Career Notes, February 2013
Bryan Chandler, managing shareholder of JamisonMoneyFarmer P.C. of Tuscaloosa, has been elected vice chairman and chairman-elect to CPAmerica International's board of directors. In addition, Carl Jamison, a third-generation shareholder in the firm, has been unanimously elected 2013 chairman of the Business Council of Alabama's Board of Directors.
Red Square Agency has promoted Sarah Jones to president and Elena Freed to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Rich Sullivan will take on the role of CEO, as well as continuing in his capacity as executive creative director.
Chambless King Architects, of Montgomery, has added Roy Gray to its team. Gray has over 20 years of experience in the construction and architectural fields and will oversee specification development and contract administration.
BANKING & FINANCE
Aliant Bank has named Elizabeth Capell Black vice president and branch manager of its Montgomery facility. In addition, Barry Moorehead has been promoted to serve as the U.S. Small Business Administration specialist for Aliant Bank. He will be based in the Birmingham branch and will oversee the bank’s SBA lending throughout Alabama.
Cadence Bancorp LLC, of Birmingham, has appointed Valerie Toalson as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Toalson has more than 25 years of banking experience in accounting operations, financial and regulatory reporting, treasury and investor relations.
Beech Street Capital LLC has named James Andrews vice president of business development at its Birmingham office. Andrews is founder and president of Litho Publishing Co., which produces apartment guides in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.
Regions Bank has named Jeffrey Rosen senior vice president, government guaranty lending manager within the Business and Community Banking division. He will oversee the government lending programs across 16 states Regions serves, as well as be the bank’s liaison to agencies including the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Farmers Home Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
ServisFirst, of Birmingham, has hired Alan Wiggins as vice president, wealth management. Wiggins has more than nine years of experience. In addition, the bank has hired Renee Green as mortgage loan originator. Green has over eight years of experience in the mortgage industry.
Red Diamond Inc., of Birmingham, has promoted Laurie Petrey and hired Dave Burke and Scott Nelson. Petrey will serve as vice president, national standards. Burke will serve as executive vice president, retail distribution. Nelson will be vice president of finance. In addition, the company has engaged the services of Steva Austill, principle of Austill Marketing Services, to provide overall marketing branding and to contribute to new product development.
Dunn Building Co. Inc. has hired Jimmy Harrison as its newest project manager and Tommy Tidwell as its newest superintendent. Harrison has more than 29 years of experience in the industry. Tidwell has over 20 years of construction experience.
B&G Equipment & Supply, a division of Brasfield & Gorrie LLC, has promoted Raymond "Buford" Hanson as its South Region operations manager. Hanson has 22 years of experience in the industry.
American Pipe & Supply Co., of Birmingham, has promoted Chris Cochran to director of sales. Cochran has been with the company since 2006.
SEA Wire and Cable Inc., a distributor of military/aerospace wire and cable, has promoted Chase Layton to operations manager. He will be responsible for warehouse and daily operations for SEA.
Alabama A&M University physics professors Arjun Tan and Mostafa Dokhanian, along with graduate student Ashwith Chilvery and alumnus Sihon Crutcher, have published a chapter on tsunami in the book entitled “Tsunami,” published by Intech Publishers. In the chapter, the researchers have constructed three propagation models and analyzed four of the greatest tsunami events in recorded history.
Adult Education Director Kelley Jones, of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, has been elected president of the Alabama Adult Education Directors Association and selected to serve on the inaugural adult education professional development and program evaluation advisory committee.
Wolfgang Kneer has assumed the position of president and CEO of MBtech North America. The bilingual manager helped build the manufacturing engineering business in the U.S. and established the branch office in Tuscaloosa.
Fi-Plan Partners, of Hoover, has added Laura Baker as a vice president, financial planning specialist to the firm. Baker formerly worked in Nashville, Tenn., where she obtained her certified financial planner and certified retirement counselor designations.
Melinda Dunn has been named president and CEO of the Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Dunn formerly served as Decatur Parks and Recreation historic resources and events coordinator.
