Education – Athletics
Derrick Daniels has rebounded to the University of Texas at Arlington as director of basketball operations. He will handle all operational tasks for the team and will work with the point guards to start the 2013-14 season in the Sun Belt Conference. Daniels spent six seasons as an assistant coach before going into high school coaching. A native of Fort Worth, he graduated from Texas Wesleyan in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports studies. He initially came to UT-Arlington after serving as an athletic director for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth and the coach of the Fort Worth M.A.S.H. AAU boys basketball team. A star basketball player at Dunbar High School, Daniels was rated the No. 2 point guard in 1988 behind only NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson. He still holds the national high school record by handing out 1,379 assists. He was named the 1988 Gatorade Circle of Champions Texas basketball Player of the Year and a third team All-American by Street and Smith’s Sports Annuals in leading Dunbar to a 34-2 record and the Class 5A State Final. Dunbar advanced past the semifinals as Daniels hit the game-winning 3-pointer. He averaged 18 points and 11 assists as a senior after averaging 12 points and 13 assists as a junior. Daniels signed with the University of Houston and started all 124 games, at the time one of only three players to start every game as a freshman. He set a UH freshman assist record, earned honorable mention All-American honors from the Basketball Times and was named to the Associated Press Southwest Conference all-newcomer team. As a junior, Daniels had a career-high 33 points and dished out a career-best 16 assists against the Rice Owls, which ranks second on the single-game assist list at UH. He finished his career with 1,087 points and 711 assists in leading the team to two NCAA tournaments and one NIT appearance. He led the Southwest Conference in assists as a junior after ranking in the top three in each of his first two seasons. His 711 career assists rank him fourth on the SWC all-time playmakers list. Daniels still ranks high on the all-time lists at UH – third on the all-time list in assists, third in three-pointers made (168), third in minutes played (4,065) and tied for seventh with 124 games played. Daniels played for the Milwaukee Bucks rookie free-agent summer league team before signing with the Rochester Renegades in 1993.
Aerospace HM Dunn Aerospace appointed Philip F. Milazzo as the company’s chief executive officer. Milazzo will be responsible for the HM Dunn business with operating facilities in Euless; Wichita, Kan.; and St. Louis, Mo. In his career spanning more than 30 years he has served in senior level operations and sales positions in the aerospace and chemical industries. Prior to joining HM Dunn Aerospace, Milazzo was president and CEO of PAS Technologies, a provider of products and services for OEM and MRO markets across the commercial and military aerospace, industrial gas turbine and oil field industries. At PAS, he also was senior vice president of operations. As executive vice president of sales and marketing, he developed engineering and new repair development strategies and expanded business relationships with domestic and global customers. Prior to PAS Technologies, he was vice president of operations for BioLab Inc., a subsidiary of global specialty chemicals company Chemtura Corp. Milazzo earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Louisiana Tech University and has more than 25 years of lean manufacturing experience. His writing is included in Workplace Training & Learning: Cases From Cross-Cultural Perspectives, a collection of case studies that details situations and approaches to training and learning in different work settings. At HM Dunn, Milazzo also will concentrate on key growth initiatives, including extending products and services on existing platforms; expanding supply chain capabilities; and adding new market applications for the company’s services.
Banking & Finance George Jones, CEO of Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Texas Capital Bank, announced his retirement at the end of 2013. Keith Cargill has been promoted to CEO of Texas Capital Bank, which he co-founded with Jones, and chief officer of operations of Texas Capital Bancshares. Cargill will become president and CEO of Texas Capital Bancshares upon Jones’ retirement. PwC US announced that seven professionals from its North Texas market will be admitted into the firm’s partnership effective July 1. The new partners will be based in the Dallas office and will cover the Fort Worth market. Will Cobb, previously a senior manager, has been promoted to assurance partner in the health industries practice. Scott Dillow, a former director, has been promoted to tax partner and will focus on master limited partnerships. George Galindo, previously a managing director, has been promoted to assurance partner in the risk assurance practice. Brad Garrett, also a former director, has been promoted to tax partner in the international tax services practice. Casey Kirkpatrick has been promoted to advisory principal in the products and services strategy practice. He was previously a director. Nikki Parham has been promoted to advisory principal in the health industries practice. She was previously a managing director. Todd Ranta, previously a director, has been promoted to advisory partner in the forensics practice. J. Taylor & Associates LLC hired Karen Hayford as manager of accounting services. She spent the previous 17 years as a controller for small- to mid-sized companies specializing in the broker distribution and construction industries. With J. Taylor & Associates, her areas of practice will include payroll, reconciliations, bookkeeping, quarterly and annual payroll tax returns, sales tax returns and financial statement compilations. Hayford received her associate’s degree from Bauder College in Atlanta and is completing her bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Boards & Organizations Ashanti Johnson, a faculty research associate in the University of Texas at Arlington College of Science, has been appointed to a 24-member panel creating a strategic vision for the National Academy of Sciences’ Gulf of Mexico program. The program is a $500 million, 30-year endeavor established as part of the settlements of federal criminal complaints against BP and Transocean Ltd. after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion. It will focus on human health, environmental protection and oil system safety and will fund and carry out studies, projects and activities in research and development, education and training, and environmental monitoring. Johnson also is executive director of the Institute for Broadening Participation, a Maine-based organization dedicated to increasing minority access to science, math and engineering careers. She has received numerous national recognitions for her work, including a 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. John H. Cayce Jr., the former chief justice of Texas’ Second Court of Appeals and current co-chairman of the appellate practice group at Kelly Hart & Hallman, has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to serve a six-year term as one of nine members of the Texas Board of Law Examiners, effective Sept. 1. During his 15 years as a state appellate judge, he sat twice as a justice on the Texas Supreme Court by appointment of Govs. George W. Bush and Rick Perry and had various statewide leadership positions within the judiciary. Cayce is a board-certified specialist in appellate law and former Texas Supreme Court briefing attorney. His writings on appellate procedure have been cited with approval by Texas courts and used as course material in law schools. Cayce has served the legal profession and advised the Texas judiciary in many capacities, including service on the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee and the Texas Judicial Council. