LEADERSHIP CHANGES FOLLOW RETIREMENTS, PROMOTIONS AT ALABAMA FARMERS COOPERATIVE
Changes are ahead for the internal structure of Alabama Farmers Cooperative (AFC). Following the retirements of two long-time leaders, AFC Director of Public Relations and Advertising Jim Allen recently announced four promotions effective Aug. 1.
Tommy Paulk, AFC president and chief executive officer, will retire July 31. Paulk began his career with Bonnie Plants more than 40 years ago, with his last 17 years spent in Decatur. He plans to retire near Lake Martin and spend more time with his family.
Replacing Paulk is Roger Pangle. Pangle assumes his new role as president and chief executive officer Aug. 1. He began his career at AFC 36 years ago in the Seed Department. For the past 16 years, he has served as chief operating officer.
Also retiring July 31 is Dan Groscost, who has served as chief financial officer and secretary/treasurer of AFC for the past 12 years. Groscost and his wife, Sheryl, have built a home in South Carolina and look forward to spending time exploring their new surroundings.
Replacing Groscost is Al Cheatham, who will assume his new role Aug. 1 as chief financial officers and secretary/treasurer. Cheatham previously served as AFC's corporate controller. Assuming this position is Tricia Arnold, with Jo Ann Fuller receiving the promotion of assistant corporate controller, both effective Aug. 1.
"We wish each of these employees - retirees and remaining staff members - the best of luck in their endeavors," said Allen.
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