CHANNELL NAMED CONTROLLER FOR ALABAMA FARMERS FEDERATION
A 16-year veteran employee of Alfa Farmers, Terrie Channell, has been named controller for Alfa Services and the Alabama Farmers Federation. She replaces Sam Till who has announced his retirement effective Jan. 1.
Channell, 39, began her career with Alfa in 1984 as a bookkeeper in the Alfa Services Department. She was promoted to assistant controller of Alfa Services in 1988, and in 1995 was promoted to assistant controller of Alfa Services and the Alabama Farmers Federation.
"Terrie has proven to be a real asset to our organization and is very capable," said Alfa Farmers President Jerry Newby. "We look forward to her continued hard work in her new position."
Channell and her husband Billy live in Deatsville. She is a 1987 graduate of Auburn University-Montgomery where she received a bachelor of science degree in business, majoring in accounting. As controller, Channell will direct all accounting functions for the Federation, Alfa Services, ELECT, Creative Consultants Inc. and Farm PAC. She also will supervise accounting for commodity checkoff funds for the Pork, Soybeans, Dairy, Cotton, Wheat & Feed Grains and Catfish divisions. She will assume her new duties Jan. 1.
Tom Claxton, 30, has been hired as the new assistant controller for Alfa Services and the Federation. He is a 1994 graduate of Troy State University where he received a bachelor of science degree in economics. He has been employed for three years with Jackson Thornton Co., a Montgomery accounting firm. Claxton and his wife, Angie, live in Montgomery and have two children.
The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state's largest farm organization with more that 400,000 member families statewide.