January 5, 2022

Bob Dreisewerd, Baron Weather, Inc.

Robert “Bob” Baron, founder and CEO of Baron Weather, Inc. announced November 16 that he has named Bob Dreisewerd President and CEO. Dreisewerd, a 15-year veteran of Baron management, brings a wealth of experience to his new role combining a strong technology and weather background with savvy business acumen. Baron Weather, a worldwide leader in weather intelligence, is best known for weather analytics and display solutions, weather radar systems, and advanced modeling solutions that help organizations solve weather problems with critical insights.
January 5, 2022

Dr. Lena Walton, Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University has announced the appointment of Dr. Lena Walton as the Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, effective January 1, 2022. Dr. Walton currently serves as the dean of the College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences. This selection follows the recent announcement that Dr. Daniel Wims, former provost and vice president of academic affairs and research, has been appointed the 12th President of Alabama A&M University, also effective January 1, 2022.
January 5, 2022

Kevin Belyeu, Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has hired Kevin Belyeu as convention services manager. This is one of two key staff hires, rounding out the agency’s largest department, convention service and sales. The other is Joel Lamp, the new convention sales manager. Belyeu comes to the CVB with a variety of experience in nonprofits and hospitality, including hotel guest service, food and beverage, sales, and meeting and event support.
January 5, 2022

Joel Lamp, Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has hired Joel Lamp as the new convention sales manager. This is one of two key staff hires, rounding out the agency’s largest department, convention service and sales. The other is Kevin Belyeu, the new convention services manager. Joel will work with sports, hobby and expo groups and events.
January 5, 2022

Ashley Engles-Ross, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber

We are pleased to announce Ashley Engles-Ross has joined the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber as our new Vice President of Small Business. Ashley previously worked as Director of Institutional Giving at Huntsville Botanical Garden, and has also worked with PEO Missiles and Space, Quantum Research International, and Operation Homefront. She looks forward to building relationships with the small business community, and learning how the Chamber can continue to impact their success.
January 5, 2022

Mary McNairy, IOM, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Mary McNairy, IOM, of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management.
January 5, 2022

Sister Tonette Sperando, O.S.B., St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Following the fall 2021 completion of Saint John Paul II Catholic High School’s 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, the school’s Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, announces the appointment of Sister Tonette Sperando, O.S.B., as President. Sister Tonette, an experienced professional educator and leader, will focus on community outreach and development, while Headmaster Dr. Jeremiah Russell continues to steer academics and operations.
January 5, 2022

Austin Lee, MartinFederal

Austin Lee has joined MartinFederal and brings more than 12 years of experience working in cybersecurity across the spectrum of state, local, education, commercial, and the Department of Defense to the team. With a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Mississippi State University and a master’s degree in Security Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Austin provides security engineering, cybersecurity compliance, and governance support with a focus in tactical and ICS/SCADA cybersecurity.
January 5, 2022

Sonya Bailor, Bailor Group LLC

Sonya Bailor is the president and CEO of Bailor Group LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on growth strategy. She has been honored to lead growth strategy and organizational change management for companies ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 1000's. Her client list includes industries in healthcare, technology, consumer goods, professional sports, professional services, and more. She has built a proven track record of transformational results through coaching and consulting both individuals and business clients.
January 5, 2022

Eric Polk, Crate Pros

Eric Polk is Operations Manager of Crate Pros in Huntsville. In this role, he serves as the site lead for the company’s Huntsville operation, and is focused on connecting organizations with their difficult-to-ship freight worldwide. Since his start with the company in 2020, Eric has been instrumental in launching the new 10,000 sq. ft. facility and supporting a growing portfolio of customers in the industrial, automotive, defense, and aerospace industries with export and Mil-Spec crating, packing, and shipping services.
January 5, 2022

Ginger Kerrick Davis, Barrios Technology

Houston-based Barrios Technology announced November 15 that it has welcomed Ginger Kerrick Davis to its Executive Leadership Team. Davis takes on the role of Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at the company’s headquarters in Houston. Ginger will use her wealth of human spaceflight experience in both leadership and technical roles to guide the implementation of Barrios’ strategic vision.
January 5, 2022

Scott Stanfield, deciBel Research

deciBel Research is proud to announce Scott Stanfield has joined its executive team as the Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth. Mr. Stanfield comes to deciBel Research with 31 years of experience resolving complex technical challenges and developing innovative, customer-focused business solutions for the defense industry. He has extensive knowledge of DoD programs and possesses long-term relationships with both Government and contractor personnel.
January 5, 2022

Grace Treutel, Blue Summit Supplies

Grace Treutel was recently promoted to Director of Culture at Blue Summit Supplies, a local Huntsville-based office supply company and the largest third-party seller of office supplies on Amazon nationwide. Treutel joined the Blue Summit Supplies team in 2018 as Content Marketing Manager. With the support of CEO Owen Franklin, Treutel recognized and acted upon the need for interpersonal focus and guidance to create a successful, healthy, long-lasting organization and was later promoted to Manager of Content & Culture at the fast-growing Inc. 5000 company.
January 5, 2022

Luis Maldonado, JS Solutions

Luis Maldonado is a recent addition to JS Solutions and in his short time with the company, he has established himself as a leader in Special Operations Aviation maintenance and integration community. Luis is a 23-year veteran of the United States Army, retiring as a US Army 1st Sgt with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Brigade (Airborne).