Career Notes, October 2018

Who's moving up?

Accounting & Auditing

Rob Shirley has joined Aprio LLP as a partner in the Birmingham office.

Springhouse Compliance has named Rex Yarborough executive vice president of sales.

Mauldin & Jenkins has promoted Hanson Borders to managing partner. In addition, Nicole Cunningham, Heather Batson, Derrick Cowart, Michael Gordon and Tim Lyons have been named partners of the firm.

Warren Averett Chief Information Officer Chris Morrow has been honored with the Bridging the Gap Firm Management award from Boomer Consulting Inc. In addition, the firm has hired Elizabeth Powell and Jennifer Williams.

Ben Murray, Mitchell Wolfe, Kate Welch, Jamie Carag and Mackensie Coarsey have joined Wilkins Miller LLC.

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Shannon Lambert

Shannon Lambert has been promoted to chief operating officer at Barge Design Solutions Inc.


Tony Croy has been promoted to vice president of quality and Tanya Hunt to project manager in the commercial division at BBB Industries, in Daphne.

Randy Crump, president of Friendly Auto Sales in Jasper, has been named the 2018 National Quality Dealer of the Year by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association.

Banking & Finance

Linda Cinader has been hired as business development officer of ServisFirst Bank in Huntsville and Hunter Lyons has joined the bank’s Mobile board.

S. Wesley Carpenter has been promoted to senior vice president of Merrill Lynch. He is based in the firm’s Fairhope office.


Elaine Lyon has been named director of the HudsonAlpha Clinical Services Lab at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.


Turner Burton was named president of Hoar Construction, while Rob Burton will remain chairman and CEO. In addition, Randall Curtis has been named COO and Will Watson as vice president of the Alabama Division.


Jason Asbury has been named president of ThreatAdvice. Steve Hines, former ThreatAdvice president, will assume the role of president of ThreatAdvice’s holding company, NXTsoft.


Pamela Sims

Motion Industries Inc. has promoted Pamela Sims to vice president of marketing.

Economic Development

Jeff Traywick has been promoted to vice president of economic development for the Birmingham Business Alliance.


Former instructor/coach at Calhoun Community College Myra King has been inducted into the Alabama Community College Conference Athletic Hall of Fame

Lt. Col. Perry Bolding has been named chair of the Military Science Department at the University of North Alabama. In addition, Professor of Geography Michael Pretes has received the 2018 Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education.

Lance Self, founder and CEO of Zero RPM, has earned the 2018 Most Outstanding Wallace State Community College Alumni award.

Employment Training

Karen McGraw has been promoted to the position of business office manager for AIDT.


PGA professional Shane Allen has been named head golf pro at One Club Gulf Shores, and Laurie Farris has joined One Club as director of property operations.


Armbrecht Jackson LLP had Scott Brown and Tamela Esham selected as 2019 Lawyers of the Year by The Best Lawyers of America.

Rick Dearborn, a former White House deputy chief of staff, will serve Adams and Reese as a senior policy advisor. In addition, Randall Scott Hetrick, W. David Johnson and John Lyle III, of the Mobile office, were chosen as Lawyers of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America.

Baker Donelson has added Alan Enslen to its Birmingham office as a member of the firm’s Global Business Team.

Christopher Friedman, Marcus Augustine, Justin Brown and Andrew Shaver have joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Birmingham office.

Kurt Rademacher, of Butler Snow, has been listed in Legal Week’s Private Client Global Elite 2018 listing.

Jordan Loper

Jordan Loper has joined Christian & Small LLP as an associate. In addition, Edgar Elliott IV, Richard Smith and Michael Vercher were recognized as Lawyers of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America.

Melody Eagan, of Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC, has been selected as a member of Leadership Alabama’s Class XXIX. In addition, Jack Sharman and William Brooks were named Lawyers of the Year by The Best Lawyers of America.

Bob Loftin has been named a partner at Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt LLC.


Swift Industrial Power recently presented their Impact Award to Jason Morrison, Richard Cobb and Gene Tabachuk.


Marianne Beard has been promoted to vice president, marketing partnerships/creative director of Vertical Solutions Media.


EWTN Global Catholic Network has named Daniel Burke as president and chief operating officer of EWTN News Inc.


Bruce Korf, chief genomics officer at UAB, has been named chair of the new Alabama Rare Disease Council. Other members are David Bick of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Matthew Alexander, Sam Perna and Martina Bebin of UAB, Kristin Anthony of PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome Foundation, Katelyn Englert of Children’s of Alabama, Mark Gillespie of the University of South Alabama, Scott Griffin of Hope for Gabe Foundation, Matt Might of the Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute at UAB and Stephen Sodeke of Tuskegee University.

Mike Neuendorf was named chief executive officer of Princeton Baptist Medical Center.

Spine surgeon Charles Gordon Jr. has joined Baldwin Bone & Joint.

St. Vincent’s Primary Care welcomed family medical physician Jason Clemons, MD to the Morgan Road location in Bessemer. In addition, Carrie Black Huner, MD and Kimberly Beasley Cornelison, CRNP were added to the staff at Patchwork Farms location in Vestavia Hills.

Oil & Gas

Dale Jolley has been named SPOC Automation‘s supply chain specialist.


Jason Crager, director of Lockheed Martin Pike County Operations, has been named to the Manufacture Alabama board of directors.

Bob Copus has been named the interim executive director of Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama.

Felicia Smith, Caddell Construction Co.’s contract insurance supervisor, has been installed as the president of the Montgomery Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction.

Jim Page, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, has been named the Chamber Professional of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.

Kevin Ball, Chris Curry, W. Edward Dismukes Jr., Monica Garsed, Patrick Lynch, Marcus Neto, Nathaniel Patterson Jr., D. Scott Posey, Nick Sellers and Glenda Snodgrass have been nominated to serve three-year terms on the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

The NFIB has presented the Guardian of Small Business Award to U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (2nd District, Alabama) and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (5th District, Alabama).


Mike McWilliams is being promoted to owner’s superintendent of International Speedway Corp.’s Design & Development team in anticipation of Talladega Superspeedway’s Infield Project, known as Transformation.

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Real Estate

Aimee Allison has joined ARC Realty Wetumpka office.

Tim James Jr. has joined Jon Kohler & Associates, a plantation and land market brokerage.

Judy Horton, of Ray & Poyner Properties, has completed the final course of the Alabama Graduate REALTOR Institute.

Workforce Development

Sherry DeLoach has been named the Regional Workforce Council of South Alabama liaison.

Josh Duplantis has been named the executive director of South Alabama Workforce Development Council AlabamaWorks.

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