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Human Resources and Workforce Development Committee

Chair: Jeff Wargo, Resolute Forest Products
Vice Chair: Richard Lehr, Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson PC
Staff Liaison: Brooks McClendon

The Human Resources & Workforce Development Committee focuses on the complex legal and policy-based aspects of human resources that are unique to manufacturing. It also focuses on workforce development challenges, which affect all sectors of industry and manufacturing. The committee includes a best practices sharing component for compliance and policy issues and for training and recruitment efforts. This committee meets quarterly.
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Katie Allred
District Manager
ADP
Alabaster, AL

Susan Arnold
Human Resources
Business Manager
OCI Alabama LLC
Decatur, AL

Greg Barnett
Safety Manager
Resolute Forest Products
Coosa Pines, AL

Gregg Bennett
Gadsden Center Director
Alabama Technology Network
Gadsden, AL

Houston Blackwood
Project Manager, CWS
Calhoun Community College
Decatur, AL

David Block
Shareholder
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC
Huntsville, AL

Russell C. Bradley "Russ"
Manager, Placement & Development
AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company
Birmingham, AL

Mark Brown
Vice President Business
Retention & Expansion
Birmingham Business Alliance
Birmingham, AL

Richard O. Brown
Managing Partner
Constangy, Brooks, & Smith
& Prophete, LLP
Birmingham, AL

Norm Browning
Vice President of Business Development
O'Neal Industries
Birmingham, AL

Mark Bush
General Manager
Mobile Operations
SSAB Americas
Axis, AL

Mary Margaret Carroll
Associate
Fine Geddie & Associates, LLC
Montgomery, AL

Adam Carson
Business Operations Manager
Lockheed Martin
Troy, AL

Harry Cecil
Business Development
Alabama Technology Network
Brewton, AL

Bobby Conrad
Technical Training Aids, Inc.
Oneonta, AL

David Cooper
Summation Center Director
Alabama Technology Network
Sumiton, AL

Bobby Tom Crowe
President
R.T. Crowe & Associates
Vestavia, AL

Hank Czarnecki
Director
Alabama Technology Network
Auburn, AL

Heather Coleman Davis
President
Heather Davis & Associates
Montgomery, AL

Jonathan Davis
Operations Manager
Specification Rubber Products
Alabaster, AL

Michael Davis
Manufacturing Manager
Toray Composite Materials, Inc.
Decatur, AL

Milton Davis
Director, Business Development
B.L. Harbert International
Birmingham, AL

Gina Dearborn
Principal
Tucker Consulting
Birmingham, AL

Nathel Dubose
HR Manager
CMC Steel Alabama
Birmingham, AL

Byron Dunn
Director, Mobile Office and
Thomasville Center
Alabama Technology Network
Mobile, AL

Wes Ellis
Program/Technology Specialist
Alabama Technology Network
Gadsden, AL

Graysi Gartman Ethridge
Chief Operating Officer
MCG Workforce Solutions
Mobile, AL

Darius Foster
Co-Founder & CEO
H2T Digital Company
Birmingham, AL

Jon Foster
Safety & Environmental Manager
Sabel Steel Service
Montgomery, AL

Stephen French
Site Director
Ascend Performance Materials
Decatur, AL

Josh Fryer, CHST
HR/Safety Manager
McAbee Construction, Inc.
Tuscaloosa, AL

Annette Funderburk
Interim President
J.F. Ingram State Technical College Alabama Community College System
Deatsville, AL

Jason Gamble
Director of Sales
Charter HR
Alexander City, AL

Mike Gartman
Business Development
MCG Workforce Solutions
Mobile, AL

Jerry Goldman
Segment Business Manager
Alabama Power Company
Birmingham, AL

Susann Grahs
Controller
Southland Tube
Birmingham, AL
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Phillip Gray
Production Manager
AmeriBolt, Inc.
Sycamore, AL

John Guin
Rolling Mill Manager
Nucor Steel
Tuscaloosa, AL

Ross Gunnells
Senior Government Relations Advisor
Butler Snow LLP
Montgomery, AL

Allan Gustin
Vice President, Gulf Coast
Dunn Building Company
Saraland, AL

Blake Hardwich
Special Counsel
Adams and Reese, LLP
Birmingham, AL

Alan Hill
Alabama Productivity Center Director
Alabama Productivity Center
Tuscaloosa, AL

Tommy Hobbs
Assistant Dean of Workforce Development
Lawson State Community College
Bessemer, AL

Todd D. Hoffman
Director of Corporate Operations
Threaded Fasteners, Inc.
Mobile, AL

John Holley
Dean of Technologies
Calhoun Community College
Decatur, AL

Buster Hughes
Human Resources Manager &
Safety Director
Southern Alloy Corporation
Sylacauga, AL

Brittney Hull
Legislative Affairs & Environmental Agency Manager
Packaging Corporation of America
Valdosta, GA

