Join The Discussion

 

UPDATE: Could American Airlines move its headquarters?

A key linchpin in the Fort Worth economy, American Airlines Group Inc., is considering sites for a new headquarters, possibly outside the city, the airline’s CEO said this morning.

read more >

Clip art: Cutting edge barbershop creates a buzz in Fort Worth

Jonathan Morris is on a mission to create a better grooming experience for men.

read more >

Grocers, retailers flocking to Southlake

With its economic development engine revving at full throttle, Southlake is about to welcome several major retail and commercial projects that underscore its image

read more >

Great Woman of Texas; Stacie McDavid

“I’ve always been a maverick in a number of ways,” says businesswoman and philanthropist Stacie McDavid.

read more >

It's Christmas tree time in the city of Fort Worth

Sundance Square will kick off the holidays with the lighting of the Christmas on Nov. 22 featuring a visit from a resident of the North Pole, musical and theatrical entertainment, as well as photo opportunities throughout the plaza.

read more >

Fort Worth's top CEOs honored at FWBP event

 

Grant James of Community Trust Bank, Sy Sohmer of BRIT, Top CEO of a Nonprofit, and Nick Karanges, Fort Worth Business Press publisher. 

James, Top Private CEO Larry Anfin, Karanges.

James, Top Public CEO Roe Patterson of Basic Energy, Karanges

Photos by Alyson Peyton Perkins

 

The Fort Worth Business Press announced its Top CEOs last night at its Top 100 event held at the Fort Worth Club. 


Taking home the Top CEO award for private companies was Larry Anfin of Coors Distributing, while Roe Patterson of Basic Energy was named Top CEO among Fort Worth’s public companies.
This year a new award was added to honor the Top CEO of a nonprofit. Sy Sohmer of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas took home that award.
Anfin, who, along with his brothers, recently sold Coors Distributing to Andrews Distributing, said he expected to be back at another company before long.


“I’ve got to find something else to do,” he said. “This is not retirement.
Paterson said he was honored to receive the award on behalf of the many employees at the growing Basic Energy, an oilfield services provider.
Sohmer, who helped BRIT grow its budget from $175,000 to $3.2 million, said part of the reason he joined BRIT was because of Fort Worth.
“It was, and is, a great community,” he said.


Other awards went to:
• Classic Chevrolet, Breaking into the Top 10, private companies
• AZZ inc, Breaking into the Top 10, public companies
• Fort Construction, Greatest Advancement, private companies
• Range Resources, Greatest Advancement, public companies
* Insight Equity, Largest Revenue Gain, private companies
* D.R. Horton, Largest Revenue Gain, public company
* CE-DFW Warehouse Solution, Strategic Management, private company
* Range Resources, Strategic Management, public company
* Empire Roofing, Top Women-owned Business
* Hernco Inc, D&M Auto Leasing, Minority-owned Business

New categories were also added to honor companies in their industry category. Those receiving honors were:
Advertising: PAVLOV
Construction: Infinity Contractors
Energy: Summit Casing
Financial Services: Weaver
Manufacturing: Fitz Aerospace
Residential Real Estate: Randy White Real Estate
Technology: Sabre Holdings Corp.
The Fort Worth Business Press chooses the honorees based on its Top 100 list of private companies and list of public companies. Thes presenting sponsor of the Top 100 event was sponsored by Community Trust Bank.
 

< back

Email   email
hide
Midterms
What was the message of the midterm elections?