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Personnel Moves

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes Names New President

Plus, two Dallas-based jewelry brands welcome a new CEO, DMA hires new CMO, and more.
By Preston Rios |

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Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes

Doug Willmarth

Doug Willmarth, President

Doug Willmarth served as a chief brand officer for Genghis Grill-parent company Mongolian Concepts for four years prior to joining Plano-based Mooyah. He has also held leadership roles at Wingstop, where he was chief marketing officer, Chili’s, Kraft Foods, PepsiCo, and Yum! Brands.

Education: San Diego State University (MBA), University of California, San Diego (B.A.)

Philanthropy Is Beautiful and Pavé The Way

Alicia Duque

Alicia Duque, Chief Executive Officer

Alicia Duque began her career in gemology working with Joan Hornig, celebrity jewelry designer and co-founder of Philanthropy is Beautiful and Pavé The Way, in New York. Now, she will work with Hornig again as the brands’ leader. She relocated to Dallas in 2015 and has worked with national jewelers as well as co-founded her own jewelry business.

Education: Gemological Institute of America (GG), Parsons School of Design (BFA)


Rajat Sharma

Rajat Sharma, Chief Technology Officer

Rajat Sharma is being promoted to chief technology officer at Visible, a Verizon company, after five years with Verizon. Previously, he managed the Verizon 5G program for the company’s Global Technology Services business, setting up and scaling its sales and service platforms. He also led teams around chatbots, AI and machine learning, and product integration at New-York based Fios Digital, another Verizon company.

Education: Georgia Institute of Technology (M.S.), Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (B.E.)

Dallas Museum of Art

Brad Pritchett

Brad Pritchett, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

In his role at the Dallas Museum of Art, Brad Pritchett will be responsible for managing the museum’s marketing and communications and leading its brand strategy. Pritchett joins the DMA after serving since 2017 as the vice president of marketing and communications in North Texas for the American Heart Association. He is also senior chairman of Black Tie Dinner, the nation’s largest one-night LGBTQ charity gala.

Education: University of North Texas (B.A.)


Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones, Principal, Science and Technology Studio Leader of Dallas

In this role, Patrick Jones will lead efforts in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, and collaborate with teams across the firm’s Science and Technology Practice to design innovative research environments. Jones comes to SmithGroup from the Dallas office of TreanorHL, where he served as a principal in the science and technology studio.

Education: The University of Texas at Austin (B.A.)


Randall E. Stebbins

Randall E. Stebbins, Executive Vice President

Currently the director of asset management for the Dallas-Fort Worth office of commercial real estate firm Weitzman, Randall E. Stebbins has been promoted to executive vice president. In his role, he will lead a team of asset managers that handle a portfolio of DFW shopping centers managed and leased by Weitzman. Prior to joining Weitzman, Stebbins served as director of development for Barnes & Noble Booksellers, where he handled store expansion planning, site selection, legal, lease negotiations, and construction activities for a 22-state region.

Education: Texas State University (BBA)

Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler, Senior Vice President of Asset Management

In her new role, Jennifer Chandler oversees the asset management of a portfolio of retail centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Prior to joining Weitzman, Chandler’s commercial real estate experience included working as asset and marketing manager for Trimont Real Estate Advisors.

Education: The University of Texas at Austin (B.A.)

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw, Senior Vice President of Asset Management

Previously holding a post as vice president of asset management with Weitzman, Bernard Shaw has been promoted to a senior role. He now oversees the asset management of a portfolio of retail centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, special development and redevelopment projects, and serves as fiduciary and owners’ representative for projects where he directs and stewards the performance and operations of shopping centers containing over 1.5 million square feet. Prior to Weitzman, he served as partner with GMS Emerging Ventures.

Education: The University of Texas at Austin (MBA, B.A.)

Cooksey Communications

Mary Kate Jeffries

Mary Kate Jeffries, Vice President and Account Manager

Mary Kate Jeffries has been promoted to her new VP role after nearly a year with Cooksey. Her public relations clients include Anna Economic Development, City of Richardson, Credit Union of Texas, and The Real Estate Council. She was previously a communications writer for Auberge Resorts Collection.

