The guy pictured here, who the ladies upstairs contend is quite a “hunk,” is a professional model from the Kim Dawson Agency named Cole Swearingen. Cole didn’t really get beat up. He just looks like he did, thanks to Heather Henry’s makeup and the stellar photography of the famous Elizabeth Lavin. And, that he’s on this cover at all is due to our Creative Director Todd Johnson and Art Director Hamilton Hedrick, the pair who cooked up the concept along with Elizabeth.
We think they did a bang-up job–sorry–illustrating the cover story in D CEO’s September issue. The article’s about howÂ valet parking is ingrained in Dallas culture and how a single, well-connected valet company, Jack Boles Services, has dominated the business here for decades. But now, the story shows, the big dog is being hounded by a pack of younger, scrappier, maybe hungrier upstarts. Who knew so many people want to get their hands on your car?