March 16, 2022

Recent 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 recent placements.

Wesley Brittin, Managing Director, Finance & Administration
Educate Texas

Wesley Brittin | Managing Director, Finance & Administration, Educate Texas

Wesley Brittin joins Educate Texas after an extensive career in finance and accounting, 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

Elizabeth Edwards | Chief Financial Officer, Texas Trees Foundation

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

Meg Fahrenbrook | Head of School, Wesley Prep

Meg Fahrenbrook will join Wesley Prep 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

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

Kelli Green | Chief Financial Officer, The Holdsworth Center

Kelli Green joins the Holdsworth Center after nearly four years as Associate Vice President of Finance at St. Edward’s University. 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 & Data Strategy
Children’s Medical Center Foundation

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

Catherine Maurer | Director of Campaigns, Children’s Medical Center Foundation

Catherine Maurer joins Children’s Medical Center Foundation with extensive fundraising and campaign management experience. Serving 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

Jordan Neufeld | Chief Financial Officer, Vogel Alcove

Jordan Neufeld joins Vogel Alcove after more than seven years 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 Houston

Chris Schreck | Community Engagement Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Houston

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. He is excited to return home to Houston and to contribute his expertise to the important community engagement initiatives of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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