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.

September 7, 2022

COL Brian Cozine, Redstone Arsenal

COL Brian Cozine is the new Garrison Commander of Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. He was officially installed to the post on August 4, 2022. COL Cozine is a native of Springfield, Vermont. He was commissioned and Branch Detailed into […]
September 7, 2022

Melissa Thompson, Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville

Melissa Thompson, CEO and President of the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville, has recently been accredited to be a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, a designation that certifies that its recipients share a common body of knowledge to collaborate effectively with […]
September 7, 2022

Meredith Payne, Caliola

In July, Meredith Payne made the strategic decision to resign her position as Senior Vice President of Business Development, Strategy, Communications and Congressional Affairs from Davidson Technologies, Inc. to pursue her passion of growing a small woman-owned business. With that, […]
September 7, 2022

Dr. Jimmy Hodges, Calhoun Community College

In mid-July, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Board of Trustees approved Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker’s recommendation to appoint Dr. Jimmy Hodges as President of Calhoun Community College. Dr. Hodges has served as Interim President at the College since June […]
September 7, 2022

Dr. Patricia G. Sims, Drake State Community & Technical College

President Biden announced on September 1 his intent to appoint Dr. Patricia G. Sims, President of Drake State Community & Technical College, to the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC). The NIAC advises the White House on how to reduce […]
September 7, 2022

Ben Still, Akima

Ben Still is a capture manager for Akima’s Facilities Solutions Group, a portfolio of companies providing facilities sustainment, ground and air logistics, and protective services solutions to the Department of Defense and federal agencies. He works out of Akima’s Huntsville […]
September 7, 2022

Rosalie Allen, deciBel Research, Inc.

deciBel Research, an employee-owned company, is pleased to announce Rosalie Allen has joined our executive team as President. Ms. Allen will focus on deciBel Research’s operational and day-to-day business activities with an emphasis on our most precious asset, our employee-owners. […]
September 7, 2022

Ross Ivey, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber

The Huntsville/Madison County Chamber is pleased to welcome Ross Ivey to our team. He is the new Senior Director of Industry Relations and will support our Economic Development work, specifically with existing industry. Ross recently relocated back home to Huntsville […]
September 7, 2022

Ginger Harper, First Horizon

First Horizon Corporation is proud to announce Ginger Harper, Senior Vice President, Private Client Group Manager, has been appointed to the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) Foundation Board. Ginger Harper, Senior Vice President, Private Banking and Retail […]
September 7, 2022

Morgan Dennis, Huntsville Hospital

Huntsville Hospital announced July 8 that Morgan Dennis has been named Vice President of Huntsville Hospital’s Heart Center and Cardiovascular Service Line. Dennis comes to the Rocket City from Tufts Medical Center Community Care in Boston, where he held numerous […]
September 7, 2022

Michelle Driggs, Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that Michelle Driggs has joined the Garden team as Director of Individual Giving and Donor Relations. Michelle aligns herself with organizations that share her commitment to the community. Previously, she worked as […]
September 7, 2022

Angie Hendershot, Huntsville Botanical Garden

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is pleased to announce that Angie Hendershot has joined the Garden team as the Director of Human Resources. Angie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Capital University […]
September 7, 2022

Dr. John D. Jones, Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University has named a new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. After a national search, AAMU selected an internal candidate, Dr. John D. Jones, previously the Associate Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies. Dr. Jones was […]
September 7, 2022

John Schmitt, AMIIC – Advanced Manufacturing Innovation & Integration Center

John Schmitt, Executive Director at the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Integration Center (AMIIC), has been appointed to the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) Advisory Board. In his current role, John oversees AMIIC’s strategic planning and operations. John […]
September 7, 2022

Kimberly B. Martin, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced on August 3 that Kimberly B. Martin, a partner in the firm’s Huntsville office, has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation list for 2022. The annual Top 250 Women in […]
September 7, 2022

C. Ryan Christian, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP announced on July 8 that C. Ryan Christian has joined the firm’s Huntsville office as an associate in the firm’s Corporate & Securities , Government Contracts, and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. “Ryan is a skilled […]
September 7, 2022

