PEOPLE IN BUSINESS
Appellate lawyer Jessica Zavadil Barger has been promoted to name partner at Wright Close & Barger. The Houston law firm, founded by Tom Wright and Howard Close, was formerly named Wright & Close.
Patricia Salmon has been named vice president of operations at Goodwill Houston. Before joining Goodwill Houston, Salmon was the chief operating officer and a senior vice president at Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay, in Oakland, Calif., for more than a decade.
Trial lawyer Robert Harrell has joined Mayer Brown’s litigation and dispute resolution practice as a partner in Houston.
Gregory Etzel has joined the Houston health care team at Morgan Lewis as partner.
Joseph “Joe” B’Oris has joined LNG Ltd. as chief development officer.
William D. Davis II ,a corporate, M&A and securities lawyer, has joined Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner in its Houston office.
Additionally, Norton Rose Fulbright has promoted Houston lawyers to partner: Seth Isgur, commercial litigation; and Brenda Hanzl, corporate, M&A and securities.
Drew Prochaska has joined DPR Construction in new business development. Prochaska will be cultivating new relationships and new business opportunities in the Houston market.