Auburn alumni awarded for entrepreneurial leadership

Sarah Cook
April 9, 2019

Original Story Posted in the Birmingham Business Journal

At least 20 Birmingham based Auburn University alumni have been singled out at Top Tigers for their roles in entrepreneurship.

The Top Tigers luncheon, which was held March 29 as a part of the Auburn University Entrepreneurship Summit, recognizes the fastest-growing companies founded, owned or led by Auburn University alumni. Presented by the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, in partnership with Warren Averett, 50 Top Tigers were singled out for their role in the business world.

Forrest and his wife Mendy from a previous Top Tigers ceremony

Birmingham’s Top Tigers for 2019 include:

* Small business division — Airship (Trent Kocurek and Luke Richardson); Truitt Insurance & Bonding Inc. (Tony TruittDon Adams and Wayne Smith); Iron Tribe Fitness (Forrest Walden); Method Mortgage (Craig Tindall and Adam Stoffregen); and Richter Landscape Company (John Richter).

* Medium business division — Lake Homes Realty (Glenn S. Phillips); Bell Media LLC (Scott Bell); Village Dermatology (Jenny Sobera, Audrey Easterwood and Ashley Moss); BMSS LLC (Don Murphy, David King and Keith Barfield); William Blackstock Architects PC (Joel Blackstock, William G. Newton and William C. Segrest Jr.); Building & Earth Sciences Inc. (Jeffrey A. Cowen); Fravert Services Inc. (Cindy Fravert); South Central Steel (Andrew R. Schroeder); and Daniel Corp. (Pat Henry, Justin Weintraub, Burgoyne Fite McClendon and Thomas Sexton).

* Large business division — Southern Veterinary Partners (Jay Price, Barron Lakeman, Jeff Falone and Chase Whitworth); Interior Elements LLC (Ben Chappell and Joseph P. Martin); Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama (Tim Vines, Cindy Vice, Robin Stone and Sheila Herringdon); Voigt-Abernathy Sales Corp. (William C. Voigt); The Broadway Group (Bob Broadway); Watkins Trucking Inc. (Robert Watkins).

Sarah Cook

Sarah oversees social media and internal communication for Iron Tribe Fitness. Her goal is to share the mission of Iron Tribe so others can be transformed by the program, and ultimately become the healthiest version of themselves.