Brian Hinson, Bridgeworth Wealth Management

Brian Hinson, CFP®, CPA, ChFC®, PFS, Huntsville Managing Partner at Bridgeworth Wealth Management, was recognized in a recent Forbes national ranking as Best-in-State Wealth Advisor. Forbes selects honorees based on quantitative and qualitative criteria and describes the best advisors as […]
September 7, 2022

Lori Leonard, Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)

After 25 years in the Greater Birmingham area, Lori Leonard has returned to North Alabama where she now holds the position of Director of Marketing at the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). After graduating from the University of […]
September 7, 2022

Jason Hall, DCS Corporation

Jason Hall joinsDCS Corporation’s Corporate Business Development Team as a Senior Capture Manager. Prior to joining DCS, Jason worked in the Air Force as a Hospital Administrator/CEO/CIO for 20 plus years. After retiring from the military, Jason has been in […]
September 7, 2022

Elizabeth Tchagalidze, DCS Corporation

Elizabeth Tchagalidze joins DCS Corporation’s Business Development team as a Senior Proposal Manager. In this role, she will support the company’s growth goals by managing successful proposal submissions as well as by supporting other activities across the business development lifecycle. […]
September 7, 2022

Rachel Reed, DCS Corporation

Rachel Reed has joined DCS Corporation’s Business Development team as a Senior Strategic Capture Manager based in San Diego, CA. Rachel brings over 25 years of experience as a versatile executive with expertise in Systems Engineering, Business Development, Supplier Management […]
September 7, 2022

Melissa Udbinac, DCS Corporation

Melissa Udbinac joins DCS Corporation’s Business Development expansion as a Senior Proposal Manager. She brings 35-plus years as an information architect with specialization in proposal management and the business development lifecycle across a federal and international clients. She combines experience […]
September 7, 2022

Lura Roach, DCS Corporation

Lura Roach, a DCS Corporation Strategic Communications Analyst, recently completed the Leadership Southern Maryland Emerging Leaders Program. The program focuses on professional and community leaders in southern Maryland who are either new to the region or early in their careers. […]
September 7, 2022

Carrie Hamn, DCS Corporation

Carrie Hamn, DCS Corporation’s Director of Talent Acquisition, was selected again as a winner of the 2022 OnCon Icon Award in the Top 50 Talent Acquisition Professional category. Throughout her tenure with DCS, Carrie has consistently promoted innovative Talent Acquisition […]
September 7, 2022

Selina Swinea, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, is proud to announce the internal promotion of Selina Swinea to Area Sales Leader for Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties. “Selina has earned a reputation as a trusted leader throughout the bank,” said Penny […]
September 7, 2022

Hallie Mauldin, Bank Independent

Bank Independent, headquartered in Sheffield, Ala, announce the promotion of Hallie Mauldin to Community Engagement Leader on July 28. “Hallie has grown up in the Bank Independent culture, and she understands how much serving our community means to our organization,” […]
September 7, 2022

Justin Moore, CPA, Deloitte

Deloitte welcomes Justin Moore, CPA as an addition to the Huntsville office from the Washington, D.C. area as part of the Government and Public Service practice as a Manager in Risk and Financial Advisory. Justin has spent seven years with […]
September 7, 2022

Sara-Margaret Graves, CPA, Deloitte

Deloitte welcomes Sara-Margaret Graves, CPA to Huntsville as part of the Government and Public Service practice as a Manager in Risk and Financial Advisory. Sara-Margaret has been with Deloitte for eight years, previously in the Washington D.C. area office supporting […]
September 7, 2022

Brandon Dias, Hill Technical Solutions

Hill Technical Solutions (HTS), a growing provider of advanced engineering and technology services for government customers, has promoted Brandon Dias to Director, Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) Solutions. Brandon has 19 years of experience supporting the Department of Defense (DoD), beginning with six […]
September 7, 2022

William “Billy” Geiger, Hill Technical Solutions

Hill Technical Solutions (HTS), a growing provider of advanced engineering and technology services for government customers, has promoted William “Billy” Geiger to Director, Army, Emerging and Disruptive Technologies. He is responsible for the Army Directed Energy Science and Technology (S&T) […]
September 7, 2022

