Nicole Black was recently featured in
the New York Times article “Wall Street
Mothers, Stay-Home Fathers.” Black
is a managing director of fixed income
research at Wells Fargo Securities LLC
in Charlotte, N.C. The article featured
the growing number of women in the
financial industry who work outside the
home while their husbands tend to the
Elizabeth Lowery joined MWW’s
Washington, D.C., office as senior vice
president of corporate affairs. MWW is
ranked as one of the top 5 independent
public relations firms in the U.S. Lowery
brings extensive expertise in finance,
fundraising and public affairs, including
posts as deputy national finance director
for Obama for America and finance
director for the Democratic Senatorial
Campaign Committee. In her new role
at MWW, Lowery will provide strategic
counsel to the firm’s clients and will
help advance the firm’s overall work in
Washington, D.C., and throughout the
Angus R. Cooper III was appointed by
Gov. Robert Bentley to the Alabama
Port Authority board’s at-large seat and
chairman of the board.
Krista Conlin, CEO of KC Projects, was
named Rising Star of the Year by the
Birmingham Business Journal at its
annual CEO Awards.
Chad Smith’s invention, Option Knob,
was named Best in Show for best add-on
or accessory at the National Association
of Music Merchants’ summer event.
Smith, owner of the Alcove International
Tavern and a guitarist, has been
marketing his line for about five years,
but just began exhibiting last year.
Blake Ashbee was appointed by Georgia
Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as executive
director of the Governor’s Office of
Mark Jason Dabbs Jr., senior financial
adviser at Merrill Lynch, was named
to Mobile Bay Magazine’s Class of 40
Blake Ethredge, CPA, has been promoted
to senior accountant at Wilkins Miller
Hieronymus LLC, an accounting and
advisory firm with offices in Mobile and
Heath Phillips was named to the
Birmingham Business Journal’s Who’s
Who in Healthcare. Phillips is the CEO of
HealthSouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation.
Lyndsey Dixon has been promoted to
manager at Wilkins Miller Hieronymus
LLC, an accounting and advisory firm
with offices in Mobile and Fairhope.
Dixon’s specialties include tax, audit
and consulting services, particularly
lost-profits analysis. Her specific
industries include financial institutions.
Dixon joined the firm in 2012. She is a
member of the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants and the
Alabama Society of CPAs.
Chad Griggs has been named the
Colonnade branch manager of the
Alabama Telco Credit Union.
TD Lowe, CEO of EnovationNation, was
featured in The Washington Post as
one of 16 women who deserve a spot
on the board of directors of a tech
company. Lowe started her career as a
risk manager at Fidelity. She became a
finance manager at Comcast and then
a process engineer at Aflac. She saw
entrepreneurship as the fastest path to
success and founded EnovationNation,
which provides a new way for startups
to protect their intellectual property.
Michael Benson, CPA, MTA, has been
promoted to senior accountant at Wilkins
Miller Hieronymus LLC, an accounting
and advisory firm with offices in Mobile
Hannah Benak started a public relations
firm in Birmingham. Benak, who
had been director of client services
at Birmingham’s Wilbanks Agency,
launched her public relations and
advertising firm with half a dozen of her
former Wilbanks’ clients.
Brooks Hieronymus, CPA, MTA, has
been promoted to senior accountant
at Wilkins Miller Hieronymus LLC,
an accounting and advisory firm with
offices in Mobile and Fairhope.
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