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.

March 1, 2024

Chad J. Encheff, Commercial Flooring Services, Inc.

Chad J. Encheff was appointed as Vice President of Commercial Flooring Services, which was founded in 1995. CFS provides services exclusively to commercial businesses, healthcare, and educational environments in north Alabama and the Tennessee Valley regions. Chad has worked in […]
March 1, 2024

Adrienne Fuller, Alabama Credit Union

Alabama Credit Union is excited to announce that Adrienne Fuller, a Huntsville native, has been promoted to Member Service Representative Lead at Alabama Credit Union’s Highway 72 Branch. Over the years, in the Banking/Finance Industry, Adrienne’s career path has included […]
March 1, 2024

Jason McCay, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Jason McCay‘s professional journey as a project manager at Brasfield & Gorrie reflects his genuine enthusiasm for Huntsville’s growth and intentional planning, a key reason for his relocation to the city in 2021. The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber’s mission to bring […]
March 1, 2024

Kristie Ray, Bryant Bank

Bryant Bank is proud to recognize Kristie Ray for her outstanding commitment to the Huntsville community as a Bryant Banker. With over 16 years of banking experience, Kristie’s hard work and dedication have made a significant impact for her customers […]
March 1, 2024

Dr. Peter DeLeeuw, Alabama Colon & Gastro, P.C.

Alabama Colon & Gastro, P.C. is thrilled to welcome Dr. Peter DeLeeuw to the Huntsville/Madison area. He was born and raised in Dallas-Fort Worth. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University. Gig’em! This was followed by his medical […]
March 1, 2024

Sonya Bailor, Bailor Group

Sonya Bailor, CEO of Bailor Group, has taken the helm as Chair of the VISTAGE North Alabama Chapter, which just launched in January 2024. With her extensive experience in strategic business growth and executive coaching, Sonya is poised to lead […]
March 1, 2024

Jacob Abbott, Cadence Bank

Penny Billings, Market President for Cadence Bank is delighted to welcome back one of Huntsville’s own, Jacob Abbott, as he assumes the role of AVP Commercial Relationship Manager. Abbott brings a wealth of experience from his time in Birmingham, where […]
March 1, 2024

Dr. Timothy A. Barton, DESE Research, Inc.

DESE Research, Inc. proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Timothy A. Barton as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dr. Barton brings over 30 years of unparalleled expertise in developing cutting-edge, innovative solutions for Customers on some of the Nation’s most […]
March 1, 2024

Patrick E. Sebesta II, F&B Law Firm, PC

F&B Law Firm, PC, is pleased to announce that Patrick E. Sebesta II, has recently become shareholder. Mr. Sebesta received his J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2018 and received his B.S. from the University of […]
March 1, 2024

Austin Moon, GTEC

Austin Moon was hired as the Construction Services Manager of GTEC in 2020. He has 10 years of experience in the construction materials testing field. His work is focused within the commercial, industrial, infrastructure, and educational markets focusing on quality […]
March 1, 2024

Sara Sumner, KBR

KBR’s Sara Sumner, a systems engineer, was recently recognized with a corporate “One KBR” award for her outstanding contributions and efforts in support of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Space Nuclear Propulsion (SNP) Program. Sumner serves as the Demonstration […]
March 1, 2024

Joseph Pelfrey, NASA – Marshall Space Flight Center

On February 5, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on Monday named Joseph Pelfrey director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Pelfrey had served as acting center director since July 2023. “Joseph is a respected leader who shares […]
March 1, 2024

Michael Krause, AI Signal Research Inc. (ASRI)

AI Signal Research Incorporated (ASRI) is delighted to welcome Michael Krause as its new Senior Technologist. Mike brings a wealth of technical leadership experience after retiring in 2023 with over 32 years of civilian Federal service for the US Army […]
March 1, 2024

Michele Armstrong, AI Signal Research Inc. (ASRI)

AI Signal Research Incorporated (ASRI) is thrilled to welcome Michele Armstrong to its Corporate Team. She will be managing ASRI’s community and workforce outreach initiatives as well as providing executive level administration across the company. Michele has a Bachelor of […]
March 1, 2024

Dr. Blake Anderton, Cahaba Federal Solutions

Cahaba Federal Solutions is pleased to announce that Dr. Blake Anderton has joined the company as the Director of Advanced Technologies. Blake brings 20 years of technical excellence including extensive algorithm development and implementation, machine learning, automation, and cutting-edge advancements […]
March 1, 2024

Theo Kleinsorge, Cahaba Federal Solutions

Cahaba Federal Solutions is pleased to announce that Theo Kleinsorge has joined the company as the Director of Systems Engineering. Theo brings over 15 years of professional leadership experience and subject matter expertise in program management, systems engineering, and product […]
March 1, 2024