Education: Boston University (M.S., B.S.)

Mallorie Anderson

Mallorie Andersen, Account Supervisor

Mallorie Andersen has held various account and brand manager roles in DFW marketing agencies, including Agency Habitat and No Limit Agency. She was also previously media relations coordinator for Texas Motor Speedway. In her new role, she provides public relations services for professional services, commercial real estate, and economic development clients, including Weil, Jackson-Shaw, and Irving Economic Development Partnership.

Education: The University of Texas at Arlington, (B.A.)


Duane Henley

Duane Henley, Executive Managing Director

Duane Henley, and his colleague Nathan Durham, join Newmark from Transwestern. Henley previously served as a managing director for 11 years.

Education: The University of Texas at Austin (BBA)

Nathan Durham

Nathan Durham, Executive Managing Director

Nathan Durham previously served as a senior vice president at Transwestern for eight years. He has also held VP roles at PM Realty Group and Harwood International.

Education: The University of Texas at Austin (BBA)

Moody Nolan

Josh Rayles

Josh Rayles, Director of Dallas Operations

Josh Rayles held a VP role at Corgan, where he worked for 15 years, until 2017. He then became senior architect and project manager at Mead Hunt before joining Moody Nolan. He has led multiple architectural projects in DFW, including CPS Energy Headquarters, Traxxas Headquarters, Hermann Park Residence, New Parkland Hospital, Dallas City Performance Hall. He will be working on the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport as master architect on the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Feasibility Study.

Education: University of Oklahoma (B.A.)


Jon Leach

Jon Leach, Director of Business Development

Jon Leach joins Tangram from Knoll, where he was business development manager. Prior to that, he held various roles at National Office Furniture, where he worked for eleven years. In his new role, Leach will work at Tangram’s new regional headquarters in Dallas, working closely with dealers while applying his manufacturing and design expertise.

Education: Texas Tech University (B.Des)

The Rainier Cos.

Lindsay Endicott

Lindsay Endicott, Property Manager

Lindsay Endicott has been in the real estate industry for 10 years with prior experience at CBRE, Stream, and most recently, Weitzman. In her new role, Endicott manages retail and office properties.

Education: Texas Women’s University (B.A.)

Mar-Louise van der Merwe

Mar-Louise van der Merwe, Senior Real Estate Investment Trust Analyst

In her new role, Mar-Louise van der Merwe is responsible for portfolio reporting, accounting, and compliance for the corporate entities of one of Rainier’s investment partners. She began her career in public accounting with BDO in South Africa, auditing clients across various industries.

Education: North-West University-Potchefstroom (BComm)

Alpine Advanced Materials

Nathan Hamontree

Nathan Hamontree, Business Development Manager

Nathan Hamontree currently serves on the Advisory Panel for Customer Experience at the University of Houston Bauer Business College and most recently served as regional sales director for RECARO Aircraft Seating, where he was as an account manager for Boeing.

Education: Texas Christian University (B.S.)

Blake Headland

Blake Headland, Business Development Manager

Prior to his new role, Blake Headland was principal and sales director at The Crimzon Group, before which he was director of business development in North America for Groupe Latécoère, an aerostructures and interconnection systems company.

Education: Southeastern Oklahoma State University (B.S.)

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith, Business Development Manager

Jeremy Smith previously served as a sales engineer for Franklin Products, a company that produces airline seat cushions and upholstery. Before that, he was a production manager with TSA Processing.

Education: Saint Louis University (B.S.)

Cody Mittino

Cody Mittino, Supplier Quality Engineer

Cody Mittino most recently served as a process excellence manager at Vestas Wind Systems A/S, where he also held posts as quality assurance engineer, continuous improvement supervisor, and senior quality technician.

Education: Colorado State University (B.S.)

The Retail Connection

Elle Morris

Elle Morris, Research Analyst

Elle Morris joins Retail Connection after working with Apple Maps before deciding to do a master’s degree. After completing her degree in March 2021, she moved to a beach town in Portugal where she founded a kombucha brand. In her new post, she works at The Retail Connection in the Cromwell Research Center as Graphic GIS Analyst.

Education: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (B.S.)

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