Alan RidgwaySr. Vice President, Strategic Development
Bruce CornuttPresident, HRO Outsourcing
Scott McAlisterPresident, IT Division
Ginger Bateman, SPHR, SHRM-SCPVice President, PEO Operations
Catherine ‘Ree’ GlazeVice President, Corporate Human Resources
Jeanny Williams, PHRVice President, Client Relations
Wade KrettChief Financial Officer
Bill has more than twenty five years experience in general, financial and accounting management. Bill served as Vice President and CFO of a large, private manufacturing company and has held a senior financial position with a Fortune 100 company. He spent four years as Managing Director for an investment banking firm in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions, business valuations and private equity placements. Bill has been a trusted business advisor and has served on the boards of several private companies. In 1995, Bill founded Lyons HR and currently serves as the company’s Chairman.
Bill received undergraduate degrees in business from Freed-Hardeman University and the University of North Alabama, as well as an MBA from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is accredited by the Institute of Business Appraisers and is certified by the Institute of Certified Business Counselors. Bill is a member of National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), the American Staffing Association, and is currently serving on the board of directors of the Shoals Economic Development Authority. Bill was appointed to the Business Council of Alabama board of directors for 2012.
Sr. Vice President, Strategic Development
An influential leader in the HR industry for over 30 years, Alan has held progressively responsible roles leading hundreds of employees in companies with revenues exceeding $300 million. Alan has led companies through startup, survival, turnaround and growth modes.
Alan is best known for breaking new ground in HR consulting and human resource outsourcing. Among his significant previous positions, Alan served in HR Management roles for a Fortune 500 manufacturer and a large regional medical center with hospitals located throughout the southeast. Alan was recruited in 1992 by an Alabama entrepreneur who started Amsource, a Birmingham-based PEO. While at Amsource, Alan served in a variety of strategic management roles involving business development and marketing. He became partner of Amsource in 1996 and was instrumental in the development and launching of key professional services such as recruiting, time and labor management systems and fiduciary management. Following the sale of Amsource in 2010, Alan was a founding partner in a fiduciary management practice and later joined a national recruiting firm to head its startup administrative staffing division in Birmingham, Alabama. Alan joined Lyons HR in January of 2012 and currently serves as division Sr. VP, of Strategic Development.
Alan received his undergraduate degree in business administration from The University of Alabama, majoring in human resources management. He is an active board member of the Alabama Staffing Association and serves as a member the American Staffing Association, Staffing Industry Analyst, and helps in a business advisory role to several companies throughout the Southeast. Alan has three children and has been happily married for over 28 years. Alan is involved in charitable organizations that support children and is an active member in his church.
President, HRO Outsourcing
Bruce has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and management experience. He began his career in the PEO industry in 1996 and served as business development manager and sr. vice president of business development with two PEOs prior to being named president of the HR outsourcing division of Lyons HR in October 2010.
Bruce has been active and served on the boards of directors for both local and national professional and civic organizations including the Kiwanis Club of Gadsden, the Neely Henry Lake Association and the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations. He was awarded the 2017 Michaeline Doyle Award by NAPEO, the PEO industry’s highest honor, in recognition of his leadership and commitment to ethics within the industry. He also serves his local church as a worship leader.
He holds a B.S. in sociology and marketing from Jacksonville State University. Prior to entering the PEO industry, Bruce was active in the insurance industry for more than 10 years and maintains licensure in multiple states.
President, IT Division
Ginger Bateman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Vice President, PEO Operations
Ginger Bateman is a seasoned professional with 25 years’ experience in Operations Management. In 2010, after a successful career in Recorded Music Operations, Ginger brought her passion for customer service to the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry. Ginger currently serves as Vice President of Operations for Lyons HR’s PEO Division located in Gadsden, Alabama.
Ginger has held the Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) Certification since 2011. She completed Strategic Human Capital Management training through the HR Certification Institute in 2013, and earned her Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation from the Society for Human Resource Management in 2015. Ginger is also experienced in project management and system conversions.
Today, Ginger enjoys applying expert knowledge, industry experience, and relentless energy to streamlining service delivery to the valued Clients of Lyons HR.
Ginger is a member of the Birmingham Society for Human Resources, and the National Chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Payroll Association.
Catherine ‘Ree’ Glaze
Vice President, Corporate Human Resources
Ms. Glaze, a native of Bessemer, Alabama, received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) from Auburn University in 1990. She was an officer and member of Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society and worked with the Auburn Student Accounting Association and the University Programs Council. She began her legal career as a paralegal working in the areas of medical malpractice, worker's compensation, insurance defense and environmental litigation. Ms. Glaze graduated with honors from Birmingham School of Law in 1996, where she was a member of Sigma Delta Kappa legal honor society and Vice President of her class. The same year, she became a member of the Alabama State Bar, following which she practiced in the areas of commercial litigation, creditor's rights and bankruptcy.
Prior to joining an Alabama law firm in January of 2012, she expanded her practice to include Human Resources policies and practices focusing on Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance for employers. She has conducted human resources and I-9 audits, developed workplace policies and procedures manuals, and continues to offer assistance to employers in issues related to compliance with federal and state employment law. Her accounting and legal background, together with her expertise in employment issues, provide Lyons HR with a unique resource for our current and future clients.
Ms. Glaze is an active volunteer with numerous community and church-related organizations in the Birmingham metropolitan area.
Jeanny Williams, PHR
Vice President, Client Relations
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Krett joined Lyons HR in December, 2018. Most recently, Mr. Krett was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for a fertilizer and chemical manufacturing and distribution company, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, with revenues in excess of $200 million. Prior to that role, Mr. Krett was the Vice President of Finance with a PEO that was private equity sponsored. During this time, Mr. Krett helped the PEO grow a national footprint with worksite employees of more than 50,000.
Mr. Krett’s employment history includes an increasing scope for a number of organizations across several industries, including “Big 4” public accounting, theme parks and hospitality, human resource outsourcing, and semiconductor manufacturing. His specific experiences include public filing preparation for SEC registrants, mergers and acquisitions, public accounting attestation services, corporate treasury and related disciplines. Mr. Krett holds an active certified public accountant license from the state of Florida.
Mr. Krett received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Florida located in Gainesville, Florida, with his undergraduate degree including summa cum laude designation. Mr. Krett has volunteered with several charitable organizations, most notably the Special Olympics Florida and Junior Achievement, where he organized company outings and taught prior to his move to Alabama.