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1978 and received his law degree in 1982 from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Education All Saints’ Episcopal School added three new administrators: Dave Ostroff, Craig Tredenick and Bob Kenyon. Ostroff is responsible for developing the Honors College curriculum, sourcing and implementing the Scholars in Residence program, and working with faculty, parent community and students to integrate the Honors College into the All Saints’ Upper School from its inaugural year forward. Ostroff joins All Saints’ after seven years as director of ParishVirtual at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas. Previously he was head of Upper and Middle schools at Canterbury Episcopal School in DeSoto and dean of students at Savannah Country Day School in Georgia. He has a degree in history from Dartmouth University and a master’s degree in liberal arts from Southern Methodist University and is obtaining a doctorate in education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody School of Education. Tredenick, as director of enrollment management, is responsible for implementing new recruiting, retention and enrollment strategies for the school. He comes to All Saints’ after four years as director of admissions at Linsly School, a boarding school in West Virginia. Prior to Linsly, he was associate director of admissions for Christ School, an Episcopal school with grades 8-12 in Asheville, N.C. Tredenick has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity College and a master’s degree in education from Michigan State University. Kenyon, director of educational technology, is responsible for selecting and implementing educational technology strategies in the classroom, facilitating and training faculty, and maintaining All Saints’ data systems. Kenyon was director of academic information systems for nearly 15 years at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas. Prior to St. Mark’s, he was at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Boca Raton, Fla., for six years with similar responsibilities. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2001-2006, where he taught Internet communications.
Government David James has been named the new interim police chief for the town of Flower Mound while the department conducts a search to replace retiring Police Chief Kenneth Brooker. James has more than 36 years of experience in law enforcement. He worked in the Dallas Police Department for more than 20 years, and was the chief of police for Carrollton for 15 years. During that time, Gov. Rick Perry appointed him as a commissioner for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education. James also has been president of both the North Texas Police Chiefs and the Texas Police Chiefs associations. Upon retirement from Carrollton, he began a consulting firm that provides leadership training for police departments and has since served as interim police chief for the city of Colleyville. James will begin his new duties on July 1.
Health Care Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle has named Dr. Keegan Miller as medical director of emergency services. Miller will continue to drive clinical integration, advance quality and patient safety, and improve overall patient satisfaction. Miller joined the medical staff at Texas Health Azle in July 2011. He previously was an emergency medicine physician at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Texas Wesleyan University and a medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Miller is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Medical Association, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Osteopathic Association.
Honors & Awards Judson A. Cramer, a member of the Texas Wesleyan Board of Trustees Chairman’s Council, received an honorary law degree from President Frederick G. Slabach during the spring commencement ceremony. Cramer’s ties to Texas Wesleyan University go back to his childhood, when he crossed campus each day on his Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper route. As a Polytechnic resident, he attended D. McRae Elementary School and Polytechnic High School. Although he attended Texas Christian University initially, Cramer joined the military and enrolled at Texas Wesleyan as part of the Civil Pilot Training Program. He remained involved with Texas Wesleyan, joining the board in 1972 and becoming chairman in 1976. He was named Alumnus of the Year in 1975 and Business Hall of Fame Executive of the Year in 1983. Former Colleyville Mayor Donna Arp Weitzman received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Northwood University during the spring commencement ceremony. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Arp Weitzman was elected in 1997 to the Colleyville City Council and served as mayor pro tem and mayor. She has served on more than 30 boards and currently is capital campaign chairman for Northwood Texas. She has received numerous awards including the 2004 President George W. Bush National Volunteer Award, 1997 Best Local Leader in Texas award and Northwood University Distinguished Woman. The U.S. Department of Energy has recognized Transwestern for its leadership in the first year of the Better Buildings Challenge, a national initiative that calls on CEOs, university presidents, state officials and local leaders to reduce their portfolio-wide energy use by 20 percent by 2020 and share results of their energy reduction strategies with the marketplace. Transwestern also received praise for sharing two showcase projects on the Better Buildings Challenge website when only one is required by the program.
Law Attorney Elisa Fox joined Decker, Jones, McMackin, McClane, Hall & Bates PC as an associate. Her practice is focused on corporate matters, risk management, regulatory compliance, contract drafting and negotiation, and litigation support. She represents a variety of industry areas, including residential and commercial construction, real estate, banking and transportation clients. She also has extensive experience handling complex commercial real estate transactions, and residential and commercial construction law matters. Fox previously was the name attorney in the E.C. Fox Law Firm and general counsel with Cummings Electrical before joining her former firm, Cantey Hanger LLC. She received her business administration degree in real estate/finance from Baylor University and her law degree in 2008 from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Tarrant County Bar Association, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court and the Transportation Lawyers Association. She also is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Women Fort Worth, Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council, Greater Fort Worth Builders’ Association and the Texas Construction Association.
Real Estate Talia Lydick has joined the team at Williams Trew Sotheby’s International Realty. A native of Fort Worth, Lydick spent 10 years as an agent at Grady Realtors.
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