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    Santa Fe Named Best New Car
    Hyundai Santa Fe is one of 12 vehicles to receive Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2021 designation. “Hyundai continually listens to its consumers while working hard to improve our vehicles, and the refreshed 2021 Santa Fe reflects this commitment,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy for Hyundai Motor North America.
    ASU, Reebok, ACLU Partner on Human Rights Award Program
    Alabama State University is partnering with Reebok and the American Civil Liberties Union to relaunch Reebok’s Human Rights Award Program to honor young activists. The program, which previously ran from 1988 to 2007, has a legacy of more than 80 recipients from nearly 40 countries. ASU was selected as the partner from a pool of other Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as other educational institutions.
    Warren Averett Advisor Now Certified Senior Advisor®
    Susan Key, CSA, of Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors has been designated as a Certified Senior Advisor® (CSA) by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. Key, a Senior Associate within the firm’s Daily Money Management Services Division (DMMS), is responsible for the personal daily financial affairs of affluent individuals. Key serves clients from Warren Averett’s Montgomery office. In addition to her work in the DMMS Division, Key also participates in the Business Development Initiative.
    Beasley Allen Attorneys Honored
    Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. Lead Products Liability Attorney J. Greg Allen was recently named to the Lawdragon Hall of Fame. This year, 34 attorneys across the country were added to the Hall of Fame. Two Beasley Allen attorneys were also named to the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, LaBarron Boone, Executive Committee Member and Kendall Dunson, Principal.
    Beasley Allen Attorney Named President of the Alabama ABOTA
    Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. lawyer Graham Esdale was recently named President of the Alabama Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Esdale was elected at the virtual board meeting last October. ABOTA is a national association of seasoned trial lawyers and judges.
    Alabama Farmers Federation 100 Years Old
    The Alabama Farmers Federation, the largest farm group in the state of Alabama, turned 100 years old on January 31. It was founded in 1921 to provide a voice for the state’s farm families. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of Alfa Insurance, started by the Alabama Farmers Federation in 1945 to provide fire insurance coverage to rural Alabamians. Alfa has grown into a top-rated insurance company with more than a million policies in force.
    AEGIS-Michaud Properties, Inc. Named to Top Montgomery Realtors®
    AEGIS-Michaud Properties, Inc. is once again in the top 7 percent of real estate companies in the Montgomery area and had the top two producing Realtors® for existing home sales in Montgomery County for 2020, Ann Michaud and Anna Kate Bowen. Additionally, AEGIS-Michaud Properties has been listed in The Montgomery Advertiser’s Best of the Best for the past several years, and Ann Michaud is rated in the Top Three Agents in Montgomery on ThreeBestRated.com and a named a Neighborhood Favorite on Nextdoor.com.
    Walker360 Ranked Among the Top 1 Percent of Printers
    Walker360, a commercial printing company based in Montgomery, has been ranked among the top printers in North America. The 2020 Printing Impressions 350 ranking of the largest printing companies in the United States and Canada marks the 37th annual list compiled by the editors of Printing Impressions. This list compiles the printing industry’s leading companies by sales volume. With over 75 years of experience, it ranked among the top 1 percent of printing companies in North America and the top 1 percent of all companies in the United States in revenue.
    Encompass Health Among Fortune’s ‘Most Admired’
    Birmingham’s Encompass Health joins the ranks of Apple, Amazon and Microsoft on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list for 2021. The largest owner of and operator of rehabilitation hospitals in the United States, Encompass ranked 136th overall on the list and fourth in the healthcare category. It is the only Alabama company on this year’s list.
    ServisFirst Bank Leadership Transition
    The Board of Directors of ServisFirst Bank and ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFBS), announced that Rodney Rushing is assuming the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for ServisFirst Bank. As a member of the bank’s executive team, he will collaborate with the President/CEO and CFO in the overall administration of the bank and in executing its broader objectives and goals.
    Bradley Attorneys Honored
    Seven Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP partners have been elected as Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF): T. Michael Brown, William C. Byrd, Frank M. Caprio, E. Mabry Rogers, David Roth, Charles Stewart and T. Sky Woodward have been inducted into the global honor society. “We congratulate these attorneys on their induction as Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and look forward to their continued contributions to the legal profession and the betterment of their communities with ABF,” said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Jonathan M. Skeeters.
    Bradley Earns High Score
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP recently scored a 90 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. “We are extremely proud to be so highly recognized in our first ranking on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index,” said Partner and Director of Inclusion and Diversity George Medlock. “Despite the unprecedented challenges we all faced in 2020, establishing policies that affirm and include diverse employees at Bradley remained as important as ever. We will continue to improve in the future.”
    Jackson Thornton Technologies Awarded Partnership
    Jackson Thornton Technologies (JTT), a subsidiary of Jackson Thornton CPAs and Consultants, has been named a Datto Blue Diamond Global Partner. Blue Diamond is the top tier of the Datto Global Partner Program and only 2 percent of the Datto community of managed service providers have achieved this level. Datto is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions built for delivery by managed service providers.
    Caddell Construction Awarded New Contract
    Caddell Construction has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District for the Phase II construction of a battalion training complex at Fort Jackson, S.C. The base award, in the amount of $42 million, includes construction of a basic combat trainee complex with associated company training pits and other site development, as well as options for additional work.
    ASU Partners with Global “Propel Center”

    Alabama State University has been chosen to partner with the new Propel Center that is sponsored by Apple and the Southern Company and that will serve as a virtual and physical global hub for leadership and career development for more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) nationwide. Apple described the center as “a first-of-its-kind innovation and learning hub for the HBCU community.” The Center will be located in the historic Atlanta University Center, with on-campus activations on the Alabama State University campus and at other partner institutions across the United States.
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