Purple Land Management MarkMorrison

Mark Morrison of Purple Land Management

BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

James Beasley of Arlington has been appointed to the Auctioneers Advisory Board. Beasley is a licensed auctioneer. The board provides technical knowledge and industry expertise to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation about the auctioneers program, which registers and regulates people who conduct live bid auctions in Texas. Beasley serves as an auctioneer member on the board.

ENERGY

Purple Land Management has hired Mark Morrison as vice president of technology and innovation. Morrison most recently served as senior vice president at RMinds, a Dallas-based technology solutions platform provider for mid-tier enterprise companies. He currently serves as the co-chairman of the Dallas-based III Forks Golf Classic benefiting pediatric cancer research, and is a founding member of 100 Men Who Give a Damn – Frisco Chapter, a membership-based fundraising organization.

LAW

Marvin Blum, an estate planning expert, has embarked on a speaking tour to educate advisers across the country on a new trust technique known as a FAST trust, the Blum Firm announced. The tour includes speeches in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, and numerous Texas cities. FAST is an acronym for Family Advancement Sustainability Trust.

ENGINEERING

RLG Consulting Engineers has named Michael McLaren, PE, SE, as its new chief operating officer. The appointment was effective July 12. He has been a member of RLG since 2015. A news release said RLG has provided civil, structural, forensic and surveying services for the construction industry in the public, private and government sectors of the industry for more than 65 years.

HONORS/AWARDS

Billy Wilkerson, a Ben E. Keith Foods driver for 33 years and based out of the Dallas-Fort Worth division was named to the 2019 International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Truck Driver Hall of Fame. There are over 130,000 food service distribution drivers currently on the road, but only those with the best safety records and longevity of service qualify for the IFDA Truck Driver Hall of Fame. To be eligible, the driver must have at least 25 years of employment with an IFDA member company with no chargeable accidents and may not have any moving violations within the last five years. The 2019 class will be honored at the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference on the morning of Oct. 29 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

HOSPITALITY

Tony Youngers is the new general manager in-training of Life Time Fort Worth Alliance. Youngers comes to Life Time with a background in the hospitality industry, where he received his bachelor of science degree from the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel Management at the University of Houston. He went on to a career with Marriott Hotels where he worked his way up the ladder to the position of director of food and beverage and then director of hotel operations.

NONPROFIT

United Way of Tarrant County has named Regina Williams vice president of community investment, as the organization’s new Arlington regional director effective immediately. In her new role as vice president of community investment and Arlington regional director, Williams will direct, coordinate and supervise volunteer-driven community initiatives, processes and activities and integrate them with the organization’s mission.

“Regina is a dynamic leader dedicated to working on behalf of the Arlington community and those in need,” TD Smyers, president and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County, said in a news release. “We are confident she will build on the great work already under way in Arlington.”

Williams will continue to oversee United Way of Tarrant County’s Mission United, a military and veterans outreach and services initiative. Under her leadership, Mission United’s new TXServes North Texas program served more than 1,500 veterans, active-duty military members and their families in 26 North Texas counties in its first six months. Before joining United Way of Tarrant County, Williams was the former grant and strategic partnership coordinator at Dunbar High School in the Fort Worth Independent School District, where she focused on grant compliance, campus branding and corporate and community partnerships. She is a member of the Fort Worth Area Alliance of Black School Educators Executive Board and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She has an master’s in social work degree from Missouri State University and is licensed in the state of Texas as a social worker. Williams replaces Cynthia Jensen, who recently retired after nine years in the Arlington office.

REAL ESTATE

Compass has announced that Brenda Sims has joined as sales manager supporting the real estate technology brokerage’s 30 agents in its Fort Worth office.

Sims is a native of Fort Worth and was sales manager for Virginia Cook Fort Worth for the past seven years. Before that, she led marketing for a title company in Fort Worth, was in advertising with the Star-Telegram and was a teacher for 12 years with Texas Boys Choir and Trinity Christian Academy.

She graduated from Arlington Heights High School and attended college in Lubbock at Texas Tech, graduating with a degree in education.

The brokerage announced its 12,000-square-foot Fort Worth office at the Shops at Clear Fork in April and plans to move into it this fall.

JPI has named Chris Clayton as the company’s new chief financial officer.

TECHNOLOGY

Nina Knight has joined BrevAll Technologies as co-owner and president of the 31-year-old, North Richland Hills-based managed services technology firm. Knight has invested in the firm and joins Paul Enloe, founder and CEO. “In her new role, Nina will work to increase the BrevAll presence within the industry and drive revenue growth,” said Enloe. “We have known each other for years and supported the same customers. She has a great reputation that fits the BrevAll model, and we welcome her expertise to our great organization.” Before joining BrevAll, Knight spent the last 30 years building and running leading-edge sales and service organizations. Knight also owns a consulting firm called Knight Momentum Consulting Group that offers both business growth and technology consulting.

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