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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: Robin Ricks

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.

Committee Members:


Katie Allred

District Manager
ADP
Alabaster, AL

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

Jimmy Baker
Chancellor
Alabama Community College System
Montgomery, 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
Hoover, AL

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

Mark Bush
General Manager
Mobile Operations
SSAB
Axis, AL

Christina Butler
Lobbyist
Tucker Consulting
Montgomery, AL

Paula Byrd
Owner/Manager
Byrd Safety & Maintenance Professionals
Thomasville, AL

Mary Margaret Carroll
Associate
Fine Geddie Government Relations
Montgomery, AL

Adam Carson
Business Operations Manager
Lockheed Martin
Troy, AL

Harry Cecil
Business Development
Alabama Technology Network
Brewton, AL

Darby Coleman
Government Affairs
Heather Coleman Davis & Associates
Montgomery, AL

Lorri Collins
HR Manager
Ascend Performance Materials
Decatur, AL

Bobby Conrad
Regional Manager
Technical Training Aids, Inc.
Oneonta, AL

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

Hank Czarnecki
Director
Alabama Technology Network
Auburn, AL

Jonathan Davis
Operations Manager
Specification Rubber Products
Alabaster, AL

Michael Davis
Manufacturing Manager
Toray Composite Materials America
Decatur, AL

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

Gina Dearborn
President
Tucker Consulting
Birmingham, AL

Steve Dennis
Director Business Development
White Electrical Construction
Birmingham, AL

Mandy Dixon
Controller
M&B Metal Products Company
Leeds, AL

David Dockery
IT System Coordinator
WKW Automotive North America
Pell City, AL

Nathel Dubose
HR Manager
CMC Steel Alabama
Birmingham, AL

Byron Dunn
Center Director
Alabama Technology Network
Mobile, AL

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

Kathy Farris
HR Manager
Amerex Corporation
Trussville, AL

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

Pam Frasier
Mill Learning Leader
International Paper
Selma, AL

Stephen French
Site Director
Ascend Performance Materials
Decatur, AL

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

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

Jason Gamble
Director of Sales
Charter HR
Alexander City, AL

Matty Garr
Vice President of Statewide Services
Alabama Rural Electric Association
Montgomery, AL

Susann Grahs
Controller
Nucor Steel
Birmingham, AL

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

Jim Hall
Vice President
Vulcan Heating & Air Conditioning Service
Birmingham, AL

Trecey Hammon
Executive Director
Third Coast Safety
Mobile, AL

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

Judith Harrison
Human Resources Manager
M&H Valve Company
Anniston, AL

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

Tommy Hobbs
Assistant Dean
Lawson State Community College
Hoover, AL

John Holley
Dean of Technologies
Calhoun Community College
Decatur, AL

Lashaunda Holly
Communications Manager
BASF Corporation
McIntosh, AL

Ted Hosp
Executive Director
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama
Montgomery, AL

Buster Hughes
Human Resources Manager
Southern Alloy Corporation
Sylacauga, AL

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

Megan Inman
Mill Communications Manager
International Paper
Pine Hill, AL

Leigh Inskeep
HR Manager
B.L. Harbert International
Birmingham, AL

Alice Jackson
HR Manager
Dow Chemical
Mt. Meigs, AL

Brad James
Center Director
Alabama Technology Network
Thomasville, AL

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

Ronny Kisor
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

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
Saraland, AL

Clay Loftin
Manager
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama
Montgomery, AL

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

Sellars McCurdy
Business Development Manager
Warren Averett
Montgomery, AL

Chance Mitchell
Industrial Services Manager
Dunn Building Company
Athens, AL

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

Beth Moore
Mill Learning Leader
International Paper
Prattville, 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

Stephanie O'Melia
Human Resources/Safety Director
Dunn Building Company
Birmingham, AL

Keith Phillips
Executive Director
Alabama Technology Network
Montgomery, AL

Lawrence Pippins
General Manager
Veryable
Huntsville, AL

Katie Powell

Attorney
Butler Snow LLP
Birmingham, AL

Neil Powers
HR Manager
Omya Inc.
Sylacauga, AL

Deepa Rawls
Mill Learning Leader
International Paper
Pine Hill, AL

Michael Reaves
Project Engineer
Alabama Technology Network
Birmingham, AL

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

Nick Robertson
HR Manager
Arkema, Inc.
Axis, AL

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

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

David Scheid
Vice President Human Resources
Outokumpu Stainless USA
Calvert, AL

Lyna Schell
HR Manager
BASF Corporation
McIntosh, 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

Robin Stone
Vice President
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama
Montgomery, 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

Kristy Terry

Human Resources Manager
Hexcel
Decatur, AL

LaVada Varner
Center Director
Alabama Technology Network
Birmingham, AL

R.B. Walker
Director of Legislative Affairs
Alabama Power Company
Montgomery, 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

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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