Southeast Worlds of Work Committees

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General Administrative

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

  • Ryan Richards

    Ryan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Suzanne Richards. He earned a Comprehensive General Science Secondary Education Degree from Troy University. He is currently the Director of Workforce Development at Southeast AlabamaWorks.

  • Bart Liddon

    Bart Liddon is an award-winning custom home builder who began his construction career in 1976 in Atlanta where he built custom homes for over 30 years before returning to the Wiregrass. A native of Dothan, Bart graduated from the University of Alabama before receiving his master's degree in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech. He has been named Builder of the Year by the HBA of Dothan & the Wiregrass Area three times and has been voted Best Builder in the Dothan Eagle Best of the Wiregrass contest for the last three years. He has served his trade association, the National Association of Home Builders, at the local, state and national levels for many years.

  • Glenn Maloy

    Glenn is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Tonya Holland

    Tonya is a resident of Dothan, AL with husband, Mike and two children Abby and Reid. Tonya earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business and Computer Science from Troy State Dothan in 1996. Tonya currently is the Career Coach for Houston County Schools and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Southeast Alabama Works.

  • Amber Dunlap

    Amber Engel Dunlap is a resident of Abbeville, Alabama with her husband, Jonathan, and their son, Holden. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is currently the Career Resource Coordinator at Wallace Community College.

 

Experiences

  • Ryan Richards

    Ryan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Suzanne Richards. He earned a Comprehensive General Science Secondary Education Degree from Troy University. He is currently the Director of Workforce Development at Southeast AlabamaWorks.

 

Financial

  • Bethany Retherford

    Bethany is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Mary Beth Reynolds

    Mary Beth Reynolds is the Senior Executive Vice President of Personnel Resources where she partners with over 200 area companies to develop recruiting solutions. Mary Beth is a Troy University and Wallace Community College graduate. She is a board member of the Dothan Rotary Club, Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership, NHS Booster Club and is the current treasurer for the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce. Mary Beth and her husband, Kent live in Dothan with their 2 children, Macy and Kendall and their fur baby, Maggie.

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

 

Hospitality

  • Madge Pelham

    Madge is a resident of Webb, AL . 

  • Phil Pelham

    Phil is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Gail Tew

    Gail is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband, Mike.

 

Investors

  • Jennie Welch

    Jennie is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband, Tony Welch. She earned her Associate's of Science in Nursing from Mount Aloysius Junior College in Cresson, PA, in 1985 and went on to earn her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina in 1994. She is currently the Investor Opportunity Chair for Southeast Worlds of Work.

 

Leadership Breakfast

  • Cynthia Green

    Cynthia is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband, Jeff. She is currently the Director of Development at Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center. Cynthia married her husband, Jeff, on 02/04/1989 and they have 2 children: Shelby, Noah.

 

Logistics and Set Up

  • Julie Davis

    Julie is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Amber Dunlap

    Amber Engel Dunlap is a resident of Abbeville, Alabama with her husband, Jonathan, and their son, Holden. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is currently the Career Resource Coordinator at Wallace Community College.

 

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Ryan Richards

    Ryan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Suzanne Richards. He earned a Comprehensive General Science Secondary Education Degree from Troy University. He is currently the Director of Workforce Development at Southeast AlabamaWorks.

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

 

Publications and Printing

  • Amy Barnett

    Amy is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Deanna Halstead

    Deanna is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Peggy H Jaye

    Peggy is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband Alan. She earned a Public Relations/Journalism Degree from Troy University and serves as Public Affairs Manager for Georgia-Pacific, based at its containerboard operations in Cedar Springs, GA.

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

  • Katie Thomas

    Katie is a resident of Troy, where she lives with her husband, Stewart. Katie was a second generation graduate from Troy University, and is a second generation employee of Alabama Power where she serves as the Community Relations Specialist for the southeast area.

 

Safety

  • Bethany Retherford

    Bethany is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

 

School Laison

  • Amanda Hardy

    Amanda is a resident of Headland, AL with her husband Adam. She is a 2001 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a Marketing Concentration. She currently serves Dothan City, Eufaula City and Henry County as a Career Coach.

  • Tonya Holland

    Tonya is a resident of Dothan, AL with husband, Mike and two children Abby and Reid. Tonya earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business and Computer Science from Troy State Dothan in 1996. Tonya currently is the Career Coach for Houston County Schools and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Southeast Alabama Works.

