Career Notes, October 2016


Scott Goldsmith has been elected president and managing shareholder of JamisonMoneyFarmer PC. Goldsmith replaces Bryan Chandler, who will take on special projects and work with clients in the firm’s affiliate JMF Capstone Wealth Management LLC as a managing member. 

HORNE LLP has promoted Carla Wallace to director; Chandler Croom and Lauren Lanefski to supervisors; Diane Barnhill, Kellie Beam and Summer Bayles to senior accounting technicians and Carrisa Crain to accounting technician in the firm’s Mobile office. 

Russell Thompson Butler & Houston LLP have added Christian Day to their team. Also Katherine McKenzie has been certified as a valuation analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. 

Bonnee Bailey, Scott Grier and Jason Westbrook have been admitted as partners to Aldridge, Borden & Co. PC. In addition, Melissa Hill and Kacie McCloud have been promoted to the position of senior accountant.

Chris Taylor, of Anglin Reichmann Snellgrove & Armstrong PC, has been promoted to manager in the firm's Tax Advisory Services group. In the firm's Audit and Assurance group, Jessica Cassiday has been promoted to supervisor and Katie Teichmiller has been promoted to senior. Britton Twyman has been promoted to senior in the ARSA Solutions group. Christopher Cook and Dustin Schaefer have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant exam and are seniors in the Tax Advisory Services group.

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Warren Averett Workplace, an affiliate of Warren Averett, has hired Anna McLaughlin as senior consultant and Amy Jackson as client administrator.

Wilkins Miller LLC Marketing Coordinator Morgan Cooper has been selected as an ambassador for the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. 


Aaron Broach has been hired as a contract administrator for Chambless King Architects, of Montgomery. 


Brad Sklar has been appointed to the board of directors of Progress Bank. He will serve on the Human Resources and Compensation Committees.

Regions Financial Corp. Directors Carolyn Byrd and John Maupin Jr. have been named to Savoy Magazine's Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors listing.

Max Austin has joined the Birmingham office of Synovus Mortgage Corp. in the Correspondent Lending Division.


BioAlabama has named Ted Clem and Jonathan Nugent as its new board members. Clem is director of business development with the Alabama Department of Commerce. Nugent is vice president of innovation and technology at the Birmingham Business Alliance. 

Business Advisor

Transworld Business Advisors has announced its affiliation with Dick Walker as an M&A advisor. 


Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Poole has been presented the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama Chamber Executive of the Year award. 

Credit Unions

Jody Mattson has been named community engagement manager at America's First Federal Credit Union


The Council of Presidents, an advisory group to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, has elected its new leadership for 2016-2017. They are: John Stewart III, of the University of Montevallo, as chairman and Ken Tucker, of the University of West Alabama, as vice chairman. In addition, Amy Shipley Price, the chief nursing and operating office at Coosa Valley Medical Center, has been appointed to ACHE to represent the Third Congressional District. 

Wallace State Community College has named Stefany Pate its new cheerleading varsity squad coach. 


PPM Consultants has hired Bill Parrish as senior project manager for the firm’s Spanish Fort office. 

Building & Earth has hired Billy Wilson as project manager for CTL, a division of the company located in Montgomery. 

Event management

DeeDee Mathis has joined the Bruno Event Team as senior vice president of marketing. 


Keith Lusk, of Golden Flake Snack Foods, has been presented the Alabama Grocers Association Spirit of Alabama award. 

Gary Tatem, general manager of the Red Lobster in Florence, has received the company’s top honor for performance, the Lighthouse Club Award, for a second time. He also was given the Legacy Award. 

The National Grocers Association and the Alabama Grocers Association have honored Jack Greer Sr. with the NGA Spirit of America Award. Greer is president of Autry Greer & Sons Inc.


Kathlyn Powell has joined Children's of Alabama as pediatric oral surgeon. 


Fair Haven Retirement Community has added Shanna Black as marketing director. 


LBA Hospitality has named Elaine Myers general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn, Clarion Inn & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn and Hampton Inn, all in the Dothan area.


Sha Embree has been named the managing partner of the Montgomery General Office of New York Life Insurance Co.


Gil Rogers is the new director of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Georgia and Alabama offices. 