Shelby Smith, COPT Defense Properties

COPT Defense Properties would like to congratulate Shelby Smith on her promotion from Property Manager to Senior Property Manager.! Shelby has been with COPT Defense Properties for over two years and oversees day-to-day management and operations of the Huntsville portfolio, […]
March 1, 2024

Molly Bell, COPT Defense Properties

COPT Defense Properties is excited to welcome Molly Bell as Property Manager to its Huntsville team. Molly will be responsible for the day-to-day property management of the Huntsville portfolio, including Redstone Gateway—a 468-acre master planned, Enhanced Use Lease project containing […]
March 1, 2024

Robert Stephens, Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC

Feb 26, 2024 – Mauldin & Jenkins, a leading provider of assurance, tax and advisory services, is pleased to announce the merger of CFO Navigator, a specialized firm providing tailored financial guidance to growing businesses and nonprofit organizations in the […]
March 1, 2024

Patrick McKenzie, Quadrus Corporation

Patrick McKenzie is the Vice President of Aerospace Business Development at Quadrus Corporation. He joined the company in January of 2024. Mr. McKenzie brings more than four decades of aerospace experience to the job with the past 20 years focused […]
March 1, 2024

Blake Gilbreath, Rosie Cleans, LLC

Blake Gilbreath is the co-owner and manager of Rosie Cleans along with his wife Cecilia. Rosie Cleans is a residential and commercial cleaning company currently operating in two locations, the first serving all of Morris County, NJ which was launched […]
March 1, 2024

Craig Blackburn, The Highland Group

The Highland Group, a leading general contractor and real estate development firm serving the Southeastern United States since 2005, announced the appointment of Craig Blackburn as Vice President of Operations in January. This new position, an outcome of the company’s […]
March 1, 2024

Shelby Musgrove, LBYD Engineers

Shelby Musgrove is a civil engineer for LBYD, Inc. with 5+ years of experience. Her current role with LBYD is providing project management services for the civil site development branch. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of […]
March 1, 2024

Brandon Cedillo, LBYD Engineers

Brandon Cedillo is an Assistant Project Manager at LBYD Engineers and provides structural engineering services. Brandon has been with LBYD for over four years and will sit for his professional engineering licensure exam this year. Brandon primarily works on industrial […]
March 1, 2024

Sequin Martin, Madison County Commission

Sequin Martin joins the Madison County Commission District 6 staff as the District Administrator. As a Huntsville native receiving a Bachelor of Science from UAB and achieving a Master’s of Science from the illustrious Alabama A&M University, it was here […]
March 1, 2024

Jason Andra, Madison County Commission

Jason Andra is the newly announced Harvest Manager for Madison County Commission District 6. Most of Jason’s professional career centered around landscaping. He has over 20 years of landscape management experience including residential and commercial maintenance, insect and disease control, […]
March 1, 2024

April Etherton, Offset Strategic Services LLC

Offset Strategic Services’ (OSS) motto is “Make a Difference!” and April Etherton makes a difference every day in support of our Missile Defense Agency (MDA) customers. In her role as Executive Assistant, April continually demonstrates an unparalleled commitment to excellence […]
March 1, 2024

Tammy Stedham, Offset Strategic Services LLC

Offset Strategic Services’ (OSS) motto is “Make a Difference!” and Tammy Stedham has made a tremendous difference in a short time. She is OSS’s Network Administrator and Cybersecurity Specialist. Tammy ensures that OSS’s cloud-based network is secure and always ready […]
March 1, 2024

Rob Sneed, WAAY-TV

WAAY 31 News is pleased to announce Rob Sneed as their new Weekend Evening Anchor and Managing Editor. Prior to WAAY, Rob reported for WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois. He spent two years covering breaking news and stories for both local […]
March 1, 2024

Ryan Black, Trigon Cyber, Inc.

Ryan Black is the Chief Strategy Officer for DoD Programs of Trigon Cyber, Inc. An Alabama native, he served 30 years with the U.S. Army Reserves within the intelligence branch, working with Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Tactical Exploitation […]
March 1, 2024

Heather Schonrock, Trigon Cyber, Inc.

Heather Schonrock is the Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Trigon Cyber, Inc. As a native of Huntsville, Alabama, she has 20+ years of scientific and leadership experience in the defense, financial, insurance, and biomedical sectors supporting customers and employers such […]
March 1, 2024

Vernon Leslie, Yedla Management Company

Yedla Management Company congratulates Vernon Leslie on his 30th work anniversary. With responsibilities for training and mentoring hotel maintenance staff, developing daily maintenance routines, and overseeing repairs and renovations, he continues to be a major contributor to the company’s exceptional […]
March 1, 2024

Dr. Phillip Ligrani, University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)

Dr. Phillip Ligrani, Eminent Scholar in Propulsion at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), recently won the 2024 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Henry R. Worthington Medal for developing innovative micro, millimeter and macro-scale pumping devices. UAH made […]
March 1, 2024

