The National Alumni Society at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has announced the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 class of 2019.

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

ExcellenceBusinessThe award recipients will be honored during a dinner at the UAB Alumni House on Thursday, June 20. Networking will begin at 5:45 p.m., with the seated dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to attend the 2019 UAB Excellence in Business dinner are $50 and are available at uab.edu/alumni. Sponsorship opportunities for the awards dinner are available; for information contact Greg Berry at gtberry@uab.edu or 205-934-3555.

The UAB Excellence in Business Top 25 class of 2019:

  • Adam Aldrich, president and co-founder, Airship, graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences. 
  • Charles Bailey, owner and CEO, Mainly Baskets Inc., graduate of Collat School of Business.
  • Benjamin Blagogee, M.D., partner, Full Spectrum Health Services LLC, graduate of the School of Public Health.
  • John Boone, principal, Orchestra Partners, graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • David Brasfield, CEO, NXTsoft, graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Travis Broome, vice president, Aledade, graduate of the Collat School of Business and School of Public Health.
  • John Burdett, CEO, Fast Slow Motion, graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Bill Cockrell, founder and CEO, PracticeLogic LLC, graduate of the Collat School of Business.
  • Tommie Cummings, treasurer, GirlSpring, graduate of the Collat School of Business.
  • Wesley Foss, CEO, Perimeter Security Partners, graduate of the Collat School of Business.
  • Kevin Fuller, president, ThinkGard, graduate of the Collat School of Business.
  • Rob Ginter, vice president, Pack Health, graduate of the Collat School of Business.
  • Kristen Greenwood, executive director, GirlSpring, graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Patrick Kent, COO, StateServ-Hospicelink, graduate of the Collat School of Business.
  • La’Shonda King, senior vice president, BBVA, graduate of the Collat School of Business.
  • Julie McDonald, Ph.D., co-founder, McDonald Graham LLC, graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Brady McLaughlin, CEO, Trio Safety CPR+AED, graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Tyler Mims, partner, Kaifect, graduate of the Collat School of Business.
  • Matt Morse, owner and founder, Kaifect, graduate of the Collat School of Business.
  • Edwina Musante, CEO and president, Cortina Solutions LLC, graduate of the School of 
  • Francis Obuseh, DrPH, MPH, M.S., executive director, Full Spectrum Health Services LLC, graduate of the School of Public Health.
  • Shegun Otulana, CEO, Therapy Brands, graduate of the Collat School of Business.
  • Carol Trull Pittman, founder and CEO, RedKnot Resource Group, graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Mazi Rasulnia, Ph.D., president and CEO, Pack Health, graduate of the School of Public Health, Collat School of Business and School of Health Professions.
  • Frank Hassell Rather, owner, Rather Recycling LLC, graduate of the Collat School of Business.
  • Hunter Renfroe, principal, Orchestra Partners, graduate of the School of Engineering.
  • Jennifer Smith, director of operations, Down In Front Productions LLC, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Jamey Taylor, CTO, StateServe-Hospicelink, School of Engineering.
  • Ryan Tripp, CFO, LTX Solutions, Collat School of Business.
  • Dustin Welborn, president, Down In Front Productions LLC, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Luke West, CEO, Relias Healthcare, School of Health Professions.
  • Dale Yake, CEO, PT Solutions Physical Therapy, School of Health Professions.