(November 3, 2010) - Less than 24 hours after his election, Governor-elect Robert Bentley has announced the names of a group of individuals from around Alabama who will assist in his transition to the State House.
"This transition team is made up of people representing a broad cross-section of community and state leaders in Alabama,” Dr. Bentley said Wednesday afternoon.
"They will be working with me over the next two months to help identify strategies to accomplish the goals of our administration. They will also help me identify the most qualified people who are willing to join us to bring about the positive changes the voters called for in this election.
"This is an outstanding leadership team, one that shares my priorities to put Alabama back to work and move our state forward,” Dr. Bentley said.
Governor-elect Bentley has spoken with Governor Bob Riley, who has pledged his full support to ensure a smooth and productive transition.
In announcing the 18 names today, Dr. Bentley said. ”Additional transition team members may be added as we move forward."
Members of Governor-elect Bentley's Transition Team are:
Charles McCrary, (Transition Team Chairman), President and CEO, Alabama Power Company, Birmingham
Lynn Beshear, Executive Director, Envision 2020, Montgomery
Dr. David Bronner, Chief Executive Officer, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Montgomery
Terry Bunn, S T Bunn Construction, Tuscaloosa
David Cooper, Sr. Vice Chairman, Cooper/T. Smith Corporation, Mobile
Brig. Gen. Ed Crowell (ret), Senior Vice President of Administration, V.T. Miltope, Pike Road
Dr. Marquita Davis, Commissioner, Department of Children’s Affairs, Montgomery
Sam H. Givhan, Partner, Wilmer & Lee, Huntsville
Speaker Seth Hammett, Vice President of Business Development, PowerSouth Energy, Andalusia
John Johns, Chairman, President and CEO, Protective Life Corporation, Birmingham
John J. McMahon, Jr. Chairman, Ligon Industries, LLC, Birmingham
Dr. Cathy Randall, Director Emerita, UA Computer-Based Honors Program, Tuscaloosa
Steve Shaw, President, Couch USA, Dothan
Guice Slauson, Sr. President, Southeast Wood Treating, Inc, Montgomery
Rep. Elwyn Thomas, Oneonta
Irma Tuder, Founder, Analytical Services, Inc. Huntsville
Marc Tyson, President, Ready Mix, USA, Birmingham
Edgar Welden, retired businessman, Birmingham