Newsmakers: Kolm joins UMB Bank

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PAVLOV has hired Abby Waldron as account executive and Annie McEuin as media operations manager.


Alissa Kolm has been hired as assistant vice president, commercial development officer in Fort Worth for UMB Bank, a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corp. In her role, Kolm is responsible for building and supporting client relationships across the North Texas region.

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Burns & McDonnell has added David Kinchen to its team in Texas to expand the firm’s water services in the region. Kinchen will grow the team of engineering, construction and design professionals to deliver water and wastewater solutions for municipalities, utilities and industrial clients.

“We are thrilled to welcome David to our growing team,” said Scott Clark, vice president and general manager for Burns & McDonnell in Dallas and Fort Worth. “We continue to witness an increasing demand for safe and reliable water and wastewater systems.”

Kinchen recently served as president for the Water-Design Build Council (WDBC) and currently serves as president for the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). In addition, Kinchen is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and American Water Works Association (AWWA). He is a certified Design-Build Professional and a licensed utility manager in Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree in construction management from Auburn University.

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The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has appointed Maj. David Doggett as regional enforcement supervisor for the Arlington Regional Office. The Arlington office covers TABC’s Region 2, which includes North Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Doggett succeeds Maj. Cathleen Cavazos, who now oversees TABC’s Central Texas Enforcement office.

Doggett began his law enforcement career as a Tarrant County Deputy Constable in 1995. He joined TABC in 2001, serving first in Corpus Christi then later at the agency’s Dallas and Denton offices. In 2012, he was promoted to sergeant at the Denton Enforcement Area Office. He was later moved to the Arlington Regional Enforcement Office, where he was promoted to lieutenant in 2017.

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HPM won its first-ever national Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) award for its work on the Texas Christian University Worth Hills Greek Village Phase 5 Residence Halls.

The company announced that its TCU team took top honors in the Education Construction Value Greater than $50 Million category at the CMAA Awards Luncheon. The annual awards recognize companies for outstanding achievement in the practice of construction management.

HPM, led by Senior Program Manager George Watts and Senior Project Manager Bill Wade, partnered with KSQ Design and The Beck Group on the $90 million project, which started in May 2016 and took 15 months to complete.

All seven buildings earned LEED Gold Certification from the Green Building Certification Institute of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Using lean construction methods, the team recovered from a four-week schedule delay, and ultimately delivered the project two weeks ahead of schedule, $5 million under budget, and without disturbing the adjacent residential neighborhood or occupants of the new TCU buildings situated around the perimeter of the site, the company news release said.

“We are really proud of the work this team has accomplished in our four years on campus, and how they’ve been able to integrate and be an integral part of the facilities team,” said James Adams, vice president of HPM’s West Region. “We are honored to receive this award and be recognized for our work to meet the schedule and come in under budget.”

HPM has been recognized by the CMAA North Texas chapter the last three years for its work at TCU, including Schollmaier Arena, Worth Hills Parking Garage, and the Greek housing project.