People in business: Realtor honored

Andrews wins statewide honor

Carol Andrews of House Home Real Estate recently was named Alabama Certified Residential Specialist of the Year by the Council of Residential Specialists.

Andrews, a 14-year resident Montgomery resident, was recognized for her dedication and service to the community, contributions to the real estate industry and her real estate sales performance.

Andrews was the 2009 Montgomery Area Association Realtor of the Year and is a 2008 graduate of Leadership AAR. She currently serves as an education trustee for the Alabama Association of Realtors.

The Council of Residential Specialists is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. It awards the CRS designation to experienced Realtors who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.

Duffey to lead River Financial Services

River Bank Trust recently announced that Mack Duffey has been selected to lead River Financial Services Inc., the bank’s new division that can provide access to investment products and services through Infinex Investments Inc.

With more than 40 years in the financial services industry, Duffey has served with public and private companies in Alabama.

“I am excited to lead River Financial Services as Senior Vice President and Infinex Financial Advisor,” Duffey said. “My approach is client-centered rather than product-focused. I will give clients the independent, objective financial advice they need for any goal they may have, whether it’s paying for college for their children or securing their own retirement. It will be an honor to serve in this important capacity.”

River Financial Services will provide access to financial solutions to individuals, families and business owners with stocks, bonds, mutual funds, retirement planning, college planning, annuities, IRAs, 401k and 403b rollovers, life insurance and long-term care insurance.

“As River Bank continues to grow, we carefully evaluate market conditions and the needs of our clients,” said Jimmy Stubbs, President and CEO of River Bank Trust. “We saw an opportunity to offer access to financial planning services with our signature client-centered approach. Mack is a skilled financial advisor, and I am confident that his years of experience will allow River Financial Services to exceed the expectations of clients in the central Alabama.”

TU appoints hospital manager

Montgomery resident and Tuskegee alum Dr. Pat Joyce-Patterson was recently appointed as the veterinary medical teaching hospital manager.

Joyce-Patterson, a 1992 graduate of the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM), was appointed by Dr. Ruby Perry, interim dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health.

She has several years of experience in managing a veterinary hospital facility.

“As an educator, I felt honored when I had the privilege to observe the moment the science light turned on in the mind of a young person because of something I shared or demonstrated,” Joyce-Patterson said. “In veterinary medicine, I get that same feeling when a sick animal responds to treatment. I am privileged to have an appreciation for management and administrative procedures.

“It is my hope I can bring something to the veterinary educational environment that will provide an opportunity for student exposure in the area of business management. It is also my desire to stabilize the teaching hospital so the Tuskegee veterinarian will have a home hospital to call upon.”

Joyce-Patterson has volunteered with the Waugh Mount Meigs Volunteer Fire Protection Authority for over 23 years. She also served as a fire medic for 22 years and vice-president of the fire board for eight years.


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