Jay Bender has been presented with the Alabama Commendation Medal from the Alabama Army National Guard for his work on drafting and helping to secure passage of the “Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act of 2019” (HAVEN Act; H.R. 2938). The HAVEN Act, which passed Congress and was signed into law last year, changed U.S. bankruptcy laws to better protect the economic security of disabled veterans experiencing financial hardship.
Junaid Odubeko was appointed to a six-member COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee by Nashville Mayor John Cooper. The purpose of the committee is to collect, consider, and recommend appropriate uses of all federal and state funds provided to the city for COVID-19 relief and recovery.
Dawn Helms Sharff was named to the BBJ's "Birmingham Power 60: The Magic City's Most Influential Executives." The annual feature highlights the dealmakers, powerbrokers and top executives that are shaping the Birmingham community.