Tech company ORCA AG hires new chairman

Dallas Arboretum

Mary Brinegar, President and CEO

Mary Brinegar has worked at the Dallas Arboretum for more than two decades, developing more than 60% of the garden and its staff. Brinegar will be retiring in the coming year. The Dallas Arboretum will form a committee to run a national search for its next president and CEO.

EDUCATION: Southern Methodist University (BA-Education)

CEC Entertainment

Mario Centola, VP and COO


As a member of the management team, Centola will be responsible for overseeing the company’s international growth. Prior to joining CEC, Mario served as Senior Vice President at Six Flags Entertainment, overseeing planning, engineering, maintenance and corporate partnerships.

EEDUCATION: University of Miami


Charmaine Tang, President


With over 25 years of experience in finance, Tang joined SaaS technology company ORCA AG as President, serving global families, foundations, corporations, professional services and other complex clients. Most recently, Tang was senior client strategist at BNY Mellon. She serves on the board of the Texas Women’s Foundation and the Dallas Symphony Association.

EEDUCATION: New York University (BS)


Blane O’Banion, Senior Vice President


In O’Banion’s new position as senior vice president, he will lead the company’s asset management division. Prior to his promotion to the Asset Management division, O’Banion was Senior Vice President of Portfolio Leasing and managed a team and led leasing.

EEDUCATION: Texas University of Technology


James Stein, Senior Vice President, Occupant


Stein joins CBRE Fort Worth and will represent the real estate needs of tenants across North America. Prior to joining CBRE, Stein worked at Cushman & Wakefield. During his career, Stein has represented companies such as Dyson, Coca-Cola, Workday and Mastercard.

EEDUCATION: Northwestern University (JD, BA)

Cooksey Communications

Kelly Morris, Professional Services Practice Leader


Morris comes to Cooksey Communications with a solid background in public relations. Prior to her new role as Practice Leader for the firm, Morris worked as Vice President of Communications at the Dallas Regional Chamber, where she ran several newsletters and developed content.

EEDUCATION: Texas Christian University