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Personnel Moves

Texas Women’s Foundation Announces New CEO

Plus, Texas Capital Bank hires new CAO; Whitley Penn leader joins Dallas Regional Chamber; and more.
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Texas Women’s Foundation

Michelynn "Miki" Woodard

Michelynn “Miki” Woodard, President and Chief Executive Officer

Beginning Feb. 1, Michelynn “Miki” Woodard will succeed Rosyln Dawson Thompson as leader of one of the largest women’s funds in the world. Woodard most recently served as president of social impact, diversity, inclusion and culture for Los Angeles-based film company Bad Robot Productions and senior advisor of the Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams Family Foundation. She has also previously led the Dr. Phil Foundation and was vice president of philanthropy at J.C. Penney for nearly two years. Dawson steps down after ten years as CEO.

Education: Hampton University (B.A.)

Texas Capital Bank

John W. Cummings

John W. Cummings, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

In this newly created position, John W. Cummings will be a member of the Bank’s Operating Committee and lead the bank’s community development, corporate communications, real estate, security, operations, marketing departments. He has previously held leadership roles at Merrill Lynch & Co. and Citigroup.

Education: Fairfield University (B.A.)


Amber Jones

Amber Jones, Vice President of Sales

In her newly augmented role, Amber Jones will move to Tangram’s new regional headquarters in Dallas to lead the company’s new team in DFW, in addition to the team she oversees in Los Angeles—where she was previously based. Her expanded role as VP will include focusing on growing the company’s market position, managing and developing all sales staff, and leading client opportunities and experience. Jones has been with Tangram for 16 years, beginning as director of education.

Education: California State University, Long Beach (B.A.)

Board Appointments

Dallas Regional Chamber

Felix Lozano III

Felix J. Lozano III, Board of Directors Member

Felix Lozano has more than 31 years of experience in the public accounting industry as a public and private auditor, currently serving as chief growth officer at Whitley Penn. Lozano currently serves as a member of the Dallas Assembly, the Board of Advisors for the State Fair of Texas, the Association for Accounting Marketing Major Growth Firms Group and serves on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Finance Committee for the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

Education: Texas Christian University (BBA)

Catalyze Dallas

Ron Nicol

Ron Nicol, Board of Advisors Member

Ron Nicol currently serves as senior advisor at Boston Consulting Group. He joined the firm in 1987. Before becoming a senior advisor, he was a longtime senior partner and managing director and has previously held roles, including global leader of the technology, media and telecommunications practice and chairman of North and South America.

Education: Duke University (MBA), United States Naval Academy (B.S.)

The Women’s Center of Fort Worth

Robyn Martin

Robyn Martin, Board of Directors Member

Currently Whitley Penn’s chief people officer, Robyn Martin will serve on the Victory over Violence 5k/1k Walk/Run committee as part of The Women’s Center of Fort Worth’s board. Martin will also help raise funds and awareness in support of The Women’s Center’s initiatives against violence.

Education: University of Central Florida


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