Career Notes, July 2018

Who's moving up?


Bill Stoeffhaas, co-owner and president of Style Advertising, was presented the Lifetime Achievement in Business Services Industries Bronze Stevie Award. In addition, Audrey Pannell, vice president of PR, was presented the PR Executive of the Year award, while Katie Beck and Kirsten Funk both won Communications Professional of the Year honors.


MarineMax has given Regional President Jay Rasmusson managerial responsibilities for the stores at Panama City Beach, Pensacola at Bahia Mar and Gulf Shores.


Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA Inc. has named Ikuo Sugiyama senior vice president of manufacturing and Mark Brazeal vice president of administration.

Micah Charyn


BB&T has hired Micah Charyn as private advisor, vice president, in its North Alabama Region.


Brittany Lasseigne, a senior scientist at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to receive the Pathway to Independence training grant.

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DeAngelis Diamond has promoted Bryan Trtan from estimator to preconstruction manager.

Mark Sybrant has joined Doster Construction Co. as vice president and regional operations manager.

Economic Development

Alex Patrick has joined the Birmingham Business Alliance as economic development specialist.


The Boy Scouts of America recently presented the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award to Columbia Southern University President Ken Styron.

Faulkner University has named Phillip Calvert its new chief of police.

Jennifer Kerpelman has been named Auburn University‘s interim vice president for research.

Joe Burke has been named interim president of Calhoun Community College. Most recently he served as vice president and dean of instruction at Northeast Alabama Community College.

Paul Campbell Erwin, M.D., has been named dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health.

Anne Clem Whitaker has become the newest member of the University of North Alabama‘s Board of Trustees.


Building & Earth has appointed Curtis Osier branch manager of its Springdale, Arkansas location.

Rachel Layton


Taziki’s Mediterranean Café has named Rachel Layton vice president of marketing and growth.


Adams and Reese Mobile Special Counsel Raymond Bell Jr. has been elected to the Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners.

Christian Borek is a new associate in Burr & Forman’s Birmingham office.

Abbott Jones has joined the Birmingham office of Butler Snow, and Rance Sapen has been named chief operating officer.

Jay St. Clair, Birmingham office managing shareholder of Littler, has been recognized in the 2018 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

David Williams, senior attorney for Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers LLP, has joined the charter board of Build UP, a construction workforce program for Birmingham-area youth.

Maynard Cooper & Gale has added James Childs, Greg Peterson, Joe Bird, Dave Cooper, Jonathan Kipp and Jim Rotch as shareholders. In addition, the firm has added associate Seth Capper to its Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice.


Shane Hill has joined Pace as director of information technology.


Douglas Brewer becomes chief executive officer of Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital on June 30, after the retirement of current CEO Arthur Evans.

Urgent Team has opened a new center in Florence with Dr. Jonathan Summers, Andrea Aquadro, April Goodloe, Tanya Roberts and Ashley Presley on staff.

Greg Shoemaker has joined Baldwin Bone & Joint as executive administrator. In addition, John Todd, orthopaedic surgeon and medical director of The Shoulder Center at Baldwin Bone & Joint, has been named the president of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine Alumni.

Jayme Locke, M.D., director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham‘s Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program, has been awarded the Distinguished Investigator Award for Translation into Public Benefit and Policy.


Seaman Recruit Andrew Lockhart, of Birmingham, has graduated as the top sailor from Recruit Training Command, earning the Military Excellence Award.


Kevin Fitzgerald has been named the music director of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and assistant conductor of the ASO.

Oil & Gas

Jason Gimeno has been named SPOC Automation‘s newest sales manager. In addition, Jamie Goodgame has been named human resource and risk manager.


The Business Council of Alabama has awarded a BCA fellowship to University of Alabama student Reynolds Sorrell of Vestavia Hills.

Equality Alabama Executive Director Alex Smith has been named senior policy manager at AIDS United.


Davey Allison, a Hueytown native, has been named to the 2019 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. In addition, former Talladega Superspeedway PR Director Jim Hunter received the 2019 Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.

Real Estate

Anthony Lunceford and Joe Massa, of Colliers International, were recognized by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors in its Top 20 Investment Transactions Awards for a $53 million office investment deal they arranged in Huntsville.

Newcastle Homes has promoted Nick Jones to area construction manager in the Pelham office. In addition, the firm has hired Michelle Awtry as an agent for Camellia Ridge.

Buff Teague and Leigh Dale Younce, with JLL in Mobile, were recognized as the Best Prospector Team by the International Council of Shopping Centers.

The Shopping Center Group has appointed Ray Jones as operating partner for its Alabama, Mississippi and Florida panhandle regions.


CFD Research Corp.’s Phillip Whitley received the 2018 John Paul Stapp Award for his 35 years of experience in developing protective gear requirements for the aviation industry.


Steve Miley has been named associate director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.


Joey Woodle, a deaf student at Central Alabama Community College, has earned a Class A CDL. He is the first deaf student in the state to be certified.

Timothy Bibb and Nicholas Smith have been hired as diesel technicians with Four Star Freightliner after graduating from the company’s apprenticeship program.

Wealth Management

Holley Pierce, senior financial advisor and senior vice president with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Montgomery, has been recognized on the Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors list.

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