MOVERS & SHAKERS



Read about promotions, new hires, and recognition of talent in our member companies. We feature these six months per year: January, March, May, July, September, and November. We'll also share Movers & Shakers on the Chamber's Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts.

July 5, 2022

Wes Kelley, Huntsville Utilities

Wes Kelley, president and CEO of Huntsville Utilities in Huntsville, Alabama, received the Mark Crisson Leadership and Managerial Excellence Award during the American Public Power Association’s National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The award recognizes managers at a utility, joint action […]
July 5, 2022

Darlina Bray, River Bank & Trust

Huntsville Market President Paul Robinson is pleased to announce that veteran area banker Darlina Bray has joined River Bank & Trust. The Alabama-based bank, one of the largest in the state, arrived in Huntsville earlier this year with a location […]
July 5, 2022

Robert Pro, Port of Huntsville

The Port of Huntsville has named Robert Pro as Chief Financial Officer. Pro will manage financials and administration affecting accounting, purchasing, MIS, DBE, property and related functions of the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority. Pro brings more than 25 years of […]
July 5, 2022

Kim Lewis, Calhoun College Foundation

The Calhoun College Foundation is pleased to announce that Kim Lewis has been named President of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Making history as the first African American to serve in this role, Lewis will succeed outgoing President, Rex Cheatham. “On […]
July 5, 2022

Jaimee Freeman, Calhoun Community College

Calhoun Community College has chosen Jaimee Freeman to be the college’s first-ever head coach of its new volleyball program. She currently serves as the head varsity volleyball coach for Decatur High School and will officially start at Calhoun on May […]
July 5, 2022

Brandon C. Smith, CPA, Anglin Reichmann Armstrong

Anglin Reichmann Armstrong announced the appointment of Brandon C. Smith, CPA to Managing Partner, effective July 1, 2022. Current Managing Partner Gary Anglin, CPA, CGMA, transitions to chair of the firm’s board of directors and will maintain his client work. […]
July 5, 2022

Katy Host, The ALS Association

The ALS Association is pleased to announce the addition of Katy Host as Development Manager for North Alabama. Katy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christian Brothers University and brings over 10 years of experience in sales, recruiting, accounting, […]
July 5, 2022

Bill Colson, AI Signal Research Inc (ASRI)

The AI Signal Research Inc (ASRI) Board of Directors is excited to announce leadership changes. We are pleased to promote Mr. Bill Colson to President of ASRI. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall strategic growth of […]
July 5, 2022

Heather Carlton, Kids to Love

Heather Carlton joined Kids to Love as the Business Development Director in May 2022. Her goal is to build lasting partnerships between the Business Community and the non-profit that supports children in foster care. Before joining the Kids to Love […]
July 5, 2022

Stephen Tyler Davis, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy (FPCTA) is thrilled to announce Stephen Tyler Davis will join the staff as the new Artistic Director, effective August 1, 2022. Davis makes his return to North Alabama after 15 years working professionally in […]
July 5, 2022

Clint Irby, CB&S Bank

Clint Irby has been hired as the Branch Sales Manager of the CB&S Bank branch located in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama. Clint earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Troy State University and has since gained 11 years of banking experience. He […]
July 5, 2022

Gracie Muncher, Flourish

Gracie Muncher has been hired with Flourish as an Account Coordinator. Gracie joined the Flourish team in 2022 as an Account Coordinator where she lends support to a variety of client projects, including social media, newsletter marketing, industry research, public […]
July 5, 2022

Marion Myers, Hughes Properties II, LLC

Hughes Properties II, LLC is proud to announce Marion Myers as the new owner. Marion served as the Office Manager for 22 years before purchasing the company. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing Homeowner Associations that […]
July 5, 2022

Shaun Lott, Enercon

Shaun Lott is the Vice President of Global Sales at Enercon. Based out of the company’s Huntsville, Alabama office, Lott is responsible for Enercon’s sales division which focuses on providing critical power solutions to both the defense and private sectors. […]
July 5, 2022

