Career Notes, February 2014
Who's moving up?
Heyward Gould, senior vice president, First National Bank of Central Alabama
BANKING & FINANCE
First National Bank of Central Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, has named Heyward Gould as senior vice president. Gould has been with the bank since 2007.
America's First Federal Credit Union has promoted Karen Deluca and Robin Moore to assistant vice presidents of regional branch operations. In addition, America's First also has promoted Stefan Barnette to facilities and operations manager.
Cadence Bank named Patti Walker vice president and business banker serving the Huntsville market. Walker brings more than 21 years of experience in the financial industry.
The Credit Union Executive Society Alabama Council has named its board officers for 2014-15: Chairman Nick Baggett, Vice Chairman/Programs Chance Hallmark, Secretary Mary Grace Evans, Treasurer Scott Lindey, Marketing and Communications Director Marcie Riddle and Directors at Large Diane Nazarchyk and Lisa Hales.
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital has promoted Nicole May to assistant vice president. May is in the firm's Mobile office. In addition, Grandbridge has hired Meredith Davis as a vice president in its senior housing and healthcare finance group. Davis, who has more than 15 years’ experience, will work out of the Birmingham office.
Transworld Business Advisors of Alabama has affiliated with Richard Yeilding and Samuel Hope as advisors. Yeilding will serve the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa markets. Hope will serve Pike, Houston, Covington, Coffee and Montgomery counties.
Vulcan Materials Co. has promoted Tom Hill to executive vice president and chief operating officer, John McPherson to executive vice president and chief financial officer, Danny Shepherd to vice chairman of the company and Dan Sansone to executive vice president-strategy.
Erick Estrada has joined Business Systems and Consultants Inc., of Birmingham, as an account representative. In addition, Jeff Taylor has joined the company, serving on the materials storage sales team.
Alabama State University named Gwendolyn Boyd its new president. Boyd, 58, grew up in Montgomery and earned her bachelor’s degree from Alabama State. She earned her master’s in mechanical engineering from Yale University and her doctorate in divinity from Howard University. She is Alabama State’s first female president.
University of Alabama at Birmingham professors David Briles and Lawrence DeLucas have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Also, Tondra Fields has been promoted to career liaison in the School of Engineering. In addition, Kelli Holmes and Melissa Whatley have joined the Career and Professional Development Services at UAB. Holmes will serve as the assistant director of employer outreach and Whatley as associate director.
Judson College President David Potts has received the James T. Rogers Distinguished Leadership Award from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The award recognizes long-term dedication to excellence in higher education.
Michael Kingsmore, P.E. has formed MAK Engineering LLC and will serve as principal of the structural engineering firm. He also has been named the 2014 president of the Structural Engineers Association of Alabama.
Cody Reed, Mary Catherine Price and Tony Reid have all attained their professional engineering licenses. They work at Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood Inc.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
AlaBev, a Birmingham-based beer distributor, has hired David Brown and Jake Davidson and promoted Andrew Davis and Duran Patterson. Brown was named operations manager. Davidson will serve as on-premise pre-sales representative for the Birmingham market. Davis was promoted to on-premise sales manager for the Birmingham area. Patterson was promoted to specialty import manager for the Birmingham area.
Karen Petersen, who works for HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, won a $5,000 grand prize and a one-year supply of eggs from Eggland’s Best in the inaugural Eggland’s Best Chief Egg Officer Search contest. The contestants submitted one minute videos of why they love the company’s eggs.
Michael Korpiel, MS, FACHE has been named president and chief operating officer of St. Vincent’s East. Korpiel has more than 20 years of experience.
Tractor and Equipment Co., of Birmingham, has hired James Steele Jr. as its vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining the heavy equipment distributor, Steele was a member of a CPA firm.
INVESTMENT ADVISORY FIRMS
Kelley & Mullis Wealth Management has added securities analyst Stephen Fahy. Fahy has more than 37 years of experience in the investment industry.
Jackson Lewis PC, a law firm in Birmingham, has named Gene Marsh of counsel. Marsh is well known as a sports law practitioner, an area the firm wanted to add to its roster of services.
Jason Smith has been named a partner in the firm
Leitman, Siegal, Payne & Campbell PC. Smith has been with the firm since 2010.
Baker Donelson has added Julie Schiff and Emily Schwebke to its Birmingham office. Schiff joins as an associate in the advocacy department and Schwebke as an associate in the real estate and finance group.
Balch & Bingham LLP has named Jennifer Decker, Daniel Hugunine and Joseph Moore as partners of the firm. Decker and Hugunine are in the Birmingham office, while Moore is in the Montgomery office.
Sirote & Permutt PC has brought three new attorneys on board. They are Jahan Berns and Thomas Humphries, who will practice in the litigation department in Birmingham, and Emilee Hellums, who will practice in the tax controversy department in Huntsville.
Christopher Nanni has been named president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. Nanni succeeds Kate Nielsen, who retired from her position with the nonprofit organization in 2013.
Copperwing Design has added Kathryn Torrey and Mary Gibson to its firm. Torrey will serve as media planner/buyer and Gibson will be the web project manager.
Thomas "Moose" Praytor, of Mobile, has received the 2013 H.G. Adcox Sportsman of the Year Award from the ARCA Racing Series. Praytor drives for Hixson Motorsports and his family's Max Force Racing.
RealtySouth has added the following agents to its Alabama locations: Will Simmons, Amanda Boyette, Gerry Holmes, Brooke Wahl, Wayne Moore, Kathy Collins and Justin Thornton.