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Miltope Corporation Has New President and CEO
ST Engineering North America announced the appointment of Dianne Howells as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Miltope Corporation, effective September 28. With more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry, Howells brings her proven leadership in program management, product development, manufacturing and sales growth to this critical role.
Alan Williams Joins River Bank & Trust
Alan Williams has joined River Bank & Trust as Vice President and Mortgage Loan Originator. Based out of the Wetumpka office, Williams will use his 20 years of mortgage lending expertise to assist the River Region community with its home financing needs.
Huntingdon Announces Faculty Chemistry Hire
Dr. James Patterson joined the Huntingdon College faculty as Assistant Professor of Chemistry on January 1. Dr. Tom Perrin, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, said “Dr. Patterson’s credentials are impeccable. More importantly, he demonstrated during his interview that his desire, above all, is to mentor students and to assist them with undergraduate research.”
Jackson Thornton Names New President & CEO
Jackson Thornton, a certified public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Montgomery, announced the election of John S. Fendley as the firm’s President & CEO, effective January 1. Fendley will succeed Ned F. Sheffield, who has held the position since 2009.
Trustmark Announces Succession Plans
The Boards of Directors of Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank announced that Gerard R. Host became Executive Chairman of Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank effective January 1. Duane A. Dewey, President and Chief Operating Officer of Trustmark National Bank, succeeds Host as President and CEO of Trustmark Corporation and CEO of Trustmark National Bank.
Hodges Warehouse + Logistics Names Director of Productivity Improvements
James Uhm joins Hodges Warehouse + Logistics as the Director of Productivity Improvements. In this role, he will work with the leadership team to identify and prioritize top opportunities for operational improvement; help develop a system upgrade plan and assist with execution; and develop systems and executing strategies to implement a continuous improvement program and culture that deliver substantive productivity and profitability gains.
New Chief Lending Officer at MAX Credit Union
MAX Credit Union named Wendy Anderson as its new Chief Lending Officer. Anderson brings nearly 27 years of experience in the financial service industry to her new role at MAX Credit Union. Anderson has served as acting Chief Lending Officer since early March, filling the vacancy created when former Chief Lending Officer Martin Head was selected as MAX Credit Union’s President and CEO in late 2019.
Montgomery Catholic Names Director of Communications & Marketing
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School names Brittany Bradley as the new Director of Communications and Marketing. Bradley began in her new role on December 1.
Wiggins Incorporated Names New Vice President
Nathan Copeland joins Wiggins Incorporated as Vice President of Operations. Copeland is a River Region native and comes to Wiggins with a background in strategic planning and process development for both higher education institutions and the private sector.
Huntingdon Makes Faculty Religion Hire
Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West announced that Huntingdon Class of 2018 alumna Bria Imani Rochelle will return to her alma mater to serve as Instructor Of Religion And Content Coordinator for the Huntingdon Leadership Academy. She will begin her role in summer 2021.
Jackson Thornton Names New Principals
Tuan P. Blank and Richard B. Compton have been selected as the Jackson Thornton’s newest principals. Blank is a principal in the firm’s Franklin, Tennessee, office and specializes in audit and accounting services for clients in the utilities industry. Compton is a principal in the firm’s Montgomery office and specializes in audit, accounting and consulting services for clients in the utilities industry.