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.

January 4, 2023

Leslie McGill, Synovus

Synovus is proud to announce the promotion of Leslie McGill to Senior Vice President. Leslie is a Private Wealth Advisor and has been with Synovus for over 15 years. She works with clients to understand their whole picture and unique […]
January 4, 2023

Adam Hott, CFD Research Corporation

Adam Hott joined CFD Research as the Director of Strategic Initiatives within the company’s Biomedical, Energy, and Materials Division. He will work closely with Vice President, Dr. Kapil Pant, to execute various products and innovations, namely in the biomedical software […]
January 4, 2023

Pammie Jimmar, IOM, Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has appointed Pammie Jimmar, IOM, President of the Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce, to the National Board of Trustees. As a member of the trustees, […]
January 4, 2023

Scott Jacobsen, Avion Solutions

Avion Solutions is delighted to welcome Scott Jacobsen, a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel, to the team as the Senior Program Manager for Maintenance and Sustainment Engineering. In his role, Scott will leverage his extensive experience to manage program execution, […]
January 4, 2023

Caitlin Griffith, Colliers | Alabama

Colliers | Alabama is pleased to welcome Caitlin Griffith as Associate to its Huntsville office. Caitlin, a Huntsville native, is working with the commercial real estate brokerage team led by Kyle Collins. Ms. Griffith attended Auburn University where she received […]
January 4, 2023

Chris Russell, Linscomb & Williams

Chris Russell, Wealth Advisor with Linscomb & Williams (a subsidiary of Cadence Bank), has recently been accredited to be a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®. Recipients of this designation share a common body of knowledge to collaborate effectively with clients on […]
January 4, 2023

Lakeysha Brown, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber

Lakeysha Brown is a native of San Diego, California and has lived in a total of five states, but has called Huntsville, Alabama her home since 1996. She came to Huntsville for college and fell in love with city and […]
January 4, 2023

John Corbell, GTEC

John Corbell was a founding member of GTEC in 2020 and was elected as the company’s Chief Operating Officer in 2021.  John has a Bachelor of Science from University of Alabama in Huntsville and is a licensed professional engineer in […]
January 4, 2023

Karen Stanley, Stanley Construction

Karen Stanley has been appointed by Governor Kay Ivey as a Trustee of the Forever Wild Land Trust. Established by the State Legislature, the purpose of the trust is to protect the natural heritage of Alabama for the benefit of […]
January 4, 2023

David Kimrey, Merit Bank

Merit Bank is excited to announce that David Kimrey has joined the team as Executive Vice President / Commercial Banking. With more than 30 years of serving the North Alabama community and promoting the growth of small & medium-sized businesses, […]
January 4, 2023

Angela M. Schaefer, Loftin Holt LLP

Loftin Holt LLP is pleased to announce the elevation of Angela M. Schaefer to partner, effective January 1, 2023. Angela is a 2016 graduate from The University of Alabama School of Law and a Huntsville native. She joined the firm […]
January 4, 2023

Wesley Rakestraw, Calhoun Community College

Calhoun Community College is pleased to announce Wesley Rakestraw as its new Vice President of Academic Affairs. He will officially begin his duties on December 1, 2022. Rakestraw recently served as the Dean of Applied Technologies at Wallace State Community […]
January 4, 2023

Lee Ann Hunt, Victory Solutions

Lee Ann Hunt, Victory Solutions Senior Vice President of Business Administration, was recently awarded the Marshall Space Flight Center Small Business Program Leadership Award at the Annual Marshall Small Business Alliance Meeting. The award recognizes Lee Ann for her “exemplary […]
January 3, 2023

Tom White, Yedla Management Company

Yedla Management Company is pleased to announce that Tom White has joined the Yedla Hotels corporate office as Director of Marketing. Tom comes over to Yedla after nearly 20 years with the U.S Space and Rocket Center where he served […]
January 3, 2023

Amber Turner, Limestone County Economic Development Association (LCEDA)

The Limestone County Economic Development Association (LCEDA) announced the hiring of Amber Turner as the organization’s new Project Manager in November 2022. Turner, who has more than 25 years of experience in workforce development and human resource management, comes to […]
January 3, 2023

Blake Williams, Limestone County Economic Development Association (LCEDA)

Limestone County native, Blake Williams joined the LCEDA team in November 2022. Blake brings several years’ worth of experience in the communications industry to LCEDA. He attended Mississippi State University where he studied Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. […]
January 3, 2023

Sharon Snell, Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)

The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) has named Sharon Snell their Director of Community Engagement & Technology. Ms. Snell started her career in the hospitality industry in 1999 as a Convention Sales Manager for the CVB. She most […]
January 3, 2023

Hannah Wilkins, Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)

