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2015 UAB Excellence in Business Top 25

Top 25 Business logo smallThe UAB National Alumni Society is pleased to announce that applications for the Excellence in Business Top 25 Class of 2015 are now available.

This award program is designed to identify, recognize, and celebrate the success of the top 25 UAB alumni-owned or UAB alumni-operated businesses.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, February 13, 2015.

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The 2015 class will be honored at the National Alumni Society House on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

A complete list of the previous classes can be found below.

Celebrating the Successes of UAB Alumni

To be considered for the award all of the honorees and their companies had to meet three criteria:

  1. Business must have been in operation for a minimum of 36 months prior to December 31, 2014.
  2. Business must have verifiable revenues of at least $150,000 for the most recent 12-month period.
  3. Business must be owned or operated by a UAB graduate who meets one of the following:
  • A UAB graduate or group of UAB graduates must have owned 50% or more of the company during the eligible period, OR
  • A UAB graduate must have served as the company’s chief executive (for example, chairman, CEO, president, or managing partner) during the eligible period, OR
  • A UAB graduate must have founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team during the eligible period.


For questions regarding the awards program, please contact Greg Berry at gtberry@uab.edu or 205.934.3555.

Class of 2014

Mark K. Addison, M.D., M.P.H. - Cullman Medical & Pediatric Associates, P.C.
Robin L. Bailey - The Legacy Connection
Tammy L. Baker - Jackson Lewis, P.C.
R. Steven Boggan - BioHorizons, Inc.
Cary Bynum - blr | further
Cheri W. Cunningham, D.M.D. - Cheri W. Cunningham, D.M.D. Family Dentistry
William O. Fitzpatrick, III, M.D. - Anesthesia Services of Birmingham, P.C.
W. Craig Fravert - Fravert Services, Inc.
John Gardner - Integrative Logic, A division of Luckie & Company
D. Bruce Irwin, M.D. - American Family Care
Jan Marie Jacks - Dreamcakes Bakery, Inc.
Lisa Kianoff, CPA.CITP, CGMA - Kianoff & Associates, Inc.
Ronald J. Kleinman, P.T. - Professional Therapy Associates, Inc.
James W. Marbourg, O.D. - Eye Health Partners of Alabama, Inc.
Joseph V. Meadow, IV - TJC Mortgage
Jim Meads, P.E. & Joe Meads, P.E. - Sain Associates, Inc.
Sam S. Miller - Burton Advertising
Stephen L. Moore, CPA - Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg, Moore, P.C.
Jennifer Morrissey-Patton, D.M.D. - Hoover Family Dentistry
Duellyn Z. Pandis, RN, BSN - Passport Health of Tampa Bay
James O. Rodgers, FIMC, MBA - J.O. Rodgers and Associates, Management Consultants
Gary W. Savage - BL Harbert International, LLC
Brett S. Sheedy, MBA, CPA, JD, LLM - Partners Tax & Accounting, LLC
Carl H. Spear, O.D., FAAO & Katie Gilbert Spear, O.D., M.P.H. - Sight & Sun Eyeworks
LeRoy W. Tilt - PG Calc

Class of 2013

Uday R. Bhate - BHATE Geosciences Corporation
Martha W. Bidez, Ph.D. - BioEchoes, Inc.
Patrick Brannon - Brannon Honda
David W. Brasfield - TriNovus
Susan B. Brouillet - Alacare Home Health & Hospice
Vincent B. Caltagirone, Jr. - The Stewart Organization, Inc.
Brian Cauble - Appsolute Genius
David Benjamin Cork - Cork, Hill & Company, LLC
Justin R. Craft - Nowlin & Associates
Tommie G. Cummings - Frost Cummings Tidwell Group, LLC
Lynn S. Elgin - The Clarus Consulting Group, Inc.
Al & Jennifer Ellison - Ellison & Ellision, P.C.
Steve M. Foster - TherapySouth
Corey L. Hartman, M.D. - Skin Wellness Center of Alabama
Phyllis Hoffman DePiano - Hoffman Media, LLC
Donald W. Huey - Magic City Title, Inc.
Ken Jackson - Dudley C. Jackson, Inc.
Brett M. Jovanovich - Lifeguard Transportation Services, Inc.
Joseph L. Lilley, Jr. - CTS, Inc.
Mobolaji Kukoyi - Dynamic Civil Solutions, Inc.
Ian E. McFadden - Methodist Hospital
Sam Miller - Burton Advertising
Brian Austin Oakes, J.D. - White & Oakes, LLC
James L. Sanderson, Jr., D.M.D. - James L. Sanderson, Jr. DMD, LLC
Ken R. Taunton - The Royster Group, Inc.