  • Rosalind James

    Rosalind James is a resident of Dothan, Alabama and married to Farmer L. James. She is employed with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System with Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities. She works primarily in Community Resource Development where she develops and implement researched based educational programs in workforce development , youth career development, entrepreneurship and economic development for youth and adults in Dale and Houston Counties. She is a graduate of Tuskegee University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree in Home Economics from Tuskegee University. She was recently appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to serve for Alabama Works Workforce Development Board for Region 6 , and recently appointed to serve as Chairperson of the Youth Committee.

  • Emily Peluso

    Emily is the Guidance Counselor at Dothan Technology Center. She received her Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education-Mathematics from Troy University Dothan in 2000 and her Masters Degree in School Counseling from Troy University in Dothan in 2006. She is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband Mike and twin daughters.

 

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Tonya Holland

    Tonya is a resident of Dothan, AL with husband, Mike and two children Abby and Reid. Tonya earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business and Computer Science from Troy State Dothan in 1996. Tonya currently is the Career Coach for Houston County Schools and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Southeast Alabama Works.

 

Volunteers

  • Vantney Alums

    Vantney D. Alums serves as the Career Coach for the 3 school systems in Dale County serving 5 high schools and assisting students in finding Careers. She works daily educating, guiding and advocating for realistic, achievable goals that put students on a path to success . Ms. Alums holds a B.S. from Troy University in Social Science, a Master's in both International Relations and Educational Leadership and is currently completing her Educational Specialist Degree. Ms. Alums resides in Ariton with her 13 year old dauther, Hatton.

  • Sandy Armstrong

    A resident of Abbeville, Alabama, Sandy is a retired 8th grade science educator from Henry County Schools. She currently serves as a consultant to the Wiregrass STEM Leadership Academy at Troy University, Dothan and works in aerospace education outreach with statewide teachers through the Civil Air Patrol. She has an extensive background in aerospace education and was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the National Space Club in Huntsville, the Crown Circle Award for Aerospace Education Leadership from the Civil Air Patrol, and the Christa McAuliffe National Educator of the Year from the National Air Force Association. She loves getting students and teachers excited about various aspects of aviation and aerospace.

  • Avery Baine

    I am a resident of Eufaula, Alabama with my wife, Mindy Baine and 3 children Yhonna, Sierra and Ricky. I currently serve as the Transportation Chairman for Southeast Alabama Works. I earned my CDS through The University of Central Florida and NATMI in 2012. I am the Safety Coordinator for ABC Transportation Inc. where I've been employed for the past 20 years. I also currently serve as the Alabama Trucking Association's Chairman of the Wiregrass Chapter.

  • Adam Carson

    Adam is a resident of Troy, AL with his wife, Ashley, and their three children. He earned his BSBA and MBA from Troy University. Adam has spent time in public accounting, financial reporting and is currently the Finance Manager of Lockheed Martin's operations in Pike County.

  • Tyler Carter

    Resident of Greenville, AL Wife Christy I earned my undergrad Resource Management from Troy University and Masters of Science in Management MSc from Troy University I am currently the Operations Mgr at R.E.F. Alabama Inc. Currently 2nd Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce

  • Dan Cumbie

    Dan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Tracy Cumbie. He earned his Bachelors in Nursing from Troy University and MHA from Walden University. He is currently the Chief Nursing Officer at Flowers Hospital.

  • Tracy Dismukes

    Tracy is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Michele Eller

    Michele is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Peggy H Jaye

    Peggy is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband Alan. She earned a Public Relations/Journalism Degree from Troy University and serves as Public Affairs Manager for Georgia-Pacific, based at its containerboard operations in Cedar Springs, GA.

  • Joe Johnson

    Joe is a resident of Troy, AL with his wife, Angel. He served six years as Discipline Chair of the Welding Technologies program and 3 years as Division Director of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Small Engine Repair and Welding Division before moving into the position of Director of Workforce Development at Wallace Community College. Joe holds a Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator certification as well as being nominated for the 2014 Alabama Community Colleges System's Chancellor's Award for most outstanding technical faculty member.

  • Bart Liddon

    Bart Liddon is an award-winning custom home builder who began his construction career in 1976 in Atlanta where he built custom homes for over 30 years before returning to the Wiregrass. A native of Dothan, Bart graduated from the University of Alabama before receiving his master's degree in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech. He has been named Builder of the Year by the HBA of Dothan & the Wiregrass Area three times and has been voted Best Builder in the Dothan Eagle Best of the Wiregrass contest for the last three years. He has served his trade association, the National Association of Home Builders, at the local, state and national levels for many years.

