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Alex Edwards

In this week's roundup of 27 hires and promotions in North Texas, you'll also find news from Toyota, PHP Agency, abeo, KPMG, Haynes and Boone, Authentix, RealFoundations, Trinity Hunt Partners, BOK Financial, and more.Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations. Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are the people moves tied to innovation and technology in the region.

UTD’s Center for BrainHealth Adds to Its Advisory Board

Roger Gault and David Jacobs are joining the Advisory Board. Roger Gault will replace Ka Cotter’s role as advisory board chair and Jacobs will take over for Eric Bennett as vice-chair, and David Jacobs will take over Eric Bennett’s role as vice-chair. The 100-plus member board said the two new appointments are well-suited for their jobs.
Roger GaultGault is currently president of his own commercial real estate company, Gault Company. He has more than 35 years in the industry, having developed, invested in, or owned properties throughout the U.S.
David JacobsJacobs is one of the founding partners at E2M Partners, and served as the company’s chief financial officer, chief compliance officer, and member of the investment committee before retiring. He is now an investor, consultant, and business advisor.


“I am honored and proud to serve the Center for BrainHealth and support the much-needed research they are doing to help preserve and restore brain health. As chair of the advisory board, it is my hope that I can help further their mission and bring more awareness to the many programs and services the Center offers to help empower people of all ages to unlock their brain potential.” “My wife Cher and I have been members of the advisory board of the Center for BrainHealth for 10 years. During that time we have witnessed firsthand the Center’s outstanding scientific research and advancements in education related to the brain. With the opening of the Center’s Brain Performance Institute, BrainHealth has had and will continue to have an incredible opportunity to advance its mission of nurturing and ensuring healthy brains for all people everywhere.”- Roger Gault Read full story on Dallas Innovates.

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