Newsmakers: Banking, finance, honors, awards



Lender of Texas, Fort Value CEO Mark Nurdin and J.B. Huck, non-public wealth government, announce the appointment of Deirdre Cherry  as Private Prosperity workforce guide for the Fort Worthy of current market, overseeing the staff and shopper associations in the Fort Really worth marketplace.

Vortus Investment Advisors LLC, a Fort Truly worth-based non-public equity company targeted on reduce to center industry upstream investments throughout North America, has promoted  Brian Hansen to lover, Frank Lamsens to chief functioning officer and Ross Cunningham to Director of Finance.

Rylee Pedigo  is now a senior financial commitment associate at Northern Have faith in, contributing to the planning and implementation of custom made expense portfolios, built to meet the typically sophisticated targets of the company’s clients. She supplies proactive consumer provider and support via investigate, analysis, conversation and risk administration.

Pedigo was born and raised in Fort Worth. She studied communications at The University of Oklahoma and was a member of the OU golfing crew all 4 years. Just after graduating from OU, Rylee competed as a expert golfer in the LPGA/Symetra tour for two several years prior to becoming a member of Northern Belief.


1 of the initial staff to be part of Peloton Land Options Inc  when it was established in 2010, Jonathan Ragsdale, RLA, has been promoted to principal of the fast-rising, Fort Truly worth-primarily based organization. Ragsdale, who has more than 16 years’ practical experience in program administration and organizing, manages multi-disciplinary land enhancement and organizing projects.

For the previous 10 many years, Ragsdale has been involved with internet site scheduling, entitlement and feasibility research for different projects in the 27,000-acre AllianceTexas task in north Fort Worth and also serves as the preparing/entitlement lead for the 870-acre Alliance Town Middle mixed-use growth. Ragsdale retains a bachelor of landscape architecture degree from Texas A&M College.

A new seek the services of at Peloton, Brian Haynes, P.E., CFM, has been selected as vice president where by he will direct the charge of a increasing community sector companies software. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor of science in civil engineering.

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Affiliate Amanda Mata, P.E., who joined Peloton a calendar year back as job supervisor, is a professional engineer with a lot more than 15 years’ expertise and holds a bachelor of science in engineering from Texas A&M College, University Station.

Associate Andrew Mizerek, P.E.,  has 16 years’ practical experience in civil engineering, land development and design administration, which include the engineering structure of large household developments and professional jobs.

Affiliate Tanner Sheets, P.E.,  joined Peloton in Oct 2018 and is centered in the Frisco workplace. He is a registered experienced engineer with expertise in civil engineering style and design of municipal, commercial, and household assignments.

Affiliate Timothy “TJ” Wells, P.E.,  started his job at Peloton’s Frisco, Texas office environment in 2019. He has a lot more than seven years’ civil engineering style and design encounter of municipal infrastructure, as nicely as personal sector household and industrial assignments.

KAI Engineering has introduced the employing of Mike Tamagni, P.E., as senior mechanical engineer in its Dallas-Fort Truly worth place of work.


Gov. Greg Abbott has reappointed Maj. Gen. Kevin Pottinger, USAF (Ret.), Shannalea Taylor, Dennis Lewis and Kenneth Sheets to the Texas Military Preparedness Commission for terms set to expire Feb. 1, 2027.

Kevin Pottingerof Keller is chairman of the Freedom Mobility Foundation.

He was commissioned in 1976 just after completing the Air Pressure Reserve Officer Coaching Corps system at Arizona Point out College. He completed Undergraduate Pilot Coaching in 1978 at Reese Air Force Foundation, Texas, and entered the Air Pressure Reserve in 1991 following spending 15 decades on active obligation.

Pottinger flew the F-4 Phantom and F-16 Combating Falcon. He served as Commander of the 301st Fighter Wing at Naval Air Station Fort Truly worth Joint Reserve Foundation, Commander of the Air Reserve Staff Middle in Denver, Colorado, Director under the Secretary of the Air Drive for Manpower and Reserve Affairs at the Pentagon, and Mobilization Assistant to the Commander of the Pacific Air Forces.