  • Glenn Maloy

    Glenn is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Jennifer Matheny

    Jennifer is a resident of Dothan along with her husband, Jim. She earned a Master's Degree in School Counseling from Troy University-Dothan in1993. She worked in public education for the Dothan City Schools System for over twenty-one years. She has served as the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at Wallace Community College Dothan since May 2016.

  • Art Morris

    Art is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • David Norwood

    David and his wife, Shea are residents of Greenville, Alabama. They have two sons, Houlton and Hinson. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Troy University. David works for Alabama Power Company and is currently responsible for the Greenville, Ft. Deposit and Georgiana Business offices. Vice- Chairman Southeast Alabama Workforce Development Council World of Works - Utility Chair

  • Mary Beth Reynolds

    Mary Beth Reynolds is the Senior Executive Vice President of Personnel Resources where she partners with over 200 area companies to develop recruiting solutions. Mary Beth is a Troy University and Wallace Community College graduate. She is a board member of the Dothan Rotary Club, Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership, NHS Booster Club and is the current treasurer for the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce. Mary Beth and her husband, Kent live in Dothan with their 2 children, Macy and Kendall and their fur baby, Maggie.

  • Charm Russler

    Charm is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Katie Thomas

    Katie is a resident of Troy, where she lives with her husband, Stewart. Katie was a second generation graduate from Troy University, and is a second generation employee of Alabama Power where she serves as the Community Relations Specialist for the southeast area.

  • Anna Wright

    Anna is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

 

Web Site

  • Sarah Swafford

    Mrs. Sarah Swafford is a business teacher at Wicksburg High School in Dothan, AL. She graduated from the University of North Alabama with a degree in Secondary Education with a major concentration in Business and Marketing in May of 2015. Upon graduating from college, Mrs. Swafford moved to Dothan, AL, to pursue her dreams as a teacher. She has built up the new business program at Wicksburg High School and started an FBLA Chapter. Over the last 3 years she has worked closely with business professionals and other members of the community to provide real world hands on learning experiences for her students. As a professional she has conducted, presented, and published her research at various conferences, professional development seminars, and the Undergraduate Research Journal for Human Sciences. Along with many other activities Mrs. Swafford is part of the Wicksburg Robotics Board, Robotics Marketing Mentor, assists with Southeast World of WORKS, and supervisor of Panther Publications.

  • Andrew Shepherd

    Andrew is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Whitney. He is currently the Director of Software Development at Micro Support Services. Andrew married his wife, Whitney, on 03/29/2014 and they have 1 child: Lucas.

  • Mike Azar

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Sheila. He has earned a CIS, his interests include Flyobarding, and he attends Calvary Baptist Church. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Micro Support Services.

 

General Administrative

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

  • Ryan Richards

    Ryan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Suzanne Richards. He earned a Comprehensive General Science Secondary Education Degree from Troy University. He is currently the Director of Workforce Development at Southeast AlabamaWorks.

  • Bart Liddon

    Bart Liddon is an award-winning custom home builder who began his construction career in 1976 in Atlanta where he built custom homes for over 30 years before returning to the Wiregrass. A native of Dothan, Bart graduated from the University of Alabama before receiving his master's degree in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech. He has been named Builder of the Year by the HBA of Dothan & the Wiregrass Area three times and has been voted Best Builder in the Dothan Eagle Best of the Wiregrass contest for the last three years. He has served his trade association, the National Association of Home Builders, at the local, state and national levels for many years.

  • Glenn Maloy

    Glenn is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Tonya Holland

    Tonya is a resident of Dothan, AL with husband, Mike and two children Abby and Reid. Tonya earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business and Computer Science from Troy State Dothan in 1996. Tonya currently is the Career Coach for Houston County Schools and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Southeast Alabama Works.

  • Amber Dunlap

    Amber Engel Dunlap is a resident of Abbeville, Alabama with her husband, Jonathan, and their son, Holden. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is currently the Career Resource Coordinator at Wallace Community College.

 

Experiences

  • Ryan Richards

    Ryan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Suzanne Richards. He earned a Comprehensive General Science Secondary Education Degree from Troy University. He is currently the Director of Workforce Development at Southeast AlabamaWorks.

