PEOPLE IN BUSINESS
Amanda Hansen has been named president of the new Houston office of Lou Hammond Group, a marketing and public relations firm based in New York City. Hansen supports anchor client McNair Interests, which is developing a mixedused project at Post Oak Boulevard and Richmond Avenue.
John Arcidiacono has been named president and chief executive officer of the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science.
Trial lawyers John H. Barr Jr. and John Allen “Jay” Yates have joined Patterson + Sheridan, a Houston-based intellectual property law boutique.
Paul R. Ingram has joined Porter Hedges as a partner in the corporate and energy sections. Roger Bare has been named executive director the Art Colony Association, the nonprofit organization that produces Bayou City Art Festivals.
Al Odom has been appointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner and the city of Houston as chairman of the board of the Midtown Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ #2. Odom is a commercial trial lawyer and founding partner of The Odom Law Firm. Lindy Johnson has joined the Montgomery County Food Bank as the director of development.
Nathan Sommers Jacobs announced the addition of associates Laura Napoli-Janitens and Matthew F. Davis in the litigation section, Heather R. Potts in the bankruptcy section, and Destinee K. Roman in the real estate section. Chris Sheets and Forrest Green have joined J.P. Morgan Securities as financial advisers.
Hazem Ahmed, area president — Houston at Independent Bank, now serves as immediate past chairman of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas.