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Personnel Moves

The Family Place Hires New CFO

Plus, Southwest Transplant Alliance announces executive team; Firehouse adds chief inspiration officer; and more.
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The Family Place

Shonna Pumphrey, Chief Financial Officer

Shonna Pumphrey

Most recently, Shonna Pumphrey was CFO of Lancaster ISD, where she oversaw an operating budget of $75 million. Prior to that, she was accounting director at DISD for five years. In her new role, she will lead all financial aspects for The Family Place, which provides services to victims of family violence. Her hiring follows Mimi Crume Sterling’s placement in 2021.

Education: Texas A&M University (BBA)

Southwest Transplant Alliance

Brad Adams, President

Brad Adams

As leader of organ donation company Southwest Transplant Alliance, Brad Adams will be in charge of strengthening the organ donation and transplant community. Adams first joined Southwest Transplant Alliance in 2015, serving in various leadership roles. He will assume the CEO role at the start of 2023, succeeding Patti Niles, who has led the organization for nine years.

Education: Baylor University School of Law (J.D.), Southern Methodist University (BBA)


Nathan Loftice, Executive Vice President of Sustainability and Events and Services

Nathan Loftice

Nathan Loftice’s new role with environmental nonprofit EarthX, will include developing growth opportunities and leading production for the Earthx2022 Annual Expo and Congress of Conferences. Prior to joining EarthX, Loftice served as director of planning, permitting, sustainability, and sustainable development at BNSF Railway for seven years.

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


Wade Alger, Chief Inspiration Officer

Wade Alger

In his new role, Wade Alger will highlight opportunities for growth for the ad agency’s ideas and work. Before this new role, Alger was behind several award-winning ads, including two for Geico.

Education: Southern Methodist University (B.S.)


The Catholic Foundation

Mark N. Howard, Board of Trustees Member

Mark N. Howard

Mark Howard serves as principal and owner for Momentum Wealth Strategies, where he has led sales management, marketing, and business development for over five years. He also serves on boards for Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas Catholic Diocese Inter-Racial Task Force, and the Dallas Business Club and is president of the Kellogg Alumni Network board.

Education: Northwestern University (MBA, M.M.), University of Illinois (MSEE), Howard University (BSEE)

Dr. Mayra Thompson, Board of Trustees Member

Dr. Mayra Thompson

Prior to joining the board and entering retirement, Dr. Mayra Thompson previously served as a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and as a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist at many hospitals and systems, including William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Medical City Dallas. Dr. Thompson will serve two three-year terms on the board.

Education: The University of Illinois Medical Center (M.D.)

Fred Bangs, Board of Trustees Member

Fred Bangs

Fred Bangs has served as president of Texas AGA for more than 11 years and managing director of Wortham Insurance & Risk Management for 11 years, before joining Marsh Wortham in 2018 as managing director of a division of Marsh USA

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


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