachie as judge of the 378th Judicial District Court in Ellis County for a term set to expire Dec. 31, 2018, or until his successor is elected and qualified. Wallace is a fraud prosecutor for the Texas Department of Insurance.

He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Bar Association, Ellis County Bar Association and the Rotary Club of Waxahachie. He is a volunteer legal officer for Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and the Texas Army National Guard. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Houston and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

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

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