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Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations

PAVLOV has expanded its staff with the hiring of five new employees. Daniel Joyce joins as art director. Previously, he worked for four years as an art director for Periscope Agency in Minneapolis.

DeLaine Kruzel joins as a production manager, responsible for overseeing print production, trafficking and proofing projects. Kruzel has 40 years of experience in advertising, including seven years with HSC Marketing in Dallas and 16 years at Balcom Agency in Fort Worth.

Hannah Lacamp joins PAVLOV as a social media coordinator, creating and executing strategic social media campaigns across various platforms as well as supporting public relations efforts. She previously worked as a social media content curator for Toldyaa in Dallas.

Lizzy McNamara is a new account executive, providing service to PAVLOV’s transit accounts, including the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, Livermore-Amador Valley Transit Authority and VIA Metropolitan Transit. She worked for four years in event planning and marketing for the Fort Worth Zoo.

New junior graphic designer Margot Albert previously worked as a graphic designer for Texas Christian University Athletic Marketing.

Aviation

Executive AirShare hired John Owen as chief financial officer. Owen joins Executive AirShare from EFL Associates, where he was vice president for the national executive search firm. He previously was CFO for OrTran, a supply chain management company. Prior to OrTran, Owen worked as principal for Capitus Group, a consulting firm based in Leawood, Kansas, where he developed detailed financial packages, business valuations and analyses for clients. Owen also worked in progressively higher roles at State Street, Accenture and KPMG.

Banking & Finance

Robert Collins joined Hallmark Financial Services Inc. to lead the standard commercial product line, Hallmark Commercial Insurance Solutions (CIS). Collins will serve as the president for CIS and will manage the growth, diversification and operations of the product portfolio. He most recently was the chief underwriting officer at Hanover Insurance Group for the West region, where he was responsible for the underwriting and development of all territory branches in the region. Prior to Hanover, Collins worked in underwriting and sales executive positions with CNA Insurance Co., Argonaut Insurance Co., St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., specializing in standard commercial, energy and casualty risk management accounts.

Boards & Organizations

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Milton R. Gutierrez to the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners for a term to expire Sept. 5, 2021. Gutierrez is a battalion chaplain for the Texas Army National Guard. He is a member of the National Guard Association of Texas and the Rotary Club of Fort Worth.

Education

Texas A&M University School of Law opened a Low Income Tax Clinic under the direction of tax controversy attorney Bob Probasco. The clinic assists clients with tax controversy situations and is funded in part by a grant from the Low Income Taxpayer Clinics program, administered by the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS. Probasco’s background includes accounting with a “Big Four” firm and representing clients on tax controversies as a partner in a large Dallas-Fort Worth firm and as a solo practitioner, at all stages of the tax process, from audits and administrative appeals through litigation before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Health Care

DermOne Dermatology Associates of Texas PA added Dr. J. Kevin Pidkowicz to its Arlington practice. Pidkowicz treats various skin issues, including skin cancers, rashes, infections, acne, hyperpigmentation, eczema and psoriasis. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in zoology. He received a master of public health degree in epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. Pidkowicz, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, completed a residency in family practice at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, where he was chief resident, and was chief resident in dermatology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Honors & Awards

The late Tarrant County College District Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley, whose 47-year career at TCC focused on student success and extensive community service, was honored posthumously with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce 2016 High Impact Legacy Award. Hadley was the first African-American and first female chancellor at TCC. Her achievements locally, statewide and nationally included service as the first African-American and first female chairman of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board and Tarrant County Hospital District Board. In 1968 she became a founding faculty member at then-Tarrant County Junior College’s Northeast Campus in Hurst. Hadley went on to serve in TCC administration, including as director of personnel and vice chancellor for human resources. She wrote and oversaw implementation of the college’s first affirmative action plan in 1973. When she became chancellor in 2010, she set into motion initiatives that led to student-focused programs such as Achieving the Dream, e-learning, Weekend College, Early College High School and Innovation Forum.

Dan Berce, president and CEO of General Motors Financial Co. Inc., received the 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award given by the Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The annual award recognizes individuals for leadership and significant contributions to the development and vitality of Central and North Texas while inspiring youth in local communities.

Clay Sexauer, restaurant coordinator for Blue Zones Project, Fort Worth, and his team earned the Best Practice in Innovative Promotion Award at the national Blue Zones Project Summit, in recognition of a Server Incentive Program to promote menu items inspired by the diets of the world’s longest-living people.

Byrne Construction Services won two Topping Out Awards, one for the city of Fort Worth’s Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex and the other for the Texas Wesleyan University Gateway Project.

Nonprofit Organizations

Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth appointed Tracey McMillan Boyes to executive director. Boyes started her association with the Tarrant County Komen affiliate in 1992 as a founding board member and the first treasurer for the Race for the Cure in Fort Worth. Previously, Boyes was the capital campaign director for Tarrant Area Food Bank. Prior to that she was a vice president with Bank One and was a member of the Junior League of Fort Worth and a board member and grief facilitator for The W.A.R.M. Place. In 2000 Boyes moved to New Zealand, where she had leadership positions with Accidental Compensation Corp. and Public Trust. She returned to Fort Worth in 2011.

April Harris recently joined the staff at Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth to oversee client services, formerly rehabilitation services. Harris has worked in the Tarrant County nonprofit field for 20 years, starting out in direct client care and eventually moving into leadership.

Technology

orderTalk Inc., a provider of on-demand software and service solutions to the restaurant industry for online ordering, named Lisa Recoussine as senior vice president of business development. Recoussine brings nearly 25 years of experience in restaurant business development and client support to orderTalk. Previously she was vice president of client services for The Nielsen Co., a performance management company, where she supported restaurants in measuring the effectiveness of their advertising. Prior to that she was vice president of sales for Fishbowl, a provider of data and analytics solutions to the restaurant industry.

Tourism, Entertainment & Leisure

Three TITLE Boxing Club locations – the Fort Worth Hulen, Fort Worth Downtown and Mansfield clubs – are now under the ownership and management of fitness franchise owner Rance Halfmann and Tom Karsten of Karsten Advisors. Halfmann owns and operates three existing clubs in Arlington, Lake Worth and Cedar Hill. TITLE Boxing Club is a boutique fitness studio that specializes in boxing and kickboxing fitness classes.

Send Newsmakers to Betty Dillard at bdillard@bizpress.net

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