Bruce Smith has been named the new general manager of the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear. Smith has more than 25 years of experience.
Thompson Insurance Inc., of Montgomery, has hired Doug Aman and Charlie Carper to the construction surety bond and insurance section.
Jenna Bedsole, a shareholder in the firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C., has been named chairwoman of the Women's Business Council, a group affiliated with the Birmingham Business Alliance. In addition, the firm has added Andy Rotenstreich and Thomas Buchanan to its Birmingham office. Rotenstreich joins the firm as a shareholder, while Buchanan joins as of counsel.
Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker LLC's Bert Nettles has been reappointed by the Alabama Supreme Court to a three-year term on the Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions Committee-Civil. In addition, firm attorney Rebecca Beers has been elected to the executive board of the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association for 2013.
Heninger Garrison Davis, a Birmingham-based law firm, has named Jacqueline Knapp Burt as a partner to the firm. Burt specializes in intellectual property litigation.
Birmingham-firm Huie Fernambucq & Stewart LLP has named Reed Lawrence and Jimmy Brady partners. In addition, Will Davis, an attorney with the firm, has been named co-chair of the 2013 Public Service Committee with the Birmingham Bar Association.
Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C. associates Jennifer McEwen and Starr Turner have been elected to the 2013 Birmingham Bar Association's Young Lawyers Executive Committee.
Balch & Bingham announced that partner Clark Cooper has been re-elected as Alabama’s delegate for the American Bar Association House of Delegates. The house sets policy for the ABA. Cooper will serve a three-year term.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has been honored with the 2012 Leadership Award for efforts to reduce underage drinking and drunk driving by the Century Council, a national not-for-profit organization.
Oakstone Publishing LLC, providing multimedia continuing education materials for healthcare professionals, has appointed Dr. Jim Lozier to chief dental officer. Lozier will also continue to manage the company's Dental Decks Division, which targets dental students preparing for their national board exams.
The Universal Accreditation Board announced that Denise Berkhalter, Malissa Valdes-Hubert and Julie Senter have earned Accreditation in Public Relations. Berkhalter is director of public relations for the Alabama Association of School Boards. Senter is director of communications for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Valdes-Hubert is public information manager for the Alabama Department of Education.
Copperwing, a creative consultancy in Montgomery, has added Lawton Webb, Megan Owens and Jessie Barksdale to the staff. Webb will serve as business accountant, Owens as digital project manager and Barksdale as account coordinator.
Brittany Moore has been hired as director of digital marketing at FitzMartin. She previously served as an account service and new business development officer of the firm.
RealtySouth has added the following new agents: Jimbo Kidd, Patrick Daniel, Richard Farmer, Joanna Ellard, Melinda Johnson, James Melton, Sherry Yancey, Beverly Gardner, Amanda Chandler and Shanna Killings.
C. Reynolds Thompson III has resigned from his position as president and chief financial officer of Colonial Properties Trust. Thompson has been with the company since 1997 and in his current role since 2008. Bradley Sandidge, executive vice president accounting, will assume the responsibilities as interim CFO while the company conducts a search.
Dynetics, of Huntsville, has named Scott Goldstein chief technologist for the company and manager of the Advanced Missions Solutions Group in Virginia. In this role, he will develop new mission solutions for the Department of Defense and intelligence community customers.
The SSI Group Inc., of Mobile, has promoted Brian Campbell to senior vice president of sales and Tom Myers to chief strategy officer. In addition, they will maintain their executive roles with MedWorth, a wholly-owned SSI subsidiary.
The Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association has hired Tami Reist as president and CEO. She will be responsible for directing and evaluating all promotion of the tourism industry within the northernmost 16 counties of the state.
Elizabeth Kennedy Lawlor has been named resident vice president government relations for Norfolk Southern Corp. Headquartered in Montgomery, she will coordinate the company’s government relations activities in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Averitt Express, of Theodore, has recognized associate Bo Martin, of Saraland, for his 20 years of service to the company. Martin is now among more than 600 Averitt associates who are members of the company’s “Over 20 Team.”