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Newsmakers: TCU Energy Institute honors Hejny, Cortney of PLM

Co-founders Jesse Hejny and Bryan Cortney of Purple Land Management, a full-service land management firm, were honored with the Leaders in Energy award by the Texas Christian University energy management program on April 27.

The TCU Energy Institute’s Leaders in Energy award was created to honor local companies and professionals who promote and diffuse cutting-edge information and knowledge about the energy industry, energy management and energy technology. It has been awarded every spring since the TCU Energy Institute was founded 10 years ago.

The PLM co-founders was honored for their commitment to the energy industry and praised for their innovative data management software Overdrive. The company has survived the most recent downturn in the energy sector and plans to hire 75 landmen and other personnel across its nine office locations.

Past winners of the award include Trevor Rees-Jones, founder of Chief Oil; David Porter, former Texas railroad commissioner; Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price; Ed Ireland, economist and shale expert; and ChrLynn Lyon and Floyd “Bo” Henk, formerly of Pioneer Natural Resources.


Mike Hagen has joined Freese and Nichols Inc. as a senior project manager in the Transmission and Utilities Group in Dallas. With nearly three decades of experience in water and wastewater infrastructure, Hagen will play an integral role in building and supporting large, complex projects for both public and private sectors throughout the region.


Dale W. Brock, owner and president of Visiting Angels of Fort Worth and Southlake, was elected to the Visiting Angels Franchise Advisory Council at the annual franchise conference in San Diego on June 28. The council advises the corporate office on policy issues and ideas that benefit all of the 300-plus franchise owners across the United States and internationally.

The Visiting Angels Fort Worth office also received the Summit Group Award for its leadership in becoming part of an elite group of the largest agencies in the franchise system.


Sabre Corp. has named Clinton Anderson as president of Sabre Hospitality Solutions, effective Aug. 7. He will succeed Alex Alt, who has accepted an executive position at another company.

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

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