Michael “Mike” Jones, Hill Technical Solutions

Hill Technical Solutions (HTS), a growing provider of advanced engineering and technology services for government customers, has promoted Michael “Mike” Jones to Director, Performance Architectures and Analysis (PAA), in the HTS Army & Joint Programs Business Unit. The PAA Directorate […]
September 7, 2022

Abbie Kate Hancock, Huntsville Area Association of Realtors® (HAAR)

Abbie Kate Hancock recently joined the Huntsville Area Association of Realtors® (HAAR) as their Marketing Manager. The Cullman native returned to Alabama after serving as Development Director at Make-A-Wish Mississippi, overseeing 25 counties for the organization. Abbie Kate brings experience […]
September 7, 2022

Jaylen Cotton, Huntsville Area Association of Realtors® (HAAR)

Jaylen Cotton has joined the Huntsville Area Association of Realtors® (HAAR) as the association’s new Local Advocacy Coordinator. Jaylen is a recent Sparkman High School graduate with an already impressive resume of volunteerism and civic engagement in Madison County. Jaylen […]
September 7, 2022

Todd Zelenka, Interweave Technologies

Interweave Technologies’ President, Ravi Kolli is pleased to announce that Todd Zelenka joined the company earlier this year. Interweave’s 30-year history in Huntsville, AL providing technology and communication services is excited to bring about strategic growth around our offerings, to […]
September 7, 2022

Jerry C. Smith, Madison Core Laboratories

Madison Core Laboratories, LLC (MCL) announced the appointment of Jerry C. Smith, a seasoned financial executive, as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) on July 14. Smith brings to MCL a CPA background and over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, […]
September 7, 2022

David Breed, R2C Inc.

R2C is pleased to announce David Breed has joined the R2C family as an Electrical (RF) Engineer supporting Tech Solutions in Panama City, Florida. David comes to R2C with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Florida […]
September 7, 2022

Nathan Smock, R2C Inc.

R2C is pleased to announce Nathan Smock has joined the R2C family as a BIM Modeler supporting the BIM Team in Offutt AFB. Nathan earned his degree in Computer Aided Design Drafting from Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska. After […]
September 7, 2022

Holliee Gatlin, R2C Inc.

R2C is pleased to announce Holliee Gatlin has joined the R2C, Inc. family as a Purchasing Intern supporting our Aerospace Division. Holliee recently graduated from Tanner High School and started interning with R2C in hopes of gaining insight for her […]
September 7, 2022

Lindsey Barron, Rocket City Mom

Lindsey Barron has been named the new Chief Operations Officer at Rocket City Mom Media Group and RocketCityMom.com. Barron will oversee daily operations for Sales and Editorial Staff and can be reached via email at lindsey@rocketcitymom.com. The company made the […]
September 7, 2022

Tyler Maze, PCI Productions

To be successful you need a blend of enthusiasm, respect, and patience. Tyler Maze started with PCI Productions as a part time Research Analyst in 2020 and has advanced into the role of Business Development Outreach Lead. He has the […]
September 7, 2022

Liz Emerson, River Bank & Trust

Huntsville Market President Paul Robinson is pleased to announce that Liz Emerson has joined his growing team. As Vice President and Relationship Manager, Emerson will build and strengthen relationships with consumer and commercial clients, growing the bank’s presence in northern […]
September 7, 2022

Aaron Hovis, River Bank & Trust

Huntsville Market President Paul Robinson is pleased to announce that local banker Aaron Hovis has joined River Bank & Trust as Vice President & Relationship Manager. Hovis will assist clients throughout northern Alabama and help grow the Alabama-based bank’s newly […]
September 7, 2022

Emily Frazier, ServisFirst Bank

ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares (NYSE:SFBS), announced the promotion of Emily Frazier to Vice President, Credit Officer for ServisFirst Bank Huntsville on August 1. “Emily is one of our original team members who started with us 16 years […]
September 7, 2022

Mike Banks, NAI Chase Commercial Realty, Inc.

