Women in Technology recognizes the
accomplishments of top women leaders
in STEM fields.
Tracy Shields Jones, president
of Century Automotive Group, an
automobile dealership in Huntsville,
received the Alabama Retail
Association’s Gold Retailer of the Year
Award in the annual sales category of
more than $20 million.
Thomas James “Tom” Methvin of the
Beasley Allen Law Firm is the recipient
of the Alabama State Bar’s 2014 Harold
Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award.
He graduated from Culverhouse with
a degree in corporate finance. He
has contributed greatly to the pro
bono efforts across the state to bring
awareness to the need for volunteerism
in the legal community.
Elizabeth Keller Arnold is the new
chief financial officer for Houghton
International, a global leader in
metalworking fluids and services. Arnold
will provide strategic and operational
direction to Houghton’s accounting,
finance, budgeting, treasury, shared
services and tax departments.
Calvin Staudt Jr. has been named vice
president of manufacturing at Glatfelter.
Staudt will assume responsibility for all
specialty papers operations, with an
emphasis on safety, reliability, efficiency
and mill operations. He will also develop
capabilities across manufacturing
assets to align with the needs of current
and future customers. He earned
master's in business administration
from Culverhouse’s Manderson
Graduate School of Business.
Andrew Ellis has been promoted to chief
financial officer for Command Alkon.
Ellis joined the company as corporate
controller in 2012. He began his career
with Deloitte & Touche. He graduated
from Culverhouse with bachelor’s and
master's degrees in accounting and is a
certified public accountant.
Kimberly A. Tew has joined Synovous,
the Columbus, Georgia-based financial
services company, as a relationship
consultant in financial management
services. She earned a bachelor's
degree in marketing and finance at UA’s
Bradley Gradton Gray has been tapped
as the new chief financial officer of
Royal Cup and will replace fellow 1969
Culverhouse graduate Lamar Babgy,
who retired in January. Gray is only the
second CFO in the history of the family-
owned company. Prior to joining Royal
Cup, he worked more than seven years
at McPherson Companies Inc., most
recently as their vice president.
Kari Carrouth has been promoted to
corporate controller for Truck Bodies
and Equipment International. BEI is
a Minnesota-based corporation that
encompasses five leading manufacturers
of dump truck bodies, hoists, and truck
and trailer equipment.
Yifan Liang has been promoted to chief
financial officer by the board of directors
of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor.
AOS is a designer, developer and
global supplier of a broad range of
power semiconductors and integrated
circuits. Liang joined AOS in 2004 and
has held several positions. He received
his master's degree in finance and
accounting from UA’s Culverhouse.
Jiarui Richard Tong was named chief
technology officer for Phoenix New
Media Limited, a leading new media
company in China. Tong holds dual
master's degrees in economics and
Brooks Harris’s company, Harris Doyle
Homes Inc., is one of Birmingham
Business Journal’s 2014 Fast Track 30,
a list of Birmingham’s fastest-growing
companies. Harris Doyle Homes Inc.