Newsmakers: Toyota Music Factory hires


Balcom Agency has brought Morgan Pettway on board as a junior writer and proofreader and

Marc Bautista has joined as account coordinator, joining the team supporting Kubota Tractor Corp. Jazmine Myles has joined the agency as its newest digital media buyer.

Balcom Agency has been chosen by RAZ Imports Inc., a holiday and home décor wholesale company, as agency of record – leading a new branding and identity project, website development, media planning and more for the 39-year-old company. Headquartered in Arlington, RAZ specializes in high-quality décor items from all over the world.

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Chase Rowe has joined AccessBank Texas as senior vice president of commercial lending.


Texas Ballet Theater has hired Daniel Tardibono as director of schools to oversee operations in Fort Worth and Richardson locations.

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Tardibono is from Oklahoma City, where he is a state-certified educator in dance and a certified teacher through Dance Masters of America. He is a judge for various competitions and a master class instructor for various groups. He was director of Victory Dance in Oklahoma City for 18 years.


Arlington Independent School District Superintendent Marcelo Cavazos has named Eric White as director of athletics. White had been assistant athletic director for the Mansfield Independent School District since 2012.

Vanessa Bouché, an assistant professor of political science at Texas Christian University, received the 2018 Maura Women Helping Women and Young Leader Award from the Dallas Women’s Foundation. Bouché has been a principal investigator on several federally funded human trafficking projects from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Young Leader Award was presented by Capital One.

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Charles Gaddy has joined Freese and Nichols Inc. as a senior environmental project manager in Fort Worth. He is an expert in navigating the Texas Risk Reduction Program and solid and hazardous waste management. Most recently, Gaddy played a key role in the environmental assessment and remediation for the Trinity River Vision Authority and is heavily involved in the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir mitigation program.


Toyota Music Factory has added Tim Hendricks as general manager. He previously was operations manager at The Pavilion at Montage, an outdoor amphitheater in Scranton, Pennsylvania, operated by Live Nation, and general manager of The Fillmore Charlotte, an iconic music venue in North Carolina.


Registered nurse Danella Thompson has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. She is the first recipient of the award at Medical City Fort Worth, which recently became part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the profound difference that nurses make in the lives of their patients and patients’ families. The nonprofit DAISY Foundation was established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, who died from complications of an auto-immune disease.


Camp Fire First Texas has added 10 new board members with terms beginning in 2018. They are: Katie Briggs, AAPL/NAPE Expo; Anne Carvalho, community volunteer; Michele Clark, Texas Christian University; Jason Helton, Bank of America Private Bank US-Trust; Jay Jackson, office of U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey; Chuck Mooney, First American-Kelly Charles Group; Russ Morris, Gus Bates Insurance & Investments; Goldie Rhone, BBVA Compass; Derrick Thomas, Fort Worth Fire Department; and Carlos Walker, Historic Stop Six Initiative, Fort Worth Independent School District.


TTI says it will establish a focused Mil-Aero business segment and has hired Roger Raley as vice president, Mil-Aero for TTI.

Raley has 20 years of domestic and international experience in the distribution industry. Most recently he was with Arrow/AE Petsche as director, global sales, supplier marketing and asset management.

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