Dallas Museum of Art announces new CFO
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Dallas Museum of Art
Sally Pietsch, Financial director
Sally Pietsch will be responsible for DMA finances, accounting functions and the selection of earned income streams. She will also provide operational direction and collaboration in commercial and strategic planning for the museum’s future. Pietsch has 40 years of industry experience, including positions with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Frito-Lay, and Blockbuster Entertainment. She most recently worked as CFO for the nonprofit DFW The Family Place, where she successfully secured a $ 1.7 million PPP loan so that the agency’s three shelters could remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Education: Southern Methodist University (MBA), Rollins College (BA)
Cherif Mityas, Operating partner
A majority stakeholder in Brix Holdings, a Dallas-based multi-brand franchise company, Jamco Interests has hired Sherif Mityas to support the company in positioning, growth and mergers and acquisitions. Mityas’ previous leadership roles include Director of Experience for TGI Fridays and Managing Director of Hollywood Video / Movie Gallery.
Education: Northwestern University (MBA), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MS), Boston University (BS)
Chris Chesney, Vice President of Training and Organizational Development
Chris Chesney’s new role as Vice President will establish a comprehensive training initiative for customers, industry partners, employees and a network of technicians through Repairify, a technology company serving the repair industry. automobile. Chesney has held nearly every major role in the automotive service industry, including senior technician, service advisor, shop owner, and technical and management educator.
Education: University of Arkansas (MBA), Missouri Southern State University (BS)
Juan Fernandez, Client Strategy Director
Juan Fernandez previously worked for design firm SmithGroup as a director and head of the workplace studio, where he also oversaw talent development and office operations. His other experience includes project coordination, development and planning at CBRE and JLL. Fernandez will establish and manage client and industry relationships, lead business development and facilitate project delivery in his new role.
Education: Texas Tech University (MS, MBA)
Abby Shehan, Director of design
As Director of Design, Abby Shehan will coordinate her team, take responsibility for deadlines, and manage and oversee the design and profitability of future projects. She previously served as a senior designer for Premier. Prior to that, Shehan was chief interior designer at Pulp Design Studios and senior designer for Duncan Miller Ullmann.
Education: Oklahoma State University (BS)
Leslie Wynne, Design manager
Leslie Wynne was previously a senior interior designer at Premier. In her new role, she will train junior Premier designers and help with the administrative elements of managing project responsibilities and timelines. Prior to joining Premier, Wynne was an interior designer for Jones Baker.
Education: Texas Christian University (BS)