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Career Notes, October 2017

Who's moving up?


Russell Thompson Butler & Houston has hired Alex Nola and Megan Waltman as staff accountants. 

Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore PC has promoted LeeAnn May to senior manager; Kate Thigpen and Matt Nettles to supervisors; Derrick Cook, Erann Thompson, Treya Tindal and Chris VanArsdale to senior accountants, and Matt Brown to staff accountant II. In addition, the firm has hired Stephen Swinney and Kirsten Robertson as staff accountants.

Jackson Thornton has promoted Robert Lang to senior manager, Nic Cofield to director of client services and Chris Bell to director of technical services. In addition, the firm has promoted Erica Bailey, Eva Spooner and Laura Williams to manager and Adam Swanner to project services manager.


Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood announced that Cameron Weldy and Susan McGallagher achieved the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certification and Matt Thomason attained his professional engineering license after passing the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam. 

Luke Chapman



Bryant Bank has promoted Luke Chapman to branch manager of the Foley office.

Regions Bank has hired Mark Hardison as managing director of its healthcare group.


Newcastle Homes has added Kelli Mack and Jason Messer as sales agents in Helena and promoted Bethany David to controller in its Pelham office. 

Brasfield & Gorrie has appointed Michael Byrd to lead its Charlotte office.

Elizabeth Goodwin, business development manager for Doster Construction, has been named to Constructech magazine's 2017 Women in Construction list. 


Kai Koong has been appointed dean of the Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science at Tuskegee University. Koong has more than 20 years of experience in education.

Alan Stephenson has joined Calhoun Community College as its new vice president for academic affairs.

Heather Hall has been named interim dean of the University of South Alabama College of Nursing. In addition, College of Medicine alum Michael Francis has been awarded a $797,740 National Institutes of Health grant for his research in the progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension. He has been appointed as an assistant professor of physiology and cell biology at USA. 


Sain Associates has added Becky White and Vann Rutledge as shareholders.

Krebs Engineering Inc. has promoted Scott Lee to senior associate and Caleb Leach and Jonah Taylor to senior project engineers.

Building & Earth has promoted Srdj Boskovic to branch manager of the company's Huntsville office. 


Trey Glenn, former Alabama environmental agency director and current Business Council of Alabama member, has been appointed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 administrator. 


Phillip Moultrie has been hired as vice president of client services for S.S. Nesbitt. Moultrie has over 30 years of experience in insurance and risk management.

Loren Traylor has joined the Alabama Self-Insured Worker’s Compensation Fund as director of program development.


The Alabama Grocers Association recently presented its annual awards. Those being honored were: Jimmy Wright, of Wright's Market, for the SNAP Online Pilot Program; Sen. Jabo Waggoner received the Spirit of Alabama Award; Peter Gregerson received the Glen P. Woodard award from the Food Marketing Institute and the Chairman's Plaque of Appreciation; and Keith Lusk was recognized for his 12 years on the AGA Board. 


Colin Luke and Larry Childs, from the Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLP Birmingham office, were included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 ranking. Luke was named Lawyer of the Year for his practice areas of Health Care-Mergers and Acquisitions.

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC Partner Lana Olson has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2017. Also Associate A. Lane Morrison has been recognized by the Birmingham Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Program for pro bono work. Also founding Partner Samuel Franklin has been named a National Law Journal Elite Boutique Trailblazer for 2017.

Michael Jackson, district attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, has been named to the Centre College Alumni Association Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton LLP has added Jonathan Fannin as an associate attorney.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has added Anna Minkinow as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Also David Holt, an associate of the firm, has received the 35 Under 35 Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Seven of the firm's partners have been named to Benchmark Litigations 2017 Under 40 Hotlist. They are: Jason Bushby, John Mark Goodman, Jennifer McGahey, J. Thomas Richie, Tiffany deGruy, Michael Bentley and Aron Beezley.

Burr & Forman LLP has added Associate Michelle McClafferty to its Torts Trial and Insurance Practice Group.

Timothy Gregg, Andrew Nix and Maggie Johnson Cornelius have rejoined Maynard Cooper & Gale as shareholders.

Adams and Reese had 12 Alabama attorneys named to 2018 The Best Lawyers in America, with three receiving the "Lawyers of the Year" distinction. They are: Richard Carmody, Jeffery DeArman, Robert Eckinger, M. Ann Huckstep, John Lyle III, Charles Pinckney, Stephen Rowe, Stephen Walsh, Raymond Bell Jr., Randall Scott Hetrick, W. David Johnson and Victor Lott Jr. The three receiving the Lawyers of the Year distinction were Pinckney, Johnson and Lyle.

