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Member News


Amanda Granger

FOUR STAR FREIGHTLINER ADDS MANAGER MONTGOMERY – Amanda Granger has been hired as marketing and social media manager for Four Star Freightliner. She will be responsible for showcasing the Montgomerybased company’s wide array of services, vehicles, parts and resources. Granger will also lead the company’s community service efforts in the five locations and communities it operates in. “We are very excited about adding someone to our team with Amanda’s background and skills,” Dealer Principal Jerry Kocan said in a statement. “This should make us closer and better connected to our customers. Granger spent several years as a digital media manager at the Savannah Morning News and Montgomery Advertiser. She also worked as a news producer at several television stations including WTVY in Dothan, WHNT in Huntsville, WSFA in Montgomery and WCNC in Charlotte, N.C.

“I am excited about taking everything I’ve learned in the media industry and putting it to work at Four Star Freightliner,” Granger said in a statement. “My goal is to make everyone aware of the unique services that we have to offer. I plan to use all resources available to me including various social media channels, communication with the media, trade publications and face-to-face meetings with our customers.” Four Star Freightliner operates dealerships and service centers in Montgomery, Dothan, Tifton and Valdosta, Ga., and Tallahassee, Fla.

Trustmark Corp. is a financial services company with about 220 offices in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

most recent role as director of customer services. “Jonathan’s wealth of knowledge and broad experience in the company have prepared him for this opportunity,” Alabama Power President and CEO Charles McCrary said in a statement. “His work in customer services, ensuring our customers are satisfied, should serve him well in his new role.” Porter graduated from Tuskegee University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Jonathan Porter

ALABAMA POWER BOARD ELECTS VICE PRESIDENT BIRMINGHAM – The Alabama Power Co. board of directors has elected Jonathan Porter vice president of human resources and ethics.

Melissa Britton

TRUSTMARK BANK ANNOUNCES PROMOTION MONTGOMERY – Trustmark Bank has promoted Melissa M. Britton to assistant vice president and branch manager II. Since joining Trustmark Bank in 2006, Britton has provided banking sales and service to clients in Montgomery. She continues to lead the Taylor Road branch and is responsible for client service, sales and operations.

Porter will be responsible for labor relations, wellness, safety, health and disability management functions as well as delivery of human resource products and services to Alabama Power employees throughout the state. He succeeds Donna Dearman Smith, who retired. Porter has held various positions at Alabama Power, including senior corporate recruiter; senior human resources business representative; customer service supervisor; assistant business office manager; lead human resources business consultant; assistant to the executive vice president of external affairs; Birmingham division area manager; and his

Brent Slay

WALKER360 ADDS ACCOUNT MANAGER MONTGOMERY – Walker360 hired Brent Slay as an account manager, who will primarily focus on marketing analytics and advertising in the company’s banking and ministry sectors. Slay, a Tampa native, has 20plus years’ experience in client relationship management in financial services, marketing (CONTINUED ON PAGE 52)

March 2014 Montgomery Business Journal


Profile for Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce

Montgomery Business Journal – March 2014  

Montgomery Business Journal – March 2014