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August 29 – Bill DiGaetano, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW and Chief Gregory W. Rushin, Plano Police Department

On the August 29th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests will be:

Bill DiGaetano – Co-Owner & COO, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW

Gregory W. Rushin – Chief of Police, Plano Police Department

Join us every Friday afternoon at 3:00 on 770 KAAM (KAAMRadio.com)

Bill DiGaetano, Co-Owner & COO, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW

IMG_9609Bill DiGaetano is the Co-Owner and COO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW in addition to having the franchise rights for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in North Texas with his partner.

Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Attention to detail in film presentation and programming has earned accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), Wired.com (Coolest Movie Theater in the World), Fandango.com (One of the Best Theaters in the Country), and Time Magazine (Best Theater Ever!).

Bill served in the United States Army as a Soldier with the Army’s Seventh Special Forces Group, also known as The Green Berets. He was awarded two Bronze Stars for service in Afghanistan. In 2013 he was one of Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 recipients.

Drafthouse.com/DFW

Phone: (972) 534-2120

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Gregory W. Rushin, Chief of Police, Plano Police Department

 ChiefRushinsPictureDec01.jpg.728x520_q85Gregory W. Rushin is the Chief of the Plano Police Department, which is an accredited agency with nearly 600 employees. Chief Rushin has a diverse law enforcement background, with over thirty-four years of police experience.

He began his career as a Deputy Sheriff in Illinois and is a former FBI Agent serving in Washington D.C. Chief Rushin has a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Human Relations and Business.

He also holds a Certificate in Public Management from the University of Texas at Dallas and is a graduate of the FBI Academy, the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police at Harvard and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program.

PlanoPolice.org

Phone: (972) 424-5678

Crime Prevention Unit: (972) 941-2431

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August 22 – Gregg Hudson, Dallas Zoo and Geoff Greenwade, Green Bank

On the August 22nd edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Gregg Hudson – President & CEO, Dallas Zoo & the Children’s Aqaurium 

Geoff Greenwade – President & CEO, Green Bank

Join us every Friday afternoon at 3:00 on 770 KAAM (KAAMRadio.com)

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Gregg Hudson, President & CEO, Dallas Zoo & the Children’s Aqaurium 

Gregg Hudson with Galapagos TortoiseGregg Hudson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Zoo, with oversight of Dallas Zoo Management Inc. and the Dallas Zoological Society.

He has been involved with the Dallas Zoo since August 2006, when he was named executive director of the Zoo and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. In 2009, when the Zoo took over the day-to-day management of the Zoo and Aquarium from the City of Dallas, Gregg became president and chief executive officer of Dallas Zoo Management Inc.

He oversees a $24 million budget and management of more than 2,000 animals (not including fish and invertebrates) and more than 300 employees. In the past year, the Dallas Zoo has been named to three “Best U.S. Zoos” lists, including USA TODAY. The Zoo also has seen four consecutive years of record attendance, and is on pace for a fifth.

DallasZoo.com

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Geoff Greenwade, President & CEO, Green Bank

Geoff Greenwade - lobby counterGeoff Greenwade is President and CEO of Green Bank; a bank focusing on Metro Texas businesses and individual private banking needs.

After receiving a BBA at Texas A&M and a MBA at Baylor, Geoff cut his teeth in Lubbock. Rising to market president, he managed commercial and consumer banking. Next, he joined Wells Fargo and served as regional manager for business banking in Houston.

Having his fill of bureaucratic banks, he joined Green Bank in 2008. Green Bank is a focused on commercial and private banking services at full-service offices in Houston, Dallas and Austin. Under his guidance the bank has grown to nearly $2 billion from $400 million working from the belief that community banks are the lifelines for small- and medium-sized businesses.

Green Bank entered the Dallas market in 2010 and has grown to four locations and a commercial lending office.

GreenBank.com

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