July 18 – Jo Staffelbach Heinz, Staffelbach and Dustin Marshall, Hazel’s Hot Shot

On the July 18th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Jo Staffelbach Heinz – CEO, Staffelbach

Dustin Marshall – CEO, Hazel’s Hot Shot

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Jo Staffelbach Heinz, CEO, Staffelbach

2 heinz-jo62554-ds-cropped A graduate of Kansas State University, Jo Staffelbach Heinz founded her own successful interior design firm in Kansas before merging in 1985 with Staffelbach in Dallas, where she joined as Chief Operating Officer.

In 1993 Jo was named President, and in 2006 was named CEO. Staffelbach is a certified Women Owned Business with HUB status. She is extensively involved in the architecture and design community, currently serving as President of the Dallas Architectural Forum and Vice-Chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber Small Business Advisory Committee.

Under her leadership, Staffelbach has designed spaces for Fortune 100 companies, is listed as one of the leading firms in the nation, and has won countless design awards.


Phone: (214) 747-2511


Dustin Marshall, CEO, Hazel’s Hot Shot

Dustin Marshall PicDustin Marshall joined Hazel’s Hot Shot in the summer of 2011 as CEO. Since 1977, Hazel’s has been recognized as an established leader in the expedited freight industry. Hazel’s provides point-to-point courier and delivery services, scheduled same day deliveries, expedited “hot shot” deliveries, and over-the-road long-distance transport services.

They also offer airfreight forwarding services and air charters when ground transport isn’t fast enough for time-critical deliveries.

Prior to joining Hazel’s, Dustin was a Manager in the Chicago office of Bain & Company, a leading global consultancy. At Bain, Dustin led consulting teams in their work with Fortune 500 companies on topics ranging from Supply Chain Optimization to Sales & Marketing Effectiveness, to Merger Integration to Portfolio Management.


Phone: (800) 822-5443

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July 11 – Jim Lites, NHL Dallas Stars and Omair Bhatti, LED City

On the July 11th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Jim Lites – President & CEO, NHL Dallas Stars

Omair Bhatti – Founder, LED City

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Jim Lites, President & CEO, NHL Dallas Stars

Jim LitesDallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi appointed Jim Lites President and CEO of the Stars on November 18, 2011. Jim is very familiar with the position having held it twice previously under prior owners Norm Green and Tom Hicks.

Jim Lites returns to the Stars with a reputation as one the finest administrators in professional sports. He is responsible for all aspects of the Dallas Stars hockey and business operations and reports directly to Tom Gaglardi.

Over the course of Jim’s two prior stints with the Stars (1993-2002; 2003-2007), the team won seven Division Championships, two Western Conference Championships, two Presidents’ Trophies, and the 1999 Stanley Cup. He played an active role in the conception, design and construction of American Airlines Center and the construction of the Dr Pepper StarCenter ice facilities.


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Omair Bhatti, Founder, LED City

DSC_2387Omar Bhatti founded LED City six years ago to educate the public about a technology that will eventually revolutionize the way the world looks at lighting. LED lighting saves energy, improves the environment, reduces maintenance, and offers a better lighting experience.

LED City is a rapidly growing manufacturer and distributor of LED lights and signs. Their showroom showcases their large array of lighting and digital signage solutions, which not only provide lighting products for industrial and residential applications, but adapt to an ever changing demand by offering customized solutions for non-traditional lighting concerns.

Omair joined the US Army and spent 8 years utilizing his language skills to help troops on the ground in remote regions of Afghanistan before founding LED City.


Phone: (972) 488-2489

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