March 1, 2021

Kristy Wright Drake, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber

Kristy Wright Drake has been promoted to Vice President of Investor Relations at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. She has been employed at the Chamber since 2015, most recently working as the Director of HREGI & ChamberON. Kristy interacts closely with prospects and investors in the Huntsville Regional Economic Growth Initiative, and she is directly responsible for the annual sponsorship campaign known as ChamberON.
March 1, 2021

Ben Splawn, ServisFirst Bank

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFBS),recently announced the addition of Ben Splawn to ServisFirst Bank Huntsville as a Credit Analyst. Splawn joins ServisFirst Bank as a Credit Analyst. In this role he will be responsible for determining the creditworthiness of potential clients based on financial statements, borrowing history and market conditions. Splawn will conduct loan reviews and approvals as well as determine the terms of the loans for clients of the Bank.
March 1, 2021

Kevin Vandeberg, AAE, Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC)

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) is pleased to announce Kevin Vandeberg, AAE, former director of operations for the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority, has joined the firm as aviation manager in Huntsville, Ala. In this role, he will be responsible for project oversight, Huntsville area management and strategic plan development for aviation clients in the Southeast.
March 1, 2021

Dr. Andrain Yeldell Jones, Strayer University

Strayer University, one of the most well-known adult-focused universities in America, has promoted Dr. Andrain Yeldell Jones to Employer Alliance Manager for its Southern Region. She started this position in October 2020. In her new role, Dr. Yeldell Jones will work with local business communities in partner engagement through their tuition assistance programs to enhance workforce development by providing employees tools to achieve their fullest potential.
March 1, 2021

Jeremy Harrison, PE, Barge Design Solutions, Inc.

Jeremy Harrison, PE, has been promoted to Client Service Leader at Barge Design Solutions, Inc. (Barge). Harrison has 18 years of experience as an electrical engineer, consultant, and manager in the automotive, rubber, and industrial industry. His electrical experience includes power distribution, instrumentation and controls, electrical studies, and hazardous classification.
March 1, 2021

Jonathan Andrews, CFD Research Corporation

Jonathan Andrews joined CFD Research as the Director of the Data Science Group in late 2020, specifically to lead CFD Research’s continued growth in transitioning our technologies to customers for use in analysis of aerospace systems performance. Jonathan will manage CFD Research’s Data Science Department, including the CodeWorks team (Software Engineering) as well as the Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence research area.
March 1, 2021

Tiffany Golden Morris, Kids to Love

Tiffany Golden Morris has joined Kids to Love as the Grants & Development Coordinator. She brings a unique background of broadcast journalism and corporate communications to this new role. Tiffany will support fundraising endeavors and build relationships to continue Kids to Love’s many programs that meet the immediate needs of children living in foster care.
March 1, 2021

Kent Ballard, Drake State Community & Technical College

Kent Ballard has joined Drake State Community & Technical College as the school’s first Assistant Dean for Student Success. Ballard has worked in the field of education for 17 years, and says he is pleased to be in this new role. Ballard previously served as Workforce Education Specialist at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber.
March 1, 2021

Mark Arn, All Points Logistics

All Points Logistics has named Army Colonel (Ret) Mark Arn to the business development team in Huntsville, Alabama. Colonel Arn brings over 27 years of U.S. Army experience in operational and acquisition assignments, culminating as an Army board select Project Manager. He managed a program budget of over $1 billion and an organization of over 500 personnel in the development and operations of Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) X-Band radars.
March 1, 2021

Lindsey Barron, Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) on Redstone Arsenal

As the UH-60V Subject Matter Expert at the Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) on Redstone Arsenal, Lindsey Barron continues to serve the Utility Helicopter Program Office after eight years of service to the program. Her skills have been vital in the development of the UH-60V Program, modernizing the UH-60L fleet to a digital cockpit. Today she works with her Army customer, colleagues at the PIF, colleagues at Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD), and industry to execute production of these aircraft for fielding to the warfighter.
March 1, 2021

Michael Poovey, Prudent American Technologies

Prudent American Technologies has welcomed Michael Poovey as Technical Sales Manager. He is located in the company’s Decatur, Alabama facility. He will be overseeing customer service and sales. Poovey is a native of Decatur and a graduate of the University of Alabama, with over 25 years of experience in technical sales including positions in quality assurance management, estimating, inside/outside sales and marketing.
March 1, 2021

Darren Wheeler, Five Stones Research Corporation

Darren Wheeler, 5SRC as the Director for Business Development and brings 35 years of military, academic and management experience to his role. After retirement from the Marine Corps, Wheeler remained in Northern Virginia and progressed from providing direct customer support to corporate management roles with ever-increasing responsibility.
March 1, 2021

LaShonna Pryor, BBVA USA

LaShonna Pryor is a Workplace Solutions Officer with BBVA USA. She has built a successful Workplace program in the North Alabama District and has been consistently ranked the #1 Workplace Officer in the entire company for the past three years. LaShonna and her team are committed to providing creative solutions and excellent customer service to their highly valued business clients and customers.
March 1, 2021

Ryan J. Letson, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Ryan J. Letson, an attorney in the firm’s Huntsville, Ala. office, has been elevated to partner. Across all the firm’s offices, 13 Bradley attorneys were elevated to partner, and three were elevated to counsel.