Board of Advisors

 

 

Nicole Smith

 

 

Nicole Smith

A 5th generation Texan, Nicole is a life-long Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex resident. She graduated cum laude from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth with a degree in Business Administration in 1988, and has extensive experience in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical and real estate industries over the past 19 years.

Nicole has been a Southlake resident since 1994.She is a 1998 Leadership Southlake graduate, is a member of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, and has served on the Carroll ISD Revenue Enhancement Committee. She is a member of Fellowship Church, Womens Council of Realtors, Altrusa D/FW, and she actively supports the Children's Miracle Network, Battered Women's Foundation, My Own Place, Christmas is for Children, and other excellent causes.

Nicole  is a consistent multi-million dollar producer every year since becoming licensed. Nicole has over twelve years of experience in D/FW real estate.Awarded the RE/MAX Platinum Award for her production is 2006, Nicole is RE/MAX Masters' #1 Agent. She has been named a Winner “Best in Client Satisfaction” by the Fort Worth Business Press, an On the Rise "Top Women in Tarrant County Real Estate" by Fort Worth Magazine, and a Texas Super Real Estate Agent by Texas Monthly magazine.


Kevin Hendricks

Kevin Hendricks

Kevin Hendricks has been an insurance and financial services agent with Farmers Insurance since 2003.  Kevin had been working in sales and marketing for almost ten years when Farmers Insurance approached him about establishing his own agency. Before Farmers, Kevin was Sales and Marketing Director for IMI Indoor Climate based in Sweden.  In this career, Kevin travelled the world for clients and coworkers for the HVAC company.  

A Fort Worth, Texas native, he has called this area home all his life. He graduated from Richland High School and has a BA in Communications & Public Relations from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Mike Mlinac

Mike Mlinac

Mike Mlinac received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and business administration from LaRoche College in 1977, followed by an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1986.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and has held a wide range of National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) licenses (Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 27, and 63).  

Mike joined the Fidelty Investments in 1986 where he held a succession of senior management positions.  Initially, as Fidelity’s representative, he successfully negotiated approval of the firm’s license to trade securities on the Tokyo Stock
Exchange.  From 1988-1992, Mike served as CFO and managed the investment advisor, financial operations, call-center, and client services units of Fidelity’s institutional retirement business.

He also served as General Manager of Fidelity’s southwest site, Chief Risk Officer of Fidelity’s retail transfer agent; a Director on Fidelity’s Pooled Income Fund and Fidelity Management Trust Company (Texas) boards, and in a series of senior management roles with business units in the UK, Luxembourg, Toronto, Charlotte, and Covington.  Most recently, he led an innovative workspace design process for the company’s Westlake, Texas campus.

Since retiring from Fidelity in June 2002, Mike has been active in community, professional, and nonprofit organizations and has established a private investment partnership, managing its interests through a combination of financial investments, advisory board participation, and consulting services.  He is also a Certified Retirement Coach.

Mike, his wife Lisa, and their two children have lived in Southlake for fifteen years.  He serves on the boards of the Wood Group, Metroport Rotary, the Harvard Business School Club-Fort Worth, and Metroport Meals-on-Wheels.  He has also served on the Carroll School District’s bond committee, and other community, professional, and business organizations.

Joe Stephens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Stephens

Joe Stephens has spent over 25 years as owner and operator of Millcreek Rehabilitation Centers, Incorporated.  Millcreek was a pioneer in Mississippi and Arkansas for a number of highly specialized services for disadvantaged children and adolescents.  They established the first private:

  • Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (Mississippi)
  • Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (Mississippi and Arkansas)
  • Therapeutic Group Home for Juvenile Sex Offenders (Mississippi)
  •  Residential Treatment program for Dually Diagnosed children (Mississippi)

He, along with over 1,000 employees developed Millcreek into a premier provider of behavioral health services with over 370 residential beds and four outpatient/day schools for children and adolescents in Mississippi and Arkansas.  He continues to own and operate the healthcare real estate companies for those facilities in Mississippi and Arkansas.

A fourth generation native of Magee, Mississippi. Mr. Stephens is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi earning a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 1982.  He completed the Owners and Presidents Management program at Harvard University Business School in 1995 and has held a Nursing Home Administrators License since 1983.


 

 

 

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