Tom Clark, Founder & CEO

Tom Clark is a native of Birmingham, AL. and has been a resident of Orange Beach, AL since 2007. He graduated from Mobile College in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and studied Psychology/Counseling at the New Orleans Baptist Seminary for 1.5 years. Tom worked for 42 years in Industrial Sales with a focus on Process Control, Reliability, Product Repair, and Control Performance. For 33 years he worked for the John H Carter Company, calling on the Chemical, Refining, Pulp and Paper, Energy Pipelines, Oil and Gas and Power Industries. Tom was Treasurer, Vice President and President of the Instrument Society of America, Mobile Chapter, and a North America Leadership Award Winner. Positions he held at John H Carter Company include Account Manager, Area Manager, Industry Manager, Product Manager, Inside Sales Manager, Team Leader, Fisher Controls/ Emerson New Product Board Member, Rotary Product ADHOC Board Member, and Reliability (AO) Board Member. Tom won the North America Sales President Award and was the John H Carter President Council Winner 14 times, a record he held until 2016.

Fred V. Armstrong, Co-Founder & COO

Fred Armstrong was born in Indianapolis Indiana and retired to Orange Beach, Alabama in 2017. He has an MBA from the University of Indianapolis and Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University where he studied computer science. Fred served as CIO at Baptist Hospital Integrated Health System in Nashville, TN; Department Head Planning & Technology at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN; Executive Director at McKesson Corporation in Alpharetta, GA; Regional Vice President of MaxIT in Westfield, IN and Senior Consultant of Community Health System in Nashville, TN. He was also a healthcare industry consultant, the Founder and President of A&S Video, LLC. and a Partner at ATS Physician Billing Service in Indianapolis, IN. Fred’s work included research projects, building highly productive staffs, corporate strategic plans, and major corporate conversions. Fred has participated in and coordinated volunteer events for the Pan American Games Indianapolis IN, NCCA track and field finals, US Olympic track and field finals and sponsored Juvenile Diabetes Foundation fundraising events. Fred’s professional organizations include College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, VHA Information Executive Council, and Medical Information Systems Association.

John L. Anderson Jr., CFO

John L. Anderson Jr., serves as Consumer Banking Executive for the Greater Gulf Coast with Regions Financial Corporation and oversees the sales and delivery of banking services for this 168-branch network. He was named to this position in 2016. John joined AmSouth in 2002 as Branch Manager in Decatur, Al and served the bank in multiple roles including, Commercial Banking Executive for South Alabama/ Florida Panhandle Area, since 2013. John is a 10-time Chairman’s Club award winner. John attended Florida State University and Troy University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Banking and Finance. He last served on the Board of United Way of Southwest Alabama. He has previously served on Boards for Gulf Coast Exploreum, Boy Scouts of America, Alabama Boys and Girls Ranches, and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. John owns waterfront property in Orange Beach and additional property in Baldwin County.

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Kate Politz, Co-Founder & CCO

Kate Politz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Journalism from Louisiana State University. She worked as an Assignment Editor for WVLA- TV, TV News Photographer for WAFB-TV, TV Producer for WLPB-TV in Baton Rouge, LA; TV News Photographer for WJTV-TV in Jackson, MS; Chief Photographer for WFLA-TV in Tampa, FL; Communications/Producer for the LSU AgCenter and Assistant Director of Information Technology for the LSU AgCenter. While at the LSU AgCenter, she was involved in Marketing and Public Relations Campaigns. Kate initiated and implemented the statewide Sci- Tech Camp to attract Louisiana youth to science and engineering education. The Sci-Tech curriculum was added to the 4-H Program following that initiative. The National 4-H Foundation highlighted the Louisiana 4-H Sci-Tech Camp on the cover of their magazine. Due to that publicity, Kate was invited to Washington D.C. to help develop a 4-H Public Service Announcement (PSA), sponsored by the Ad Council, to encourage youth to volunteer in their communities. She also won several national awards for tv new stories, including a first-place award for a news story on Big Brothers/Big Sisters. While serving as Assistant Director of Information Technology, Kate was responsible for researching and acquiring Video Conference Equipment, designing Video Conference Rooms, implementing a 20-site statewide network and supervising the videoconference staff. While serving as Chief Photographer for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Kate was responsible for researching and acquiring tv news equipment, working with the Engineering staff to design 10 Live TV vans, and supervising 10 news photographers and 6 video editors. She is currently a realtor with Keller Williams Realty Alabama Gulf Coast in Orange Beach, AL.