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Smith celebrates business milestone
Glenn Smith, president and chief executive officer of Mouser Electronics Inc., recently celebrated his 40th anniversary with the company.

In 1973, Smith was a college kid who went to work part-time in the warehouse of what was little more than a mom-and-pop electronics catalog startup in San Diego. Smith was one of just 12 employees. Over four decades, he has built Mouser into a global corporation that today has 1,200 employees, 400,000 customers, more than $600 million in annual revenue and 19 offices on three continents.   
   
In San Diego, Smith quickly transitioned from the warehouse to management positions at every department, including technical sales, marketing, purchasing, operations and information technology. In 1985 he was promoted to senior vice president and general manager with responsibility for day-to-day operations.

 In 1986, Smith was instrumental in moving the operation to Mansfield, placing Mouser near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport for expanded distribution capability. Two years later, he was named company president. Fort Worth-based TTI Inc. acquired Mouser in 2000 and by 2004, Smith was named president and CEO, a position he retained in 2007 after Mouser and TTI were acquired by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

As a small token of his thanks, Smith treated all employees to lunch to commemorate his anniversary. In attendance was TTI Chairman Paul Andrews, who presented Smith with his 40-year service certificate.
“I would like to congratulate Glenn on this important milestone and for your leadership in building this successful company,” Andrews said. “Your outstanding 40-year career with Mouser has impacted the entire electronics component 
industry.”         
Smith received the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from the Electronic Component Industry Association. He serves on the ECIA board. In 2012, Mouser Electronics received an Employer of Excellence Award from the Texas Workforce Commission and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County for the company’s significant economic and community impact on North Texas.

Boards & Organizations
Fort Worth sports physician Dr. Stephen L. Brotherton recently was elected the 148th president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA). A past president of the Tarrant County Medical Society, Brotherton was speaker of TMA’s House of Delegates for four years and vice speaker for three years. He also has served on the TMA Board of Trustees since 2005 and chaired the TMA Council on Health Service Organizations. He was a Texas delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates for 11 years before resigning in 2009 to accept an appointment to AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

Brotherton is the senior orthopedic consultant for his undergraduate alma mater, Texas Christian University. He also is the company physician for two ballet companies and medical director of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. He operated a clinic at a homeless shelter for 12 years and now spends his free time volunteering at a free medical clinic at Cornerstone Community Center in Fort Worth.

Brotherton received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Emory University and Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta in 1987. He has been practicing medicine for more than 25 years.

He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and teaches at TCU, the University of North Texas Health Science Center and the Fort Worth Affiliated Hospitals Orthopedic Residency Program.

The American Academy of Family Physicians recognized Brotherton in 2002 for his teaching, and the JPS Health Network orthopedic residency program in Fort Worth named him Educator of the Year in 2004.

Boards & Organizations
The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) elected Angela Donahue, a nurse in Fort Worth, as its president-elect. TMAA is the volunteer service organization of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses. Donahue is married to TMA member and pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. David Donahue. She has served as vice president of the TMAA councils on community health, membership and communications.  She represented the alliance on TMA’s Council on Public Health, Council on Health Promotions, and membership committee. Donahue became involved with her local alliance more than 30 years ago when her husband was a resident in neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Since then, she has served on the alliance boards in Memphis and Fort Worth. She is a member of the Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance and has served as its president.

Within the community, she has served on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, CASA of Fort Worth, Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Texas, the Woman’s Board of Cook Children’s Medical Center, and Jewel Charity, which provides Cook Children’s with funding for uncompensated care. Donahue graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute recently elected officers for 2013-2014. The new officers are: Geralyn DeBusk, Halliburton Investor Relations, president; Ernesto Alegria, Denbury Resources, executive vice president; Rick Black, Hill+Knowlton, vice president, programs; Liz Kline, Eisenberg & Associates, vice president, communications; Diane Stephens, SharePlus Federal Bank, vice president, professional development; Mark Trinske, former vice president Norit NV, vice president, membership; Joe Parsons, AT&T Corp., vice president, treasurer; and Lee Anne Sexton, RR Donnelley, past president. Directors-at-large are: Brent Anderson, Meritage Homes; Hala Elsherbini, Halliburton Investor Relations; Megan Hays, Approach Resources; Kristin Hodges, Southcross Energy; Jason Landkamer, Fluor Corp.; and Glen Orr, Abernathy & MacGregor.
Melissa B. Kates, a partner in Shannon Gracey’s Arlington office, has been named 2013-2014 chairman of the Construction Law Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association. Kates is currently board secretary. Her practice includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation cases, with a concentration on business, real estate and construction disputes. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Leadership North Texas recently graduated its fourth class. Graduates include Ish Arebalos, Coca-Cola Refreshments; Joseph DeLeon, Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Fort Worth; Dolores Garza, Chesapeake Energy Corp.; Ken Reeves, YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth; and Westlake Mayor Laura Wheat.

BAC Education Foundation Inc., which supports the activities of the Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, elected Ed Riefenstahl as vice chairman of the board and Alberto Rios as treasurer-secretary. They join Lucas Sawyer, chairman, as the officers. Sawyer is the vice president of commercial lending at Worthington National Bank. Riefenstahl is the director of experiential learning at Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business and has been involved with the BAC for many years. Rios is the vice president of business banking at Chase.

Dr. Gregory M. Fuller, a Colleyville family physician, was elected by the Texas Medical Association as an alternate delegate to the American Medical Association, and Dr. Gary W. Floyd, a Fort Worth pediatrician, was re-elected as an alternate delegate to AMA.

