UAB Alumni honors Excellence in Business Top 25 award winners

The UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 award program identifies, recognizes and celebrates the success of the top 25 businesses owned or operated by UAB alumni.

NAS Excellence AwardsThe University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society honored its second annual Excellence in Business Top 25 2014 award winners with a luncheon Friday, March 7, at the Alumni House.

The UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 award program identifies, recognizes and celebrates the success of the top 25 UAB alumni-owned or UAB alumni-operated businesses. Nominated companies are ranked by set award criteria: Each must have been in operation a minimum of 36 months, have verifiable revenue of at least $150,000 in the last 12-month period, and be owned, operated, or founded and managed by an alumnus of UAB.

Additionally, the top three fastest-growing companies among the honorees were recognized at the event. They were determined based on cumulative growth percentages of revenue over the three most recent reporting periods. The fastest-growing UAB business was J.O. Rodgers and Associates, Management Consultants; the second-fastest-growing business was Integrative Logic, A division of Luckie & Co.; and the third-fastest-growing company was Fravert Services Inc.

The 2014 honorees are:


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

This is the second year that the NAS has partnered with the Birmingham Business Journal to present the Excellence in Business awards. Other sponsors include BBVA Compass, EBSCO Creative Concepts, IMG, Nowlin & Associates, Vista Engineering, blr | further, Borland Benefield, the School of Optometry, the Collat School of Business, the School of Dentistry, the School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, UAB Athletics, and UAB Administration.

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