Movers & Shapers, September 2016
People making a difference in Pike, Barbour & Bullock Counties
New to Union Springs three years ago, Anderson is already involved in the community, heading the county’s PALS (People Against a Littered State) Alabama and helping organize an Independence Day bike parade. She and her husband, Bruce, are renovating an 80-year-old café and preparing to open a boutique bakery.
Anderson is director of production operations for Pike County Operations at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. A graduate of Florida State University, he has worked in many aspects of Lockheed Martin’s operations. Anderson is a member of the Pike Regional Medical Center foundation board and is active with the Troy Business Council, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Miracle League, Project Lead the Way’s Best Robotics and Troy’s Troops Scholarship Endowment.
Britt is a bestselling author who graduated with honors from Fisk University and the University of Michigan. After a career in public administration in Dallas, she returned to her native Alabama to live and write Christian fiction and poetry. Britt also is an avid gardener and community advocate, and she founded Twelve Stones CDC, a nonprofit organization that operates community gardens in Eufaula and Clayton.
LaDerrick D. Caldwell
A resident of Midway, Caldwell is an occupational therapist at Southern Springs Healthcare & Rehab. Caldwell is chairman of the Bullock County Development Authority and a member of the Bullock County Board of Education. He is community associate for the Black Belt Community Foundation, past Bullock County Democratic Executive Committee member and Union Springs/Bullock County Recreation Board president. He also works in youth programs in the community. He is a graduate of Tuskegee University, where he earned a master’s in occupational therapy.
Ralph H. Clark
Clark is CEO of Medical Center Barbour in Eufaula. A graduate of Jacksonville State University with an MBA from Samford University, he is a board-certified healthcare executive. He is chairman of the Alabama Diversified Health Services Board, the profit arm of the Alabama Hospital Association. He is also a board member for the Wallace College Foundation, a former board member of the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Eufaula Rotary Club.
A former NFL player, Griffin spent four years with the New York Giants and six with the Washington Redskins before returning to his native Pike County. He serves on the board of the Pike County Economic Development Corp., hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for elderly citizens and shut-ins, and provides supplies to Pike County Elementary School.
Jack Hawkins Jr.
Hawkins is chancellor of Troy University. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Montevallo and his doctorate from the University of Alabama, Hawkins served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, earning numerous awards for his combat duty. During his tenure at Troy, the university has matured, adding overseas programs, completing $300 million in campus improvements, increasing admission standards and moving athletics to higher NCAA levels.
Osmer is the CFO/SVP at First Exchange Bank, based in Barbour County. He earned his associate degree from Calhoun Community College and his bachelor’s from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. A graduate of Leadership Barbour, he has been active in the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, the Barbour County Interpretive Center and United Way. He has participated in Relay for Life drives and through the bank has hosted food, toy and school supply drives to benefit the Barbour County Family Service Center.
Packard is general manager for Eufaula Operations of Johnson Outdoors Fishing Group. A Pennsylvania native, Packard earned a degree in engineering from Lehigh University. He joined Humminbird in 1999 and helped integrate it into Johnson Outdoors in 2004. Packard is active in United Way, serving as president and helping merge Barbour County United Way into Wiregrass United Way. He is on the Southeast Alabama Workforce Development Council executive committee and the Barbour County Strategic Steering Committee.
Savage is controller of American Buildings Co., a Nucor company. A CPA, she has held various senior financial positions within the company during her 23 years in Eufaula. She is chairman of the Alabama Region 10 Workforce Development Council and on the executive committee of Alabama Workforce Development Board. Active with the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, she is a past president and currently on the foundation board. She is active in the Pregnancy Resource Center, the Eufaula Pilgrimage, the Eufaula Education Foundation, the Playground of Dreams Committee and Northside Community Church.
Schaeffer is community president of Trustmark National Bank and has been with the bank since 1982. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He is past president of Eufaula Rotary Club, Eufaula Country Club, Bluff City School PTO, Eufaula Quarterback Club, Eufaula Heritage Association where he is currently treasurer, and Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce.
Screws is dean of student affairs at the Sparks Campus of Wallace Community College in Eufaula. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Tuskegee University and served in administrative roles there. Screws is president of the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Eufaula and works with the Eufaula City Schools, the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Eufaula, House of Ruth and United Way of Barbour County.
Sutton is the owner and founder of To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co., which she started in 2006. Today, her company is the country’s leading producer of organic sprouted grains and flours, making more than 50,000 pounds per week. Headquartered in Bullock County, Healthy Flour has 35 employees and expects to add another 20 in the next two years.