• Birmingham-based AloStar Bank of Commerce said Tim Eichenlaub has been named chief credit officer.
Eichenlaub was most recently a managing director at Bayside Capital, a credit-oriented investment firm. At AloStar, he will be responsible for the credit and workout areas.
• Alostar Bank has named Darryl Karmen a director, giving him responsibility for asset-based loan originations in the western United States. Karmen previously served as managing director for Paradox Capital-Babcock Brown, a provider of capital to companies with intellectual property.
AloStar Bank acquired the failed Nexity Bank last spring.
• Lewis Communications has added Kyle Foster and Andrew Sims as Web developers.
Foster worked most recently as an art director and as a freelance Web designer. Sims joins Lewis from Montgomery’s Raycom Media, where he designed interactive news packages for Raycom affiliates across the country.
Lewis Communications is a branding and advertising agency with offices in Birmingham, Mobile and Nashville.
• LBYD Inc., a consulting civil and structural engineering firm, said Hunter Hodges has been promoted to project manager.
Hodges is involved with the structural portion of several design-build federal and military construction projects across the Southeast.
• The Alabama State Port Authority has made high-level promotions.
• Linda Paaymans has been promoted to senior vice president of finance from vice president of finance, a position she has held since 2008.
• Bradley Ojard has been promoted to senior vice president of operations from vice president, a job he has held since 2007.
• Jerald Kichler was promoted to vice president, engineering services, and Bob Harris, was promoted to vice president, environmental and program management.
• Ida Tyree Hyche has been named president of the League of Women Voters’ Greater Birmingham chapter.
She has served as member of the organization’s board of directors and has been in voter services for many years. She is employed by a federal agency in Huntsville and is a member of the Alabama State Bar.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to influence public policy and citizen opinion based on its principles and issue positions.
• Greg Knighton, vice president and director of business information for the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, has been named to the EDPA board of directors.
• Bradley Arant Boult Cummings said Jay Turner has been appointed to the board of directors for the Profit Sharing 401(k) Council of Alabama.
Turner is an associate in the law firm’s Birmingham office and is experienced in employee benefits and executive compensation.
• Allstate Insurance Co. said Jacob Leake has opened a full-service agency offering auto, property, commercial and life insurance at 4200 Oakview Lane, Suite A, in Vestavia Hills.
• The Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis Miles P.C. law firm said attorney Ted Meadows has been chosen to help direct litigation related to hormone replacement therapy as part of a Plaintiffs Steering Committee in a case consolidated in Arkansas.
Meadows practices in the firm’s Mass Torts section. The Prempro Products Liability Litigation, as it is called, involves thousands of cases against drug manufacturer Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.
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