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Personnel Moves

Van’s Kitchen CEO To Step Down

Plus, ParkHub promotes new chief revenue officer; Weitzman promotes SVP; and more.
By Suzanne Crow |

Van’s Kitchen

Theresa Motter, Retiring

Theresa Motter

Theresa Motter is stepping down as CEO of Dallas-based eggroll manufacturer Van’s Kitchen after taking over her family business nearly a decade ago. As CEO, Motter navigated the company through the pandemic and increased sales. Motter’s brother, Apollo Nguyen, will serve as interim CEO, effective immediately. He helped grow the company for more than two decades previously and will return to help the company through this transition.

Education: University of North Texas (MBA, BBA)

Christopher Blann, Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Blann

In his new role, Christopher Blann will be responsible for leading the company’s retail-focused expansion and cultivating its training platform, PowerWash Academy. Blann previously served as president of Men’s Best Primary Care, where he led the launch and 15-month growth of the startup. He was also previously senior vice president of store operations at Eyemart Express.

Education: Louisiana State University


Chris Elliston, Chief Revenue Officer

Chris Elliston

Chris Elliston has previously worked as senior vice president of enterprise sales and executive vice president of sales at ParkHub. His promotion comes as the parking technology firm repositions for its next phase of growth: it recently acquired payment integration company Fuzse. Before joining ParkHub, he held leaderships posts at Skillsoft, Corpedia, and Primedia Workplace Learning.

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


Joey Keffler, Senior Vice President

Joey Keffler

Joey Keffler has been promoted to senior vice president with Weitzman’s Dallas-Fort Worth office. In his new role, Keffler will handle retail tenant representation, retail project leasing, and general retail brokerage in North Texas. He works with clients including Pizza Hut, KFC, AMPEX Brands, and First Cash. Keffler has worked at Weitzman for nearly a decade, holding multiple leadership roles over the years.

Education: Texas A&M University, University of Arkansas (BBA)

Southern Land Co.

Jay Sunden, Director of Acquisitions – Texas Region 

Jay Sunden

In his new role, Jay Sunden will focus on identifying new sites in Texas and lead growth plans for the national real estate developer’s footprint statewide. He will be based in Southern Land Company’s Plano regional office. Before joining SLC, he was executive director, development for North American Development Group.

Education: Columbia University (M.S.), Texas A&M University (B.S.)


Suzanne Crow

Suzanne Crow

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