March 16, 2022
2022 1st Quarter Placements
At Peña Search, our mission is to support our clients’ missions by finding them the right long-term leadership. We work tirelessly to find the best people for the best organizations and are thrilled to share some of our 2022 1st quarter placements!
Weslie Brittin, Managing Director, Finance & Administration | Educate Texas
After an extensive career in finance and accounting, Weslie Brittin joins Educate Texas after most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer for Ability Connection Texas. Previously, Ms. Brittin held several roles in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, including an interim stint as Chief Financial Officer for Design Source International, a textile company, and as Controller & Risk Management Director for YPO. Hailing from North Texas, Ms. Brittin earned her MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Elizabeth Edwards, Chief Financial Officer | Texas Trees Foundation
Ms. Elizabeth Edwards joins the Texas Trees Foundation bringing nearly 15 years of executive level finance and operations experience with various nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including her recent position as Vice President of Finance and Operations for the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
Meg Fahrenbrook | Head of School, Wesley Prep
Wesley Prep welcomes Meg Fahrenbrook as the new Head of School effective for the 2022-2023 academic year. Ms. Fahrenbook brings 17 years experience as an independent school educator and administrator to the school.
Luis Gonzalez, Chief Executive Officer | Society of St. Vincent de Paul North Texas
After a successful career helping insurance and financial services companies utilize technology to implement innovative business solutions, Luis Gonzalez is excited to bring his business acumen, leadership, and commitment to service to The Society. Involved for decades in religious education at his parish, Mr. Gonzalez looks forward to helping Vincentians across North Texas grow in their faith through service to the poor.
Kelli Green, Chief Financial Officer | The Holdsworth Center
After nearly four years as Associate Vice President of Finance at St. Edward’s University, Kelli Green joins the Holdsworth Center. Prior to her return to Texas in 2018, Ms. Green spent much of her career in Hawaii, where she held several roles in the higher education, hospitality, and consulting, and audit sectors. A licensed CPA, Ms. Green is excited to bring her diverse experience to entrepreneurial and growth-oriented Holdsworth Center during its period of bold and dramatic growth.
Jessica Keen, Director of Gift Administration and Data Strategy | Children’s Medical Center Foundation
With over 15 years of development services and gift administration experience, Jessica Keen joins Children’s Medical Center Foundation to provide key data-informed guidance, strategic vision, and planning support to the Foundation team.
Catherine Maurer, Director of Campaigns | Children’s Medical Center Foundation
Joining Children’s Medical Center Foundation with extensive fundraising and campaign management experience, Catherine Maurer, served most recently as Chief Development Officer at a premier independent school in Dallas, Ms. Mauer also has over 15 years experience in the higher education sector and nonprofit program and strategic development.
Jordan Neufeld, Chief Financial Officer | Vogel Alcove
Joining Vogel Alcove is Jordan Neufeld bringing more than seven years experience as Director of Finance at the Baylor Scott & White Health Foundations, where he provided financial oversight and strategic management for the network’s philanthropic operations across the state. Before moving to Dallas in 2014, Mr. Neufeld served as Controller and eventually Chief Financial Officer for the North Dakota Community Foundation in his home state after launching his career in accounting with Aetna.
Chris Schreck, Community Engagement Manager | Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Excited to return home to Houston and to contribute his expertise to the important community engagement initiatives of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Chris Schreck brings to the role significant experience engaging with the public on economic matters from his positions at the City of Austin and Capital Area Council of Governments where he was a popular presenter to varied audiences, using data and policy expertise on the City’s economic competitiveness, its challenges and its opportunities.
We are honored to work with our clients and candidates and excited about our 2022 1st quarter placements! Are you looking to make a career move? You could be one of our next recent placements! Explore our current open searches.