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Career Notes, August 2013

Janet Moore

Janet Moore

JamisonMoneyFarmer PC’s Janet Moore, CPA has been elected co-chair of the American Institute on Federal Taxation. Moore and co-chair Bradley Sklar, an attorney with Sirote & Permutt, will fill the position previously held by Robert Walthall of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.

Barfield Murphy Shank & Smith has promoted Cherion Sibley to senior manager and Lauren Byrd, Ashley Caldwell, Marlene Cox, Clarke Hoelscher and Mark Underhill to supervisor.

Forensic Strategic Solutions Inc. President Ralph Summerford and Director of Investigations Alton Sizemore Jr. recently spoke at the 24th annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Global Fraud Conference, the largest anti-fraud event in the world with more than 2,600 attendees representing 60 countries.

Thomas Ratcliffe has been presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ratcliffe serves as senior accounting and auditing technical adviser for Warren Averett LLC and is a director emeritus of the School of Accountancy at Troy University.

Kristine Harding, vice president and group manager of the Huntsville office of KPS Group Inc., has been elected secretary of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards board of directors.

Jeremy Portillo has joined Walcott Adams Verneuille Architects, of Fairhope, as its new intern architect.

Darren Gates

Airbus Americas has named Mark Smith and Darren Gates to its management team for the A320 family assembly line in Mobile. Smith is the manager of health, safety and environmental and Gates is facilities manager.

Banking & Finance
Daryl Spears has been named senior vice president, commercial real estate and Brandon Culver has been named assistant vice president, branch manager at Aliant Bank. Spears has 13 years of banking experience and Culver has 10 years in the Birmingham market.

America’s First Federal Credit Union has announced the following promotions and reassignments: Shirley Lochamy was promoted to senior vice president-sales and service; Alan Stabler was promoted to senior vice president-loan administration-general counsel, and Phil Boozer is now vice president-public relations and sales.

Brett Laney and Kate Russell, of financial services firm Edward Jones in Tuscaloosa, have received the firm’s Client Service Excellence award for their region. The honor was based on the results of a survey in which random clients were asked to rank the service they had received.

Chase, the consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., has promoted Mark Bensabat to lead its middle market banking business in the Southeast. He will oversee teams who serve Southeast businesses with $20 million to $500 million in annual sales.

Sterne, Agee & Leach Inc. has expanded its Global Financials platform and added John Paulsen as managing director and senior financials analyst. He has 30 years of experience. 

J. Wesley Legg

Founders Investment Banking LLC has hired J. Wesley Legg as its chief operating officer. Legg has a wide range of financial and operational management experience.

Royal Cup Coffee has promoted David Lawley to district manager, North Alabama. Lawley formerly served the company as branch manager Birmingham. In addition, the company has hired Drew Ard as branch manager Mobile. Ard previously worked as manager of Firestone Complete Auto Care

Building Projects
ABC Supply Co. Inc. has presented Curtis Neal the 2012 Ken Hendricks Award, an award recognizing excellence in performance and improvement. Neal is the manager of the building products distributor's Huntsville branch. 

CH2M Hill, a global consulting, design, construction and operations firm, has awarded the George Warren Fuller Award for exceptional service to Tom Walters for his service to the Alabama-Mississippi Section of American Water Works Association. The AWWA is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to safe and sustainable water. 

Gresham, Smith and Partners, a multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm, has brought on Mary Claire Fuqua for a summer internship. Fuqua won the second annual "I Like Design" contest, sponsored by GS&P and Interiors & Sources magazine

William Jones Jr. has been named to the instructional affairs committee of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Jones was appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley to fill the term of Philip Dotts.

Kelly Sorrell

Kelly Sorrell has been hired by Pizitz Middle School to teach sixth grade social studies. Sorrell formerly served as a special needs PARA at Pizitz.

Calhoun Community College has named two new members to its administrative staff. Bryan Helms serves as vice president for financial and administrative services and Donna Estill is dean for humanities and social sciences.

Kelli Etheredge, teacher and learning resources director for St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, has been honored as a top five nominee for the National Bammy Awards presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International.

Steve Duke has been named associate dean for academics at Auburn University's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. He will be responsible for overseeing the college's academic programs.

The Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants has named Auburn University Montgomery Accounting Professor Judy Kamnikar its 2013 Outstanding Educator of the Year.  Kamnikar has been at AUM for more than 25 years and is nationally recognized in her field of governmental accounting.

Education Corp. of America has named Deb Lenart president and chief operating officer. Lenart will be responsible for Virginia College, Golf Academy of America, Ecotech Institute and Virginia College Online.

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at the University of Alabama has named its 2013 Milestones in Mentoring Awards. Winners are Don Kirchoffner, Shelly Lazarus, Mike Fernandez, John Deveney, Judy VanSlyke Turk and Nick Lucido

Lance Lenoir

Lance Lenoir has been hired as traffic/ITS designer at Sain Associates, a civil engineering firm with offices in Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana. Lenoir has 21 years of experience in design.

Healthcare Planning
KLMK Group Inc., of Birmingham, has hired J. Lee Williams as a consultant. Prior to joining KLMK, Lee managed healthcare projects for Brown Mechanical Contractors Inc.

Tiffany Lewis has been named area director of human resources for HRI Lodging. Lewis will be responsible for human resource initiatives at Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Downtown-Tutwiler, and at several other facilities.

Jameka Brown has been named director of sales for the Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham-Downtown-Tutwiler. In her new role at The Tutwiler Hotel, Brown will develop new accounts and execute sales and marketing programs. 

