Personnel Moves

Personnel Moves: Nonprofit Exec Paige Flink to Retire From The Family Place

Plus, North Dallas Bank & Trust Co continues to make leadership changes, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas welcomes new board members, and more.

Longtime CEO of local nonprofit The Family Place Paige Flink will retire this year after a replacement is named and transitioned into her role. Flink has held leadership roles with the nonprofit since 1991. During that time, she grew its ranks from 38 to 190 employees and doubled the number of its facilities.

Paige Flink, CEO of The Family Place

Under Flink’s leadership, The Family Place has grown from an emergency shelter with 40 beds and one counseling office to three shelters providing 177 shelter beds each night—including the only shelter for men and children in the state—and three counseling offices in Dallas and Collin Counties.

After Faith and Liberty Battaglia were killed by their father during an unsupervised visitation in 2001, Flink also led the charge to open Faith and Liberty’s Place Family Center. This program provided court-ordered supervised visitation and monitored exchange to prevent such tragedies. More recently, Flink has worked in collaboration with 11 North Texas domestic violence organizations to coordinate shelter services with new technology that provides a real-time bed count to better serve clients seeking emergency shelter.

Prior to her work at The Family Place, Flink served on the board for Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance and worked in advertising at D Magazine for seven years.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee.

North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. has added four new members to its C-suite. This follows its recent hire of Larry A. Miller as new CEO.

  • Brandi Shiflett

    Brandi Shiflett has been promoted from senior operations officer to COO.

  • Allen Hudson has been promoted from Dallas banking center president to chief lending officer.
  • James Tipton has been promoted from enterprise risk manager to chief credit officer.
  • Pam Murray has been promoted from director of human relations to chief human resources officer.

Prior to joining North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. in 2018, Shiflett was senior vice president of business innovation for two years at Independent Financial in McKinney. She also held a post as senior vice president of deposit solutions at Grand

Bank for 13 years. Shiflett holds a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University.

Allen Hudson

Hudson joined North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. in 1999. Prior to his post as banking center president, he was senior vice president at Texas Community Bank for five years. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Baylor University.

James Tipton

Tipton has held several posts with North Dallas Bank & Trust Co., beginning as a senior vice

president and risk officer when he joined the company in 2016. He was previously a financial examiner with the Texas Department of Banking for seven years. He holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Pam Murray

Before joining North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. in 2020, Murray was senior vice president and human resources director at Independent Bank Group in McKinney. She had previously served as executive director of local nonprofit CARE for nearly four years. Prior to her stint in the nonprofit sector, Murray was senior vice president and human resources director at Comerica Bank for 15 years and employee relations manager at BNSF Railway for two years. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University.

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has welcomed three new local executives to its board of directors. Board members serve three-year terms.

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Dan Berner

New members include:

  • Dan Berner, who is the North Texas managing partner at Deloitte. He has served as group partner-in-charge of the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Kansas City Deloitte & Touche Audit and Assurance practices. Berner has more than 28 years of auditing and accounting experienceand primarily serves large, global, diversified public clients.
  • Karl Bovee headshot
    Karl Bovee

    Karl Bovee, who is the business banking regional executive for Bank of America. Boyee has led the Bank of America government banking team and has been involved in healthcare, education, and nonprofit commercial banking.

  • Antonio Carillo headshot
    Antonio Carillo

    Antonio Carrillo, who is president and CEO of Arcosa. He is a memberof the NRG Energy board of directors and previously served as CEO of building and infrastructure supply company Mexichem. Prior to joining Mexichem, Carillo had a 16-year career at Trinity Industries, where he served as senior vice president and group president of the company’s Energy Equipment Group.

In addition, the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas, which provides permanent funding to support United Way of Metropolitan Dallas programs and activities, will welcome new board members as well. Its newcomers include:

  • Jason Downing headshot
    Jason Downing

    Jason Downing, who is vice chairman and U.S. leader of Deloitte Private. He is also the previous chair of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas board and has served as chair of the United Way Foundation Board of Directors.

  • Erin George headshot
    Erin George

    Erin George, who is Dallas managing director and partner of The Boston Consulting Group. George co-leads BCG’s global work in demand centric growth and leads [email protected] in Texas.

  • Ashlee Kleinert headshot
    Ashlee Kleinert

    Ashlee Kleinert, who is the founder of The Kleinert Foundation, a private foundation focused on addressing sex trafficking. Kleinert also founded Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe in 2011—a partnership with local restaurant Café Momentum, providing opportunities for foster youth.

Steve Wagner

Steve Wagner has been appointed the office managing partner for the Dallas and Houston offices of Crowe, a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm. In this role, Wagner will lead the firm’s Texas geography.

He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Miami University.

Shae Armstrong

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has hired Shae Armstrong and Scott Beckman to join its Dallas office as partners. Armstrong will join the firm’s real estate practice group and Beckmen will join the corporate and securities practice group. Both attorneys were previously with law firm Stinson’s local office.

Prior to working at Stinson, Armstrong was an attorney at the Patel Law Group in Irving for two and a half years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, his master’s degree from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and his JD from The University of Tulsa.

Scott Beckman

Beckman was a partner at CKR Law before joining Stinson. He was also the founder of his own practice, Beckman Law Firm, where he worked for roughly seven years. Prior to 2018, Beckman had held attorney posts at Petrocasa Energy, Pangea Land Services, and Randolph L. Marsh’s practice. He has previously served as managing partner at Beckman, Cherkassky, Dean & Associates, and as partner and vice president at Orange Energy Consultants.

Beckman received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his JD from The University of Tulsa.

Brad LaMorgese

Local legal firm Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson has promoted Brad LaMorgese to managing partner. LaMorgese has been a partner with the firm since 2006.

LaMorgese’s practice focuses on a range of family law matters including divorce, child custody, pre-and post-marital agreements, interstate and international custody, jurisdiction issues, family law appeals, grandparent versus parent rights, bill of review, post-divorce disputes, alimony disputes, parentage issues and fathers’ rights.

Prior to his time with Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LaMorgese was an attorney with Cooper & Scully for two years and with Holmes for five years. He also served on the Irving City Council for six years and was mayor pro-tem and deputy mayor pro-tem during that time.

LaMorgese received a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and his JD from Southern Methodist University.

Bria Burk

Androvett Legal Media and Marketing has promoted Bria Burk to director of digital marketing.

In her new role, Burk will oversee the firm’s digital marketing capabilities for law firms, professional services firms, and businesses. She will work proactively to expand offerings, develop new business, and enter into new markets.

Prior to joining Androvett Legal Media & Marketing in 2014, Burk held a year-long post as marketing coordinator with Sheley Marketing. She was also director of creative services at Plano-based company College Imprints. Burk holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri.


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