Regional Builders Inc., a division of NAI Chase Commercial Real Estate Services, announced August 10 that Mike Banks has joined the firm as Director of Construction for the company’s offices in Huntsville and Birmingham. “We are delighted to welcome Mike […]
September 7, 2022

Karen Stanley, Stanley Construction

Karen Stanley has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Delta Research and Education Foundation, which was established in 1967 to support the charitable and educational programs of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and other collaborative organizations. Their mission […]
September 7, 2022

Scott Williams, Trigon Cyber, Inc.

Scott Williams is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trigon Cyber, Inc. He is of Tongan descent and was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but was later adopted by an Army family who settled in the Huntsville area. Growing up […]
September 7, 2022

Jessica Barnes, VOUS Salon Retreat

Jessica Barnes is Founder & Owner of VOUS Salon Retreat, Huntsville’s destination luxury hair salon & spa retreat that officially opened its doors to the public on July 26, 2022. Jessica is most importantly mother to two amazing young men […]
September 7, 2022

Alexandra Gonzalez Adams, VOUS Salon Retreat

Alexandra Gonzalez Adams has been named Le’ Concierge for VOUS Salon Retreat. VOUS opened its doors officially to the public on July 26, 2022 in Huntsville, AL as a luxury hair salon and spa retreat. Alexandra moved to the Huntsville […]
September 7, 2022

Chris Wright, Radiance Technologies, Inc.

Radiance Technologies is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Wright to Senior Vice President of the Emerging and Disruptive Technologies Group (EDTG) in Radiance’s Defense Sector. His primary focus is on high energy lasers and related technologies, including modeling […]
September 7, 2022

Ben Waye, Radiance Technologies, Inc.

Radiance Technologies is pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Waye to Senior Vice President of the Weapon Analysis and Innovation Group (WAIG) in Radiance’s Defense Sector. In his new role, Waye will lead operations and growth initiatives in key […]
September 7, 2022

Daniel Anderson, Radiance Technologies, Inc.

Radiance Technologies is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel Anderson to Vice President of the Aviation, Sensors, and Geospatial (ASG) Group in Radiance’s Defense Sector. In his new role, Anderson will lead operations and growth initiatives in key areas […]
September 7, 2022

Ben Bramblett, Radiance Technologies, Inc.

Radiance Technologies is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Ben Bramblett to Vice President of the Test and Training Group (T&TG) in Radiance’s Defense Sector. His primary focus will be on test range support, hardware design, prototyping and development, […]
September 7, 2022

Gia Giacomoni, Transcend

Transcend is pleased to announce that Gia Giacomoni has been promoted to Director of Programs. Gia manages and oversees resources (Coaches, facilitators, producers, and project managers) to ensure the Fearless Leaders MasterClass and other Transcend programs are delivered with a […]
September 7, 2022

Daniel Palmer, Stratagem Solutions, Inc.

Daniel Palmer joined Stratagem Solutions, Inc. (SSI) as an entry level Analyst supporting the Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation, Aviation Mission Systems and Architecture (AMSA) Project Office to work directly with the Business Management Division. In less than two years, […]
September 7, 2022

Gina Benitez, WAFF-TV

Gina Benitez is WAFF’s newest morning and noon anchor. She is a born and raised South Floridian but has lived in several different cities and states and she’s thrilled that her newest adventure led her to The Tennessee Valley. Gina […]
September 7, 2022

Elaine Oakes, WLRH Public Radio

Elaine Oakes, WLRH’s Corporate Underwriting and Support Manager has been accepted to Leadership Greater Huntsville’s Flagship Class L-36 which just kicked off in August. (Best Class Ever) Elaine Oakes joined the team at WLRH 89.3 FM/HD public radio in December […]
September 7, 2022

Katy Ganaway, WLRH Public Radio

The staff and volunteers at 89.3 WLRH FM/HD are proud to share that producer and host Katy Ganaway has been honored by the Alabama Broadcasting Association with an Education Debt Assistance grant! The grant is awarded to broadcasters who display […]

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