 

Financial

  • Bethany Retherford

    Bethany is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Mary Beth Reynolds

    Mary Beth Reynolds is the Senior Executive Vice President of Personnel Resources where she partners with over 200 area companies to develop recruiting solutions. Mary Beth is a Troy University and Wallace Community College graduate. She is a board member of the Dothan Rotary Club, Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership, NHS Booster Club and is the current treasurer for the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce. Mary Beth and her husband, Kent live in Dothan with their 2 children, Macy and Kendall and their fur baby, Maggie.

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

 

Hospitality

  • Madge Pelham

    Madge is a resident of Webb, AL . 

  • Phil Pelham

    Phil is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Gail Tew

    Gail is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband, Mike.

 

Investors

  • Jennie Welch

    Jennie is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband, Tony Welch. She earned her Associate's of Science in Nursing from Mount Aloysius Junior College in Cresson, PA, in 1985 and went on to earn her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina in 1994. She is currently the Investor Opportunity Chair for Southeast Worlds of Work.

 

Leadership Breakfast

  • Cynthia Green

    Cynthia is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband, Jeff. She is currently the Director of Development at Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center. Cynthia married her husband, Jeff, on 02/04/1989 and they have 2 children: Shelby, Noah.

 

Logistics and Set Up

  • Julie Davis

    Julie is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Amber Dunlap

    Amber Engel Dunlap is a resident of Abbeville, Alabama with her husband, Jonathan, and their son, Holden. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is currently the Career Resource Coordinator at Wallace Community College.

 

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Ryan Richards

    Ryan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Suzanne Richards. He earned a Comprehensive General Science Secondary Education Degree from Troy University. He is currently the Director of Workforce Development at Southeast AlabamaWorks.

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

 

Publications and Printing

  • Amy Barnett

    Amy is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Deanna Halstead

    Deanna is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Peggy H Jaye

    Peggy is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband Alan. She earned a Public Relations/Journalism Degree from Troy University and serves as Public Affairs Manager for Georgia-Pacific, based at its containerboard operations in Cedar Springs, GA.

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

  • Katie Thomas

    Katie is a resident of Troy, where she lives with her husband, Stewart. Katie was a second generation graduate from Troy University, and is a second generation employee of Alabama Power where she serves as the Community Relations Specialist for the southeast area.

 

Safety

  • Bethany Retherford

    Bethany is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

 

School Laison

  • Amanda Hardy

    Amanda is a resident of Headland, AL with her husband Adam. She is a 2001 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a Marketing Concentration. She currently serves Dothan City, Eufaula City and Henry County as a Career Coach.

  • Tonya Holland

    Tonya is a resident of Dothan, AL with husband, Mike and two children Abby and Reid. Tonya earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business and Computer Science from Troy State Dothan in 1996. Tonya currently is the Career Coach for Houston County Schools and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Southeast Alabama Works.

  • Rosalind James

    Rosalind James is a resident of Dothan, Alabama and married to Farmer L. James. She is employed with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System with Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities. She works primarily in Community Resource Development where she develops and implement researched based educational programs in workforce development , youth career development, entrepreneurship and economic development for youth and adults in Dale and Houston Counties. She is a graduate of Tuskegee University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree in Home Economics from Tuskegee University. She was recently appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to serve for Alabama Works Workforce Development Board for Region 6 , and recently appointed to serve as Chairperson of the Youth Committee.

  • Emily Peluso

    Emily is the Guidance Counselor at Dothan Technology Center. She received her Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education-Mathematics from Troy University Dothan in 2000 and her Masters Degree in School Counseling from Troy University in Dothan in 2006. She is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband Mike and twin daughters.

 

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Tonya Holland

    Tonya is a resident of Dothan, AL with husband, Mike and two children Abby and Reid. Tonya earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business and Computer Science from Troy State Dothan in 1996. Tonya currently is the Career Coach for Houston County Schools and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Southeast Alabama Works.

 

Volunteers

  • Vantney Alums

    Vantney D. Alums serves as the Career Coach for the 3 school systems in Dale County serving 5 high schools and assisting students in finding Careers. She works daily educating, guiding and advocating for realistic, achievable goals that put students on a path to success . Ms. Alums holds a B.S. from Troy University in Social Science, a Master's in both International Relations and Educational Leadership and is currently completing her Educational Specialist Degree. Ms. Alums resides in Ariton with her 13 year old dauther, Hatton.

  • Sandy Armstrong

    A resident of Abbeville, Alabama, Sandy is a retired 8th grade science educator from Henry County Schools. She currently serves as a consultant to the Wiregrass STEM Leadership Academy at Troy University, Dothan and works in aerospace education outreach with statewide teachers through the Civil Air Patrol. She has an extensive background in aerospace education and was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the National Space Club in Huntsville, the Crown Circle Award for Aerospace Education Leadership from the Civil Air Patrol, and the Christa McAuliffe National Educator of the Year from the National Air Force Association. She loves getting students and teachers excited about various aspects of aviation and aerospace.

  • Avery Baine

    I am a resident of Eufaula, Alabama with my wife, Mindy Baine and 3 children Yhonna, Sierra and Ricky. I currently serve as the Transportation Chairman for Southeast Alabama Works. I earned my CDS through The University of Central Florida and NATMI in 2012. I am the Safety Coordinator for ABC Transportation Inc. where I've been employed for the past 20 years. I also currently serve as the Alabama Trucking Association's Chairman of the Wiregrass Chapter.

  • Adam Carson

    Adam is a resident of Troy, AL with his wife, Ashley, and their three children. He earned his BSBA and MBA from Troy University. Adam has spent time in public accounting, financial reporting and is currently the Finance Manager of Lockheed Martin's operations in Pike County.

  • Tyler Carter

    Resident of Greenville, AL Wife Christy I earned my undergrad Resource Management from Troy University and Masters of Science in Management MSc from Troy University I am currently the Operations Mgr at R.E.F. Alabama Inc. Currently 2nd Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce

  • Dan Cumbie

    Dan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Tracy Cumbie. He earned his Bachelors in Nursing from Troy University and MHA from Walden University. He is currently the Chief Nursing Officer at Flowers Hospital.

  • Tracy Dismukes

    Tracy is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Michele Eller

    Michele is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Peggy H Jaye

    Peggy is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband Alan. She earned a Public Relations/Journalism Degree from Troy University and serves as Public Affairs Manager for Georgia-Pacific, based at its containerboard operations in Cedar Springs, GA.

  • Joe Johnson

    Joe is a resident of Troy, AL with his wife, Angel. He served six years as Discipline Chair of the Welding Technologies program and 3 years as Division Director of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Small Engine Repair and Welding Division before moving into the position of Director of Workforce Development at Wallace Community College. Joe holds a Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator certification as well as being nominated for the 2014 Alabama Community Colleges System's Chancellor's Award for most outstanding technical faculty member.

  • Bart Liddon

    Bart Liddon is an award-winning custom home builder who began his construction career in 1976 in Atlanta where he built custom homes for over 30 years before returning to the Wiregrass. A native of Dothan, Bart graduated from the University of Alabama before receiving his master's degree in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech. He has been named Builder of the Year by the HBA of Dothan & the Wiregrass Area three times and has been voted Best Builder in the Dothan Eagle Best of the Wiregrass contest for the last three years. He has served his trade association, the National Association of Home Builders, at the local, state and national levels for many years.

  • Glenn Maloy

    Glenn is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Jennifer Matheny

    Jennifer is a resident of Dothan along with her husband, Jim. She earned a Master's Degree in School Counseling from Troy University-Dothan in1993. She worked in public education for the Dothan City Schools System for over twenty-one years. She has served as the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at Wallace Community College Dothan since May 2016.

  • Art Morris

    Art is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • David Norwood

    David and his wife, Shea are residents of Greenville, Alabama. They have two sons, Houlton and Hinson. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Troy University. David works for Alabama Power Company and is currently responsible for the Greenville, Ft. Deposit and Georgiana Business offices. Vice- Chairman Southeast Alabama Workforce Development Council World of Works - Utility Chair

  • Mary Beth Reynolds

    Mary Beth Reynolds is the Senior Executive Vice President of Personnel Resources where she partners with over 200 area companies to develop recruiting solutions. Mary Beth is a Troy University and Wallace Community College graduate. She is a board member of the Dothan Rotary Club, Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership, NHS Booster Club and is the current treasurer for the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce. Mary Beth and her husband, Kent live in Dothan with their 2 children, Macy and Kendall and their fur baby, Maggie.

  • Charm Russler

    Charm is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Katie Thomas

    Katie is a resident of Troy, where she lives with her husband, Stewart. Katie was a second generation graduate from Troy University, and is a second generation employee of Alabama Power where she serves as the Community Relations Specialist for the southeast area.

