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EnLink Midstream Has a New CEO

Plus, The Family Place welcomes two to its C-Suite; RailPros hires new CFO; and more.

Jesse Arenivas, Chief Executive Officer

Jesse Arenivas

Barry E. Davis, who led the founding of EnLink in 2014, will step down from leadership at the company after serving as CEO and chairman of the board. Jesse Arenivas will assume the CEO role and serve as a director on the board, while Leldon E. Echols will become chairman of the board. Arenivas will lead EnLink in its next phase and position the company to deliver energy solutions for the future. Previously, he worked at Kinder Morgan for nearly 20 years and helped the company become the largest transporter of CO2 in North America.

Education: The University of Texas Permian Basin (BBA)


Jeff Vines, Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Vines

In his new role at Irving-based RailPros, which provides rail and transit engineering and construction services, Jeff Vines will oversee the company’s finance and accounting department. Vines previously served as vice president of transformation at Magellan Healthcare. He is RailPros’ second executive hire in recent months: As the passenger and freight railroad industry continues to see strong infrastructure investment, the company has seen sustained growth.

Education: Baylor University(MAcc, BBA)

The Family Place 

Molly Fiden, Chief Strategy and Brand Development Officer

Molly Fiden

In her new role, Molly Fiden will work to engage the corporate community in partnerships and increase The Family Place’s reach. Previously, she was part of disaster response-focused nonprofit Team Rubicon as major gifs officer and initiated an individual major gifts program for the country’s central region. The Family Place, a Dallas-based family violence service agency, is one of the largest family violence providers in Texas and operates three emergency shelters and three counseling centers.

Education: Canisius College (B.A.)

Katie Sperry, Chief Development Officer

Katie Sperry

Before joining The Family Place, Katie Sperry served in multiple roles at the American Heart Association—most recently as vice president of strategic relationships. During her tenure at American Heart, she raised more than $35 million. She has also previously worked for the Dallas Zoo and March of Dimes. In her new role, Sperry will work with Fiden to propel The Family Place into its next stage of growth.

Education: Texas Christian University (B.A.)

American Bank

William Roher, Chief Lending Officer and Executive Vice President

William Roher

William Roher will lead Dallas-based American Bank’s commercial lending efforts in his new role. Additionally, he will oversee the management and development of all commercial real estate, construction, residential, and SBA lending. Roher previously held positions at AccessBank Texas, Northstar Bank of Texas, First United Bank & Trust, and SouthTrust Banks. Most recently, he was president at IBF Structured Finance in Addison.

Education: Southern Methodist University (BBA)

Zane Smith, Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President

Zane Smith

Zane Smith has been promoted from his previous post as executive vice president of credit and risk management. In his new role, Smith will help the board set the strategic risk direction of American Bank. He will also oversee credit, compliance, and technology groups, and manage the bank’s loan portfolio. Before joining American Bank, he served as a commissioned national bank examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Education: West Texas A&M University (BBA)

PlainsCapital Bank

Marcus Q. Poole, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Group

Marcus Q. Poole

In his new role with PlainsCapital Bank’sDallas commercial lending group, Marcus Q. Poole will work with distribution wholesalers, manufacturers, and professional, health care, and service organizations. He has previously worked with Texas Capital Bank, BBVA in the USA, BB&T, Wells Fargo, and SunTrust. Poole is also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of the commercial lending group at Texas Capital Bank.

Education: Alabama A&M University (MBA, B.A.)

Origin Bank

Ryan Frahm, Regional Production Manager, Senior Vice President

Ryan Frahm

Ryan Frahm joined Louisiana-based Origin Bank in 2017 as a mortgage loan officer in DFW and has been promoted from his previous post as branch manager and market leader for South Dallas. In his new role, Frahm will lead Origin’s Texas loan officers and help develop and grow the production team as the bank continues its Texas expansion. He will also continue to serve on Origin’s leadership team, helping to improve internal processes, employee workflow, and recruitment.

Education: Texas A&M University-Commerce (BBA)


Russ Talley, Land Team

Russ Talley

In his new role at Valor, Russ Talley will work to optimize client mineral assets through research and holdings analysis. Valor manages 80,000 interests across 32 states. Talley is a geologist who most recently worked for Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, a private oil and gas services firm. He has also held prior posts at the Forestar Group, Range Resources, DTE Energy, and Quicksilver Resources and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Education: The University of Texas at Arlington


Suzanne Crow

Suzanne Crow