Information Technology
Information Transport Solutions Inc., of Wetumpka, has shifted from an owner-operator business model to an executive leadership model and has named a CEO, CFO and COO. Steve Meany, with 27 years of experience, was named CEO. Quincy Minor, formerly vice president of operations, will transition to COO. Jeff Drury, who has been CEO/CFO since 2009, is now CFO.

Joe Basenberg

Hand Arendall LLC member Joe Basenberg has been appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley to the district judgeship for Mobile County, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Charles McKnight. Firm attorney Lisa Darnley Cooper has received the William Kaufman award from the Community Foundation of South Alabama for her work. In addition, the firm has hired Nicole Weinacht as its marketing director.

Baker Donelson has announced that four of its attorneys have been named IP Stars in the 2013 edition of Managing Intellectual Property's IP Handbook, an annual publication. Honorees are David Larsen, Bruce Doeg, Samuel Miller and Bradley Trammell.

Balch & Bingham LLP announced the release of the LexisNexis Practice Guide: Alabama Appellate Practice, written by firm partner Ed Haden. The guide provides trial attorneys with information on each stage of the appeals process. 

William Horton, an attorney with Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP, was the featured speaker at the American Health Lawyers Association 2013 annual meeting in Chicago.

Maynard Cooper & Gale P.C.'s Stephanie Mays has been named to Lawyers of Color's inaugural Southern Region Hot List, which highlighted 100 early to mid-career minority attorneys under the age of 40. Mays is an associate in the firm's labor and employment practice. 

Bill Turncliff

Bill Turncliff has been promoted to import manager of ASF Logistics, of Mobile. Turncliff has been with ASF for five years. ASF is an international logistics provider, freight forwarder, NVOCC and customs house broker. 

Management Consulting
DailyAccess Corp., a provider of employee benefits consulting, design and administration services, has named Robert Suarez as chief information officer. In addition, the company has added Andrew Ziergiebel to serve its Northeast territory.

Advanced Skin Technology of Birmingham, a manufacturer and marketer of skin care products to physicians and professionals, has hired Susan Einhorn as regional relationship manager. Einhorn has an extensive background in skin care, as well as expertise in public relations, marketing and training. 

Ad4 has announced its new social media strategy team, Cora Cloud and Bronwen Murray. Ad4 Is a strategy and communication services firm.

Michael Bell, co-founder and principal of The Modern Brand Co., has been awarded the Advertising Association of Birmingham's Ten Awards for Account Service. He also was named Birmingham Magazine's 2013 Beautiful People. 

Ruwena Healy

Ruwena Healy, owner of 24/7 Marketing in Birmingham, has won four Medallion Awards from the Public Relations Council of Alabama. PRCA recognizes members' work in 25 categories.

The Alabama Veterinary Medical Association honored Timothy Boosinger as Veterinarian of the Year during the association’s annual conference. The award is presented to those who advance the profession.

Beth Tattersall, of Gentiva Hospice of Mobile, has been awarded membership into Gentiva Health Services' Clinical Ladder Program, which rewards exemplary clinicians.

Community Hospice of Baldwin County had added Carol Standifer and Katie Spratlin to its team. Standifer will serve as the new hospice administrator and Spratlin joins the team as marketing director.

The Alabama Environmental Council, a non-profit recycling organization, has hired Haley Colson as energy program and policy manager.

The Alabama Association of Nonprofits has selected Billy Baxter as its chief executive officer. Located at Samford University, the AAN is a statewide association created to provide a unified voice for Alabama's nonprofit sector.

The Alabama Pharmacy Association has installed its officers for 2013-14 —President Joe Dalton of Slocomb, President-Elect Rebecca Sorrell of Pelham, Vice President Johnny Brooklere of Adamsville, Treasurer Jared Johnson of Auburn, Past President Buddy Bunch of Guntersville, Speaker of the House Harold Harmon of Wedowee and Speaker-Elect of the House Jeff Jerkins of Auburn. 

Mark Byers

Real Estate
Mark Byers, executive vice president at Cushman & Wakefield/EGS Commercial Real Estate in Birmingham, recently was elected to a two-year term as the south regional director of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.

RealtySouth has appointed Charbett Cauthen as a business development representative for its relocation department. In addition, RealtySouth has welcomed several new agents: Tina Harris, Kathryn Padgett, Julie Wall, Teresa Cameron, Rebekah Eaton, Conrad Howell, John Biddle, Roger Butterfield, Don Coxe, Ashley Nicholson, Vi Nguyen Stewart and Christie Clements.

Business Information Solutions Inc., of Robertsdale, has added Michael Seghers to its team. Seghers has 20 years of experience in web development and graphic design.

Doug Bryant has been named senior vice president of corporate development at Sigmatech Inc. in Huntsville. Prior to joining Sigmatech, Bryant served as president of Davidson Technologies and has more than 35 years experience.

SuccessEHS National Director of Government Affairs Adele Allison has been named co-chair of the National Coordinator Beacon-Electronic Health Record Vendor Affinity Group. 

The Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau has appointed Ron McConnell to the position of vice president, sales and services. McConnell joined the bureau in 1996.

Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau has named Katy Norton president. Norton, a Guntersville native, formerly served as president of the Arab Chamber of Commerce. 

Fontaine Heavy-Haul, a manufacturer of lowbed and extendable trailers in Springville, has hired Neil Robertson to be director of research and development. He has almost 30 years of experience in the trailer industry. 

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