Jeanine Cudahy, DCS Corporation

Jeanine Cudahy joins DCS Corporation’s Huntsville team as the Deputy Director for business development activities, community outreach and program management in support of our DEVCOM Aviation and Missile Center and additional Army customers. Prior to joining DCS, Jeanine worked within […]
July 5, 2022

Matt Siero, DCS Corporation

DCS Corporation is pleased to announce that Matt Siero has been promoted to Ground Vehicle Integration Department Manager. Matt leads a team that provides support to DEVCOM Ground Vehicle System Center’s with Ground Vehicle Robotics design and integration, hardware support […]
July 5, 2022

Paul Morbitzer, DCS Corporation

DCS Corporation is proud to announce that Paul Morbitzer has been promoted to Air Force Technical Services (AFTS) Division Manager. With more than a decade of specialized experience in electronic warfare, working as a lead program manager with the Air […]
July 5, 2022

Tim Phelps, DCS Corporation

DCS Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Phelps as its new Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. With more than 30 years of experience in the Federal Contracting industry, Tim has served as a member of the DCS […]
July 5, 2022

Mike Gilkey, DCS Corporation

DCS Corporation/Infoscitex is pleased to announce that Mike Gilkey, Infoscitex Vice President and Division Manager, has been named Dayton Business Journal’s 2022 Who’s Who in Aerospace and Defense. Mike has been supporting U.S. Army and Air Force missions for more […]
July 5, 2022

Claire Aiello, IOM, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Claire Aiello, IOM, of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition […]
July 5, 2022

Kristy Drake, IOM, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Kristy Drake, IOM, of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition […]
July 5, 2022

Diana Baccus, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber

Diana Baccus is the new Director of Event Management for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. In this role she will be overseeing the events hosted in the Chamber and out in the community. Diana is originally from Bulgaria where […]
July 5, 2022

Tara Van Winkle, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber

Tara Van Winkle has joined the team at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber as our newest membership account executive. Tara is a native of Florence, AL but has called Huntsville home since 2008. She chose Huntsville because she wanted to live […]
July 5, 2022

Raven Howlet, RCP Companies

RCP Companies is pleased to welcome Raven Howlet as Senior Accountant. In her role, she is responsible for managing business financial reporting, preparing monthly budgets, and assisting with quality control. Raven is a graduate of The University of Alabama, a […]
July 5, 2022

Wilson Enslen, NAI Chase Commercial

NAI Chase Commercial, a member of the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms, NAI Global, announced today that Wilson Enslen has accepted a position as Leasing and Sales Specialist in the Huntsville office in early June. Douglas […]
July 5, 2022

Angel Stinson, ServisFirst Bank

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), announces the promotion of Angel Stinson to Chief Credit Officer for the ServisFirst Bank Huntsville/North Alabama region. “We’re excited to announce Angel’s promotion to Chief Credit Officer,” states Andy Kattos, ServisFirst Bank […]
July 5, 2022

DeLynn Gower, ServisFirst Bank

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), announces the promotion of DeLynn Gower to Senior Vice President, Private Banking Officer for ServisFirst Bank Huntsville. “DeLynn has worked for ServisFirst Bank since we started our Huntsville bank in 2006 as […]
July 5, 2022

Logan Payne, Signalink

Logan Payne recently moved to Huntsville and joined the Signalink team as a System Administrator on Red Stone Arsenal. He is a Nashville, Tennessee native who started his Information Technology (IT) career nine years ago as an active-duty Air Force […]
July 5, 2022

Ansleigh Justice, Red Sage Communications, Inc.

Red Sage Communications, Inc., one of Alabama’s top full-service, integrated communications agencies, has grown its team with the hire of Ansleigh Justice as a Social Media Specialist. Justice brings extensive knowledge of social media strategies, management, and advertising to the […]
July 5, 2022

Susannah Torres, Red Sage Communications, Inc.

Red Sage Communications, Inc., one of Alabama’s top full-service, integrated communications agencies, has grown its team with the hire of Susannah Torres as an Account Executive. Torres has a background in project management, TV/video production and brings a broad range […]
July 5, 2022

Pam Alford, Red Sage Communications, Inc.