  • Anna Wright

    Anna is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

 

Web Site

  • Sarah Swafford

    Mrs. Sarah Swafford is a business teacher at Wicksburg High School in Dothan, AL. She graduated from the University of North Alabama with a degree in Secondary Education with a major concentration in Business and Marketing in May of 2015. Upon graduating from college, Mrs. Swafford moved to Dothan, AL, to pursue her dreams as a teacher. She has built up the new business program at Wicksburg High School and started an FBLA Chapter. Over the last 3 years she has worked closely with business professionals and other members of the community to provide real world hands on learning experiences for her students. As a professional she has conducted, presented, and published her research at various conferences, professional development seminars, and the Undergraduate Research Journal for Human Sciences. Along with many other activities Mrs. Swafford is part of the Wicksburg Robotics Board, Robotics Marketing Mentor, assists with Southeast World of WORKS, and supervisor of Panther Publications.

  • Andrew Shepherd

    Andrew is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Whitney. He is currently the Director of Software Development at Micro Support Services. Andrew married his wife, Whitney, on 03/29/2014 and they have 1 child: Lucas.

  • Mike Azar

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Sheila. He has earned a CIS, his interests include Flyobarding, and he attends Calvary Baptist Church. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Micro Support Services.

 

General Administrative

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

  • Ryan Richards

    Ryan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Suzanne Richards. He earned a Comprehensive General Science Secondary Education Degree from Troy University. He is currently the Director of Workforce Development at Southeast AlabamaWorks.

  • Bart Liddon

    Bart Liddon is an award-winning custom home builder who began his construction career in 1976 in Atlanta where he built custom homes for over 30 years before returning to the Wiregrass. A native of Dothan, Bart graduated from the University of Alabama before receiving his master's degree in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech. He has been named Builder of the Year by the HBA of Dothan & the Wiregrass Area three times and has been voted Best Builder in the Dothan Eagle Best of the Wiregrass contest for the last three years. He has served his trade association, the National Association of Home Builders, at the local, state and national levels for many years.

  • Glenn Maloy

    Glenn is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Tonya Holland

    Tonya is a resident of Dothan, AL with husband, Mike and two children Abby and Reid. Tonya earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business and Computer Science from Troy State Dothan in 1996. Tonya currently is the Career Coach for Houston County Schools and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Southeast Alabama Works.

  • Amber Dunlap

    Amber Engel Dunlap is a resident of Abbeville, Alabama with her husband, Jonathan, and their son, Holden. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is currently the Career Resource Coordinator at Wallace Community College.

 

Experiences

  • Ryan Richards

    Ryan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Suzanne Richards. He earned a Comprehensive General Science Secondary Education Degree from Troy University. He is currently the Director of Workforce Development at Southeast AlabamaWorks.

 

Financial

  • Bethany Retherford

    Bethany is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Mary Beth Reynolds

    Mary Beth Reynolds is the Senior Executive Vice President of Personnel Resources where she partners with over 200 area companies to develop recruiting solutions. Mary Beth is a Troy University and Wallace Community College graduate. She is a board member of the Dothan Rotary Club, Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership, NHS Booster Club and is the current treasurer for the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce. Mary Beth and her husband, Kent live in Dothan with their 2 children, Macy and Kendall and their fur baby, Maggie.

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

 

Hospitality

  • Madge Pelham

    Madge is a resident of Webb, AL . 

  • Phil Pelham

    Phil is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Gail Tew

    Gail is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband, Mike.

 

Investors

  • Jennie Welch

    Jennie is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband, Tony Welch. She earned her Associate's of Science in Nursing from Mount Aloysius Junior College in Cresson, PA, in 1985 and went on to earn her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina in 1994. She is currently the Investor Opportunity Chair for Southeast Worlds of Work.

 

Leadership Breakfast

  • Cynthia Green

    Cynthia is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband, Jeff. She is currently the Director of Development at Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center. Cynthia married her husband, Jeff, on 02/04/1989 and they have 2 children: Shelby, Noah.

 

Logistics and Set Up

  • Julie Davis

    Julie is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Amber Dunlap

    Amber Engel Dunlap is a resident of Abbeville, Alabama with her husband, Jonathan, and their son, Holden. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is currently the Career Resource Coordinator at Wallace Community College.

 

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Ryan Richards

    Ryan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Suzanne Richards. He earned a Comprehensive General Science Secondary Education Degree from Troy University. He is currently the Director of Workforce Development at Southeast AlabamaWorks.

