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OTrio of New Faces in Damage Prevention
ver the last year, we have Adam and his family have lived in members of the Alabama 811 system had three new faces join the nearby Gardendale for 22 years and and contractors that use the 811 system Alabama 811 team to further he has served on the Gardendale city in the future. He is a firm believer that develop existing roles within council since 2016. His community if we can prevent the damage, then we
the organization. involvement provides a unique can prevent the disruption of service
Adam Berendt became part of the Alabama 811 team as our Senior Technology Manager. Adam’s background working in various industries in the Birmingham Area including utility, military accounting, advertising, collections and payment processing, investment banking,
and most recently for eight years
as a Systems Analyst with Regions, was a perfect fit for the needs of our technology programs.
Adam Berendt
Adam moved to Fultondale in 1992 and graduated from Fultondale High School which is the city where the AL811 headquarters is located. Adam married his high school sweetheart Holley. They have three sons and one daughter. His two oldest sons are currently firefighter recruits for the city of Birmingham, and his youngest son is a sophomore at Gardendale High School. Adam spends time coaching and watching his 10-year- old daughter Chloe play softball and basketball.
Adam graduated with a bachelor's degree from Huntingdon College in 2004 and earned an MBA from Troy University in 2007 taking night and weekend classes while working full- time and raising his family. Adam enjoys working on cars, and watching college and professional baseball and football, and he collects vintage toys from the 70s and 80s.
perspective of working with our member municipal systems.
Jeff Bice
Jeff Bice is a new face to Alabama
811 but not to the damage prevention industry. As our new Damage Prevention Coordinator covering the central Alabama area, Jeff comes from spending the last 28 years of his career working for a municipal gas system
in Shelby County. For the majority
of his career, he served as the Gas Superintendent and retired from that position to join Alabama 811. Jeff comes to us with a wealth of practical knowledge from having operated a
gas system, being directly involved
in damage prevention, dealing with compliance issues and regulations, and working with the software applications used by Alabama 811, its members and excavators.
Jeff and his wife Tiffany have been married for thirteen years and have a son who has been a fan of Alabama 811 even as a toddler. He has even had an 811 birthday and may have been even more excited for Jeff to join our team than we are!!
Outside of work, Jeff enjoys their family cattle farm. They have a small herd of SimAngus/South Poll cattle in Brierfield, AL. He also enjoys going to church and playing southern gospel music.
Jeff is looking forward to meeting all the member utility systems that are
or possibly the disaster that can be avoided. He is a proven advocate for further educating people about the importance of using the 811 system.
Grayson Cain
Posing with Gryphon Bowman Irish Wolfhound
Grayson Cain joined Alabama 811 in March of this year as our Media and Marketing Specialist, and he hit the ground running. He has completely redesigned our website, increased our social media presence and activities and has assisted with several large public awareness projects.
Grayson is an experienced designer, brand manager, and digital marketer. Before joining Alabama 811, Grayson served as creative director of several marketing agencies, freelance web developer, designer, and brand manager.
Driven by data, he takes pride in providing the best results and user experience possible. As a Media & Marketing Specialist, his goals include awareness and education to make a difference in the lives of others.
Outside of work, Grayson enjoys spending time with his family, his dogs, healthy living, and composing music.
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