McGlinchey Stafford PLLC has added Christopher Couch as of counsel to its Birmingham office in the firm's Corporate and Banking practice groups.

Linda Klein, senior managing shareholder at Baker Donelson, has become president of the American Bar Association. In addition, Marcus Maples has joined the Business Litigation Group at the firm's Birmingham office.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has named Abigail Harris, Daniel Murdock and Patrick Schach as associates. Also Partner Kevin Newsom has been elected as a fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Partner Tripp Haston has been appointed to the 2017 International Association of Defense Counsel's Corporate Counsel College as dean-elect. Partner Virginia Patterson has been selected for the 2016-2017 class of Leadership Alabama.

Burr & Forman LLP has added Emily Crow to the firm's Labor & Employment practice.

Brett Adair has joined Carr Allison in the firm's Birmingham office.

Elizabeth Tissot will be working with the Jefferson County Community Law Office, in Birmingham, as part of the Gideon's Promise Law School Partnership Program at UC Irvine School of Law.

Three Maynard Cooper & Gale shareholders have been selected for inclusion in the Benchmark Litigation Under 40 Hot List 2016. They are Stephanie Houston Mays, John Holmes III and Mitesh Shah


Bay Wood Products Inc. has expanded its leadership team with Chris Patillo, Andy Hosmer and Jason Cummings. Patillo will serve as facility manager, Hosmer as logistics and production planner and Cummings and production manager. 


Benson Orcutt has been hired by ESPN Events as an associate manager of events to work with the Birmingham Bowl. Orcutt previously served at Samford University as director of marketing.


Southeast Alabama Medical Center, in Dothan, has named Brooke Segrest director of 2 East Nursing Unit, which serves orthopedic patients. In addition, Tena Knight has been named director of the new Neuro Critical Care Unit. 


ALS Association of Alabama has named Lisa Holman executive director. She has 20 years experience in the non-profit sector.

Ryan Mains has been named the Alabama Coastal Foundation's new administrator. Beth Walton, who previously as administrator, will now serve as public engagement coordinator for the Oyster Shell Recycling Program. In addition, ACF Board Member Sam St. John has been awarded the Environmental Excellence Award from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation.

Jack Darnall, of Brasfield & Gorrie, has been elected to the board of directors of the Alabama Wildlife Federation.

AQAF CEO Wesley Smith has been named to the board of examiners for the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Business Council of Alabama has presented former Congressman Jo Bonner with the Spirit of Leadership Award.

The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation has named former Alabama and NFL football player Bobby Humphrey and O2Ideas President and Partner Bill Todd to its board of directors.

Kara Lankford has assumed the role of interim director for Ocean Conservancy's Gulf Restoration Program. She succeeds Bethany Carl Kraft, who has served in this role since 2011.

Richard Guthrie, of Bullock County, and Barnett King, of Crenshaw County, have been inducted into the Southeast Region National Association of Conservation Districts Hall of Fame

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Real Estate

Taylor Glaze has been promoted to business director for the Birmingham area for NAI Chase Commercial. In addition, Janine Miller has joined the company as administrative coordinator of the Huntsville office. 

RealtySouth has named Reida Underwood as managing broker of the company’s Shelby office in Pelham. Underwood succeeds Kent Brenner.


Qualis Corp. has hired Charlotte Hughes as senior proposal specialist, responsible for proposal development, marketing and business development. Hughes has over 20 years experience. 

Mike DeMaioribus, executive vice president of business operations, retired in mid-September from Dynetics. He had served the company for 39 years. In addition, Mike Moody has been appointed vice president of the company in addition to his role as manager of Product Development and Hardware Division. 


Tami Reist, president and CEO of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, has been presented the Dorothy Hardman Spirit of STS award from the Southeast Tourism Society.

Richard Becker, longtime controller at Bellingrath Home & Gardens, has retired. Sidney Weinacker has been named the new controller. 

Col. William Loyd Webb III, retired, has received the Leroy McAbee Distinguished Service Award from Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports.


Huntsville Utilities President and CEO Jay Stowe has joined the Tennessee Valley Authority as senior vice president of Distributed Energy Resources.

Wealth Management 

Kelley & Mullis Wealth Management has added Sam Shober as financial consultant. 

Compiled by Erica Joiner West

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