Whether or not you are considering a career transition, brush up on your interviewing skills and your interpersonal skills for any meeting. Communicating and interacting with an interviewers, coworkers and supervisors, is key to success.


Two Lincoln Centre Conference Center
Suite 240
5410 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, Texas

Driving Directions:

Directions can be found by clicking here.   Enter through the Hilton Hotel after 6 pm and walk towards Two Lincoln Centre.

Event Details

Kent Fannon, MBA'76, of Dantoni Partners and Janelle Montgomery, AB'86, MBA'89, of The North Highland Group will join us on the judges panel to provide their feedback and commentary for alumni and students sharpening their interview skills.


Amico's pizza will be provided free of charge for alumni. Non-alumni will be charged $5 cash at door with registration ($10 cash at door for walk-ins).


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Deadline: 3/27/2013

Speaker Profiles

Kent Fannon (Panelist) '76
Partner, D'Antoni Partners, Inc.

Kent Fannon joined D'Antoni Partners in 2007, and has completed C-level engagements across the healthcare industry. He previously spent 5 years as an Operating Partner in the private equity field, and served as CEO of HealthLine Management, a physician management company, CEO of WIN Healthcare, a managed care company, and as a Board member of Home Healthcare Laboratory of America.

Mr. Fannon has held senior positions in multiple industries, ranging in size from start-up ventures to large, corporate organizations. As Senior Vice President Corporate Development at EmCare, Inc., the nation's largest emergency medicine physician and hospital services company, he led the doubling of the company's size through acquisitions, and assumed the COO role at $170 million Spectrum Emergency Care to manage the integration of that company's operations into EmCare. He was then named EmCare's Executive Vice President and CFO to develop the infrastructure, processes and senior team needed to manage a rapidly growing, decentralized organization. Prior to EmCare, Mr. Fannon was Operations and Planning Officer of EPIC Healthcare Group, Inc., a diversified healthcare company which owned and operated 34 hospitals in 10 states, as well as outpatient surgery and diagnostic centers, home health businesses, and other healthcare services. EPIC, created as an ESOP, grew from $540 million to over $1 billion in revenues in five years before being sold to HealthTrust, Inc.

Mr. Fannon's non-healthcare experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer of a multi-city, multi-state wholesale and retail start-up venture, and as Senior Vice President Finance and Planning of a television and radio broadcasting and production company. He began his career at American Airlines, Inc., where he held financial, business development, and management positions in the airline and its foodservice division.

Mr. Fannon holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and a BS in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island. He is currently on the Board of Advisors for the College of Business Administration at URI, and has served on the Alumni Board of Directors for the University of Chicago GSB, as well as in a number of North Texas philanthropic and community organizations. He and his wife Diane, an advertising executive, reside in the Dallas area.

Janelle Montgomery (Panelist) '89
Principal, The North Highland Group

Ms. Montgomery is a Principal at The North Highland Group, where she specializes in change management for strategic projects, sales, marketing and customer service strategies; financial operations; process redesign; and complex project management. North Highland helps business, government and non-profit clients define strategies, streamline operations, empower people, integrate suppliers, leverage technology and maximize customer interaction. North Highland's innovative approach sustains successful, long-term relationships by helping clients achieve their business objectives again and again.

Janelle focuses on effective change, including strategic analysis and implementation; acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures; team building and culture shift; process improvement; financial operations; information technology management; human resource systems. Fluent in Spanish. CFO for a Chiquita Brands operation in Honduras. VP for family detergent business. M&A at Morgan Stanley.

Specialties: M&A Valuation, M&A Operational Due Diligence, M&A Integration Planning, M&A Integration Execution, M&A Synergy Realization, Strategic Planning, Strategy Execution, Enterprise Governance, International Operations, Process Improvement, Change Management, Business Development, Organizational Design, Team Building, Training and Development, Turnarounds, Restructuring


Michael D. Ilagan, '92 
Career Chair, Alumni Club of DFW

Other Information

We hope to build on last year's successful inaugural DFW Interview Skills Workshop, where Steve Rivard, MBA '89, Partner at Spencer Stuart, and Steve Armond, MBA '99, Chief Financial Officer of T-Systems, Inc. provided sound advice to our interviewees, Aaron Chawla, MBA '05, and Mary Beth Jowers, AB '02, in a format based loosely on American Idol.