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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Newsmakers: Lockwood named interim dean at TCU’s Harris College


Balcom Agency has been chosen by the American Advertising Federation’s Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame as the 2018 recipient of the Governor’s Award. Leaders of the 10th District, covering Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, present the award to an advertising agency in the region that has produced distinguished and reputable work on behalf of clients, contributed to the betterment of advertising and given to its community through volunteer work and support.

Balcom Agency is the fourth recipient of this award, the only Fort Worth agency to have been recognized and the second agency based in Dallas-Fort Worth to receive the honor. The award will be presented at a dinner in Dallas on June 21.


Cornelius Boone has been named vice president of team member services for American Airlines. Boone joins American from Walmart, where he most recently was vice president for field hourly talent.


Susan Mace Weeks has been appointed vice provost at Texas Christian University. Nowell Donovan, provost of TCU, made the announcement April 2. Weeks previously was dean of TCU’s Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences.

Suzy Lockwood, associate dean of nursing, was named interim dean of Harris College. A national search for a new dean of Harris College will begin this fall.

Weeks had been dean of Harris College since 2015 and also is the executive director of the Health Innovation Institute at TCU. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is on the board of trustees for Texas Health Resources and the regional board of the American Red Cross.

As vice provost, Weeks’s primary responsibilities encompass advocacy for TCU’s academic enhancement programs including Institutional Effectiveness; the Center for International Studies; the Koehler Center for Instruction, Innovation and Engagement; and Interdisciplinary Studies. These programs cross boundaries between schools and colleges, and they advocate global citizenship and ethical leadership. Weeks will have ultimate accountability for these programs and their resources — fiscal, facilities and human.

Weeks earned her undergraduate degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University and a doctor of nursing practice from TCU. She is a clinical nurse specialist, a licensed chemical dependency counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist.

Lockwood has been with TCU since 1997, serving as both the associate dean for nursing and director of the Center for Oncology Education & Research. She coordinates the undergraduate oncology nursing emphasis program and leads collaborative oncology initiatives across the campus. Lockwood is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and is active in many professional organizations. She has a bachelor’s degree from TCU and both master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington.


Baird, Hampton & Brown Inc., a multi-service engineering firm, had added and promoted several employees, while several others have passed professional exams.

Edward Chadwickand Scott Crawford have joined as the firm’s newest civil engineers and project managers in the Weatherford office. Elaine Pickering has joined as civil engineer and project manager in the Grapevine office.

Allen Grammer and Nicola Eastaway, both based in Fort Worth, recently passed the professional engineering exam for mechanical engineering. Mario Calzada, Paul Morris and Thomas Wilson passed their professional engineering exams for electrical engineering. Joe LaCroix, Thanaa Maksimos and Chad Wallace passed their professional engineering exams and became leaders in BHB’s Civil Engineering Department.

BHB has promoted four mechanical engineers to project managers. Saul Martinez has spent over eight years with BHB with expertise in the commercial office and industrial markets. He began as an intern and joined the firm as a full-time engineer in training within the year. Martinez works in BHB’s Fort Worth office and will be the president next year of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Cody Pace has over 20 years of experience and has worked for BHB for 10 years in Fort Worth. Jeremey Snyder has 14 years of experience, three years with BHB in Fort Worth. In the Grapevine office location, Daniel Franklin works to provide solutions for municipal and public works.

James Naylor has joined Freese and Nichols Inc. as water treatment discipline leader serving the North Texas, West Texas and Oklahoma markets.


Lasco Enterprises, the Houston-based restaurant group with locations in Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Denver, has named Brandi Key as culinary director. Key will oversee all concepts, including The Tasting Room, MAX’s Wine Dive and Boiler House.


Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Gene Seaman and reappointed Daphne Brookins, Annette Juba, Mike Morath, Kathryn Timmerman and Kate Williamson to the OneStar National Service Commission for terms set to expire on March 15, 2019. The commission is the state’s liaison to the Corporation for National and Community Service. The commission also helps to oversee the Rebuild Texas Fund to help Texans recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

Brookins of Forest Hill is a human services and special projects specialist with the City of Fort Worth, working in the Neighborhood Services Department and focusing on education and social services, where she has launched local initiatives and programs for youth and adults. She also serves on the District Advisory Commission for the Fort Worth Independent School District and is a former Forest Hill City Council member and mayor pro tem. She has a bachelor’s degree from Texas Wesleyan University.


Slack & Davis LLP, a personal-injury law firm with a Fort Worth office, has added Ladd Sanger as managing partner of the Dallas office and as a name partner, which has changed the firm’s name to Slack Davis Sanger LLP. Sanger, a commercial airplane and helicopter pilot, focuses his practice on air crash litigation and has litigated cases in multiple state and federal courts.

Angélique M. McCall has joined the law firm of Brackett & Ellis. McCall is a registered patent attorney. Her practice consists primarily of litigation, insurance and school law.

Jay B. Newton has been promoted from an associate attorney to shareholder at the law firm of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel PC. His practice focuses primarily on litigation, including business, real estate, fiduciary and probate matters. The firm has also promoted Graig Fancher from senior litigation attorney to shareholder. His practice primarily focuses on business and civil litigation but also encompasses employment law and general counsel services for businesses.

N. Texas Community Foundation

re-elects, adds board members

The North Texas Community Foundation elected and approved the 2018-19 board slate, which includes new officers and incoming board members, at its recent annual meeting.

Incoming board members are: Adelaide Leavens, president of Meta Alice Keith Bratten Foundation; Charles B. Milliken, shareholder at Decker Jones PC; and Julie H. Wilson, president and CEO of Reasons Group Inc.

Officers include: Chair Alfred Saenz, chairman/CEO of MULTATECH; Vice Chair Ralph D. Heath, retired president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Corporate Secretary Stewart Alcorn, executive vice president of Frost Bank; Treasurer Anne Holland, CFP and wealth strategist for Plan + Tactics LLC; Assistant Treasurer Daniel H. McCarthy, partner at Wick Phillips Gould & Martin; Past Chair James B. DeMoss, retired from The DeMoss Co.; and At Large Phillip W. McCrury, Kelly Hart & Hallman.

Other returning board members include: Cindy Adams, president of Concorde Asset Group; Michael Appleman, managing partner at Cantey Hanger LLP; Erika Beltran, Tarrant County program director of Leadership ISD; Joseph DeLeon, president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth; Elizabeth Fleischer, community volunteer; Buddy Puente, CEO of Southwest Office Systems Inc.; William Slater, dean and professor emeritus at Texas Christian University; and Mark Walton, president of The Walton Group LLC.

Chairmen emeriti include: Chris Huckabee, Huckabee & Associates Inc.; Jeff Alexander, HCM Investments; Tom Cravens, retired from Southwest Bank; Allen Hodges, The Hodges Companies; Leland Hodges, The Hodges Companies; Bill Landreth Jr., The Landreth Companies Inc.; Garland Lasater, attorney; Ann Louden, The Ann Louden Co.; and Nick Martin, Martin Land & Investments.

The Foundation has $312 million in assets and made grants totaling $22 million in 2017. For more information, visit www.northtexascf.org.

Send newsmakers to Robert Francis at rfrancis@bizpress.net.

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