Hannah Wilkins joins the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) as the Social Media Manager. A new resident of Huntsville, Hannah comes to the city from her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, where she has spent the last six years […]
January 3, 2023

Michael Bishop, ServisFirst Bank

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), announces the addition of Michael Bishop to ServisFirst Bank Huntsville as Commercial Banking Officer. “We are proud to welcome Michael Bishop to our Huntsville team,” states Andy Kattos, ServisFirst Bank Huntsville Regional […]
January 3, 2023

Angel Stinson, ServisFirst Bank

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), announced on December 6 the promotion of Angel Stinson to Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer for the ServisFirst Bank Huntsville/North Alabama region. “We are proud to announce Angel’s promotion to Executive […]
January 3, 2023

Courtney Battle, Deloitte LLP

Deloitte welcomes Courtney Battle to the Government and Public Services practice as a Project Delivery Specialist in Risk & Financial Advisory practice within Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. Courtney brings nearly 10 years of experience as a DoD contractor […]
January 3, 2023

Melani Bigger, Deloitte LLP

Deloitte & Touche LLP welcomes Melani Bigger as an Advisory Project Delivery Manager within our Government and Public Services practice In her previous employment, she was contractor support for the PEO CIO office in IT and Development roles. For the […]
January 3, 2023

Nate Emery, WLRH Public Radio

Nate Emery has been named as WLRH’s new Assistant Broadcast Director, which oversees all of WLRH’s operational and technical needs at its studios on the UAH campus and at its transmitter site on Monte Sano. Nate has nearly 30 years […]
January 3, 2023

Rosemary Clemons, Radiance Technologies

Radiance Technologies is pleased to announce the promotion of Rosemary Clemons to Assistant Vice President of Procurement. In her new role, Rosemary will provide leadership across Subcontracts, Procurement, and Government Property. In addition, Rosemary will ensure all procurement duties are […]
January 3, 2023

Jennifer Dean, Radiance Technologies

Radiance Technologies is pleased to announce the promotion of Ms. Jennifer Dean from Senior Contracts Administrator to Director – Contracts. In this new role, Jennifer will lead a group of contract administrators and continue to handle NDA’s, TA’s, cost proposal […]
January 3, 2023

Jeana Phillips, Radiance Technologies

Radiance Technologies is pleased to announce the promotion of Jeana Phillips to Corporate Facility Security Officer. In her new role, Jeana will work with corporate leadership and program leaders to monitor, administer, and coordinate the organization’s security program. Jeana has […]
January 3, 2023

Christopher D. Cook, CPA , Anglin Reichmann Armstrong, P.C.

Anglin Reichmann Armstrong, P.C. is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher D. Cook to Partner effective January 1, 2023. Cook leads Anglin’s R&D tax credit advisory services. His clients include government contractors, manufacturers, information technology and biotech companies, real […]
January 3, 2023

Dustin M. Schaefer, CPA, Anglin Reichmann Armstrong, P.C.

Anglin Reichmann Armstrong, P.C. is pleased to announce the promotion of Dustin M. Schaefer to Partner effective January 1, 2023. Schaefer leads the tax advisory services department at Anglin serving closely held businesses and high-net-worth individuals with industry focus on […]
January 3, 2023

Annette Alexander, Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is proud to announce that Annette Alexander, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, has gained her CFRE Certification. The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification is a voluntary credential that is recognized worldwide. Achieved through a rigorous […]
January 3, 2023

Laura McPhail, Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that Laura McPhail has joined the Garden team as the Director of Marketing and Communications. Laura is an effective and multi-faceted communicator driven to meet the goals of the Garden, its stakeholders, […]
January 3, 2023

Rebecca Turk, Matt Candeias, and Tracy Cook, Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Huntsville Botanical Garden was proud to be represented at the Botanic Garden Conservation International’s 7th Global Botanic Gardens Congress in Melbourne, Australia, by Rebecca Turk, Matt Candeias, and Tracy Cook. These staff members presented on topics related to public […]
January 3, 2023

James Flowers, Port of Huntsville

James Flowers has joined the executive team at The Port of Huntsville as Chief Design and Construction Officer. He oversees the planning, design, and construction of all major construction projects undertaken by the Port of Huntsville. Flowers earned a Bachelor […]
January 3, 2023

Robert Pro, Port of Huntsville

Robert Pro has joined the executive team at The Port of Huntsville as Chief Financial Officer. Pro is a Certified Public Accountant and directs the business, accounting, financial, purchasing, MIS, DBE, property and related functions of Huntsville International Airport, the […]
January 3, 2023

Kevin Vandeberg, A.A.E., Port of Huntsville

Kevin Vandeberg, A.A.E., has joined The Port of Huntsville as the Chief Operating Officer. Vandeberg is responsible for overseeing the Operations, Public Safety, and Facilities departments in addition to the management of the International Intermodal Center. Vandeberg began his aviation […]
January 3, 2023

Lynda Botsch, Rocket City HR Consulting

Rocket City HR Consulting (RCHR) is pleased to introduce our newest team member, Senior HR Business Advisor Lynda Botsch. She is designated as a Certified Professional by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP).  Lynda brings a wealth of experience […]
January 3, 2023

Zack Hurst, Red Sage Communications, Inc.

