September 1, 2021

Chris Robinson, Alabama A&M University

Chris Robinson, a Trustee at Alabama A&M University, will return to the board of directors for Leadership Greater Huntsville to lead the newly formed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. A graduate of Greater Huntsville Leadership Madison County Focus Class 5, Connect Class 3, and Leadership Flagship Class 27, Robinson has over 25 years of federal government experience in the areas of Human Resources, Organizational Leadership Development, and Public Relations. Robinson also serves as a Talent Management Strategist with emphasis in Diversity Equity and Inclusion for the Department of Defense.
September 1, 2021

Stephanie Kelley, APR, The Schools Foundation (TSF)

The Schools Foundation (TSF) recently welcomed Stephanie Kelley, APR, as its new Executive Director. Kelley, a Huntsville native and senior PR practitioner, comes to TSF from Media Fusion where she served as Creative Director supporting the Office of Communications at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. She is an accredited public relations professional and former Public Relations Council of North Alabama Practitioner of the Year. Prior to supporting Marshall, Kelley served as the Communications Director for the Huntsville Museum of Art. She is excited for the opportunity to lead TSF in its support of principals, teachers, and students in Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County Schools. Kelley is a graduate of the University of Alabama.
September 1, 2021

Neil Lamb, PhD, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

On July 12, The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) named Neil Lamb, PhD as the 2021 recipient of the Arno Motulsky-Barton Childs Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education. Dr. Lamb is a faculty investigator and vice president for educational outreach at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Ala. Lamb oversees all educational programming developed at HudsonAlpha, including the creation of innovative teacher training, student experiences, public enrichment, classroom kits and digital resources that re-shape how science education is delivered.
September 1, 2021

Mary Shirley-Howell, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

On July 22, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced Mary Shirley-Howell as the new Director of Business Recruitment. Shirley-Howell brings more than ten years of area development experience to HudsonAlpha, serving in multiple leadership roles in the Auburn University Office of Research and Economic Development. Shirley-Howell earned her Bachelors and MBA from Auburn University, and Master of Arts from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.
September 1, 2021

Scott Robinson, Colonial Printing

Colonial Printing is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Business Development Associate, Scott Robinson. Scott brings many years of corporate client development, and print management experience to Colonial Print & Packaging from Las Vegas NV. His understanding of the print business will be very helpful, as we continue to expand our business within the growing Huntsville area.
September 1, 2021

Thomas Petty, IronMountain Solutions

IronMountain Solutions is proud to announce the promotion of Thomas Petty to Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations. Thomas joined IMS in 2020 as Special Projects Manager, bringing several years of leadership experience in strategic planning, process improvements, developing departmental budgets, reducing cost, and effectively managing critical production schedules while adhering to environmental, safety, quality and regulatory compliance requirements.
September 1, 2021

Pammie Jimmar, Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce

Pammie Jimmar was named the new President of the Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce. Jimmar previously served as the Vice President of Small Business and Events at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. Jimmar is a highly driven successful leader with over 26 years in a professional leadership role and a proven record of revenue growth, implementing, and sustaining productive programs, while always utilizing efficient business practices. The other component of her role was also creating events that connect members both small and large businesses to engage in relationships that helped them build their customer and client pipeline.
September 1, 2021

Doug Allen, Sigmatech

Sigmatech is happy to announce Doug Allen as the new Senior Vice President. Doug joined Sigmatech after serving as the Chief Operations Officer and President of Tridents Technologies, leading the corporation through the acquisition process by a private equity firm, OceanSound Partners, LP. Doug has over 34 years of technical management and business experience related to major DoD programs. He has over 20 years of demonstrated success managing large, geographically distributed teams to respond rapidly to complex requirements, and over 14 years of experience as an executive leading Corporate capture of large multi-million dollar opportunities.
September 1, 2021

Harry Hobbs, U.S. Army Warrant Officer

Harry Hobbs was recently inducted into the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Hall of Fame. Hobbs is the 24th Warrant Officer to be inducted in the history of the U.S. Army and said he accepted the award for all the soldiers he served with in combat and did not survive. He said it is an honor to serve our country and city and thanks everyone for their support.
September 1, 2021

Mary Swanstrom, Port of Huntsville

The Port of Huntsville has announced Mary Swanstrom as its Public Relations Manager. As Public Relations Manager, Swanstrom is the primary contact for the media and manages customer relations, advertising, special events, social media and community relations. Hailing from Atlanta, Ga., Swanstrom has lived in North Alabama for more than 20 years. Previously, she worked as Director of Communications, Membership and Marketing for Heart of the Valley YMCA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization serving five North Alabama counties and more than 51,000 individuals annually through three membership branches, three childcare centers, a resident camp and many community-based programs. Previously, Swanstrom worked in media as an Editor at The Huntsville Times and in news production at WAAY-TV Channel 31.
September 1, 2021

John Olshefski, American Public Gas Association (APGA)

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) has named John Olshefski of Huntsville Utilities in Alabama as the First Vice Chair of its Board of Directors. Olshefski was elected during the 2021 APGA Annual Meeting, where he began a one-year term. APGA is a national, not-for-profit association of over 700 publicly-owned local distribution systems in 38 states. APGA is the only trade association that solely represents the interests of public natural gas systems at the federal legislative and regulatory level.
September 1, 2021

Carrie Hamn, DCS Corporation

DCS Corporation’s Director of Talent Acquisition, Carrie Hamn, has been selected as a winner of the 2021 OnCon Icon Award in the Top 50 Talent Acquisition Professional category. The OnCon Icon Awards recognize the top human resources professionals and human resources vendors worldwide. Carrie assumed leadership responsibility for the Recruiting organization. At the time, DCS had a total employee count of 1,076. Three years later, DCS employees number nearly 1,900, an increase of 74%.
September 1, 2021

Jack Jackson, DCS Corporation

DCS Corporation’sVice President of Human Resources, Jack Jackson, has been selected for the 2021 WashingtonExec Chief Officer Award in the Private Company Chief Human Resources category. Jack has played a key leadership role during the pandemic, managing the company’s response, policy rollouts, COVID-19 information updates, employee engagement, and contact tracing activities. Jack continues to lead, grow, and enhance DCS’s technical workforce in their roles in support of their customers’ critical missions to ensure our national security.
September 1, 2021

Chadwick Ford, Collins Aerospace

Chadwick Ford was recently promoted to Director, Business Development, U.S. Army & SOCOM, JADC2 Requirements and Demonstrations for Collins Aerospace in its Huntsville AL. office. In this role, he is responsible for leading a team that interfaces directly with US SOCOM, PEO Aviation, PEO IEW&S, PEO C3T, as well as other governmental agencies. He also coordinates Army pursuits with business development personnel from across the entire Collins Aerospace sales and marketing organization.