In 1999, Pottinger retired from the Air Drive Reserve and flew for American Airlines. Just after the Sept. 11th assaults, he re-entered the Air Drive Reserve.

Pottinger is the recipient of many awards and decorations including the Distinguished Provider Medal, and retired in 2015 just after 39 several years of service in the United States Air Power. Pottinger at the moment serves as chair of the Texas Navy Preparedness Commission.


Nelson E. Claytor, Ph.D., Fort Well worth entrepreneur, inventor, angel investor and president of Fresnel Technologies Inc. has been chosen as a 2021 Fellow of The Global Modern society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).

Claytor and 56 other pros will be acknowledged this calendar year for their technological developments and contributions to science and the business of optics and photonics.

Claytor is a 2019 Fort Value Company Press C-Suite Awardee, founding board member of the Fort Truly worth Medtech Center, now TechFW, and is the very first receiver of TechFW’s Legacy Award. He is a member of Leadership Fort Worth.

Fort Worth-centered Fresnel Technologies was established in 1986 by Richard N. Claytor, Ph.D., himself an SPIE Fellow (2015), to innovate in and manufacture specialty plastics optics.

Fresnel Technologies 55 workforce deliver made-in-the-United states factors that are incorporated into diverse systems globally, like people for infrared protection checking, fluorescence measurements, thermometry, biomedical instrumentation and pores and skin care.

Claytor is also Director of Optical Fabrication for Ascentia Imaging of Boulder, Colorado, (, serves as a member of the College of Texas at Arlington Higher education of Science Advisory Council, and is co-founder and vice president of the newly-founded North Texas neighborhood segment of the Optical Society of The united states.

Claytor joins practically 1,600 SPIE Fellows who have been honored because 1955. SPIE serves about 19,000 current users and extra than 258,000 constituents.

Claytor is chair of the board of the Fort Worth Opera.

Hurst resident and retired organization executive Howard Shotwell has been elected to provide as chairman of the Northeast Leadership Discussion board, which serves as a catalyst for collaboration amid organization and local community leaders with government officers.

Shotwell has been a member of the corporation for the earlier 14 years. Pursuing a occupation as regional government for taking care of airport concessions nationwide for Dobbs Household, Marriott and Delaware North.

Soon after serving 10 years on the board of administrators of Coors Distributing Corporation of Fort Worthy of, he was chosen as Main Financial Officer of the firm in 2002, and he remained until finally the sale of the organization in 2014. Today he owns and operates R&D Associates, a home administration and serious estate business from his residence in Hurst.

Shotwell has been committed to his household community of Hurst, serving on the Parks & Recreation Board and, for the past 10 decades, the Planning and Zoning Commission. Immediately after serving five a long time as chairman of the Hurst Citizens’ Fireplace Academy Alumni Association, he and his spouse Sandy have led the annual Hurst Fire Division Steak Evening meal on multiple situations.

In the greater Fort Well worth spot, he has lifted income for United Way and served on the board of Casa Manana.

Shotwell succeeds Nick Sanders, previous mayor of Trophy Club, in top the Northeast Management Discussion board.


Perkins Coie has named Jill Louis, a associate in the Company & Securities apply, as workplace running companion in Dallas. Louis succeeds Dean Harvey, who experienced served in the posture considering that May 2019 and has joined the firm’s Management Committee.

Broude Smith Jennings & McGlinchey Computer has additional Kathryn Siverling as associate lawyer. Siverling is a 2020 graduate of the OU School of Regulation and will be practicing in the places of professional real estate and business transactions.

Jackson Walker has declared the addition of Travis W. McNellie as a associate in the Fort Truly worth office environment, joining the firm’s nationally acknowledged serious estate exercise.

The organization also announced that the genuine estate group has extra Sara C. Thornton as an associate. Her apply focuses on a extensive range of serious estate and authentic estate finance issues.