Energy
California-based energy storage firm 
EnerVault Corp. appointed energy industry veteran Jim Pape as chairman and chief executive officer. A mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Pape has a 30-plus-year track record leading commercial efforts at Fortune 500 and startup companies in rapidly evolving markets, such as renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as established industries such as military aerospace and industrial manufacturing. Pape joins EnerVault from View Glass, where he was chief commercial officer, and from SunPower, where he was president of the residential and commercial business units. Pape has had senior management positions at Ingersoll Rand’s Climate Solutions Division and Johnson Controls.

Health Care
Lisa Miseles-Huff has been promoted to executive director of practice operations and Cora Bennett has assumed the new role of executive director for integration and alignment for Texas Health Physicians Group. Miseles-Huff has served been regional director with THPG since its inception in January 2009. Her experience in managing clinics includes various specialties such as internal medicine, family practice, neurology, obstetrics-gynecology, and general and vascular surgery. Previously, she was with the health group for six years, finishing her time there as a director of clinic operations. Bennett is responsible for all of THPG’s activities to ensure integration into THPG. Bennett also will be responsible for all system education activities as well as future alignment activities with outside entities that directly affect THPG.  
 
Honors & Awards
Brandon Booker, United Way of Tarrant County’s vice president of finance and controller, and Mark Rich, director of investments at the Kimbell Art Foundation, have received the Young CPA of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Booker and Rich are credited with launching and leading the chapter’s outreach program that explains to Tarrant County College students how and why to become certified public accountants. With their leadership, the groundbreaking program has reached more than 450 TCC students since it began in 2011. Booker and Rich also led the program that provided more than 75 students from the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University with a job-shadowing experience with a practicing CPA. Rich volunteers on the United Way Investment Committee.
Duy D. Le, director of autism services and applied behavior analysis at the Child Study Center, and Doug Garner, head coach of the University of Texas at Arlington Movin’ Mavs wheelchair basketball team, received the Sam Provence Award from Helping Restore Ability at its Hand in Hand Luncheon on May 10 at the Hilton Arlington. The award, named in honor of the primary founder of the Arlington-based agency and his efforts in advocacy, recognizes a dedicated advocate for people with disabilities. Le, a board-certified behavior analyst, provides analytic services and designs specialized treatment therapies for children with developmental disabilities. Le received a master’s degree in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas. Prior to joining the Child Study Center in 2002, he was a program manager for a psychiatric hospital in Louisville, Ky. He is a member of the International Association for Behavior Analysis and serves as a council member for the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis. Garner is an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in sports, higher education and military veterans.
Allied Electronics, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, ranks No.126 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide (2013 edition). The Top 500 Guide, published by Vertical Web Media LLC, is an authoritative ranking and a comprehensive analysis of North America’s 500 largest e-retailers. This is Allied’s third consecutive year to be included in the Top 500; the ranking is up from last year’s No. 129.

Fort Worth-based, family-owned Kemp & Sons General Services Inc. is ranked No. 10 on the 2013 Inner City 100 list. The list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the United States is hosted by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Fortune. The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city companies and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in urban communities.

Fort Worth-based TTI Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company and a global distributor of passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete components, enjoyed a winning streak at the Electronic Distribution Show in Las Vegas in May. The company was awarded KEMET Corp.’s highest honor as Distributor of the Year for the seventh consecutive year; was named Cooper Bussmann’s Distributor of the Year for 2012; garnered the Distributor of the Year Award from API Technologies for the fourth year; and earned a first-time win as Distributor of the Year from C&K Components. Additionally, TTI received two distributor awards from its longtime supplier partner, Vishay Intertechnology:  the Full-Service Distributor of the Year and the Passive Distributor of the Year awards. Interconnect solutions provider Souriau awarded TTI the Industrial Distributor of the Year award, marking the second consecutive year TTI has received this honor from its supplier partner. Continuing its winning ways, TTI received a trifecta of awards from Amphenol Corp., including the Global Excellence award for the first time, while TTI Europe took home Amphenol’s Distributor of the Year and TTI North America won Amphenol’s newest award as Distributor of the Year for the Americas Region. For the second consecutive year, Dennis Charlton, TTI product manager for electromechanical products, has been selected by Omron Electronic Components LLC as the 2012 Asset Manager of the Year. TTI also won the 2012 Distributor of the Year award from Omron Electronic Components LLC.

Media
The Dallas Morning News has hired Dave Lieber as its new consumer columnist. Widely known for his twice weekly “Watchdog” column in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for the past 20 years, he brings his brand of investigative reporting and what he has dubbed “Watchdog Nation common sense” to a twice-a-week column, “The Watchdog.” Lieber won the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award in 2002 from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for work that “best exemplifies the high ideals of the beloved philosopher-humorist who used his platform for the benefit of his fellow human beings.” Lieber is also a sought-after speaker, appearing in front of more than 100 audiences each year. His column runs every Friday and Sunday.

Nonprofit Organizations
Bruce Douglas has joined The Parenting Center as the family life educator for the Fathers and Children Together (FACT) program. Douglas brings a combined 17 years of experience in the areas of educational research and evaluation and teaching at the collegiate level. He has written several journal articles and presented at both regional and national education conferences on various research topics. His scholarly research interests include the academic achievement of African American students, diversity initiatives in organizations, career advancement opportunities for minorities in organizations, and ex-offenders and recidivism rates. A native of New Orleans, he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocational education and human resource education from Louisiana State University. He completed his doctoral studies in education and human resource studies at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.  

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