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People: Campbell leads new Cendera Bank Burleson office

Cendera Bank N.A. hosted a grand opening Oct. 1 of its new loan production office in Burleson.

Samie Campbell, vice president of the mortgage division, will lead her team’s efforts to increase the bank’s residential mortgage lending through interim construction, correspondent lending and portfolio mortgages.

Campbell has 17 years of experience in the real estate and financial services businesses. She is a real estate investor and has owned and operated a tax preparation business since 1998. She leads a team that specializes in helping clients with a range of mortgage services, including conventional and non-conventional loans, FHA and VA loans, mortgage refinancing and other federal programs.

“Burleson is my hometown. It is where I grew up, where I worship, and where my husband and I are raising our family,” said Campbell. “I am excited to begin a new chapter with Cendera Bank. There is so much the bank has to offer today’s homebuyer that they may not be aware of. It’s my goal to turn this ‘best kept secret’ into ‘public knowledge’ so we can best help people purchase, build or rehab the home of their dreams.”


GSBS Architects added architectural intern Alexei Dukov to the staff. Dukov started as a part-time intern in 2013.

Banking & Finance

T. Brent Stuart, current president and chief operating officer of Cash America International Inc., will become the company’s president and CEO effective Nov. 1, succeeding Daniel R. Feehan, who is retiring. Feehan will remain with Cash America until April 30, 2020, in a non-officer advisory role. Stuart joined the company in 2008, was executive vice president and COO from January-April 2015, was senior vice president-operations for the company’s U.S. retail services storefront lending business from July 2010-January 2015, and was regional vice president from November 2008-July 2010.

Joe Jones joined Rhodes Securities as a financial consultant. Jones’ work experience includes American Airlines, Sabre and Citigroup. He received his training as a financial adviser with Edward Jones and worked there as a financial adviser for eight years.

RBC Wealth Management recently added Kent Snodgrass as a financial adviser in its Fort Worth office. With more than 34 years of industry experience, Snodgrass previously spent 10 years with First Southwest Co. His primary area of focus is retirement planning.

Boards & Organizations

Newly elected officers at Fort Worth Sister Cities International are: Chairman Michael Bennett, Bennett Benner Partners; Chairman-Elect Johnny Campbell, Sundance Square; Secretary Lu Pham, Dowell Pham Harrison LLP; and Treasurer Walter Stucker, UBS Financial Services. New board members include: Michael Crain, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty; Ashley Freer, The Balcom Agency; Sheryl Harris, Tarrant County College; Drew Herring, Broadway Baptist Church; and Walter Stucker, UBS Financial Services. Other elected officers include Ann Rice, Greg Irwin, Michael Hyatt, Staussa Ervin, Travis DeVault, Richard Casarez, James Meintjes and Mary Jo Polidore. City chairmen include: Paul Geisel, Greg Jackson, Michael Crain, Michael Roemer, Veronica Law, Tom Law and Anette Soto.

Make-A-Wish North Texas made the following additions to its team: Council members Jason Hartley, University of North Texas Health Science Center; Bob Lohman, Williams-Trew; Jeff Montgomery, Pinnacle Bank; Tim Raetz, Bank of Texas; Leading Edge Board Shadow Madison Hogue, Village Homes; and Director of Development Jessie Wente.


Building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. promoted Scott Adams, manager of its branch in White Settlement, to managing partner. Adams has managed the branch since 2012. As a managing partner, he continues to oversee the branch while taking on additional responsibilities. He also has been named to ABC Supply’s National Branch Advisory Board.

Health Care

Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation named Jon Skinner as president. Skinner will direct the entire Dallas/Fort Worth market, which encompasses four rehab hospitals, more than 50 outpatient therapy clinics and Baylor Rehab Home Health Services. In addition, Skinner will oversee the management of two inpatient rehab units and acute therapy services at nine Baylor Scott & White Health hospitals. Skinner most recently led the Select Medical-Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation joint venture that was formed in 2011. He is the chairman-elect of the American Hospital Association’s Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Council for 2016, a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Texas State Society of CPAs.

The new Geriatric Behavioral Unit at North Hills Hospital named Dr. Paul A. Schneider medical director for the specialized inpatient unit. Schneider most recently was on staff at John Peter Smith Hospital and has additional experience with Terrell State Hospital. He received his medical degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and is a member of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association. Schneider also has several academic presentations and honors to his credit, including the Excellence in Psychiatry award from the UNT Health Science Center.

Honors & Awards

During its quarterly recognition program, The Stayton at Museum Way honored retired pediatrician Dr. John Richardson and civic leader Donna Reynolds for their accomplishments and continuing community involvement. In addition to his practice, Richardson was the pediatrician for the Edna Gladney Home, now the Gladney Center for Adoption, for 29 years. After resigning from Gladney, he backed legislation known as the Baby Moses Law, which became law in Texas in 1999 and is now in all 50 states. He also was instrumental in establishing The Key School for children with learning disabilities and created the WARM Place, a program for children to receive grief support. Reynolds volunteered on the George W. Bush Transition Team and headed the human resources divisions at the governor’s office. She served under first lady Laura Bush as executive director for the Governor’s Commission for Women. She was appointed by George W. Bush to the President’s Summit for American’s Future. She served Marketplace Chaplains and remains involved in the Champions for Life Prison Ministries. She also volunteers at The Stayton.

Ret Martin, human resources manager at Autobahn Motorcars, received the second annual Human Resource Professional of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association.

At the Texas Wine Tribute during the 29th Annual GrapeFest, Llano Estacado, along with Chairman Don Graf and Mark Hyman, received the Tall in Texas Award. The honor goes to a Texas winery in recognition of its leadership role in and its dedication to the Texas wine industry.

During its annual meeting, Fort Worth Sister Cities International presented The Bank of Texas with the Eisenhower Award for Organizational Involvement and Ann Rice with the Bob Bolen Award for Outstanding Board Leadership.

Kathy Terryah, a nurse at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, received the 2015 Clinical Leader Award from the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses for leadership and achievement in the medical-surgical care setting. Terryah started the hospital’s first American Organization of Nurse Executives Center for Care Innovation and Transformation program. She helped implement quarterly quality rounds with physicians and nursing staff and has served as chairman for Texas Health Southwest’s Quality and Research Council. She continues to mentor other nurses and is an advocate for the promotion and advancement of medical-surgical nursing care.

Real Estate

David Walters joined CBRE in Fort Worth as senior vice president and will lead the office occupier group. Walters joins CBRE from JLL, where he spent more than 11 years. Over a 23-year career, Walters has specialized in all aspects of tenant representation including site selection, leasing and acquisitions. He is a member of the Strategic Advisory Council for Texas Health Resources, President’s Leadership Council for Texas Health Resources Foundation and The University of Texas Longhorn Foundation.


East Hampton Sandwich Co. appointed Kyle Brooks as president and director of marketing for the restaurant. His previous experience includes marketing coordinator for Brinker International and marketing manager for Highland Concerts.

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