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.

November 1, 2022

Dr. Zhengtao Deng, Alabama A&M University

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Alabama A&M University, Dr. John D. Jones, and the Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences selected Dr. Zhengtao (Z.T.) Deng to lead the […]
November 1, 2022

Caroline Watson, MD, Alabama Vision Center

Alabama Vision Center is pleased to welcome Caroline Watson, MD, to our newest clinic location in the Huntsville area. Dr. Watson is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in refractive cataract surgery, standard cataract surgery, clear lens exchange, ICL, LASIK, PRK, SMILE, […]
November 1, 2022

Jason Lagasca, All Points Logistics, LLC

All Points Logistics, LLC (All Points) is proud to welcome Jason Lagasca, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel, to the team as the new Chief of Staff at the headquarters in the Merritt Island, FL office. Lagasca will serve as […]
November 1, 2022

Andy Dugger, Amanda Howard | Sotheby’s International Realty

Andy Dugger joined Amanda Howard Sotheby’s International Realty as the Director of Business Development in June. He has extensive experience in Real Estate and has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction making his knowledge impactful and powerful while guiding […]
November 1, 2022

Carol Underwood, Bank Independent

Bank Independent is pleased to announce the promotion of Carol Underwood to VP-Special Projects for Interstate Billing Service. In this new role, Underwood will serve as a project leader for portfolio projects and will be a resource for the implementation […]
November 1, 2022

Blake Burns, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, announce the promotion of Blake Burns to Loan Review Officer on August 31. “This is a very deserving promotion for Blake,” Bank Independent Executive Vice President of Credit Administration Preuit Mauldin said. “He does […]
November 1, 2022

Aaron Cornelius, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, announced the promotion of Aaron Cornelius on August 25 to Sales Officer in the Rogersville Sales Office. “We are very proud of Aaron and the qualities he exhibits in fulfilling our goal, mission and […]
November 1, 2022

Trip Ferguson, BlueHalo

Trip Ferguson has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of BlueHalo, a leading provider of critical capabilities and technologies across Space, Air, and Cyber domains to the national security community. Trip brings more than 20 years of experience in the […]
November 1, 2022

Christy Webley, BlueHalo

Christy Webley has been promoted to Vice President of Integrated Mission Solutions for the Defense Sector of BlueHalo. In her new role as Vice President, she will be focused on continued growth and support of existing customers while looking to […]
November 1, 2022

Patsy Harmening, BMSS

Patsy Harmening serves as a Client Accounting and Advisory Services (CAAS) supervisor at BMSSAdvisors & CPAs, providing accounting and business advisory services to a variety of businesses. With over 20 years of accounting and business management experience including 10 years […]
November 1, 2022

Kelly Love, BMSS

Kelly Love joined BMSSAdvisors & CPAs in 2014 and currently works as a manager. She specializes in monthly, quarterly and year-end write-ups, bill pay, assistance with QuickBooks Desktop or Online, as well as working with various processes and procedures within […]
November 1, 2022

Cassandra Sanders, CPA, BMSS

Cassandra Sanders, CPA joined BMSSAdvisors & CPAs in 2021 and is now a manager at the Huntsville office. With 15 years of accounting experience, she is an expert in financial accounting, software and all things government contracting. Cassandra is a […]
November 1, 2022

Dr. Matt Leder, Calhoun Community College

Calhoun Community College announced in October that after many years without a band, it’s created a new showband with a GRAMMY Quarterfinalist to lead it. Dr. Matt Leder, a 20-year professional musician who studied with jazz legends such as Ellis […]
November 1, 2022

Britton Twyman, CFD Research Corporation

Britton Twyman has joined CFD Research as the Director of Finance. In this role, Britton will be responsible for managing the Finance and Accounting Department and will play an integral role in administering CFD Research’s ESOP Plan, as well as […]
November 1, 2022

Carrie Hamn, DCS Corporation

Carrie Hamn, DCS Corporation’s Director of Talent Acquisition, was recently inducted into Marquis Who’s Who. Marquis Who’s Who features individuals who are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in […]
November 1, 2022

Eric Morgan, deciBel Research

deciBel Research, an employee-owned company, is pleased to announce Eric Morgan has been promoted to Vice President, Modeling and Simulation. Morgan joined deciBel Research in August 2021 and serves as program manager for the Modeling and Simulation Contract for Truth […]
November 1, 2022

Jenny Neill, deciBel Research

deciBel Research, an employee-owned company, is pleased to announce Jenny Neill has been promoted to Vice President, Research and Development. Ms. Neill has more than 28 years of experience in technical and management disciplines such as computer application programming, requirements […]
November 1, 2022

