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Hilti Region Head and CEO To Step Down

Plus, The University of North Texas at Dallas names first ever chief of staff; HWH Group welcomes chief development officer; and more.

Hilti North America

Martina McIsaac, Retiring

Martina McIsaac

Martina McIsaac will step down as region head and CEO of Hilti North America after working her way up in the company for almost nine years. She will stay on the board until the end of September. Mike McGowan will take her place as region head CEO on October 1. McGowan joined Hilti in 1988 and currently serves as senior vice president and general manager of the Hilti North America East Market Organization.

Education: University of South Carolina (MIBS), Western University (B.A.)

The University of North Texas at Dallas

Macario Hernandez, Chief of Staff

Macario Hernandez

As the university’s first chief of staff, Macario Hernandez will focus on local, political, districting, and legislative initiatives and represent the president in support roles. He also will be involved in university decision-making, the highest-priority work of the university, and administrative operations. Hernandez previously spent more than 20 years as a bilingual teacher and school administrator in Dallas ISD and most recently was principal at Trinidad “Trini” Garza Early College High School.

Education: The University of Texas at Austin (PhD), Texas Woman’s University (M.A.), The University of North Texas (B.A.)

HWH Group

Holland Harper, Chief Development Officer

Holland Harper

In his new role, Holland Harper will oversee the performance and execution of the HWH Group team and day-to-day operations for the Paris, Texas-based company. Previously, Harper was president of Harrison, Walker & Harper, the sister company to HWH Group. HWH Group focuses on supporting corporate expansion and growth.

Education: Texas A&M University—Commerce (MBA), Austin College (B.A.)

Texas Capital Bank

Vivek Misra, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer 

Vivek Misra

In his new role, Vivek Misra will lead the bank’s compliance risk management organization under Texas Capital Banchsares, the parent company for Texas Capital Bank. Before joining the bank in July 2022, he worked in senior compliance, operational, and enterprise risk positions for Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, and Citigroup.

Education: New Delhi University (BComm)

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

Cory Hohweiler, Executive Vice President, Operations

Cory Hohweiler

Cory Hohweiler has served Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity for more than 14 years, most recently leading its entire retail division as senior vice president, retail. He led construction for the nonprofit when he joined in 2009. In his new role, he will continue to oversee the four ReStores and add volunteer construction and operations to his responsibilities. Before joining Dallas Habitat, he was a purchasing manager at Grand Homes.

Education: University of Oklahoma

Mooyah Burgers, Shakes and Fries

Ed Andrews, Vice President of Technology

Ed Andrews

In his new role, Ed Andrews will serve on the Mooyah executive team and support the nearly 100-unit restaurant concept in its continued growth. Before joining the burger brand, he served as drector of technology and chief technology officer at Georgia-based Zoup! Eatery. He has also worked at Austin Benefits Group and Crosswinds Communities.

Education: University of Michigan (B.E.)

Holt Lunsford Commercial

Andrew Gilbert, Vice President of the Dallas Industrial Division

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert was an intern for HLC in 2011 before joining the team full-time in 2012 as a broker in the company’s Dallas industrial division. In his new role, Gilbert will be responsible for leasing approximately 9.7 million square feet of industrial assets. He will also have an additional focus on acquisitions and developments in Northwest Dallas, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, and Denton submarkets for consumers.

Education: Baylor University

Maddy Canty, Market Director

Maddy Canty

Maddy Canty joined HLC in 2017 and previously served as an analyst. In this role, she assisted with project leasing and marketing, and business developments. Canty will also assist Gilbert’s efforts, helping with project leasing assignments and business development in the GSW and South Stemmons Industrial submarkets.

Education: The University of Alabama (BBA)

Keaton Brice, Market Director

Keaton Brice

Similar to Canty, in his new role, Keaton Brice will support Gilbert’s efforts by assisting on project leasing assignments and business development in the GSW and South Stemmons Industrial submarkets. Before joining HLC in 2020, he was a market associate at ML Realty Partners. He has also previously worked for JLL and Colony NorthStar.

Education: University of Arkansas (BBA)


Anthony Tarter, Vice Chairman and Head of Workforce Housing

Anthony Tarter

Newmark’s addition of Anthony Tarter grows the firm’s Multifamily Capital Markets Debt and Structured Finance practice in the workforce housing sector. In his new role, Tarter will specialize in debt placement and structured finance for workforce housing properties nationwide. Before joining Newmark, Tarter was executive vice president and national director of workforce housing and social impact at Bellwether.

Education: Abilene Christian University (BBA)

Board Appointments

United Way of Tarrant County

Richard Casarez, Annual Giving Campaign Chair

Richard Casarez

As chair of the annual giving campaign, Richard Casarez will work with local organizations and companies to increase financial support for United Way of Tarrant County’s community efforts. Casarez joined the United Way of Tarrant County board of directors in 2013 and started his second term in 2016. He is vice president of Fort Worth customer operations at Oncor Electric Delivery and has been with the company for 40 years.

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


Suzanne Crow

Suzanne Crow