Charles Powell IV, a shareholder in the Birmingham office of Littler, has been recognized as a Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, nine other attorneys in the firm were recognized. They are: John Bauer, Edward Ellis, Linda Headley, Sandra Ketner, Elizabeth Lalik, Alan McLaughlin, George O'Brien Jr., John Skonberg and Constance Weber.

Baker Donelson has 29 of its Birmingham attorneys named to the 2018 The Best Lawyers in America, with three receiving Lawyers of the Year distinctions. They are: D. Keith Andress, Jenna Bedsole, Joe Campbell, Patricia Clotfelter, Ross Cohen, Johnathan Geisen, David Hall, H. Chervis Isom, Michael Johnson, Denise Killebrew, Thomas Kolb, William Lawrence, Timothy Lupinacci, Thomas Mahoney Jr., David McDowell, J. Murphy McMillan III, Edward Meyerson, B.G. Minisman Jr., Anne Mitchell, Donald Nettles, Linda Peacock, Eric Pruitt, Gary Schiff, D.J. Simonetti, William Somerville III, William Sylvester, Susan Wagner and William Waudby. The three receiving Lawyers of the Year distinction were Clotfelter, Kolb and Mahoney.  In addition, Meyerson and Nettles have been named Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. The firm has added Scott Sargent to its Financial Services Transactions Group.

Carr Allison has added Andrew Turpen and Robert Rylee Zalanka as its new associates in the Birmingham office. In addition, the firm had 23 attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America. Those in the Alabama offices are: Brett Adair, Russell Allison, C. Steven Ball, Charles Carr, Joseph Driver, Glenn Ireland, Elizabeth Kanter, Donald Kirkpatrick II, David McAlister, Thomas Oliver II, Thomas Thornton III, Jeremy Trousdale, D. Gregory Dunagan, Tara Lockett, Vincent Noletto, William Sisson, Judson Wells Sr., Ryan Brake and David Howard.

Huie, Fernambucq & Stewart LLP has 18 attorneys recognized in The Best Lawyers in America listing. They are: Tom Bazemore, G. Jimmy Brady, H. Lanier Brown II, Stan Cash, John Civils Jr., Clay Clark Jr., Bob Girardeau, H. Cannon Lawley, De Martenson, T. Kelly May, Walter Price, Gregory Schuck, Jennifer Devereaux Segers, Jim Shaw, Robert Gordon Sproule Jr., J. Alen Syndor, D. Alan Thomas, Chris Rodgers and G. Jimmy Brady


Southeastern Freight Lines has promoted Adam Darling to service center manager in Huntsville.


Superstation 101.1 FM WYDE has announced a new show, AM with Michael & Jessica, which will feature Michael Hart and Jessica Borklund.


Patrick Whitney, MD, MSPH, has joined Southeast Alabama Medical Center's Westway Medical Office. 


The Alabama Humanities Foundation inducted its inaugural class of fellows. They are: Kamau Bell, Nimrod Frazer, Cassandra King and Myron Thompson. In addition, Lee Sentell, director of the Alabama Tourism Department, was honored with the Wayne Greenhaw Service Award. 

Pest Control

Cook’s Pest Control Inc., of Decatur, has named Brian Cook president and CEO, Joey Harris executive vice president and chief operating officer and Arthur Orr executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Jim Aycock, who has served as president and CEO since 1995, will move to vice chairman of the board.

Public Safety

University of North Alabama Chief of Police Kevin Gillian was named the National Chief of the Year by the National Association of Campus Safety Administration.

Real Estate

ARC Realty has expanded into the Montgomery area and has added Norman Schlemmer as managing partner.

Shannon Tyndall has joined CBRE in its Retail Service practice as vice president. 


Andy McGee, an owner of Lenny’s Grill and Subs, has been named Franchisee of the Year throughout the Lenny’s system of more than 95 locations.

Jeff McDowell



Jeff McDowell, president of McDowell Security, has been accepted into Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.


Rick Fleming, vice president of federal sales and delivery for Integrated Computer Solutions Inc., has achieved the status of Certified Innovation Professional. 

Wealth Management

S. Wesley Carpenter, first vice president, wealth management advisor and resident director of the Fairhope Merrill Lynch Wealth Management office, has been named to Forbes’ inaugural America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors listing. In addition, Camper O’Neal, a Birmingham native and Merrill Lynch advisor, also has been listed on Forbes’ inaugural America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors listing, coming in at no. 1 for Alabama and no. 17 for the United States.

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