2017 Top 25I want to congratulate again the winners of our 5th Annual Excellence in Business Awards Top 25, hosted earlier today by UAB National Alumni Society.  It was my pleasure, as president and proud alumnus of UAB, to join NAS in honoring outstanding alumni who have gone on to found, own or manage successful businesses.

These honorees represent different schools around our campus and exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of UAB, pursuing a challenging path with remarkable vision and talent to become prominent business leaders in a wide range of fields—from IT to healthcare to heavy industry to law practices and investments firms. Their stories are an inspiration to our campus and community, especially our students who are looking to translate their own education into rewarding business careers.

We applaud these honored alumni representing the businesses named as this year’s top 25:

  • 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, President and CEO (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)