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Ben Swanger

Ben Swanger

Managing Editor, D CEO

Ben Swanger is the managing editor for D CEO, the business title for D Magazine. Ben manages the Dallas 500, monthly print edition, and writes about everything from sports business to tech and startups. He adores his departed college baseball career, and his .159 batting average, more than he should.

Stories by Ben Swanger

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Business

Meet Monica Paul: The Mastermind Behind DFW’s World Cup Bid and Other Massive Events

The executive director of the Dallas Sports Commission has helped bring more than 570 sporting events to DFW totaling more than $4.3 billion in economic impact. For her latest feat, she scored nine 2026 FIFA World Cup matches for Arlington, the most of any host city. Here's how she does it.
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Dallas 500

Meet the Dallas 500: Bill Hancock, College Football Playoff

The executive director of the now 12-team College Football Playoff discusses his belief that college athletes are students first, that one time a Final Four game was delayed because they couldn't get to the basketballs, and more.
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Business

Why Matthew DeSarno Left the FBI to Run a Dallas-based Tech Startup

The longtime G-Man uses experiences gained over 20 years in the bureau to lead and grow Verfico Technology, a tech platform that helps prevent wage theft in the construction industry.
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D CEO Awards Finalists

Finalists Announced: 2024 Mergers & Acquisitions Awards

Now in its 11th year, D CEO's and ACG's program honors notable North Texas transactions and the dealmakers who pushed them across the finish line.
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Dallas 500

Meet the Dallas 500: Julie Arrowsmith, G6 Hospitality

The president and CEO of the company behind Motel 6 and Studio 6 shares her strategies for business growth and how the enterprise is investing on the corporate citizenship side, too.
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Stories by Ben Swanger

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Dallas 500

Meet the Dallas 500: Josh Irving, Socorro Tequila

The co-founder and CEO of I & A Agave Spirits talks about the state of distributor monopolization in the spirits industry, his entrepreneurial journey, and his golf career.
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Business

New Nothing Bundt Cakes CEO Dolf Berle Reveals His Recipe for Expansion

He helped quadruple the value of Dave & Buster’s business and led Topgolf through brisk revenue growth. Now, the former American Ninja Warrior contestant is cooking up a new recipe at North Texas-based Nothing Bundt Cakes.
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Soccer

No, We’re Not Getting the World Cup Final After All

But AT&T Stadium will host a semifinal and nine total World Cup matches, the most of any city.
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Sports News

Cynt Marshall, Neil Leibman, Brad Alberts, Monica Paul, and Other Execs Talk Media Rights, World Cup, Sands Corp., and More

Marshall says she can't wait to find ways to spend her new boss' money. Alberts calls the media rights landscape a "disaster." And Paul has her sights set on another Super Bowl in DFW.
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Office

Goldman Sachs Sells Plano Office to California Investment Firm

Los Angeles-based BH Properties now has 32 properties totaling 4.6 million square feet in Texas.
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