New executives join the teams of CheapCaribbean.com, Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc., Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre, and Parkland Health & Hospital System in this edition of executive personnel moves.
CheapCaribbean.com has named a new president, Steve Dumaine, who brings more than 15 years of experience in the travel and tourism industries from leadership positions at Travelocity, Expedia, Hotels.com, and Sabre Holdings. Dumaine succeeds Flo Lugli, who served as the company’s interim president since mid-March. Prior to joining CheapCaribbean.com, Dumaine served as the chief strategy, technology, and operations officer at Travelocity.
- Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. elected former WNB CEO Jack Wood to its board of directors after recently acquiring WNB’s parent company, WNB Bancshares Inc., and converting all branches in Midland and Odessa to Frost banks. Wood, along with his father and brother, had a controlling interest in WNB since 1985 and saw the growth of that bank from $40 million in assets to $1.8 billion when the merger with Cullen/Frost was completed. Wood directed both credit and operations of the bank and will bring skills from his experiences with WNB to his board position with Frost. Wood also co-owns Permian Enterprise Inc., a pipe coating business.
Hilton Worldwide announced last month that Robert “Bob” McPherrin has been named general manager of Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre. In this new role, McPherrin will lead all day-to-day operations of the 500-room North Dallas hotel. Since 2011 and prior to assuming this role, McPherrin had served as the director of sales and marketing of the Hilton Anatole. Before that, McPherrin held posts at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Gaylor Texan Hotel.
- Parkland Health & Hospital System named a new vice president and chief diversity officer, Ildemaro Gonzalez, who will develop and oversee services, programs, and initiatives designed to enhance the diversity of Parkland’s vendor community and workforce, as well as develop community partnerships that promote diversity and inclusion within the healthcare system. Gonzalez joins Parkland from Newell Rubbermaid, where he served as the global director of inclusion and philanthropy. Prior to Newell Rubbermaid, Gonzalez worked for the American Cancer Society in Atlanta.