Dr. Ronnie Hebert, University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has announced a new vice president for student affairs and dean of students. Dr. Ronnie Hebert, who has been serving as the university’s interim vice president of student affairs and dean of students, […]
March 1, 2024

Anna Manning, Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is proud to announce the promotion of Anna Manning to Director of Events and Volunteers. Anna is responsible for the creation and execution of all signature fundraising events and donor appreciation events, including Huntsville Classic, Miracle Bash, Ribbon […]
March 1, 2024

Asteroid, Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is thrilled to congratulate Asteroid on her recent “promotion” to Chief Dog Officer! Asteroid became the first facility dog in the state of Alabama when she joined the Canines for Coping program at Huntsville Hospital Foundation in […]
March 1, 2024

Paxton, Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is delighted to welcome its newest Canines for Coping facility dog, Paxton! Paxton is a recent graduate of the world-class training program at California-based Guide Dogs of America – Tender Loving Canines, and now works at Huntsville […]
March 1, 2024

Carlos Barco, Abaco Systems | AMETEK

Carlos Barco has joined Abaco Systems as their Division Vice President, Supply Chain. In this role, he will lead the SIOP, Planning, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement functions across the organization. Carlos brings over 20 years of Supply Chain and manufacturing […]
March 1, 2024

Mike Underwood, Abaco Systems | AMETEK

Mike Underwood is Division Vice President and Business Unit Manager for AMETEK Abaco Systems. He has overall responsibility for the execution and demonstrated growth of the end-to-end business unit, including P&L accountability, as well as developing and implementing the annual […]
March 1, 2024

Angela Hardin, Abaco Systems | AMETEK

Angela Hardin is the Director of Marketing at Abaco Systems. With nearly two decades of experience in marketing within the Defense and Aerospace industry, Angela brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Since joining Abaco in October […]
March 1, 2024

Alan Hislop, Abaco Systems | AMETEK

Alan Hislop is Division Vice President for Business Development, Sales, and Marketing at AMETEK Abaco Systems. Alan has global responsibility to create the vision, strategic growth plans and drive results for Abaco’s OEM & aftermarket sales business, manage global business […]
March 1, 2024

Oniquca Wright, Maynard Nexsen

Maynard Nexsen is pleased to announce Oniquca Wright as an Associate in Maynard Nexsen’s Corporate & Business Transactions Practice Group. She holds two degrees from The University of Central Florida, a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Social […]
March 1, 2024

Jonathan Mayhall, Maynard Nexsen

Maynard Nexsen recently promoted Jonathan Mayhall to a Shareholder of the Corporate Securities & Tax Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of business, corporate and franchise law, including acquisitions, commercial transactions and franchise formation. His legal experience in […]
March 1, 2024

Christopher Wiginton, Maynard Nexsen

Maynard Nexsen welcomes the addition of Christopher Wiginton as a Shareholder in the Trusts, Estates, Fiduciaries & Family Business practice group, as well as a member of related practice teams, including the Tax group. His practice focuses primarily on estate […]
March 1, 2024

Haley Loudin, The Orion Amphitheater

tvg hospitality/The Orion Amphitheater announces the promotion of Haley Loudin to Operations Support Manager. Haley initially joined tvg hospitality in March 2022 as Office Manager. As Operations Support Manager, Haley is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and creating a […]
March 1, 2024

Matt Schulte, The Orion Amphitheater

tvg hospitality/The Orion Amphitheater is pleased to welcome Matt Schulte to their Food & Beverage team as their new Senior Food & Beverage Manager. In this role, Matt will be responsible for the day-to-day and overall management of all venue […]
March 1, 2024

Dakota Alphonso, The Orion Amphitheater

tvg hospitality/The Orion Amphitheater announces the promotion of Dakota Alphonso to Orion Marketing Manager. Dakota initially joined tvg hospitality in July 2022 as a Marketing Manager to support tvg projects/venues. As Orion Marketing Manager, Dakota will work closely with colleagues […]
March 1, 2024

Easton Brock, Yorktown Systems Group, Inc.

Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. is pleased to announce Easton Brock has been promoted to Help Desk and SharePoint Administrator. Since joining the Yorktown IT team in early 2021, he has provided superb customer service to all Yorktown employees. This past […]
March 1, 2024

Dan Prewitt, Yorktown Systems Group, Inc.

Dan Prewitt has been promoted to Manager of IT and ISSM at Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. Dan recently obtained his CISSP certification and leads all information systems security measures and processes. He is integral to Yorktown’s IT infrastructure. “We are […]
March 1, 2024

Scott Humpert, Yorktown Systems Group, Inc.

Yorktown Systems Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the recognition of Scott Humpert as the Staff Employee of the Year for 2023. Yorktown’s Employee of the Year (EoY) program recognizes those employees that stand out in all aspects of the […]

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