Jordan Pierson has joined Balcom Agency as digital media planner, bringing several years of media and sales experience to the agency and its clients. He previously worked at Wpromote in Dallas, where he was on the agency’s business development team and before that he was a paid digital specialist for such clients as Greystar Real Estate Partners and Gaylord Hotels. Pierson’s nickname will be “Whole in One” – an allusion to his skills both online and on the golf course.
BANKING & FINANCE
Priscilla Zarate has joined Payix as finance and accounting leader. She has worked in corporate finance for 10 years, including as controller for Innovate Auto Finance. Before that she held positions with Alcon Laboratories and Marketing Management Inc.
Cynthia Blankenship, vice chairman, CFO and corporate president of Bank of the West in Grapevine, was one of more than 100 community bankers and the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) who met in May with President Donald Trump and other top administration officials at the White House as part of the 2017 ICBA Capital Summit. In the meeting with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Small Business Administration chief Linda McMahon, Trump said the administration is focused on addressing regulatory burdens to help community banks lend to small businesses.
Allstate exclusive agency owner Tyler McGlasson of the Tyler McGlasson Allstate Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2017.
Fort Worth-based global distributor TTI Inc. has announced the appointment of Don Akery as president for TTI Americas, effective in September. As contributing corporate senior vice president, Akery will remain on the executive team. As president of TTI Americas, he will be part of Mike Morton’s organization along with TTI Europe and Asia region presidents.
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