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People: Stantec adds to staff

CC Newsmakers August 

Stantec’s Plano office added Frances Gooding – photo -- as a project architect/project manager and Carter Moore – photo – as a senior designer. Gooding’s 16 years of experience includes managing K-12 and higher education projects, in addition to municipal, religious and health care facilities. Moore has experience in the design of hospitality, entertainment, higher education and institutional projects. He previously earned the title of associate in two years, becoming the youngest in his firm’s history to do so. Moore’s project experience includes production support, coordination, and management, as well as owner/client presentations.

Boards & Organizations
Greatbatch Inc. elected Jean Hobby, M. Craig Maxwell and Filippo Passerini to its board. Hobby served as a global strategy officer at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC) from 2013 until her recent retirement after a 33-year career at PWC. She also served as U.S. Sector leader and as chief financial officer. Maxwell is the vice president and chief technology and innovation officer for Parker Hannifin Corp. and also oversees its technology incubator. Previously, Maxwell had engineering positions with Stanadyne Corp.’s Diesel Systems Group. Passerini recently joined the Carlyle Group as an operating executive in U.S. Buyouts following his retirement from Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G), where he served as officer on special assignment to the president and CEO. Prior to that, Passerini served as P&G’s group president, global business services, and as chief information officer. During his 34-year career at P&G, he served in executive positions in the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Latin America and the United States, and oversaw more than 170 distinct services in 70 countries.
The 2015-2016 executive committee for the American Association of Professional Landmen includes: President Marc R. Strahn, president of The Wolf Haven Corp. and High Story Ventures Inc.; First Vice President Pamela D. Feist, land manager of Lakewood Exploration and vice president of Lakewood Operating Ltd.; Second Vice President Carl D. Campbell, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Alamo Resources LLC; Third Vice President Julie E. Woodard, land manager for Chesapeake Energy Corp.; Secretary Kevin R. Dickerson, vice president of land and business development for Orange Energy Corp.; Treasurer Jay W. Beavers, president of Beavers Energy LP; and Immediate Past President Roger A. Soape, president of Roger A. Soape Inc.
New members of Susan G. Komen’s board are: Kaye Ceille, president of Zipcar; Janet Dunn Frantz, who served as president and secretary of the Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate and whose background is in commercial banking; Dan Glennon, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of SPANX; Melissa Maxfield, senior vice president of federal government affairs for Comcast NBCUniversal; and attorney Meghan Shannon, shareholder at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren in Milwaukee, Wis., and former board president and treasurer with the Komen Southeastern Wisconsin Affiliate.
Joe Phifer, senior account executive in the Assurant Employee Benefits’ Dallas sales office, is the new president of the Texas Association of Health Underwriters.

Michael Quint is the new executive director of development services for the city of McKinney. Quint had been the planning director in McKinney since August 2012. He joined the city in 2006 as a planner, quickly advanced to planner II and then became senior planner for development review in 2008. Prior to joining the city of McKinney, Quint worked in the planning and engineering departments for Peoria, Az.
The city of McKinney named Spencer Smith as the director of the McKinney Public Library System. Smith most recently served as the library director for the city of Little Elm. Smith has 10 years of municipal experience and worked for the cities of Fort Worth and Haltom City.

Honors & Awards
Courtney Collins and the news staff at KERA won a first-ever Excellence in Consumer Financial Reporting Award from The Public Radio News Directors Inc., in partnership with the National Endowment for Financial Education, in recognition of the “One Crisis Away” reporting series, which focuses on families living on the financial edge.
The Radio Television Digital News Association awarded NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth/KXAS three national Edward R. Murrow Awards for its investigative journalism, the most of any large market television station this year. The NBC-owned station won in the Large Market Television: Video Investigative Reporting and the Large Market Television: Video News Series categories for “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises” and in the Large Market Television: Video Continuing Coverage category for “Fire in the Attic.”

Homeland HealthCare Inc. named Ron Fields – photo -- as CEO and president. Fields comes to Homeland from American Family Life Assurance Co., where he began his tenure as market vice president for broker sales and last served as U.S. broker strategy officer. A seasoned veteran of the insurance industry, Fields has had key sales and leadership positions with other insurance company leaders such as American General/AIG and Colonial Life. He has been active in industry issues and has his Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) and Chartered Leadership Fellow (CLF) designations.

Law appointed Philip D. Vasquez – photo – as senior vice president of, GetLegal’s sister site that serves the Hispanic community. Vasquez has served as president of the Mexican American Bar Association of Texas and was inducted as a Lifetime Member of the Hispanic National Bar Association. He has had leadership roles in various Hispanic chambers, including a board position with the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Vasquez has experience in oil, petroleum and energy law. He was appointed by the president as senior policy adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Defense on the oil and gas producing countries of Latin America, and as deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Real Estate
Bill Brokaw – photo -- joined Hillwood Urban as senior vice president. He returns to Hillwood Development Co. after serving as executive director in Cushman & Wakefield’s Dallas office. Brokaw served in a similar role at Cousins Properties Inc., and was vice president of leasing at Hillwood Development. In 2013 and 2014, he received the Top National Broker-Agency Leasing Award from Cushman & Wakefield. Brokaw has provided leadership to numerous civic and community organizations, including service on the boards of Downtown Dallas Inc., The Real Estate Council of Dallas, NTCAR, Carry the Load, Baylor Healthcare Foundation and Young Life.
SRS Real Estate Partners welcomes Brandt Rensmeyer as associate in the Dallas-Fort Worth office. Brandt will focus on landlord representation and land brokerage. He joins SRS with two years of experience from The Woodmont Co., where he leased Southlake Park Village and was responsible for leasing reports, merchandising plans and overseeing various construction processes.

Visual BI Solutions appointed Tracy Kantrowitz as vice president of marketing. With more than 16 years in B2B marketing and brand strategy development, Kantrowitz was most recently vice president of global marketing at Reval responsible for the overall brand UX and global demand generation strategy. She also had leadership positions at Trepp LLC and Automatic Data Processing.

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Martino tapped as CFO, executive VP at Republic Title
Republic Title of Texas Inc., a subsidiary of First American Title Insurance Co., named Scott Martino – photo – as chief financial officer and executive vice president.
“Scott is a consummate professional that will greatly contribute to the continuous growth of our company” said Bo Feagin, president of Republic Title of Texas. “This is an exciting time for Republic Title and Scott’s impressive background in both finance and strategic planning make him a great fit for his new role.”
Martino has more than 12 years of financial experience in the title industry. He will be responsible for Republic title’s accounting, audit, banking and financial planning and analysis. He previously served as senior vice president, finance of First American Title overseeing operational finance and numerous strategic initiatives.

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