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Scott A. Davis
, Austin, has been appointed director of the Travis County Exposition Center. Prior to his appointment, he was a justice of the peace for the county for 14 years. He has been involved with numerous organizations, including the South Austin Civic Club, the Southwest Austin YMCA and the Travis County Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force.

Carol Sparkman Peters
, Plano, was promoted to tax manager for Esso Australia Pty. Ltd. in Melbourne, Australia, in June. She was previously an adviser for investor relations at Exxon Mobil Corp. in Irving.

Leticia Gallegos
('94 M.S.), Santa Fe, N.M., recently became operations manager for the University of New Mexico at the Los Alamos and Santa Fe Extended University Centers.

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe ('02 M.J.), Argyle, has received two journalism awards. The Association of Women in Journalism recognized her for news reporting in the small newspaper category, and she was the recipient of the Paul R. Ellis Media Award from the American Heart Association Texas Affiliate.

Jim Kull, Auburndale, Fla., was promoted to senior account manager with Weyerhaeuser Co. in Tampa. He is responsible for corrugated packaging sales for the central and southeast regions of Florida. He and his wife, Kathleen Hogan Kull ('83), have two boys, Andy, 16, and John, 13.

Randal Rushing (M.M.E., '02 D.M.A.), Cordova, Tenn., is professor of voice and associate director of operations at the Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. In his fourth appearance at Carnegie Hall, he will be tenor soloist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the St. Cecilia Singers and Orchestra. He will also be the tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Chicago Symphony and in the Verdi Requiem with the Memphis Symphony.

Billy Smith
, Canyon, was promoted to executive director of information technology at the American Quarter Horse Association.

David Tveit, Flower Mound, is director of process improvement at Buchanan Visual Communications, a large commercial printer in Dallas. He is responsible for the implementation and certification of the organization's quality control system. He says he and his wife, Lisa Heronime Tveit, love raising dogs as pets.

Debbie Croff
, Allen, joined Aon Consulting in Dallas as an assistant vice president in its compensation consulting service group.

Andre Boutte
, Port Arthur, has been one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in the state since his playing days with North Texas. In his 15 seasons of coaching, he has more than 400 wins and three Class 4A state high school championships, and he has taken the Beaumont Ozen High School boys team to the state finals the last three years.

Amber Wigley Brown, Fort Worth, is a partner in a design firm in downtown Fort Worth called Murray Brown Creative Group and has had her own business for more than 14 years. She says some of the best years of her life were spent as an art student at North Texas, hanging out at Fineline.

Wendy Beecham (M.S.), Ypsilanti, Mich., has joined LexisNexis as senior vice president of enterprise and library. Formerly a publishing executive with the Thompson Corp. in London, she will be based in Bethesda, Md., with an office in the Dayton, Ohio, headquarters.

Frank Bravo, The Woodlands, was named the educational service manager at Eisenhower High School in Houston. He was deployed with the Navy Reserves in September 2001 and has just completed 15 years of service.

Kathy McCrain ('93 M.B.A.), Lewisville, has received the Certified in Financial Management designation from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants.

Paul Croteau and Sue Croteau ('89), Lewisville, welcomed their new son, Brenndan Paul, Feb. 24. He joins his big sister, Madelynne Sue, who is 3.

John Glenn Field ('91 M.S.), Garland, is the president of CSD Sports Framing and Memorabilia, which raises money for charities and provides framing for professional teams in the United States and Canada. He and his wife, Kimberly, celebrated the birth of their second child, Luke Cole, Feb. 4.

Bob Hagin, Fort Worth, is the athletics coordinator for the North Richland Hills Parks and Recreation Department. The department won the National Gold Medal Award from the National Recreation and Parks Association in 2000.

Karen Nichols (M.S.), Beaumont, is the interim coordinator of reference services at the Mary and John Gray Library at Lamar University.

Rita Marie O'Brien ('90 M.A.), Corsicana, has been elected chair of the Navarro College Faculty Association. She is a mathematics instructor at Navarro College and is also president of the Sunset Lions Club and adviser of the LEO Club.

Al O'Connell (M.B.A.), Melbourne, Fla., was elected president of the Florida Medical Group Management Association. He is the chief administrative officer of MIMA, a 100-physician, multi-specialty group practice.

Ross Treeby (M.B.A.), Dana Point, Calif., is the owner of Blackberry Capital LLC, a registered investment advisory firm.

Tom Birmingham, Fort Worth, has been named vice president and chief technology officer for the Container Store. He joined the company in 1994 as director of information systems.

Chris T. McAllister (Ph.D.), Texarkana, has been promoted to associate professor of biology at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. He also was elected managing editor of the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science.

Timothy Tucker ('96 M.M.), Little Rock, Ark., was appointed assistant professor of music at Philander Smith College and is head of vocal studies and music history and director of opera workshop. His wife, Elizabeth Jackson ('90), is assistant to the dean of education at the college.

Michael Woody, Dallas, has been named director of marketing for the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau. He worked as the director of communications for five years.



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