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

 

Publications and Printing

  • Amy Barnett

    Amy is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Deanna Halstead

    Deanna is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Peggy H Jaye

    Peggy is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband Alan. She earned a Public Relations/Journalism Degree from Troy University and serves as Public Affairs Manager for Georgia-Pacific, based at its containerboard operations in Cedar Springs, GA.

  • Mike Tew

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Gail. He earned an MBA from Troy University in 1990 and a Doctorate in Management from Argosy University in 2015. He is currently the President of the Southeast Worlds of Work Event at Southeast Worlds of Work.

  • Katie Thomas

    Katie is a resident of Troy, where she lives with her husband, Stewart. Katie was a second generation graduate from Troy University, and is a second generation employee of Alabama Power where she serves as the Community Relations Specialist for the southeast area.

 

Safety

  • Bethany Retherford

    Bethany is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

 

School Laison

  • Amanda Hardy

    Amanda is a resident of Headland, AL with her husband Adam. She is a 2001 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a Marketing Concentration. She currently serves Dothan City, Eufaula City and Henry County as a Career Coach.

  • Tonya Holland

    Tonya is a resident of Dothan, AL with husband, Mike and two children Abby and Reid. Tonya earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business and Computer Science from Troy State Dothan in 1996. Tonya currently is the Career Coach for Houston County Schools and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Southeast Alabama Works.

  • Rosalind James

    Rosalind James is a resident of Dothan, Alabama and married to Farmer L. James. She is employed with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System with Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities. She works primarily in Community Resource Development where she develops and implement researched based educational programs in workforce development , youth career development, entrepreneurship and economic development for youth and adults in Dale and Houston Counties. She is a graduate of Tuskegee University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree in Home Economics from Tuskegee University. She was recently appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to serve for Alabama Works Workforce Development Board for Region 6 , and recently appointed to serve as Chairperson of the Youth Committee.

  • Emily Peluso

    Emily is the Guidance Counselor at Dothan Technology Center. She received her Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education-Mathematics from Troy University Dothan in 2000 and her Masters Degree in School Counseling from Troy University in Dothan in 2006. She is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband Mike and twin daughters.

 

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Tonya Holland

    Tonya is a resident of Dothan, AL with husband, Mike and two children Abby and Reid. Tonya earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics with a minor in Business and Computer Science from Troy State Dothan in 1996. Tonya currently is the Career Coach for Houston County Schools and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for Southeast Alabama Works.

 

Volunteers

  • Vantney Alums

    Vantney D. Alums serves as the Career Coach for the 3 school systems in Dale County serving 5 high schools and assisting students in finding Careers. She works daily educating, guiding and advocating for realistic, achievable goals that put students on a path to success . Ms. Alums holds a B.S. from Troy University in Social Science, a Master's in both International Relations and Educational Leadership and is currently completing her Educational Specialist Degree. Ms. Alums resides in Ariton with her 13 year old dauther, Hatton.

  • Sandy Armstrong

    A resident of Abbeville, Alabama, Sandy is a retired 8th grade science educator from Henry County Schools. She currently serves as a consultant to the Wiregrass STEM Leadership Academy at Troy University, Dothan and works in aerospace education outreach with statewide teachers through the Civil Air Patrol. She has an extensive background in aerospace education and was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the National Space Club in Huntsville, the Crown Circle Award for Aerospace Education Leadership from the Civil Air Patrol, and the Christa McAuliffe National Educator of the Year from the National Air Force Association. She loves getting students and teachers excited about various aspects of aviation and aerospace.

  • Avery Baine

    I am a resident of Eufaula, Alabama with my wife, Mindy Baine and 3 children Yhonna, Sierra and Ricky. I currently serve as the Transportation Chairman for Southeast Alabama Works. I earned my CDS through The University of Central Florida and NATMI in 2012. I am the Safety Coordinator for ABC Transportation Inc. where I've been employed for the past 20 years. I also currently serve as the Alabama Trucking Association's Chairman of the Wiregrass Chapter.

  • Adam Carson

    Adam is a resident of Troy, AL with his wife, Ashley, and their three children. He earned his BSBA and MBA from Troy University. Adam has spent time in public accounting, financial reporting and is currently the Finance Manager of Lockheed Martin's operations in Pike County.

  • Tyler Carter

    Resident of Greenville, AL Wife Christy I earned my undergrad Resource Management from Troy University and Masters of Science in Management MSc from Troy University I am currently the Operations Mgr at R.E.F. Alabama Inc. Currently 2nd Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce

  • Dan Cumbie

    Dan is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Tracy Cumbie. He earned his Bachelors in Nursing from Troy University and MHA from Walden University. He is currently the Chief Nursing Officer at Flowers Hospital.

