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Work Faces: Hires, promotions in Tarrant County

The Marty Leonard Chapel at the Lena Pope Home, designed by E. Fay Jones, received the 25-Year Award from the American Institute of Architects Fort Worth.
The Marty Leonard Chapel at the Lena Pope Home, designed by E. Fay Jones, received the 25-Year Award from the American Institute of Architects Fort Worth.

Hires

Phil Pearson has joined Trademark Property as senior vice president of leasing, where he will work with potential tenants, development partners and construction representatives to coordinate the leasing process. A 30-year industry veteran, Pearson was previously the head of retail asset management for Lincoln Property Co. and headed up national leasing for RREEF/Deutsche Bank for 10 years.

Paul Monroe has joined Texas Motor Speedway as director of marketing. In his new role, Monroe will be responsible for all marketing aspects, social media and race week content and presentation of “Big Hoss,” the venue’s large HDTV screen. Monroe previously spent nine seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, including his final seven as vice president of marketing and communications.

Denise Dwight, an experienced leader in executive and physician coaching, has joined HCA North Texas as vice president of patient experience. She has worked previously with HCA North Texas as the division patient experience coach through the Studer Group, where she served as an account leader and coach since 2007. Ben Holland has joined HCA North Texas as a regional vice president of business development, focused on regional growth and development, including physician partnerships, service line development and rural outreach. He worked previously at Kurt Salmon, a healthcare management consulting firm based in Atlanta.

Novartis named Mike Ball as new division head and CEO at Alcon, the eye-care products manufacturer in Fort Worth. Ball joins Novartis from Hospira, where he was CEO from 2011 until recently. He also previously served as president at Allergan. Ball will also be a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.

Promotions

Betty Harvey was promoted to director of Workforce Development/Military & Veteran Affairs at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. Since 2008, Harvey’s role has expanded from coordinating monthly Job Links business meetings to include facilitation of workforce opportunities and multiple veterans organizations in Tarrant County. Glenn Spoons was promoted to director of education at the chamber. Spoons collaborates with the Fort Worth school district, chamber members and diverse community organizations to help prepare students for college or careers.

The Underwood Law Firm has promoted attorney Monica Narvaez to Shareholder. Narvaez focuses her practice on providing labor and employment advice to employers of all sizes. Before joining Underwood, Narvaez defended state and county agencies as well as universities as an Ohio assistant attorney general and as a policy attorney for he state of Ohio.

Honors

Lena Pope’s Marty Leonard Community Chapel has received the 25-Year Award from the American Institute of Architects Fort Worth. The 25-Year Award recognizes architectural design of enduring significance. The Marty Leonard Chapel, which opened in November 1990, was designed by award-winning architect E. Fay Jones.

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