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Career Notes, October 2013

Tad Lidikay

Tad Lidikay

ACCOUNTING
Jackson Thornton has promoted Joseph Vickery, Jason Davis and Adam Causey to senior manager, Brian Davis to director of information technology, Will Jones and William Sheffield to manager of the Utilities Group and Ashley Taylor to manager of the Business Valuation and Litigation Consulting Group.  

ADVERTISING
Hare Communications, of Birmingham, has hired Ann Brasher as director of account services and Katie Madison as research director. In addition, the firm has promoted Lindsay Hale to art director.

BANKING & FINANCE
Mike Temple, head of Regions Bank's Real Estate Corporate Banking division, is the August recipient of the Regions Bank Better Life award, a top honor given to an association of Regions for outstanding dedication and job performance.

ServisFirst Bank has promoted Todd Dawson to senior vice president-commercial banking, Barry DeVane to senior vice president-commercial banking and Mitzi Gulledge to senior vice president-private banking. They all serve the Dothan branch of the bank.

Tad Lidikay has agreed to serve on the advisory board of the Birmingham office of Southern States Bank. Lidikay is the owner of Sherrill Paint & Body Co., a full service automotive collision repair facility in Birmingham’s Southside.

Sterne, Agee & Leach Inc., one of the oldest privately-owned investment banking and brokerage firms in the country, has formed an Emerging Markets Group, and named Mario Rappoport, Harry Wool, Mike Santiago and David Cortes to head trading and sales. In addition, Sterne Agee has hired Lindsey Piegza as its first chief economist. 

Laura Kate Lindsey, Buffalo Rock Co.

BEVERAGE
Buffalo Rock Co. has added Laura Kate Lindsey as corporate coordinator of community engagement and marketing events, a position created to encourage community development and awareness in all markets the company serves.

CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY
American Pipe & Supply Co., of Birmingham, has promoted Michael Hays to sales manager, Birmingham branch. Hays joined American Pipe in 2002. 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Limestone County Commission Chairman Stanley Menefee and Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks have received the Michael D. Roberts North Alabama Excellence Award for their contributions to economic development. The North Alabama Industrial Development Association presented the award.

Victor Brown, vice president of minority and small business development for the Birmingham Business Alliance, has received the Chairman’s Award from the South Region Minority Supplier Development Council.

EDUCATION
Alabama A&M University Physics Professor Matthew Edwards was recognized by his peers with the "Session Best Paper" honor for his presentation on innovative ways to teach physics courses during the 3rd International Symposium on Integrating Research, Education and Problem Solving. 

J. William McFarland Jr. has been named special assistant to the president of the University of West Alabama. His new role will include business and industry partner outreach in connection with UWA’s workforce development initiatives, and he will serve as director of the James Suttles Entrepreneurship Institute. 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has chosen Selwyn Vickers, a surgeon and pancreatic cancer researcher, to be the dean of its medical school. Vickers succeeds Ray Watts, who was named president of UAB earlier this year.

Kemba Chambers, Calhoun Community College

Kemba Chambers has joined Calhoun Community College as dean for the math, natural sciences and pre-engineering division.

The University of Alabama’s Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations has re-elected five members and added one to its board of advisers. Re-elected advisers are Mark Harris, Rick Looser, Diana Martinelli, Bryan Reber and Maria Russell. The newly elected adviser is Ron DeFeo

ENGINEERING
Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon Inc. has hired Evie Miller as its marketing coordinator. She will coordinate proposals and its follow-through production with outside vendors for a variety of business units of the firm.

GOVERNMENT
State Representative Paul DeMarco, District 46, has been presented with the Alabama Grocers Association Spirit of Alabama Award, for his support in promoting positive legislation for the food industry and the Buy Alabama’s Best campaign. 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
E-worc Web & New Media has named Lacy Duke as graphic designer/project coordinator for the firm. Based in Mobile, the firm’s primary focus is web design.

Business Information Solutions Inc., of Robertsdale, has named Jay Friday as the company’s new senior marketing analyst. In addition, the company has hired Mikaela Gaubatz as service delivery resource manager.

Sarah Dorner, Maynard, Cooper & Gale PC

LEGAL
James King and Sarah Dorner have joined Maynard, Cooper & Gale PC’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group in the Birmingham office. In addition, W. Edward Bailey has been named of counsel to the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group.

MANAGEMENT
Associa McKay Management Corp. Inc. President and CEO Tom Freeley has been awarded the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) certification from the Institute of Real Estate Management. In addition, Freeley has been appointed to serve on the Community Association Institute Alabama Legislative Action Committee.

MANUFACTURING
Correlated Magnetics Research has appointed Andy Keane as its new CEO, president and member of the board of directors. CMR's co-founder and founding CEO, Larry Fullerton, will remain with the company as its chief scientist.

MEDICAL
Baptist Health System has named Bob Phillips the recipient of the Homer M. Lloyd Jr. Leadership Award, the system’s most distinguished annual award given to a leader within the system. Phillips is the administrator of Walker Baptist Medical Center.

REAL ESTATE
Lee Marlow, of RealtySouth’s Trussville branch, has been voted Best Realtor in this year’s Trussville Tribune Readers Choice Awards. The community newspaper polled readers for their favorite businesses and business professionals in Trussville. 

SHIPPING
H. Winchester "Win" Thurber III, chairman and CEO of Norton Lilly International, will receive the 2013 Containerization & Intermodal Institute Connie Award in December for his revitalization of the shipping agency concept. 

TOURISM
The American Village Citizenship Trust has appointed Stewart McLaurin, of Alexandria, Va., as executive vice president. The American Village, in Montevallo, is a nationally-pioneering American history and civics education center.

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