Meet the Class

The 2011 class of Mobile Bay's Forty Under 40 includes quite a range of professions as well as interests. Here's the list of this year's group, but for a bit more information about the class click here. Congratulations! You deserve it.

Patrick W. Bussey III, 34
President, Bussey Capital Management LLC

Sam Winter, 30
Associate Broker, Roberts Brothers, Inc.

Kasie M. Braswell, 35
Attorney, The Braswell Firm, LLC

- Sponsors -

Maureen C. Smith, 39
Senior Account Executive, Red Square Agency


Rep. Napoleon Bracy Jr., 34
Member of Alabama House of Representatives

Lisa Darnley Cooper, 39
Member, Hand Arendall, LLC

Nichole Patrick, 38
Realtor, Roberts Brothers / Dauphin Realty

Norman Stockman, 37
Member, Hand Arendall LLC

Kellie Sims Myers, 39
Regional Development and Services Director, Gulf Coast Alabama / Mississippi, The Arthritis Foundation

Dr. Casey W. Melton, 36
Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician Pulmonary Associates

J. Marshall Shields, 26
Financial Advisor, The Radcliff-Schatzman Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Bethany Kraft, 33
Deputy Director, Gulf Restoration Program, Ocean Conservancy

Robert Mitchell, 31
Attorney, Cunningham Bounds, LLC

Rebecca Dunn Bryant, 39
Architect / Senior Consultant, Watershed

Jenna Wyatt, 35
Owner / Head Trainer, HideAway Equestrian Center

Ashley Toland Trice, 34
Co-publisher / Editor, Lagniappe

Dr. Carlo M. Contreras, 34
Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology, University of South Alabama Department of Surgery

Shayla Jones Beaco, 36
Director, Local Affairs Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

Scott L. Browning, 38
Manager, Wilkins Miller Hieronymus, LLC

Dr. Matthew E. Cepeda, 34
Pediatrician, Children’s Medical Group

4 choose the Grand Hotel as their Favorite Place • 14 Want More Biking and Walking paths in mobile • Are you in a Mardi Gras society? Yea: 13 Nay: 27 • Who is your team? Bama: 20; Auburn: 12; Other: 8 • Do you own a Smartphone? YEA: 39 NAY: 1 • How many texts do you send a day? 0 – 5: 12; 6 – 15: 10; 15 – 25: 10; 25+: 8 • Which political party? 22 REPUBLICANS; 8 DEMOCRATS; 10 INDEPENDENTS OR OTHER • 3 would have Dinner with satchel paige •  4 would want to dine with Eugene Walter • 5 would have Dinner with Jimmy Buffett

Katy Sapio, 39
Director of Partnership Marketing, Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau

Brent D. Ward, 38
Assistant Principal, Mobile County Public School System

Chad Fincher, 37
State Representative, State of Alabama, Realtor & Broker, Fincher & Associates Realty

Debra Gwaltney, 39
Vice President / Mortgage Manager, First National Bank of Baldwin County

Shelly Barnhill LaGroue, 36
CPA / Partner, Forwood & LaGroue, LLC

John Wade Therrell, 29
Vice President of Commercial Banking, IberiaBank

Traci C. Gyan, 35
President and Motivational Speaker, Cooper Gyan, Inc. Public Relations

Jason Crain, 35
Senior Project Manager, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Jack L. Hirsch III, 31
Relationship Manager, Regions Bank

Clay A. Lanham, 35
Attorney, Vickers, Riis, Murray & Curran, L.L.C.

Sarah Bond Dorger, 36
Attorney, Briskman & Binion, P.C.

Andy Newton, 39
President/CEO, Southern Light

Amy Carpenter, 38
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist, AstraZeneca

Ken Brown, 35
Vice President, IberiaBank

Marty Pollock, 30
Executive Chef, The Renaissance Battle House Hotel and Spa

Jonathan H. Rudolph, 35
Owner / President / Real Estate Developer, Rudolph Development Group, Inc.

Knox Boteler, 37
Attorney, Boteler, Finley & Wolfe P.C.

Dr. Katrina Skinner, 32
Pediatrician / President, Fairhope Pediatrics, Inc.

Dr. Valerie L. Vick, 37
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Premier Medical Group

Jay Roberds II, 35
President, Roberds Commercial Realty

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