Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer Dabsey Maxwell and Chief Credit Officer/Senior Lender J.E.P. Buchanan have been named 2021 Top Tigers by the Auburn University Harbert College of Business.
The Top Tigers program celebrates entrepreneurial success by recognizing the fastest-growing companies founded, owned or led by Auburn University alumni. Other requirements include being in business for more than four years, exceeding $500,000 in revenue, and operating in a manner consistent with the Auburn Creed. The nominees were evaluated by Warren Averett, LLC, on the basis of year-over-year growth during the program time period.
Maxwell holds a Bachelor of Science with Highest Honors in Business Administration, specializing in Accounting from Auburn University. She currently holds her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Maxwell has served as a final round judge for the Harbert College of Business Tiger Cage Competition for the past three years. She was a member of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Focus Class 20 and Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Class 23. Maxwell later went on to serve on the Leadership Madison County Board of Directors. She was an appointed member of the Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission Board for the Space & Rocket Center, where she served for a number of years. Maxwell also served on the Huntsville Museum of Art Foundation Board for many years, serving as the board president for two terms. In addition, she served as the Chair of the Arts for the Randolph School Community Network for several years. Maxwell has had an integral role launching start-up companies throughout her career, with Progress being her latest beginning 13 years ago.
Buchanan received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Auburn University. He is a past president and treasurer of the Huntsville Eastern League board, past board member of the United Way agency L.I.F.T., along with the Monte Sano Civic Association and Monte Sano Club. Buchanan is a member of the Huntsville Rotary, and was a member of Class 19 of the Huntsville-Madison County Leadership Huntsville. He has more than 30 years of banking experience, primarily in commercial lending and credit quality of banks' commercial loan portfolios.
Of the 58 organizations awarded the Top Tiger designation this year, Progress Bank was only one of two banks named.