Newsmakers: Boy Scout Council honors attorney Auld as ‘Good Scout’

Marianne Auld

The Longhorn Council of the Boy Scouts of America has recognized Marianne Auld, managing partner at Kelly Hart & Hallman, as its 2017 Law “Good Scout.”

Each year the council honors an attorney in the greater Fort Worth and Arlington area who is known for integrity, strong character and community involvement. Auld is the first woman to receive this award in Fort Worth. She a daughter and two sons, both of whom are Eagle Scouts.

Auld received the award at a luncheon Oct. 5 at The Fort Worth Club. The Law “Good Scout” Luncheon proceeds fund a program that serves more than 3,000 youth in 51 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 4 community centers in Fort Worth and Arlington. The Urban Scoutreach Program provides free after-school healthy snacks, scouting and character development to at-risk children.


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Linsey Retcofsky has been promoted from associate producer to managing director at Amphibian Stage Productions.

Retcofsky had been associate producer at Amphibian since the fall of 2013. She has been a stage manager since 2011 and earned membership in Actor’s Equity Association in 2013. She has worked with companies in Dallas and Fort Worth including Jubilee Theatre, WaterTower Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, Project X, Broken Gears Project Theatre and Amphibian Stage Productions. In 2008, she was accepted into the Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive and studied with Marsha Norman, Quiara Alegria-Hudes, Carl Rux and Heather McDonald. In 2011, she traveled with Texas Woman’s University to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as the stage manager for The Panther’s Scream and Other Texas Tales. In 2012, she stage-managed the world premiere of Erik Ehn’s Diamond Dick: The Tulsa Race Riots of 1921 in Dallas and transferred the production to La Mama in New York City as part of Soulographie, a cycle of Ehn’s genocide plays. She has a master’s degree in theater from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor’s degree in drama from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.


Cornerstone Projects Group has named Richard “Rick” Elsey as director of construction. Elsey has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He will lead construction efforts for Cornerstone’s portfolio of office, retail and multifamily projects in the region.

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Elsey has directly managed construction in all areas of the commercial sector including office, retail, entertainment, hospitality, public works, senior and adult living communities, multifamily and single-family residential, information and technology data storage, and industrial. His noteworthy projects include One McKinney Plaza, Dallas; Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.; Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech; and SunRidge Canyon Community, Fountain Hills, Arizona.

Elsey holds a master’s degree in finance from Rice University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Houston.


ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, has presented the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel with a 2017 Readers’ Choice Award.

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Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans can vote for the best.

Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2017 Awards Issue of ConventionSouth magazine.


Kayla Matus has joined Kelly Hart & Hallman’s Fort Worth office as an associate in the Corporate and Securities practice group. Matus graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University School of Law.

Henry Robinson, a partner with Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, has written a chapter titled “Tailoring Interactive Processes to Initial and Supplemental Requests for Leaves of Absence” published in the Employee Relations Law Journal (Vol. 43, No. 2, Autumn 2017). The chapter clarifies the rules for interactive processes under the Americans with Disabilities Act and provides guidelines for evaluating whether leave requests should be granted or denied.


Kelly Bowen Wilson has joined Giordano, Wegman, Walsh and Associates.

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