Craig Feight, Deloitte LLP

Craig Feight is a Specialist Leader in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Government & Public Services practice and recently relocated from northern Virginia. Craig has nearly 30 years of experience in providing expert financial management advisory and audit services in the […]
November 1, 2022

William Klingbeil, Deloitte LLP

William Klingbeil recently joined Deloitte’s Government and Public Service practice as a Specialist Senior in the Deloitte Consulting LLP supporting the Mission Cyber Demonstrator team as the Mechanical and Test Team Lead as well as DoD clients with Digital Engineering […]
November 1, 2022

Kiauna Knight, Educational and Community Strategies

In August, Kiauna Knight, a graduate-level Social Work Intern with the University of North Alabama, joined Educational and Community Strategies for the 2022-2023 academic year in research and development. At Educational and Community Strategies, Kiauna works in researching diversity, equity, […]
November 1, 2022

Morgan Vick, Flourish Consulting Services

Morgan Vick recently joined the Flourish Team as an Account Manager. As a North Alabama native, Morgan has been serving the Huntsville and Madison community for over a decade. After graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, […]
November 1, 2022

Dawn Suiter, Flourish Consulting Services

Dawn Suiter recently joined the Flourish Team as a Senior Writer. Dawn’s academic background is in advertising/public relations, marketing, and history, and as one would expect, her interests are widely varied. As a child who grew up in Orlando, FL, […]
November 1, 2022

John Roberts, Freedom Real Estate and Capital, LLC

John Roberts has joined the Freedom Real Estate & Capital team as the Real Estate & Business Development Manager. His responsibilities include brokerage activities, business development, acquisitions, marketing, and tenant relations. Prior to joining Freedom in September of 2022, John […]
November 1, 2022

Samantha Huck, Huntsville College Preparatory School

Huntsville College Preparatory School (HCPS) is excited to announce Mrs. Samantha Huck as their new Administrative Director! Mrs. Huck joins the newly rebranded Huntsville College Preparatory School and their completely new hired staff members to help serve local students and […]
November 1, 2022

Jordan Crow, Merit Bank

Merit Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Jordan Crow to Senior Vice President. “Jordan has been an instrumental part of Merit Bank’s success since inception. He plays several key roles in the bank including outstanding commercial banking relationship […]
November 1, 2022

Brittney Shonk, Merit Bank

Merit Bank welcomes Brittney Shonk as Senior Vice President Private Banking. Brittney focuses on providing comprehensive financial solutions and offers unparalleled service to high-net-worth clients. She is responsible for lending, investment strategies, trust, and financial planning. She started her career […]
November 1, 2022

Montoya Alvidrez, R2C Inc.

The R2C Inc. family is happy to promote Montoya Alvidrez to Human Resources Specialist/Assistant Facility Security Officer. Ms. Alvidrez has a Master’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources from American Public University Systems. After serving 12 […]
November 1, 2022

Rhonda Niemeyer, R2C Inc.

The R2C Inc. family is happy to promote Rhonda Niemeyer to Chief Culture Officer. Ms. Niemeyer joined the family in March of 2020 with more than 25 years of professional experience. Rhonda has a Master’s in Business Administration with a […]
November 1, 2022

Dr. Heath Berry, Radiance Technologies

Dr. Heath Berry was recently promoted to Senior Vice President of the Electronic Systems and Cyber Technologies Group in Radiance Technologies’ National Security Sector. He presently leads and manages the business units and research related to multiple key areas including […]
November 1, 2022

Andrew Weiland, RCP Companies

As Director of Construction, Andrew Weiland takes over a booming construction division at RCP Companies, with keynote projects including the $1.5B 140-acre MidCity District development. Weiland graduated from Wabash College in 2017 while working full-time as a construction project manager […]
November 1, 2022

Erica Williams, RCP Companies

Erica Williams has joined The Camp at MidCity District as the Catering and Events Manager, allowing direct contact for businesses and the surrounding community who want to have a special event at The Camp to celebrate with one another. She […]
November 1, 2022

Heather Roth, RCP Companies

In her role as Senior Property Accountant, Heather Roth is responsible for analyzing and producing financial reports for leased properties on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, assisting in budget preparation, handling tenant leases, and tracking collections. Roth graduated from […]
November 1, 2022

Sarah Macaluso, Red Sage Communications, Inc.

