Personnel Moves: ECI Software Solutions Revamps Its C-Suite

Plus, Granite Properties names new CFO, The Perot Museum appoints a new chief learning officer, and the West End Association adds to its board.

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ECI Software Solutions

Trevor Gruenewald to chief executive officer

Sarah Hagan to president and chief operating officer

Trevor Gruenewald headshot
Trevor Gruenewald

ECI Software Solutions has promoted Trevor Gruenewald to chief executive officer and Sarah Hagan to president and chief operating officer.

Gruenewald will assume responsibilities of current CEO, Ron Brooks, who will serve as chairman. He will focus on the day-to-day management and continue to lead overall product and M&A strategy. Since joining ECI in 2009, Gruenwald has completed and integrated over 26 acquisitions. He received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.

Sarah Hagan headshot
Sarah Hagan

Hagan will oversee ECI’s business units while continuing to build relationships and collaboration between the business and finance departments she initiated in her previous role as CFO. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Granite Properties

Ace Roman to chief financial officer

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Ace Roman

Granite Properties has promoted Ace Roman to chief financial officer. He will also serve on the firm’s executive committee. Previously director of finance, he will lead the financial strategy for Granite and continue to be responsible for managing all aspects of capital, corporate finance, and portfolio management.

Last year, Roman led the negotiations to secure financing totaling $570 million in Dallas, Southern California, and Atlanta. He also established partnerships with Common Desk, a key component of Granite’s collection of flexible office and lease solutions. Roman received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Jessica Chavez to chief learning officer

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Jessica Chavez

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has hired Jessica Chavez as its chief learning officer. She previously served as vice president of innovative learning strategies at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix and worked for 15 years as a teacher. Chavez received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Arizona State University and is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson

Meghan Burns to an attorney in firm’s Dallas office

Meghan Burns
Meghan Burns

Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson has hired Meghan Burns as an attorney in its Dallas office. She was previously an associate attorney at McClure Law Group. Burns specializes in family law, focusing on divorce, child custody, and marital agreements. She received her bachelor’s degree and her J.D. from the University of Arkansas.


Kevin Butkus to vice president of DFW office

Kevin Butkus
Kevin Butkus

Kevin Butkus has been promoted to vice president of Weitzman’s Dallas-Fort Worth office. He joined the retail real estate firm in 2017 as an associate. Butkus will be responsible for investment property brokerage, retail project leasing, retail tenant representation and general brokerage. He received a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University.

Colliers International

Tiffany Angelle to vice president of the healthcare service division for the South-Central region in Dallas

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Tiffany Angelle

Colliers International has promoted Tiffany Angelle to vice president of the healthcare service division for the South-Central region in Dallas. Her work is focused on ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, imaging centers, and medical office buildings.

Since joining Colliers in 2015, Angelle has completed more than 2 million square feet of sale and lease transactions totaling $560 million. Prior to joining the company, she served as director in healthcare advisory services at CASE Commercial Real Estate Partners. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana.

Bradley Arant Cummings

Matthew J. Agnew to senior attorney of the healthcare practice group

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Matthew Agnew

Bradley Arant Cummings has hired Matthew J. Agnew as senior attorney in the firm’s healthcare practice group. In this role, he advises healthcare companies on legal issues pertaining to business transactions and regulatory compliance and defends healthcare companies against fraud, waste, and abuse allegations. He was previously a healthcare attorney at Barnes & Thornburg. Agnew earned his bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University and his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.


Board Appointments

Dallas West End Association

Dallas West End Association has selected new board officers. They include:

Tanya Ragan, owner and president of Wildcat Management

Tony Street, owner and chef of Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse and Family Thai’s

Burson Holman, vice president of Granite Properties

Josh Pirtle, Senior vice president of Crescent Real Estate

Nancy Gapen, senior property manager of Crescent Property Services

Laetitia Sherman, West API

Kevin Bernauer, associate at Mesa Design Group

The Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation has named its 2021 board of trustees. Pratt will serve a two-year term and the additional four new members will serve three-year terms.

Aileen Pratt
Aileen Pratt

Aileen Pratt beginning her two-year term as board chair. Pratt has a long career in nonprofit work, including founding the Aileen and Jack Pratt Foundation.

Fernando Blanco, vice president and chief information security officer of CHRISTUS Health

Dr. Maurico Delgado, professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a retired pediatric neurologist

John Dziminski, president and CEO of The Rosewood Corp. and president of the Rosewood Trust Co.

Jeff Schiefelbein, chief cultural officer for 5, an Irving-based energy advisory firm


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