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Moves by Jeb Bush add to talk of 2016 candidacy

WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush's decision to release a policy-laden e-book and all his emails from his time as governor of Florida has further stoked expectations among his allies that he will launch a presidential bid.

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Ebby Halliday acquires Fort Worth’s Williams Trew

Williams Trew Real Estate of Fort Worth has been acquired by Dallas-based residential real estate brokerage Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc.

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Taking the Cake: Sundance had pursued Cheesecake Factory for many years

The Cheesecake Factory had been on the white board over at Sundance Square management for some time

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Fort Worth businessman to lead Abbott, Patrick inauguration efforts

Fort Worth businessman Ardon Moore will chair the committee running inauguration festivities for Gov.-elect Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick in January, it was announced on Friday.   Moore, president of Lee M. Bass Inc. in Fort Worth, is a vice chairman of the University of Texas Investment

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Meridian Bank Texas parent acquired by UMB Financial for $182.5M

Kansas City, Mo.-based UMB Financial Corp., the parent company of UMB Bank, said Dec. 15 it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Marquette Financial Companies in an all-stock transaction.

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Cash America CEO to retire in April 2015

Daniel R. Feehan, president and chief executive officer of Fort Worth-based Cash America International Inc., said July 23 he will retire on April 30, 2015.
Feehan, 63, will remain on the company’s board of directors and will assume the role of chairman of the board following his retirement.
Jack Daugherty, the payday lender and pawnshop’s founder and current board chairman, will step down as chairman at that time but will continue to serve on the board.
The specific details of Feehan’s retirement, including the details of any retirement package, are expected to be finalized early next year.
“I am extremely proud to have been a part of the Cash America family for nearly 30 years. We have a wonderful team of dedicated coworkers who exemplify our core values and work hard to provide valuable services to our customers and value for our shareholders. Cash America has a very bright future and I believe the timing for a change in leadership is right for both me and the company,” Feehan said in a news release.
The board has appointed a special committee to search for a new CEO.
Cash America International Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CSH.
As of June 30, 2014, Cash America International operated 1,004 locations, including 869 lending locations in 22 states in the United States; 47 pawn lending locations in central and southern Mexico; and 88 check cashing centers operating in 14 states in the U.S.
Additionally, the company offered consumer loans via the Internet to customers in 33 states in the U.S., in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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