One of Alabama’s top integrated marketing and communications agencies, Red Sage Communications, Inc. is thrilled to have Pam Alford join the team as a Web Project Specialist and Designer. Pam brings over two decades of experience in graphic design, content development, […]
July 5, 2022

Daniel Kasambira, United Way of Madison County

Daniel Kasambira was recently selected as the United Way of Madison County’s President and CEO. Daniel will leverage his 20 years of nonprofit experience and strong community connections to expand the impact of United Way’s network of nonprofit partners to […]
July 5, 2022

Ginny Terry, Progress Bank

Mortgage Division Manager Woody Woodfin announced recently that Ginny Terry has joined Progress Bank as Mortgage Loan Officer. “We are excited to welcome Ginny to our Huntsville office,” said Woodfin. “She is well-known in the local Mortgage community and has […]
July 5, 2022

Dr. Alec Murchie, ReLogic Research

  ReLogic Research is excited to announce that Dr. Alec Murchie has joined the team as an Advanced Materials Engineer. Dr. Murchie recently graduated with a Ph.D from the Missouri University of Science and Technology where he studied material processing, […]
July 5, 2022

Dr. Miguel Aguiló, ReLogic Research

ReLogic Research is excited to announce that Dr. Miguel Aguiló has joined the team as our Sr. Technical Fellow, Software Development. Dr. Aguiló brings over 15 years of experience in the development of algorithms for High-Performance Computing applications, optimization under […]
July 5, 2022

Seth Fincher, ReLogic Research

ReLogic Research is excited to announce Seth Fincher has joined the team as the VP of Strategic Programs. Seth brings 10 years of experience and leadership in hypersonic technology programs for the defense industry. Seth has extensive knowledge and expertise […]
July 5, 2022

Suzanne Mathew, Yorktown Systems Group, Inc.

Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. has promoted Chief Financial Officer Suzanne Mathew to President. Mathew has over 25 years of government contracting experience and specializes in project accounting, contract execution, strategic planning and DCAA compliance. Yorktown’s exponential growth is a huge […]
July 5, 2022

Andrew Donovan, Maynard Cooper & Gale

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) continues to grow with the recent addition of Andrew Donovan. Andrew is an experienced corporate and transactional attorney. He is an associate in Maynard’s Corporate Securities and Tax practice group where he advises companies on […]
July 5, 2022

Andrew Toler, Maynard Cooper & Gale

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the arrival of Andrew Toler. Andrew Toler joins the Firm’s growing Correctional Litigation practice in Huntsville as an Associate. Toler focuses his practice on representing various correctional agencies and vendors in […]
July 5, 2022

John Parker, Maynard Cooper & Gale

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) continues to grow with the recent addition of John Parker. John Parker is an experienced commercial real estate attorney practicing from Maynard’s Huntsville, AL office. He focuses his practice on the acquisition, disposition, and leasing […]
July 5, 2022

Kelly Williams, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, is proud to announce the internal promotion of Kelley Williams. Kelley Williams has been named Learning & Development Officer. Kelley joined the Bank in 2019 as a member of the Marketing Department within Interstate […]
July 5, 2022

Ryan Kline, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, is proud to announce the internal promotion of Ryan Kline. Ryan Kline has been named Network Operations Officer with the Information Technology Department. He joined the bank in 2021 as a Senior Network Manager. […]
July 5, 2022

Kyle Mangum, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, is proud to announce the internal promotion of Kyle Mangum. Kyle Mangum has been promoted to VP – Sales Officer at the Pine Street office in Florence, Ala. Kyle joined the Bank Independent team in […]
July 5, 2022

Deanna Sledge, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, is proud to announce the internal promotion of Deanna Sledge. Deanna Sledge has been promoted to VP – Sales officer at Florence Square in Florence, Ala. Deanna joined the bank in 2008 as part […]
July 5, 2022

Harold Stephens, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that the Alabama State Bar Association has recognized H. Harold Stephens with the President’s Award. The President’s Award is presented annually to members of the bar who exemplify the motto of […]
July 5, 2022

Elaine Oakes, WLRH Public Radio

WLRH 89.3 FM/HD public radio would like to congratulate Elaine Oakes for being awarded the Michael Soper Memorial Scholarship to attend The Public Media Development and Marketing Conference (PMDMC). Elaine is our Corporate Underwriting and Support Manager and the Michael […]
July 5, 2022

Jason Lowe, PE, Barge Design Solutions, Inc.

