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Newsmakers: New hires, promotions, awards

Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations

Enilon hired Shelly Fletchall as its new creative director. Fletchall has more than 15 years of experience in interactive marketing in the health care, business-to-business and direct-to-consumer sectors. Previously, she worked with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville, Ark.; Maddock Douglas in Elmhurt, Ill.; Me Plus You in Dallas, and Astadia in Houston.


Sarah Webb joined Broadie’s Aircraft as controller. She is a certified public accountant and comes to Broadie’s after almost seven years at Alcon and more than four years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Banking & Finance

Worthington National Bank named Scott Brandt – as the next vice president for the Colleyville office. His focus will be on commercial lending and servicing customer relationships. Brandt has more than 25 years of experience, having served as senior vice president for North Star Bank. He also worked at Farmers & Merchants, Summit Bank, Bank One Texas and Barclays American.

PlainsCapital Bank promoted Andy Friederichs to vice president, commercial loan officer at the bank’s Arlington location. Friederichs joined PlainsCapital in 2008.

Boards & Organizations

Gary King, attorney general of New Mexico in 2006-2014, has been appointed to the board of Think Finance Inc. King also was a representative in the New Mexico Legislature from 1987-1998, where he chaired the Consumer and Public Affairs Committee for 10 years. Prior to his public service, King was in private law practice before becoming the corporate general counsel and senior environmental scientist of Advanced Sciences Inc. In 1998, he became the policy adviser to the assistant secretary for environmental management at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.

Dale W. Brock, president and owner of Visiting Angels in Fort Worth and Southlake, was elected parliamentarian and chairman of the legislative committee of the Texas Commission on the Arts. Brock was appointed to the commission by Gov. Rick Perry in 2010. Brock serves on the boards of the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, the Fort Worth Downtown Neighborhood Alliance as president, and Downtown Fort Worth Inc.

Construction & Engineering

Tom Kader, former president of SEDALCO, is now chairman of the company. Russ Garrison, formerly executive vice president, is president. Garrison is a 13-year veteran of SEDALCO with more than 33 years in the industry. Jared Hicks, former director of field operations, was promoted to executive vice president. In this new role, Hicks will continue to be responsible for the management of the operations department and will take on a more global executive role with client and design professional interaction. Tyler McCarty, former director of business development, has been promoted to vice president and will take on a broader leadership role in managing the firm’s pre-project consulting services.


Matt Moody has been named Fort Worth branch manager of building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. Moody had led the ABC Supply store in Garland since 2011. Prior to that, he ran the Longview location. His new job brings him back to the branch where he began his career with ABC Supply in 2008 as an inside sales associate.

Health Care

First Choice Emergency Room named Dr. S. Vance Renshaw as the medical director of its new Haslet facility. Renshaw received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his medical degree from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. Previously, he was the trauma liaison for emergency medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and the facility medical director of First Choice Emergency Room’s North Fort Worth facility. Renshaw is board-certified in emergency medicine and has more than 16 years of experience in emergency medicine.

Honors & Awards

Mitch Snyder, executive vice president of military business at Bell Helicopter, is one of 12 Kansas State University alumni honored as 2015 Alumni Fellows. He graduated from Kansas State in 1983 with a degree in electrical engineering and is an Alumni Fellow for the College of Engineering. At Bell, Snyder is responsible for providing strategic direction, overall management and performance for all government programs. He also has served as vice president and program director for Bell’s V-22 program and as vice president, component operations and support. Prior to joining Bell in 2004, Snyder worked at Lockheed Martin for 21 years, where he held several leadership positions in engineering, business development, manufacturing and the F-16 program office.

Derrick Kinney, a private wealth adviser with Ameriprise Financial in Arlington, received the company’s 2015 Circle of Success Award.

Broadie’s Aircraft has been named a 2015 Five Star Award winner through the National Air Transportation Association’s Aviation Maintenance Technicians Employer Recognition Award program.

Winners of Downtown Fort Worth Inc.’s 2015 Trailblazer Awards are: Innovation, Streams & Valleys Inc.; GreenSpace, Rotary Club of Fort Worth; Sustainability, Burnett Plaza & TIER REIT; Placemaking, Sundance Square Plaza; Preservation & Adaptive Reuse, MorningStar Oil & Gas; Marketing & Promotion, Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Urban Design, City Place.

BNSF Railway Co. received the 2014 President’s Award for Logistics Excellence from Toyota Logistics Services.


DHISCO Inc. appointed travel technology industry veteran Charles Loop – as chief financial officer. Loop brings more than 20 years of experience at Sabre Corp. He joined Sabre in 1994 as a senior analyst and moved up to vice president of Sabre Travel Network sales and operations. In 2004, he joined Sabre’s Travelocity subsidiary as financial operations controller and led the post-acquisition financial integration of Travelocity Europe and He was CFO of Travelocity in Europe in 2005-2006 and was appointed CFO of Sabre Travel Network in 2013.

Radio & Television

Russ McCaskey, a native Texan and Texas Christian University graduate, will return home to join Karen Borta as co-anchor of the CBS 11 News This Morning (weekdays 4:30-7 a.m.) beginning June 1. McCaskey was most recently the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news anchor at KJRH in Tulsa, Okla. Prior to that, he was a news anchor and reporter for KWTV in Oklahoma City. He also was an anchor and reporter at KXII in Sherman. McCaskey has been recognized for his work by the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters, the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. He also has received nine regional EMMY Awards.

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Texas Health HEB names new chief nurse

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford named Debra K. Grant as its chief nursing officer. A health care executive with 24 years of acute-care experience, Grant had been chief nursing officer for Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center since 2009. Previously, she was the associate director of nursing at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, Calif.

As chief nursing officer, Grant oversees the strategic, operational, clinical and financial performance of the HEB hospital’s nursing services. She shares hospital leadership responsibilities with President Deborah Paganelli and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Susann Land.

“Debra is a proven leader with a rich background of clinical experience, both at the bedside and as a nurse executive,” said Joan S. Clark, senior vice president and chief nursing executive of Texas Health Resources. “Nurses are the compassionate face of caregiving at Texas Health, and Debra will serve as a great role model and leader for the nurses at Texas Health HEB.”

Grant started her nursing career as a CareFlite paramedic in 1987 at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She also worked as an emergency charge nurse, strategic management data analyst and house supervisor at the Fort Worth hospital. In 1997, she transferred to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, where she served as director of emergency services and director of nursing. She moved to California in 2003.

Grant was awarded the 2014 Avatar Gold Innovation Award for best practices in improving patient satisfaction and was the 2013 GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) runner-up for advancing and leading the profession.

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