Personnel (New hires/Promotions)

City's Rexroat to take public relations reins

Fri, Jan 16, 2015 - 11:55am

It’s been several years since the City of Weatherford has had a public relations manager, but this fiscal year, Weatherford City Council approved money from the budget to go toward reestablishing the position. This week, the city officially announced Blake Rexroat, the city’s current special events coordinator, as the new PR manager. Rexroat will assume his new position Jan. 26.

Rexroat signed on with the city’s Parks, Recreation and Special Events Department in February 2014, where he helped organize and promote city events.

Prior to his work with the Weatherford, Rexroat established a rich background in both...

Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley, and Urbach, P.C. Promotes Three Attorneys to Shareholder

Thu, Jan 8, 2015 - 10:51am

Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley, and Urbach, P.C. is pleased to announce that Kevin J. KeithJason M. Katz and Victoria M. Yarkho have been named Shareholders of the firm, effective January 1, 2015.Kevin Keith heads the Appellate section of the firm, Jason Katz practices in the firm's Litigation and Bankruptcy sections and...

Goodman named first Vice President for Enrollment for UNT

Fri, Dec 19, 2014 - 12:20pm

Shannon Goodman has been named the founding vice president for enrollment at the University of North Texas.“As the founding vice president, Shannon will be responsible for building an effective enrollment management operation, ensuring UNT achieves sustainable enrollment growth while balancing both quality and accessibility,” said UNT President Neal Smatresk.“Shannon’s deep experience in developing and implementing complex enrollment strategies and his expertise in enterprise-wide information systems, including customer relationship management software, will be outstanding assets to UNT as we launch the new Division of Enrollment...

McKinney ISD names new assistant superintendent, chief HR officer

Thu, Dec 18, 2014 - 9:09am

McKinney ISD has hired Tamira Griffin, Plano ISD's chief human resources officer, to serve in the same position and as assistant superintendent.

The McKinney ISD board approved the hire at a work study meeting Tuesday. Griffin will begin her duties in McKinney on Jan. 20.

Griffin, who has spent the last 14 years as chief human resources officer for Plano ISD, will replace former Chief Human Resources Officer J. Davis, who retired this month. She will lead a staff of 13 HR professionals who support 2,677 district employees, 446 substitutes and about 24,500 students. 

“Our goal is to hire the most...

North Texas football hires new defensive coordinator

Thu, Dec 18, 2014 - 8:58am

Chris Cosh, the defensive line coach at the University of Buffalo in 2014, was announced Wednesday as the new defensive coordinator at North Texas.

Cosh has served as a defensive coordinator for 16 of his 30 seasons in coaching, including time at Kansas State, Maryland, South Carolina, Michigan State and Illinois. He will replace John Skladany who retired at the end of the season.

“Chris has a tremendous blend of experience and success and comes highly recommended by some of the most respected football coaches at both the collegiate and professional levels,” North Texas head coach Dan McCarney said. “He has a proven...