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  • March 2021

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    New Senior Vice President of P&C and Life for ALFA Insurance®
    Rex Seabrook has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Property & Casualty (P&C) and Life Operations. Seabrook most recently served as Vice President of P&C Underwriting. During his 25-year tenure with Alfa, Seabrook has served in all areas of P&C Underwriting, including commercial, farm, property and auto. In his new position, Seabrook will be responsible for P&C and Life Operations, along with the Document & Payment Strategies area.
    Ross-Clayton Names New President and CEO
    Ross-Clayton Funeral Home Board of Directors named Dr. Sharon A. Ross as the company’s new President and successor to her father, the late David C. Ross Jr. who passed away suddenly October 14, 2020, due to complications following pneumonia. Dr. Ross, the fourth of the Ross lineage to serve as president, makes history by becoming the first woman to head the company. Licensed by the Alabama Board of Funeral Service in 2014, she has worked part-time in the business for several years learning the basics from her father firsthand.
    Arthur DuCote Retires from Regions Bank; Robert Birmingham to Succeed
    Arthur DuCote, Market Executive for the Regions Bank in Montgomery and the River Region, retired at the end of 2020, and is being succeeded by Robert Birmingham, who was previously Executive Vice President and Area Manager for Regions Private Wealth Management. DuCote served Regions and its predecessor banks for 28 years. Birmingham is a familiar face to Regions clients, having served the bank for 33 years.
    Starke Agency Adds Risk Consultant
    Will Clements, CPCU, has joined Starke Agency as Risk Consultant. Clements is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he majored in finance with a specialization in risk management in 2017. Since graduation, he has worked for Travelers Insurance Company in the commercial middle market underwriting division. He is a Montgomery native and has recently returned to Montgomery from Atlanta.
    Kevin Phang Joins Palomar Insurance
    Palomar Insurance announced the addition of Kevin Phang to its expanding Information Technology team as Systems Administrator. His in-depth knowledge of Microsoft and Cisco systems will help shape technology to meet the needs of Palomar’s customers.
    Gilpin Givhan Announces New Shareholder
    Christopher L. Richard has been promoted to shareholder. Richard advises hospitals, physician practices and other healthcare providers on a variety of regulatory, transactional and policy issues. He regularly counsels clients on matters regarding regulatory compliance, medical staff privileges and credentialing, billing and payment, contracting, operations, employment and legislative affairs.
    Alabama Air National Guard Announces State Command Chief Master Sergeant
    Command Chief Master Sergeant Bernadette Hollinger has been selected as the Alabama Air National Guard State Command Chief. Chief Hollinger is the senior enlisted leader of the wing, responsible for advising the commander on mission effectiveness, professional development, readiness, training, utilization, health, morale and welfare of the wing’s enlisted force. Hollinger has gained extensive experience and exhibited proven leadership while serving as the Wing Command Chief and other key assignments at the 187th Fighter Wing.
    Huntingdon College Appoints Senior VP for Academic Affairs
    Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West appointed Dr. Thomas G. Perrin as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Perrin has been serving as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty since December 2019. Perrin joined the Huntingdon faculty as Assistant Professor of English in 2011 and is now chairing Huntingdon’s Race and Justice Initiative, working with faculty, staff and alumni in coordinating academic, co-curricular and alumni efforts to further social justice at Huntingdon.
    Warren Averett Announces 2021 New Members
    Warren Averett announced that seven individuals have been promoted to Members of the Firm, including Joshua Bowen and Barry Prim. Joshua Bowen, CPA, CGMA, CAMS (Audit, Montgomery) provides audits and compliance consulting to financial institutions and public sector organizations. Barry Prim, MBA (Asset Management, Montgomery) assists clients by offering insight about investing, estate planning and wealth management, and he is responsible for growing Warren Averett Asset Management in the Montgomery area.
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