Recognizes Award Winners for October, 2016

Published on October 25, 2016, a website that receives nominees who are top performers in their field of expertise is pleased to announce the selected group of award winners for October 2016.

TIP recognizes David Beasley as a top professional in the Non—Profit sector.

As COO of the BBB Serving Dallas and Northeast Texas, Beasley is responsible for all operational and administrative departments serving 13 counties in Dallas and Northeast Texas. This includes developing budgets for applicable departments, tracking variations in financial performance, and ensuring budgetary goals are met; also proactively monitoring and improving operational systems and processes that support the BBB services and goals.

For more information or to contact David visit


TIP recognizes Zach Fee as a top professional in Banking and Financial Services.

Fee is the CEO of UMB Bank – Texas Region. He oversees a team of 75 associates and manages portfolios across the state with an emphasis on middle market commercial banking and private wealth management. In addition, UMB offers institutional banking in the non-bank qualified bond space as well as healthcare services for general companies, insurance companies and third-party administrators in the form of health savings accounts.

When asked what he loves most about his job, Fee stated “The people and the industries. The diversity of people, companies and industries we work with day-to-day never ceases to amaze or fascinate me. I can be on the floor of a manufacturing facility one day and then out at a farm the next day. I love working with teammates that are as dedicated as they are to their clients, each other, our organization and the community they live and work in.”  

For more information or to contact Zach, visit


TIP recognizes Mark Haidar, CEO of Vinli, as a top professional in Technology Services.

Mark is the CEO of Vinli, a company that designs products and services that solve  drivers concerns of safety, security, and the health of your vehicle. Vinli was founded to bring connectivity to every car on the road today. The 4G LTE in-car WiFi connection unlocks virtually unlimited possibilities for safety services, home automation, maintenance, social, and entertainment apps and premium automotive services. As the world’s first open platform for connected car apps, Vinli has only begun to explore these possibilities. Spinning out of the Dialexa Labs incubator in 2014, Vinli officially launched on the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield stage. The company is now backed by some of the largest automotive and tech companies including Samsung, Cox Automotive, Continental, The Westly Group, and First Round Capital.

For more information or to contact Mark visit


TIP recognizes David Heape as a top professional in Professional Services.

Heape holds an elected city council seat for Addison, TX and is owner of Heape LLC, a residential real estate group. Consistently ranked as one of the top real estate producers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Heape says that it’s his “energy, excitement, and communication with his clients and team that drive his success”.

In addition, Heape has been voted a Five Star Professional featured in Texas Monthly Magazine, voted a winner of Addison Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards as Favorite Residential Agent, and was recently honored by the Dallas Business Journal – inducted to the 40 Under 40 class of 2016.

For more information or to contact David visit


TIP recognizes Keisha Howard as a top professional in Coaching.

As a certified life coach and CEO of PEARL Girls, Keisha helps young women build confidence and overcome challenges of being a teen girl growing up in today’s world. Howard says, “I wanted to not only provide a service that gives girls an outlet to have someone to talk to about tough topics, but I wanted to provide a service that gives girls strategies and tools to overcome obstacles.

Howard started the non-profit PEARL Girls (Poised, Elegant, And Responsible Leaders) and since 2008 has awarded over $37,000 worth of college scholarships to DFW female high school graduates.

For more information or to contact Keisha visit


TIP recognizes Nick Kennedy of RISE as a top professional in Transportation.

RISE is a premium membership-based air travel service for frequent travelers and those seeking to travel better. Kennedy, who co-founded RISE, uses a technology based platform to access underutilized resources in the private aviation sector. This proprietary platform links demand to those resources through scheduled and on-demand flights.  

For more information or to contact Nick visit


TIP recognizes Chad T. Collins, Founder and CEO of Authority Media Agency as a top professional in Career Branding Services.

“Career Branding achieved through authority positioning principles is one of the most powerful ways to differentiate yourself from your competitors. We help transform successful professionals into recognized authorities in their industry. This is achieved by creating newsworthy events that position these professionals as the No.1 go-to choice in their marketplace. Then, we maximize exposure for the event on media sites of ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliates, plus other newspaper and authority sites. Some of the newsworthy events we have created for our clients include radio/podcast interviews, profile pieces on authority sites, magazine articles, and as featured experts in published best selling books.”

Chad T. Collins is a best-selling author, entrepreneur and the founder of Authority Media Agency.

He is also a contributing editor for both Business Innovators Magazine and Small Business Trendsetters on the topics of career branding and authority positioning.

Chad’s focus is to help professionals leverage their knowledge to gain authority status within their industry by using brand journalism to get them national media exposure.

His unique method of authority positioning has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Wall Street Journal and dozens of other respected media outlets.

He is an in demand journalist that has interviewed Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban, worked with Million Dollar Listing star Chad Rogers on media placement and helped PGA Superstar Ernie Els with publicity to bring awareness to the Els Center of Excellence, a non-profit supporting special needs children.

Nominated as one of Dallas’ Top 40 Under 40 professionals in 2016, Chad is also a proud family man, educator and advocate for special needs students, and avid traveler.

For more information on Chad T. Collins and Authority Media Agency visit

Company Name: Authority Media Agency
Contact Person: Chad T. Collins
Phone: 310-400-6317
Country: United States