People in Business
Ann Ryan Robertson, an international partner at Locke Lord, has been re-elected trustee for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Bob Boblitt has been named president and chief operating officer of Silver Eagle Distributors.
Mike Sorge has been named strategic broker leader in Lockton’s risk management practice.
Bobby Bierley will take on new responsibilities as a strategic broker leader in Lockton’s energy and marine practice.
Walker Parking Consultants has named Jacob Gonzalez managing principal of the mid-South region.
Brett Atkinson has been named senior vice president of finance at Benchmark, a global hospitality company.
Wade H. Greene IV has joined Waterman Steele Real Estate Advisors as a vice president. Licensed in both Texas and Louisiana, Greene handles project leasing, tenant representation and investment sales of retail shopping centers.
BDO announced the promotion of Eskander Yavar to advisory partner in the firm’s Houston office.
Mesa Hodson has been promoted to tax principal at BDO’s Houston office.
Frank Santos has been named general manager of Jasper’s The Woodlands, a restaurant offering “gourmet backyard cuisine.”
Jay T. Hilbert has been appointed chief sales officer at RigNet.
The KPMG Houston office announce the admission of seven professionals to the role of partner, and 11 professionals to the role of managing director. Admitted partners are: Lauren Brown, Molly Chilakapati, Bradley Christensen, Brian O’Neal, Arturis Spencer III, Gretchen Wilkinson and Billy Williams Admitted managing directors are: Kellie Adkins, Gareth Gibson, Amy Hatten, Stewart Jolly, Christopher McDonald, Kathryn McMurray, Kyle Seipert, Titus Toon, Anshul Varma, Nicholas Wozny and Lucie Wuescher.