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Vistra and Lennox Welcome New CEOs

Plus, North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. hires CIO; Communities Foundation of Texas welcomes two new trustees; and more.

Vistra Corp.

Jim Burke, Chief Executive Officer

Vistra Corp. CEO Curt Morgan has announced plans to retire in August. Current president and CFO Jim Burke will be his successor. In his role as President and CFO, Burke has handled Vistra’s accounting, risk, internal audit, treasury, tax, planning, M&A, and investor activities, along with overseeing technology services. Burke served as Vistra’s chief operating officer from 2016–2020. He also previously served as CEO of TXU Energy, a subsidiary of Vistra and its predecessor, from 2005–2016.

Education: Tulane University (MBA, B.A.)

Lennox International

Alok Maskara, Chief Executive Officer

Succeeding Todd Bluedorn, Alok Maskara will take the helm of HVAC company Lennox in May. Maskara was previously CEO of Luxfer Holdings, an advanced materials company. He spearheaded the profit growth. Prior to Luxfer, Maskara served as president of several global business units at Pentair, a water treatment company. He has also held leadership roles at General Electric Corp. and McKinsey & Co.

Education: University of New Mexico (M.S.), Indian Institute of Technology (B.Tech)

BizCom Associates

Monica Feid, Chief Operating Officer

Monica Feid

Monica Feid will now oversee day-to-day operations and operating divisions BizComPR, DigitalBizCom, BizComDesign and BizComPress, for public relations agency BizCom Associates. Feid is one of three of the agency’s co-founders and a principal with the firm. Previously, she served as BizCom’s vice president and took over as president of BizComPR in 2017. Last year, BizCom increased its billings by more than 65 percent and more than doubled its workforce.

Education: Baylor University (B.A.)

North Dallas Bank & Trust Co.

Shane Harkins, Chief Information Officer

Shane Harkins

After 13 years as vice president, director enterprise cloud infrastructure at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, Shane Harkins will now lead North Dallas Bank & Trust’s information technology and systems. Harkins will plan and implement enterprise IT systems to support bank operations and increase efficiency, improve customer service, and contribute to bank and performance goals.

Education: Western Governors University (B.S.)

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Nick Booras, Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales

Nick Booras

Before joining Fuzzy’s, Nick Booras was senior director of franchise development at FOCUS Brands, where he was responsible for selling the company’s seven brands in the southwest region. Before that, he focused solely on McAlister’s Deli, a brand in FOCUS’ portfolio, selling more than 250 franchise units. In his new role, Booras will continue to collaborate and connect franchises with his network.

Education: Marquette University (B.S)


Mark Peters, Director of Healthcare and Education Sales

Mark Peters

Mark Peters will lead Tangram’s education and healthcare sales and marketing teams for the company’s DFW office. Previously, Peters was manager of education and healthcare at Knoll, a Dallas-based workspace design company. He joins Tangram following its acquisition of BKM Total Office in October 2021 and will be part of its team as it completes a new showroom, set to open later this year.

Education: University of Utah (B.S.)

Board Appointments

Communities Foundation of Texas

John Stephens, Trustee

John Stephens

John Stephens is a retired senior executive vice president and CFO of AT&T, where Stephens was responsible for financial planning, corporate development, and investor relations. Prior to his current board appointment, he served as chairman of the Dallas Regional Chamber as well as vice chair of the board of directors for the United Way of Dallas.

Education: Saint Louis University (J.D.), Rockhurst University (BSBA)

Thear Suzuki, Trustee

Thear Suzuki

Thear Suzuki currently works as a global client service partner at EY, where she also serves on EY’s Americas Inclusiveness Advisory Council and champions leadership development programs. Prior to joining EY, Suzuki was a regional advisory managing partner and Americas consulting talent leader for 16 years at Accenture.

Education: Southern Methodist University (B.S.)


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