Nashville, TN – (June 7, 2022) Barge‘s Jason Lowe, PE, has been promoted to Director of the Facilities Business Unit. Lowe has 21 years of experience as a civil engineer, project manager, and in coordinating multidisciplinary efforts for the industrial, […]
July 5, 2022

Gregg Bissot, PE, CPESC, Barge Design Solutions, Inc.

Gregg Bissot, PE, CPESC, has joined Barge Design Solutions, Inc. as the Manager of Alabama Transportation. The company announced the hire in June 2022. Bissot has nearly 20 years of experience leading and managing transportation and civil infrastructure projects. His […]
July 5, 2022

Doug Hooker, Barge Design Solutions, Inc.

Barge has recently elected Doug Hooker to the Board of Directors. Doug Hooker, one of the firm’s three external board members, has been a prominent leader in both public and private sector organizations, recently retiring after 10 years serving as […]
July 5, 2022

Ben Adams, Barge Design Solutions, Inc.

Barge has recently elected Ben Adams to the Board of Directors. Ben Adams, PE, joined Barge in 2013 and is a Vice President leading the company’s Client Service function in the Georgia market. Ben has served as the leader of […]
July 5, 2022

Karen E. Burton, SHRM-SCP, WellStone

In April, WellStone welcomed Karen E. Burton, SHRM-SCP, on board as Senior Human Resources Manager. Karen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in all areas of HR, including 20 years in healthcare with the Veterans Healthcare Administration, and more than […]
July 5, 2022

Wendy Weber, WellStone

Wendy Weber is excited to serve as WellStone’s new Training Coordinator. This position gives her an opportunity to combine her experience in business and analysis with her passion for improving individual and community mental health. She is looking forward to […]
July 5, 2022

Benjamin Luthy, Deloitte

According to Deloitte, Benjamin Luthy’s leadership has led the Huntsville team to build trust and provide technically sound advice for cybersecurity and growing Deloitte’s brand. Thanks to his insight, leadership, technical expertise, and people skills, Deloitte is now leading the […]
July 5, 2022

Emily Dallager, Deloitte

Emily Dallager has made a tremendous impact on Deloitte’s clients through outstanding delivery and working to bring the power of the firm to bear to support efforts in the national security context. Emily supports clients by creating products that inform […]
July 5, 2022

Jordan Hundley, Deloitte

Jordan Hundley recently joined Deloitte’s Government and Public Service practice as a Senior Consultant in Core Business Operations. Jordan is passionate about the mission of national defense and brings over nine years of experience in nuclear missile operations, space operations, […]
July 5, 2022

Bruce Lindl, R2C, Inc.

R2C, Inc. is pleased to announce Bruce Lindl has joined the R2C, Inc. family as a Senior Mechanical Engineer supporting our Aerospace Division. Bruce comes to R2C with 34 years of experience and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from […]
July 5, 2022

Emily Bourgoin, R2C, Inc.

R2C, Inc. is proud to announce Emily Bourgoin has joined the family as a Contracts Specialist. Before joining R2C and the programing world, Emily worked as an Assistant Branch Manager in the banking industry for 8 years. She earned her […]
July 5, 2022

Jenny Wilson, R2C, Inc.

R2C, Inc. is pleased to announce Jenny Wilson joined our family as our Accounts Payable Clerk. Jenny comes to R2C 22 years of experience working accounts payable in the grocery business. She took time out of her accounting career to […]
July 5, 2022

John Havran, R2C, Inc.

R2C, Inc. is pleased to announce John Havran has joined the R2C, Inc. family as an Operation Research Systems Analyst supporting the DEVCOM C5ISR. John comes to R2C with more than 15 years of experience supporting the DoD. He has […]
July 5, 2022

Marcus Leseberg, R2C, Inc.

R2C, Inc. is proud to announce that Marcus Leseberg has joined the R2C family as a Project Programmer at Offutt AFB. After earning his Bachelor’s degree Accountancy from Northern Arizona University, Marcus returned home working construction and cost accounting jobs […]

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