Fort Worth-dependent AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ), a world provider of metallic coating companies, welding options, specialty electrical equipment, and very engineered providers, has appointed two new independent directors, Carol R. Jackson and Clive A. Grannum, to AZZ’s Board of Directors.

The two Jackson and Grannum will serve as administrators till they stand for election at AZZ’s up coming Yearly Shareholders assembly in July 2021.

Jackson now serves as president, main executive officer and chairman of the board of HarbisonWalker Global, the largest provider of ceramic refractories in the U.S.

Grannum presently serves as President, Performance Alloys and Composites of Materion Company, a main innovative elements provider.

Kevern R. Joyce announced his retirement as a board member Feb. 1.

Materials Dealing with

Shoppa’s Materials Handling, 1 of the fastest-expanding dealerships in the region delivering complete content dealing with remedies, has introduced the appointment of two new directors: Jacob Ratekin, Director of Rental & Used Remarketing, and Mike Pond, Director of Dock & Doorway Division.


Baby Care Associates (CCA) has employed Marnie Rulfs Glaser, a extremely-regarded industry trailblazer, as its to start with director of plan. She previously served at the Texas Education and learning Agency as the founding government director of Early Finding out and most recently, as the Dallas Commit Partnership’s founding director of Early Childhood.


CENTURY 21 Choose Fite Firm has named Brad Horak as regional product sales supervisor of the North Fort Value/Alliance Regional Office environment. He previously was assistant regional gross sales manager for the Southlake/Colleyville place of work underneath Tim Gauntt, North district gross sales supervisor.

Horak has been with the CENTURY 21 Program for a lot more than 13 many years.


Tarrant Transit Alliance  (TTA), a transit advocacy group committed to educating, empowering and mobilizing the Tarrant County and Fort Truly worth neighborhood to market multimodal transit policy, appoints 14 new community leaders to its board of directors.

Among the new board members is Onyinye Akujuo of the JPS Basis, who will serve the organization as vice chair of the board.

These additions will raise the dimensions of TTA’s board to 37 members.

In addition to Akujuo, new Tarrant Transit Alliance board members are: Dionne Bagsby of Tarrant County College, Chelsea Bonham of Acute Salon, Jerene Bustamante of the Fort Truly worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chelsea Griffith of the Metropolis of Fort Worthy of, Jonathan Guadian of the Glen Park Neighborhood Association, Jared Howard of the Fort Truly worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, Tiesa Leggett of the North Texas Fee, Rick Miedema of the Teamsters Nearby 997, Renee Parker of Workforce Alternatives for Tarrant County, Brad Lonberger of Kimley-Horn, Richard Riccetti of Williamson-Dickies, Daniel Garcia Rodriguez of United Fort Worth and Danette Wicker of Danette’s City Oasis.

Present-day board members incorporate Andre McEwing of Tarrant County College, Jeff Davis (earlier chair) of Republic Title, Graham Brizendine (secretary and treasurer) of Rogue Architects, Carlo Andreani of Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, Tyler Arbogast of Fort Value Housing Remedies, Bob Baulsir of Trinity Metro, Kristen Camareno of Tarrant County, John Dewar of Freese & Nichols, Rainey Dock Matthews of the Mayor’s Council on Persons with Disabilities, Allison Docker of Around Southside Inc., Matt Dufrene of BlueZones and Texas Overall health Resources, Chad Edwards of the City of Fort Truly worth, Jesse Herrera of Urban Concept and CoAct, Leah King of United Way of Tarrant County, Melissa Konur of Downtown Fort Worth Inc., Dee Lara O’Neal of DBIA-SW and This Location TX, Rebecca Montgomery of the Fort Value Chamber of Commerce, Roxanne Pillar of Huitt-Zollars, Benjamin Roberston of Byrne Building, Schuyler Stapleton, a pupil at Tarrant County School, Casey Tounget of Transwestern, Manuel Urbina, a pupil at Tarrant County School and Walter Williams of Tarrant County College or university.