Zack Hurst serves as Video and Multimedia Specialist at Red Sage. Hurst brings years of photography and videography experience, as well as a passion for storytelling to this role. He will lead multimedia development projects for a wide variety of […]
January 3, 2023

Frank Patterson, Red Sage Communications, Inc.

Frank Patterson serves as the Accounting Manager at Red Sage. Patterson has 20+ years of expertise in corporate accounting and has led multiple organizations in efforts to improve processes and increase profitability.
January 3, 2023

Angelica Ramos-Chbihi, Red Sage Communications, Inc.

Angelica Ramos-Chbihi serves as the first Traffic Manager at Red Sage and is integral in the day-to-day operations. Ramos-Chbihi is the company’s third entirely remote employee. She is internally focused on resource management and project execution across the agency. Ramos-Chbihi […]
January 3, 2023

Shawn Melampy, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, is proud to announce the promotion of team member Shawn Melampy to Mortgage Loan Originator. Shawn Melampy will serve the Eastern Market and the Madison County area. He has been with Bank Independent since […]
January 3, 2023

Ray Nichols, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, is proud to announce the promotion of team member Ray Nichols as Mortgage Loan Originator. Ray Nichols will serve the Western Market and the Shoals area. He joined the bank in 2021 as a Mortgage […]
January 3, 2023

Harris Parker, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, is proud to announce the promotion of team member Harris Parker. Harris Parker has been promoted to Assistant Vice President – Sales Officer at the Athens East Sales Office. He joined the Bank in […]
January 3, 2023

Dustin Rhodes, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, is proud to announce the promotion of team member Dustin Rhodes. Dustin Rhodes has been promoted to Senior Vice President – Sales Officer at the Muscle Shoals sales office. Dustin first joined the Bank […]
January 3, 2023

Morgan Nicodemus, Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is proud to announce that Morgan Nicodemus has been added to the team as Communications Manager. In this role, Morgan assists with all Foundation public relations and marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Huntsville Hospital Foundation in October […]
January 3, 2023

Chris Hendley, Huntsville Hospital Foundation

Huntsville Hospital Foundation has announced the transition of Chris Hendley to the role of Third-Party Event Liaison. In this role, Hendley assists donors who are interested in hosting a community fundraiser to benefit a Huntsville Hospital unit or program. Huntsville […]
January 3, 2023

Jeff Gronberg, Huntsville Hospital Foundation Board

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is thrilled to welcome Jeff Gronberg, CEO of deciBel Research, Inc., to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. This group of community leaders furthers HHF’s mission of providing lifesaving technology and meaningful programs that improve patient lives at […]
January 3, 2023

Kasey Helms, Huntsville Hospital Foundation Board

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is thrilled to welcome Kasey Helms, Vice President of ServisFirst Bank Huntsville, to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. This group of community leaders furthers HHF’s mission of providing lifesaving technology and meaningful programs that improve patient lives […]
January 3, 2023

Patricia G. Sims, EdD, Huntsville Hospital Foundation Board

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is thrilled to welcome Patricia G. Sims, EdD, President of Drake State Technical College, to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. This group of community leaders furthers HHF’s mission of providing lifesaving technology and meaningful programs that improve […]
January 3, 2023

Sangeeta Singhal, Huntsville Hospital Foundation Board

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is thrilled to welcome Sangeeta Singhal, Founder of CFD Research, to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. This group of community leaders furthers HHF’s mission of providing lifesaving technology and meaningful programs that improve patient lives at not-for-profit […]
January 3, 2023

Dr. Tarak Vasavada, Huntsville Hospital Foundation Board

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is thrilled to welcome Dr. Tarak Vasavada, Medical Director of Huntsville Hospital Behavior Health Services, to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. This group of community leaders furthers HHF’s mission of providing lifesaving technology and meaningful programs that […]
January 3, 2023

Dr. Karockas Watkins, Huntsville Hospital Foundation Board

Huntsville Hospital Foundation is thrilled to welcome Dr. Karockas Watkins, CEO of Ability Plus & Vision Excellence Co., to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. This group of community leaders furthers HHF’s mission of providing lifesaving technology and meaningful programs that […]

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