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PALOMAR INSURANCE CORPORATION MAKES NEW HIRE

Palomar Insurance Corporation,
a Montgomery-based insurance
brokerage and risk management
consulting firm, announced the
hiring of Evans Brown as an
Account Executive. He graduated
from the University of Alabama
and worked in the medical industry immediately after college.
Brown’s main focus is commercial insurance.

JON MASTERS JOINS MOORE COMPANY REALTY

Jon C. Masters is the latest addition to the Moore Company Realty’s brokerage team. Masters, who joined the firm recently, works with clients in a broad range of fields, including office, retail, industrial and land. “With the volume of
business here, I’m doing a little bit
of everything,” said Masters, who
received a bachelor’s degree
in business administration and
marketing from Troy University.
He has strong local ties. After
being born in Orlando, Masters
was raised in Millbrook; he lives in Prattville; and he works in one of Moore Company’s re-purposed buildings in downtown Montgomery.

VENABLE NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF RISK, COMPLIANCE AND PRIVACY OFFICER FOR ALFA INSURANCE

Alfa Insurance® Executive Vice President and General Counsel Angie Bradwell announced the promotion of Craig Venable to Senior Vice
President, Chief Risk, Compliance and Privacy Officer in mid-April.
Venable most recently served as
vice president of Audit Services.
In his new role, Venable will
provide strategic oversight in the
development and implementation
of effective and cost-efficient
programs across all Alfa companies and business units for Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, Privacy, Audit and Corporate Insurance. He will also provide administrative supervision and guidance to the Audit Services Department and will support the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors in the fulfillment of their functional oversight role.

MONTGOMERY CATHOLIC PREPARATORY SCHOOL NAMES NEW PRINCIPALS

Nancy Foley was named principal at the Holy Spirit Elementary Campus. Foley has served as a fourth-grade teacher at the Holy Spirit campus
since it opened in 2012 and has 33 years of teaching experience in Catholic, public and magnet schools. After being named, Foley said, “The word for this school is, ‘dedicated.’ The faculty and families are dedicated to helping our students grow academically and spiritually. In turn, I am dedicated to the teachers, 
students and families.” Justin 
Castanza has been named prin
cipal at Montgomery Catholic’s
Middle/High School campus, a
position he is familiar with after
serving as interim principal for
the 2016-2017 school year. “I am pleased to announce that we are changing Mr. Castanza’s title from interim to Principal. He has done an amazing job this year with our students, faculty and parents, providing many novel and rich experiences for all,” said Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School president Anne Ceasar.

WARREN AVERETT TECHNOLOGY GROUP ADDS EMPLOYEE

Rick Deloney joined Warren Averett Technology Group in April as a Senior Business
Development Consultant.
Deloney graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery with a
Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration. He has
spent the past 21 years working
for Deltacom and EarthLink
Business in different roles, but
most recently as an Enterprise Account Manager handling a large customer base throughout the United States.

OLIVIA FOSTER JOINS ADMIRAL MOVERS

Olivia Foster has rejoined Admiral Movers as vice president and controller. She will also
serve as operations manager.
Foster, who was born and raised in Sylacauga, worked at Admiral Movers as move coordinator while attending Huntingdon College, where she graduated with an accounting degree. She became the controller after
graduation and assisted with the operations department. Her new duties include overseeing the firm’s finances and ensuring that all paperwork related to moves is complete and accurate. She will schedule the moving crews and work with customers to make their move as seamless as possible.

SERVISFIRST BANK MONTGOMERY WELCOMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT


ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc., recently announced the addition of Max Coblentz as Vice
President, Commercial Lending
within the Montgomery office. 
Coblentz has a decade of banking experience within the Auburn
and Montgomery markets. In his
new role, Coblentz will originate, 
service and close commercial
loans and lines of credit in Lee and Montgomery Counties, including commercial real estate and commercial and industrial prospects.

THE BARKERY ADDS MANAGING PARTNER

The Barkery announced that Brett Fuller is now a man- aging partner. He also recently
received his American Kennel
Club certification. Fuller is among just a handful of groomers in the
River Region who have received
this certification. In addition to
his AKC certification, Fuller also
received his certification in Pet
CPR and is First Aid Certified. 
Fuller has worked in the veterinary field for more than 20 years and has experience as a veterinarian technician, groomer, practice manager and has also owned his own grooming business.

JOHN HEMMINGS PROMOTED
AT ALFA INSURANCE


Alfa Insurance® President Jimmy Parnell announced the promotion of John Hemmings
to Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
in mid May. Hemmings will continue to serve as a senior vice
president and Chief Investment
Officer (CIO) — a position he’s
held since 2011. “I am pleased
to announce the centralization
of Alfa’s financial functions un-
der John Hemmings in his new position as CFO,” Parnell said. “He has played a vital role in charting a course for greater profitability since joining the Alfa family and will do well providing coordinated leadership to the company’s talented Investment and Finance Department staff.”

LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGING PARTNER

Scott Gavitt was recently promoted to Managing Partner of the LongHorn Steakhouse in Montgomery. He started his career at LongHorn Steakhouse in 2001 as a server at the Prattville location. Over the years, he has grown with LongHorn by helping open several new
restaurants across the South-
east. Scott lives with his wife
Roxy and they have two sons, Tyler and Cody. Scott also enjoys fishing and University of Alabama football.

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