Fifth annual class of UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 announced for 2017

The awardees will be honored at a luncheon Friday, June 23, at the UAB National Alumni Society House.

excellence in business3The University of Alabama at Birmingham National Alumni Society has announced the 2017, and fifth annual, class of the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25.

The awardees will be honored at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 23, at the UAB National Alumni Society House. Tickets to attend are $75 and can be purchased online.

The Top 25 award program is designed to identify, recognize and celebrate the success of alumni business leaders. Each company must have been founded, owned or managed by a UAB alumnus or alumna, says Jennifer Breland, executive director of the UAB National Alumni Society.

“We are once again pleased to honor UAB graduates who are among the most successful business leaders,” Breland said. “This is a special opportunity to bring well-deserved recognition to our UAB graduates that are succeeding in so many different industries. Their success stories are an inspiration to others at UAB and in the community.”

The following alumni represent the 25 businesses as part of UAB’s fifth annual class:

  • Janet Underwood Anderson, The Legacy Connection, Media Director, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Brian C. Bacot, M.D., Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global, CEO, School of Medicine
  • Robin Bailey, The Legacy Connection, CEO, Collat School of Business
  • Johnny E. Bates, Quality Correctional Health Care, Founder, President and CEO, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine
  • Shanda Coomes Bland, ImageIQ Inc., COO, School of Health Professions
  • Justin O. Bryant, Grandview Medical Center, Assistant CEO, School of Nursing, Collat School of Business, School of Health Professions
  • Jill Underwood Clark, The Legacy Connection, CFO, Collat School of Business
  • Sherry Cole, Grandview Medical Center, CNO, School of Nursing
  • Christopher P. Donohoo, Donohoo Chevrolet, Managing Member and CEO, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Courtney Duff, West Alabama Therapy, CEO and President, School of Health Professions
  • L. Keith Granger, Grandview Medical Center, CEO, School of Health Professions
  • Mark Gray, Lighting Solutions, Vice President, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael C. Guest, Guest Associates, Inc., President and CEO, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Valerie Hunter, Hunter & Hein, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, Managing Partner, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sandy Killion, Vulcan Industrial Contractors, Principal and CEO, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Johnny E. Kueven, Memorial Hermann Katy, COO, Collat School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Health Professions
  • Patricia McCoy, M.D., McCoy Vision, Owner, School of Medicine
  • Jack D. Ogles, Alabama Controls, Inc., Vice President, School of Engineering
  • Joy O’Neal, The Red Barn, Executive Director, College of Arts and Sciences
  • David M. Paden, Revere Control Systems, Inc., COO, Collat School of Business
  • Christopher Blake Prime, Godspeed Elite Sports Academy, Director, College of Arts and Sciences, Collat School of Business
  • Charles M. Reuse, Alabama Controls, Inc., President, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Roger E. Reuse, Alabama Controls, Inc., Vice President, Collat School of Business
  • Lance Evan Rhodes, Godspeed Elite Sports Academy, Owner, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sheri Eddings Robinson, Linscomb & Williams, Director, Collat School of Business
  • Alexander Shunnarah, Alex Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys, P.C., Founder and CEO, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Tim Stephens, SportsManias, Vice President, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ken Taunton, The Royster Group, President and CEO, Collat School of Business
  • Mary F. Temm, DSC, Temm & Associates, Inc., President, School of Health Professions
  • Jordan F. Vaughn, M.D., MedHelp Clinics, CEO, School of Medicine
  • Michael S. Vaughn, M.D., MedHelp Clinics, President and Founder, School of Medicine
  • Olive Elizabeth Whitehead, HealthActions Physical Therapy and Wellness, CEO, School of Health Professions, School of Public Health
  • Kenny Wolfe, Lighting Solutions, Inc., President, Collat School of Business
  • Dale Yake, PT Solutions Physical Therapy, CEO, School of Health Professions
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