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Career Notes, May 2012

Tammie Lunceford of Warren Averett Kimbrough & Marino. See additional photos below.

Tammie Lunceford of Warren Averett Kimbrough & Marino. See additional photos below.

Accounting

Tammie Lunceford has joined Warren Averett Kimbrough & Marino, a division of Warren Averett LLC, as a healthcare and dental consultant. She will serve medical and dental practices by evaluating scheduling, patient flow, operating efficiencies, accounts receivable management and EMR selection process and planning.

Myra Roberts, CPA, CVA, AEP and Shareholder at Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith, was invited to serve on the Alabama Law Institute’s Uniform Principal and Income Act Committee. Jaime Sweeney, CPA and Senior Audit Manager, was elected to serve as Board Treasurer at the Alabama Profit Sharing Council.

Architecture

Brian Allen has been named senior vice president of business development for Gresham, Smith and Partners’ transportation market. Allen will lead new business development efforts in the Southeast.

Banking

IBERIABANK has named Scott Hall Cooper to the Mobile, Alabama Advisory Board. Cooper is president of Crescent Towing & Salvage Co. Inc. and executive vice president of Cooper/T. Smith Corp.

Matt Fetner has been promoted to vice president, commercial banking of Bryant Bank’s Foley office. Fetner has more than 12 years of experience in retail, customer service and lending.

ServisFirst Bank Birmingham has hired Jeannie Sosebee as mortgage loan officer. Sosebee has more than 34 years of experience in the banking industry.

Construction

Duane Watson, founding member of Watson Builders LLC, has announced that Mitch Bruhn has joined the company as a member and the name of the company has changed to WatsonBruhn Builders LLC. Bruhn has more than 25 years of experience in the industry.

Nonprofit

The Community Foundation of South Alabama, a nonprofit charity that plays a key role in addressing the needs of the community through leadership and grants, announced its Officers for 2012. Chairman Bernard H. Eichold II, M.D., Dr. P.H., F.A.C.P., health officer, Mobile County Health Department; Vice Chairman Norman D. Pitman III, president, N.D. Pitman & Co.; Secretary Kelvin J. Hill, vice-president, Georgia-Pacific Naheola Operations; Treasurer Mary Kathleen Miller, managing partner, Armbrecht Jackson L.L.P.; Immediate Past Chair Raymond R. Wingard, president, Wingard Enterprises, Inc.

Education

Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences professor Werner Bergen has been named a fellow of the American Society for Nutrition. The Princeton Review has listed two economic faculty members, professor Randy Beard and instructor Macy Finck, among the nation’s best for undergraduate instruction. They are recognized in the guidebook The Best 300 Professors. In addition, the honorees for the 2012 Auburn Journalism Awards have been named. They are ABC News correspondent Jim Wooten, Auburn historian and activist Wayne Flynt, Valley Times-News Publisher Cy Wood, Alabama High School Athletic Association Communications Director Ron Ingram and al.com Senior Producer Vickey Hunt Williams.

Michael Reddy has been named dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. Reddy has served as interim dean since June 2011. He is the eighth dean of the school.

Enterprise State Community College has announced the retirement of Sue Baum, information technology director. Baum has worked for ESCC for more than 30 years in several capacities.

Judson College senior Jordyn Blackwell of Grand Bay has been awarded registered level certification by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. Blackwell plans to pursue a career teaching therapeutic horsemanship to special needs individuals and hopes one day to start a premier accredited therapeutic riding program in the Mobile County area.

Insurance

Protective Life Corp. has named Frank Sottosanti as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Sottosanti will be responsible for the strategic development and management of the company’s consumer marketing efforts. In addition, John Sawyer has been promoted to senior vice president and chief distribution officer. 

HealthSpring, a Medicare Advantage plan, has promoted Bob Dawson to executive vice president and chief market officer. In his new role, all HealthSpring markets will report to Dawson. Patrick Foley has been promoted to president of the Alabama office and Matt Chance has been promoted to chief operating officer of the Alabama office.

Legal

Wyatt Haskell, a founding member of Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker LLC, has been recognized in the latest edition of The Global Directory of Who’s Who for his contributions in the fields of public finance, economic development and governmental law. V.J. Graffeo and M. Baird Beers Jr., both attorneys with the firm, have been named Rising Stars of the Birmingham Bar by B-metro magazine. Rebecca Beers, also an attorney with the firm, has been named to the 2012 Class of Leadership at University of Alabama at Birmingham, which is made up of young professionals offering their support to UAB.

James Pennington, a founding member and managing shareholder of the Birmingham office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., has been selected as a 2012 Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group. Pennington was the only attorney in Alabama named to the list. 

Balch & Bingham LLP, is pleased to welcome back James H. Miller, III, a leader in the development and licensing of nuclear energy plants, as the firm continues a strategic expansion of its Energy Practice Group.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC announces that the 2012 edition of Chambers USA, a directory of America's leading lawyers for business, will recognize 81 Baker Donelson attorneys as leading practitioners in 26 practice areas. Ten of the firm's Birmingham attorneys will be ranked in Chambers USA as leading practitioners in the state in specific practice areas: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Timothy M. Lupinacci and Eric Pruitt; Corporate/Commercial, B.G. Minisman Jr. and D.J. Simonetti; Labor and Employment, William G. Somerville; Litigation (Construction), Edward P. Meyerson; Real Estate, H. Chervis Isom, Denise W. Killebrew, Murphy McMillan and William R. Sylvester.

Real Estate

J.H. Berry & Gilbert, Inc., a full-service commercial real estate firm in Birmingham, was awarded the leasing assignment for regional properties from In-Rel Properties. Management of the properties will be directly handled by J.H. Berry & Gilbert President Philip A. Currie and Vice President John Hardin.

Media & Communications

Red Sage Communications, Inc. recently added Production Artist, Drew McDowell, to its staff. McDowell, a 2008 Auburn graduate in Industrial Design, has several years of experience in Sports Marketing in Huntsville and Atlanta.

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