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  • May 2021

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    Aldridge Borden & Company, P.C. Announces Promotions
    Melissa Hill, CPA, has been promoted to Manager. Hill works remotely from Huntsville and works in the Assurance Department where she primarily works with contractors and nonprofit entities. Donovan G. Butler, CPA, has been promoted to Senior Accountant. Butler works primarily on audits, compilations and reviews of nonprofits, government entities and construction contractors. Häagen Lee has been promoted to Senior onBoarder in the One Source Department.
    Brandon Howard Joins Huntingdon Band Program
    Brandon Howard, Director of Bands at Jefferson Davis High School, will join the Huntingdon College Band Program as Associate Director of Bands, working with Huntingdon’s Director of Bands, Dr. Rusty Logan. He will begin with the program immediately and move to full-time status June 1.
    River Bank & Trust Names Montgomery County President
    River Bank & Trust Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Stubbs announced Polly Hardegree’s promotion to Montgomery County President. Hardegree, an Executive Vice President and the bank’s Wealth Management/Retail Banking Manager, is part of the bank’s 2006 founding team. She has spent her 48-year career creating exceptional banking experiences for her clients and contributing countless hours to community organizations throughout the River Region.
    Hill Hill Carter Welcomes New Attorney
    Attorney Michael M. Eley has joined Hill Hill Carter Franco Cole & Black, P.C. in its Montgomery office. His practice will focus primarily on workers’ compensation issues for individual companies, self-insured funds and insurance companies.
    Dr. Derick Bothwell Joins Huntingdon MAT Faculty
    Dr. Derick Bothwell, Huntingdon College Class of 2015, will return to his alma mater as a member of the faculty in the College’s new Master of Athletic Training program. He will begin work immediately as an athletic trainer and continue as an assistant professor of athletic training beginning June 1.
    Palomar Insurance Makes Hire
    Palomar Insurance announced the addition of Reese Smith, III to its expanding sales team Reese joins the company as Account Executive, specializing in the transportation industry. His in-depth knowledge of trucking insurance and personalized service will help clients understand their company’s risks and help shape insurance products to meet their needs.
    CB&S Bank Hires New Montgomery Regional President
    CB&S Bank announced that W. Bradley Armagost has joined the bank as Executive Vice President, Montgomery Regional President and will be working from our CB&S Bank Pike Road office.
    Alabama Rural Electric Association Has New President and CEO
    The Board of Directors of the Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives has named Karl G. Rayborn as its new President and CEO. Rayborn, who had been serving as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at AREA, replaced retiring President and CEO Fred Braswell, who served in that position for the past 22 years. Rayborn assumed duties on February 22. AREA is the statewide trade association serving Alabama’s 22 electric distribution cooperatives, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
    Buffalo Rock Company Names New CEO
    Buffalo Rock Company has announced that its board of directors voted to approve Matthew Dent as the Chief Executive Officer. He is the first CEO in the company’s 120-year history that is not a member of the Lee family. Jimmy Lee, III will continue to serve daily as Executive Chairman of the company and will be involved at a strategic level with Buffalo Rock’s operations. Dent will run and be responsible for the overall day-to day performance of the company.
    ARC Realty Welcomes Sally Hodges to Team
    ARC Realty announced Sally Hodges as a Realtor in its Montgomery Brokerage. Hodges joins the team at ARC after working for four years with the EXIT Realty franchise, formerly owned by WH Hodges & Company.
    Huntingdon Dean Retires
    Huntingdon College Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean Of Students Fran Taylor is retiring at the\ end of the current academic year, which marks her 47th year in the field of education and her ninth year in leadership at Huntingdon College. Taylor came to Huntingdon in 2012 as director of the College’s Center for Career and Vocation.
    Steve Jarrett Joins New Waters Realty
    Steve Jarrett has joined the New Waters Realty team as a Licensed Realtor®. “Steve, a River Region native and retired Alabama State Trooper spokesperson, will be a valued addition to the New Waters Realty team,” said Jennifer Atkins, Qualifying Broker and Vice President for New Waters Realty Company. “Steve is well-known throughout the area for his professionalism and great communication skills. He served as the ‘ face’ of the Alabama State Troopers for many years. We are excited to welcome him into our real estate family.”
    Jackson Thornton Technologies Promotes Three

    Jackson Thornton Technologies (JTT), a subsidiary of Jackson Thornton CPAs and Consultants, announced three promotions within its Montgomery office. Brian Driskill has been promoted to President; Chris Bell has been promoted to Vice President, Technical Services; and Nic Cofield has been promoted to Vice President, Client Services.
    Caddell Construction Announces New VP Position
    Caddell Construction has promoted Nathan Raycroft to a new role in the growing company—Vice President, Guam operations. In recent years, Caddell has greatly increased its project load on the island of Guam, in support of the U.S. Military’s preparations to move servicemen there fro Okinawa, Japan.
    Caddell Construction Announces Key Executive Promotions
    Caddell has experienced exceptional growth in recent years; to adapt and to make room for future expansion, Caddell has promoted Stephe Strickland to the position of Senior Vice President, Governmental. Brian Stewart has been promoted to Vice President, Business Administration and General Counsel. Brian Golden has also been promoted to Manager, Operations Support.
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