Kimberly Ingram
Human Resources Supervisor
Nucor Steel
Birmingham, AL

Megan Inman
Mill Communications Manager
International Paper
Pine Hill, AL

Alice Jackson
HR Manager
Dow Chemical
Mt. Meigs, AL

Belinda Keith
Training Coordinator
WKW Erbsloeh North America, LLC
Pell City, AL

Heather Kelley
Receiving Manager
AmeriBolt, Inc.
Sycamore, AL

Ronny Kisor
Rainsville Center Director
Alabama Technology Network
Rainsville, AL

Kathy Lynn Krawitz
Human Resources Manager
FMC Corporation
Axis, AL

Ashley Lackey
Office Manager
Alabama Technology Network
Cullman, AL

Mike Ladd
Director of Administration
Daikin America, Inc.
Decatur, AL

P. Andrew Laird
Partner
Starnes Davis Florie LLP
Birmingham, AL

Jess Lane
Business Development Manager
Industrial Valve
Mobile, AL

John Laney
Mayor
City of Demopolis
Demopolis, AL

Richard Lehr - Vice Chairman
Partner
Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C.
Birmingham, AL

Leakyn Leopold
Human Resources Manager
Shell Chemical LP
Saraland, AL

Tammy Little
Site Manager
Shell Chemical LP
Saraland, AL

Pam May
Human Resources Manager
ERP Compliant Coke, LLC
Birmingham, AL

Braxton McMahan

Warehouse Manager
AmeriBolt, Inc.
Sycamore, AL


Dean Mitchell
Executive Director
Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
Dothan, AL

Austin Monk
Director of Workforce
Training Solutions
Wallace State Community College
Hanceville, AL

Gary Nichols
President/COO
McAbee Construction, Inc.
Tuscaloosa, AL

Reed Norris
Controller
Nucor Steel
Tuscaloosa, AL

David Norwood
Business Office Manager
Alabama Power Company
Greenville, AL

Ryan O’Guin
General Manager
AmeriBolt, Inc.
Sycamore, AL

Matt Parker
President
Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
Dothan, AL

Keith Phillips
Executive Director
Alabama Technology Network
Montgomery, AL
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Katie Powell
Attorney
Butler Snow LLP
Birmingham, AL

Neil Powers
HR Manager
Omya Inc.
Sylacauga, AL

Braxton Reno
HR/Safety Manager
Reno Refractories Inc.
Morris, AL

Marsha Robinson
Training & Development
Manager, North America
WKW Erbsloeh North America, LLC
Pell City, AL

Donna Lutter-Sabido
Communications Director, Americas
Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC
Bannockburn, IL

Zenille "Zen" Saunders
Regulatory Services Leader
Dow Chemical
Plaquemine, LA

Lyna Schell
HR Manager
BASF Corporation
McIntosh, AL

John Schremser
Regulatory/Legislative Director AL/MS
CenturyLink
Montgomery, AL

Greg Scott
Director of Human Resources
SSAB Americas
Axis, AL

Andy Scroggins
Head of Operations
GKN Alabama Fuel Systems
Tallassee, AL

Leah Ann Sexton
VP of Human Resource
& Safety
McAbee Construction, Inc.
Tuscaloosa, AL

Julie Shedd
Director of Human Resources
AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company
Birmingham, AL

Perry Shields
Director
Alabama Technology Network
Cullman, AL

Larry Slaton
Sawmill General Manager
WestRock
Phenix City, AL

Amy Slayton
Human Resource Manager
Toray Fluorofibers (America), Inc.
Decatur, AL

Chuck Smith
Manager
C2S Associates, LLC
Demopolis, AL

David Stewart
Partner
Bradley
Birmingham, AL

Chrissy Sturdivant
Human Resources and Public Affairs Manager
Mitsubishi Polysilicon
Theodore, AL

David Sullivan
CEO & Founder
The Positive Employer/
Employee Relations (PEER) Group
Lexington, TN

Courtney Taylor
Business Developer,
Workforce Development
Calhoun Community College
Decatur, AL

Paul Thurber
Safety Director
Nucor Steel
Tuscaloosa, AL

Derek Trotter
Government Relations Advisor
Butler Snow LLP
Montgomery, AL

LaVada Varner
Birmingham Center Director
Alabama Technology Network
Birmingham, AL

Alan Walters
Safety Manager
AmeriBolt, Inc.
Sycamore, AL

Jeff Wargo - Chairman
HR Manager
Resolute Forest Products
Coosa Pines, AL

David L. Warren, Jr.
Attorney
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash,
Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Birmingham, AL

H. William "Bill" Wasden
Partner
Burr & Forman, LLP
Mobile, AL

Ralph Werling
Director of Engineering
Daikin America, Inc.
Decatur, AL

Pam Werstler
Director of Human Resources
National Packaging
Company, Inc.
Decatur, AL

Rhonda White
Sales and Marketing Manager
Sirius Technical Services
Theodore, AL

Anthony Whitley
Division Human Resources Manager
Tyler Union
Anniston, AL

Michael Williams
President Outokumpu Americas
Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC
Calvert, AL

Bridget Wilson
Communications Specialist
Outokumpu Stainless USA, LLC
Calvert, AL

Rhonda Wingenter
NA Complex HR Specialist
International Paper
Decatur, AL

Brent Young
VP Sales & Marketing
Rolls Incorporated
Leighton, AL
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