  • Tracy Dismukes

    Tracy is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Michele Eller

    Michele is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Peggy H Jaye

    Peggy is a resident of Dothan, AL with her husband Alan. She earned a Public Relations/Journalism Degree from Troy University and serves as Public Affairs Manager for Georgia-Pacific, based at its containerboard operations in Cedar Springs, GA.

  • Joe Johnson

    Joe is a resident of Troy, AL with his wife, Angel. He served six years as Discipline Chair of the Welding Technologies program and 3 years as Division Director of the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Small Engine Repair and Welding Division before moving into the position of Director of Workforce Development at Wallace Community College. Joe holds a Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator certification as well as being nominated for the 2014 Alabama Community Colleges System's Chancellor's Award for most outstanding technical faculty member.

  • Bart Liddon

    Bart Liddon is an award-winning custom home builder who began his construction career in 1976 in Atlanta where he built custom homes for over 30 years before returning to the Wiregrass. A native of Dothan, Bart graduated from the University of Alabama before receiving his master's degree in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech. He has been named Builder of the Year by the HBA of Dothan & the Wiregrass Area three times and has been voted Best Builder in the Dothan Eagle Best of the Wiregrass contest for the last three years. He has served his trade association, the National Association of Home Builders, at the local, state and national levels for many years.

  • Glenn Maloy

    Glenn is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Jennifer Matheny

    Jennifer is a resident of Dothan along with her husband, Jim. She earned a Master's Degree in School Counseling from Troy University-Dothan in1993. She worked in public education for the Dothan City Schools System for over twenty-one years. She has served as the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at Wallace Community College Dothan since May 2016.

  • Art Morris

    Art is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • David Norwood

    David and his wife, Shea are residents of Greenville, Alabama. They have two sons, Houlton and Hinson. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Troy University. David works for Alabama Power Company and is currently responsible for the Greenville, Ft. Deposit and Georgiana Business offices. Vice- Chairman Southeast Alabama Workforce Development Council World of Works - Utility Chair

  • Mary Beth Reynolds

    Mary Beth Reynolds is the Senior Executive Vice President of Personnel Resources where she partners with over 200 area companies to develop recruiting solutions. Mary Beth is a Troy University and Wallace Community College graduate. She is a board member of the Dothan Rotary Club, Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership, NHS Booster Club and is the current treasurer for the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce. Mary Beth and her husband, Kent live in Dothan with their 2 children, Macy and Kendall and their fur baby, Maggie.

  • Charm Russler

    Charm is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

  • Katie Thomas

    Katie is a resident of Troy, where she lives with her husband, Stewart. Katie was a second generation graduate from Troy University, and is a second generation employee of Alabama Power where she serves as the Community Relations Specialist for the southeast area.

  • Anna Wright

    Anna is a resident of Dothan, AL . 

 

Web Site

  • Sarah Swafford

    Mrs. Sarah Swafford is a business teacher at Wicksburg High School in Dothan, AL. She graduated from the University of North Alabama with a degree in Secondary Education with a major concentration in Business and Marketing in May of 2015. Upon graduating from college, Mrs. Swafford moved to Dothan, AL, to pursue her dreams as a teacher. She has built up the new business program at Wicksburg High School and started an FBLA Chapter. Over the last 3 years she has worked closely with business professionals and other members of the community to provide real world hands on learning experiences for her students. As a professional she has conducted, presented, and published her research at various conferences, professional development seminars, and the Undergraduate Research Journal for Human Sciences. Along with many other activities Mrs. Swafford is part of the Wicksburg Robotics Board, Robotics Marketing Mentor, assists with Southeast World of WORKS, and supervisor of Panther Publications.

  • Andrew Shepherd

    Andrew is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Whitney. He is currently the Director of Software Development at Micro Support Services. Andrew married his wife, Whitney, on 03/29/2014 and they have 1 child: Lucas.

  • Mike Azar

    Mike is a resident of Dothan, AL with his wife, Sheila. He has earned a CIS, his interests include Flyobarding, and he attends Calvary Baptist Church. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Micro Support Services.

 

Interested in being a World Operator?

Contact Ryan for more info or to sign-up today:
Ryan Richards
Director of Workforce Development
Southeast AlabamaWorks! - Region 6
PO Box 638
Dothan, AL 36302
(334) 792-5138
rrichards@southeastalabamaworks.com