Troy University Taps New University Registrar
Veda Y. Taylor has been named new registrar at Troy University. Taylor will fill the position left vacant by Vickie Miles, who retired at the end of May, following 32 years of service to the University. Taylor began her duties on August 1. The Registrar’s Office ensures the accuracy, consistency, security and longevity of academic records and provides a critical link between the University’s academic policies and the students. Taylor has nearly 20 years of experience in several areas of higher education administration, including registrar, admissions, financial aid and graduate school administration.
Hyundai Names New CEO of Hyundai Motor America
Randy Parker has been named the new CEO of Hyundai Motor America, effective August 1. In this role, he will assume responsibility for Hyundai’s commercial automotive operations in the United States. Parker is one of the first African Americans to be named CEO of a major OEM regional market.
JMR+H Architecture, PC Expands Team, Celebrates Newly Registered Architect
Charlie Herron of JMR+H Architecture passed his exam in September and is now fully certified with the American Institute of Architects along with the National Council of Architecture Registration Board. He graduated from Auburn University with an architectural degree in 2018 and joined the JMR+H team after graduation, where he has worked on numerous projects while preparing for his exam. The firm also added to its team with the addition of Lauren Fleming. She brings her experience in community outreach and sponsor relations to the firm and in this role, handles all forms of business development for the firm.
Michael Smith Joins Palomar Insurance
Michael Smith is now a part of Palomar Insurance Corporation’s expanding sales team, serving as an Account Executive specializing in transportation risk management. Smith will assist Palomar’s clients in assessing their risk and implementing controls to reduce loss exposure.
Eason Joins Troy University Development Team
Troy University alumnus John Robert Eason has joined the TROY Office of Development as Director of Development for the College of Health and Human Services and Regional Director. A 2017 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, Eason comes to TROY from the insurance agency Harmon Dennis Bradshaw, where he served as a commercial risk adviser. In addition, he is a co-founder of Fuse Coffee in Troy.
Trustmark Names Bradly Rebel the New Chief Audit Executive
Trustmark Corporation announced that Bradly (Brad) Rebel has joined Trustmark National Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Executive responsible for the company’s internal audit function. Rebel has more than 30 years of audit and financial industry experience.
MAX Credit Union Names New Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Mike Hart has joined MAX’s leadership team as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Hart is an Alabama native and brings more than 34 years of financial institution experience to his new role. Hart has spent his career serving communities in the River Region and remains focused on creating personalized experiences through financial solutions and a unique perspective to business strategy.
Former HIM Student Named Montgomery Site Director
Angelicia Willis is the new Site Director at Hope Inspired Ministry’s Montgomery Campus. But just five years ago, she was fresh out of a lengthy prison sentence. Running through options of how to get back on her feet, she remembered Hope Inspired Ministries from her time in college. She completed a three-week internship before being hired as a full-time receptionist. She has also worked as a Career Coach and a Graduate Coach at HIM.
Caddell Construction Announces New Vice President
Caddell Construction announced the promotion of Craig Lazzarini to Vice President, Estimating and Procurement - International. Lazzarini, who joined the company in 2000, will provide strategic oversight to the pursuit and acquisition of new work for the firm’s international project portfolio.
Huntingdon President Announces Staff Changes
Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West announced that Meggie Bridges, Huntingdon Class of 2011, will assume the role of Director, Office Of The President, and Corporation Secretary to the Huntingdon College board of trustees beginning January 1, 2023. Bridges has served as director of the Office of Academic Affairs since fall 2021.
Sheron Elmore Joins River Bank & Trust
Veteran banker Sheron Elmore has joined River Bank & Trust as Vice President. Elmore will serve as a Private Banker & Relationship Manager, providing tailored financial solutions to affluent individuals and professionals throughout the River Region.