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The UAB National Alumni Society proudly recognized the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 inaugural class of 2013.  This program is designed to identify, recognize, and celebrate the success of the top 25 UAB alumni-owned or UAB alumni-operated businesses. 

The class of 2013 was recognized at an awards luncheon on Friday, March 8, 2013. Congratulations to the inaugural class of 2013!

UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 - Class of 2013

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

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, 2012.
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 or luncheon, please contact Greg Berry, gtberry@uab.edu or 205.934.3555.