By: AP
By: AP

(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

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