Newsmakers: Burnett appointed to Aerospace, Aviation committee

Executive Portrait of Aimee Burnett for Company Use


PAVLOV has hired Jason Shupe as digital finishing artist, Krista Farrar as interactive coordinator and Kim Nimer as junior graphic designer.


Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Aimee Burnett, Dan Winston, and Lauren Dreyer and reappointed Sharon Denny, J. Ross Lacy, Bob Mitchell and Terry Stevens to the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. The committee assists in the state’s efforts to recruit and retain aerospace and aviation jobs and investments in Texas.

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Burnett of Southlake is vice president of enterprise integration for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., where she leads the vision, strategy and processes to achieve business transformation initiatives. She previously was director for F-35 International Business Development for the Asia/Pacific region and has served in various positions with the company for over 17 years.

She is a member of Women in Aerospace, a mentor for Million Women Mentors, sustainer of The Junior League of Fort Worth and a volunteer for Make A Wish of North Texas. Burnett received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s in systems engineering from Southern Methodist University.

Scott Black of Fort Worth-based Interstate Restoration has accepted a position on the Restoration Industry Association’s board of directors. He has been involved with the association for 12 years and has 24 years in the business.

The Lone Star Ag Credit board of directors recently appointed Steven Beakley of Ellis County to the lending cooperative’s board. Beakley farms and ranches in Ellis County, where he raises cotton, corn, wheat and sunflowers and has a cow-calf operation. He also operates Beakley Farms Grain in Bardwell, Texas, and produces and sells certified seed as a WestBred Wheat associate.

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Other members of the Lone Star board include Harlin Brown of Detroit, David Conrad of Round Rock, Don Crawford of Mineral Wells, Richard Gaona of Roby, David Harris of Cleburne, Tom Johnson of Sherman, Chad Lee of Fort Worth, Brent Neuhaus of Waco, Bert Pruett of Slidell, John Sawyer of Hillsboro and Larry Stewart of Granbury.


Sundt Construction Inc. added Mark Debenport as a preconstruction project manager for the company’s Building Group, Texas District. Debenport will lead preconstruction efforts in North Texas. A veteran of more than 20 years in the construction industry, Debenport is skilled in cost analysis, conceptual budgeting, 3D modeling and estimating. He is LEED AP BD+C certified and has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech University.

Jim Keith, P.E., CFM, has returned to Freese and Nichols Inc. as stormwater manager in its Dallas office.

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Natalie Texada has been hired as the first chief academic officer at the Texas Center for Arts + Academics. Texada will be superintendent for the arts-based public charter schools of Texas Center for Arts + Academics: Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts and Texas School of the Arts. She is an education doctoral student at Texas Christian University and has a master’s degree in educational administration from TCU. She also has a master of fine arts in dance and a bachelor’s degree in ballet performance, both from the University of Oklahoma.


Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth Inc. has promoted Greg Hutchins to chief financial officer. He succeeds Dave Mayfield, who retired after 27 years as a leader of the organization.

Hutchins has served Goodwill Fort Worth for more than 17 years, most recently as vice president of finance and previously as controller. As CFO, he will be accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company.

Hutchins formerly worked at Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, where he was CFO. Before joining Goodwill, he worked in property management and construction for nearly a decade, as well as public accounting. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lamar University in 1989.

“We’re so pleased that Greg Hutchins has accepted the role of CFO,” said David Cox, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth. “His nearly 20 years of dedicated service to this agency and his excellent skillset make him the perfect fit for this position.”

The Junior League of Fort Worth Inc. marked its 89th year with a new president, Carrie R. Cappel, and a new board of directors for 2018-2019.

“Junior League is an 89-year-old movement of likeminded women. For almost nine decades, we have provided our members with the highest level of training so that they may serve the organization and our community. At a time when other leagues across the nation struggle to retain members, we are growing, thriving and expect to have the 10th largest membership by the end of the year,” Cappel said.

In 2017-2018, it raised over $1 million for the first time through its three largest fundraisers, Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market, Grand Entry Gala and Rodeo Program sales, a collaboration with the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

Cappel joined the organization in 2004 and has been community vice president and chairman of project, research and development. She is senior counsel in the Commercial Real Estate Section of Harris, Finley & Bogle PC.

The 2018-2019 board includes: Ashley Freer, president-elect; Michael Anne Pritchard, administrative vice president;Sarah Washington, finance vice president; McKenzie Montague, finance assistant vice president; Christal Atkinson, community vice president; Amy Patyk, communication vice president; Charity Aughinbaugh, fund development vice president; Katie Stadler, fund development assistant vice president; Teresa Baker, membership vice president; Meredeth Belew, education vice president; Wendy Wright, nominating chair; and Sandra Tuomey, sustaining adviser.


Trademark Property Co. has added Stephany Casas as director of guest services. She previously was operations and guest experiential manager for DreamWorks Animation and guest services and concierge manager at Caruso Affiliated, where she was responsible for The Grove and The Americana at Brand in Los Angeles. Casas earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University.

Insight Realty Network, a statewide brokerage, has opened new offices in downtown Fort Worth President and Managing Broker Andy Bearden moved from another Fort Worth brokerage to head the office.

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