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Paul Roberts, fourth from left, founder of Roberts Wealth Management in League City, claps as the bell rings on the New York Stock Exchange. His business was recently featured in Forbes Magazine.

Paul Roberts, fourth from left, founder of Roberts Wealth Management in League City, claps as the bell rings on the New York Stock Exchange. His business was recently featured in Forbes Magazine.

Realtors elect John Nugent

Realtor John Nugent of Nassau Bay has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Houston Association of Realtors and a member of the HAR Executive Committee. He is with Re/Max Space Center.

Jenifer Duguay Mikeska with Re/Max Pearland was elected to the HAR Board of Directors.

Forbes features local company

Paul Roberts, founder of Roberts Wealth Management, and his company were recently featured in Forbes Magazine and soon afterwards he was invited to join in the ringing of the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

His company, which started out in Biloxi, Miss., has now grown to four offices, with three in the Houston area.

Roberts, alongside his daughter Summer Roberts, runs the offices in League City and West Houston. His other daughter, April Roberts, runs the Sugar Land office, while son Paul Roberts III heads the original office in Biloxi.

Newmyer joins Space Center

Top executives continue to land at Space Center Houston. Latest addition to the nonprofit is Daniel Newmyer, a nationally awarded space science educator and business owner appointed as the new director of education.

He received the national 2013 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award that recognizes creativity. Most recently he served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Education Fellow for NASA Headquarters and the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Barrios receives Boeing award

Barrios Technology has received a 2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Co. issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.

Barrios Technology maintained a Silver composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from Oct. 1, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014.  Barrios has been recognized at the silver level of performance since 2007.

This year, Boeing recognized 548 suppliers who achieved either a Gold or Silver level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. Barrios Technology is one of only 429 suppliers to receive the Silver level of recognition.

New faces at Cullen’s

Cullen’s American Grille has a new general manager and a new chef, owner Kevin Munz announced.

Mario Plaza, whose professional pedigree includes engagements at Perry’s Restaurant Group, the Commander’s Palace in Destin, Fla., the Royal Sonesta Hotels in New Orleans and Houston and several hotels in Michigan, will serve as the venue’s general manager, assuming the post left vacant by the unexpected death of Ryan Roberts.

And, Daniel R. Terrell, whose restaurant career spans over 20 years, including 10 in culinary management, has been named executive chef. Besides holding key positions in the Hilton Austin Downtown and at Mars Restaurant in Houston, he has also been involved in special event catering including projects for Cirque de Soleil, the Shell Houston Open, Houston Rodeo, Rice University and the Thrash family of Houston.

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