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Ben Swanger

Ben Swanger

Assistant Editor, D CEO

Ben Swanger is the assistant editor for D CEO, the business title for D Magazine. Ben manages the Dallas 500 and has covered everything from robot quarterbacks to the coworking boom. He adores his departed college baseball career, and his .159 batting average, more than he should.

Stories by Ben Swanger

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Conversation With

On the Links With: Dawes Marlatt, PGA of America Senior Director

The senior director of PGA member education and talent development pulls back the curtain on the tech that powers the group's Frisco headquarters, known as the Silicon Valley of golf.
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Business Briefs

Duro Hospitality Unveils New Mexican Restaurant in the Design District—Its Third New Opening in 2022

Plus: XR Sports Group partners with Mastercard to fuel growth; Dallas-based Stellar raises $20 million in Series B funding; and more.
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Dallas 500

Meet the Dallas 500: Monica Paul

The executive director of the Dallas Sports Commission opens up about experiencing burnout, taking risks, and much more.
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Business

Here’s How Much Texas Could Stand to Gain if it Legalizes Online Sports Betting

The movement has the support of the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, and Dallas Stars, which are all part of the Sports Betting Alliance.
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Science & Technology

Hybrid Rocket Engine Manufacturer Firehawk Aerospace Relocates Headquarters to DFW

As it closes a $17.6 million funding round—including investments from Goff Capital and Raytheon—Firehawk Aerospace is claiming Addison as its new home.

Stories by Ben Swanger

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Conversation With

On the Links With: Commercial Real Estate Icon Diane Butler

At the Ascendant LPGA Pro-Am, the avid golfer talks about selling her company, her involvement with Firefly Park, and her passion for pay equity in professional golf.
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Business Briefs

McLaren Opens New North American HQ in Coppell, Launches its First Hybrid Sports Car

Plus: Iron Horse Midstream increases natural gas footprint; Two Bit Circus opens its entertainment concept at the Shops at Park Lane; and more.
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Media

Jane Slater’s Winding Road in Journalism Keeps Moving Forward

The NFL Network star once quit journalism. Now she’s a household name on the inside of the most valuable sports franchise in the world.
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Commercial Real Estate

Grandscape at The Colony is Getting a Revolutionary Immersive Entertainment Venue

Called Cosm, the venture is backed by former RealPage CEO Steve Winn. Its new North Texas venue is being designed by Dallas-based HKS.
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Business

Joe Walsh is Building a Billion-Dollar SaaS Empire

The chairman and CEO of Thryv Holdings transformed a telephone directory business into a flourishing software-as-a-service enterprise.