Sarah Macaluso has been promoted to Vice President of Client Experience & Strategy at Red Sage, a full-service integrated marketing, public relations, and website development agency headquartered in North Alabama. Red Sage is one of the state’s fastest-growing agencies, recognized […]
November 1, 2022

Ashley Wortham, Redstone Government Consulting

Redstone Government Consulting welcomes Ashley Wortham to our team as a Human Resources Consultant. Ashley holds a M.B.A. with a concentration in Human Resource Management from the University of North Alabama. For the past five years, Ashley has supported the […]
November 1, 2022

Mallory Spragins, Redstone Government Consulting

Redstone Government Consulting is pleased to announce Mallory Spragins has joined our team as a Costpoint Consultant. Mallory received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Mallory has more than 15 years’ experience in accounting, […]
November 1, 2022

LaDonna Wotell, Redstone Government Consulting

LaDonna Wotell, Managing Consultant at Redstone Government Consulting, recently received her new Certification in Unanet GovCon Implementation. LaDonna also holds Accreditation in Unanet GovCon for General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Billing and Revenue Process Management, Project Management , and […]
November 1, 2022

Dr. Autumn Truss, The Riley Center

The Riley Center is excited to introduce Dr. Autumn Truss as its director of diagnostic services. The ORBIT Diagnostic and Evaluation Clinic was founded with a vision to provide an expert diagnostic experience and research based treatment plan for children […]
November 1, 2022

Paula Renfroe, ServisFirst Bank

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), has announced the promotion of Paula Renfroe to Executive Vice President for ServisFirst Bank Huntsville. Renfroe started and has managed the ServisFirst Bank Private Banking Department for over 14 years. She has […]
November 1, 2022

Jim Holtkamp, ServisFirst Bank

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), has announced the promotion of Jim Holtkamp to Executive Vice President for ServisFirst Bank Huntsville. Holtkamp has worked for ServisFirst Bank since 2011 and has over twenty years of banking experience. Holtkamp […]
November 1, 2022

Kasey Helms, ServisFirst Bank

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), announces the promotion of Kasey Helms to Vice President of ServisFirst Bank Huntsville. Helms will continue to be responsible for developing new business and managing the personal and business needs of existing […]
November 1, 2022

Whitney O’Barr, ServisFirst Bank

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), announces the promotion of Whitney O’Barr to Loan Assistant Team Lead and Bank Officer for ServisFirst Bank Huntsville. O’Barr has over 10 years of banking experience and 15 years of customer service […]
November 1, 2022

Dr. Corey Burke, The Orthopaedic Center

The Orthopaedic Center (TOC) announced the addition of Dr. Thompson McMurtrie to its team in September. Dr. McMurtrie is one of three new doctors to join TOC, along with Dr. Zachary Moore and Dr. Corey Burke. TOC now boasts 38 […]
November 1, 2022

Dr. Thompson McMurtrie, The Orthopaedic Center

The Orthopaedic Center (TOC) announced the addition of Dr. Thompson McMurtrie to its team in September. Dr. McMurtrie is one of three new doctors to join TOC, along with Dr. Zachary Moore and Dr. Corey Burke. TOC now boasts 38 […]
November 1, 2022

Dr. Zachary Moore, The Orthopaedic Center

The Orthopaedic Center (TOC) announced the addition of Dr. Zachary Moore to its team in September. Dr. Moore is one of three new doctors to join TOC, along with Dr. Thompson McMurtrie and Dr. Corey Burke. TOC now boasts 38 […]
November 1, 2022

Katelyn Stone, The Fearless Company

Transcend is proud to announce that Katelyn Stone has been added to the team as a Project Management Intern to assist our Director of Programs, Gia Giacomoni, with producing our signature Fearless Leaders MasterClass®. Katelyn is currently in her Junior […]
November 1, 2022

Saroj Kumar, University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)

Saroj Kumar, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and mission designer for advanced propulsion systems in the Propulsion Research Center (PRC) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a part of the University of […]
November 1, 2022

Jana Miller, Venturi, LLC

Venturi, LLC is proud to announce that Jana Miller, Programs Control Specialist, has been appointed to the Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre & Academy Board. Jana is an Urbana University graduate where she was a scholar athlete while double majoring in […]
November 1, 2022

Kristina Hambrick, Yulista

Kristina Hambrick is the new Vice President of Business Operations for Yulista in Huntsville, Alabama. As the Vice President of Business Operations, Kristina will be responsible for overseeing Human Resources, Finance and Pricing, Contracts, Information Technology and Security at the […]
November 1, 2022

Mark Terseck, Yulista

Mark Terseck recently joined Yulista as the Vice President of Technical and Base Operations Services. He comes to Yulista as the former President of Troy 7, Inc, Yulista’s newly acquired company. Mark has more than 30 years of service to […]

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