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University of Alabama System chooses new interim chancellor Finis E. St. John

The University of Alabama System has chosen an interim chancellor to replace the retiring of current chancellor Jay Hayes at the end of the month.

Finis E. "Fess" St. John, IV, who currently serves on the UA system's Board of Trustees, will succeed Hayes on August 1.

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Jack St. John serves as the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) general counsel

In this role, St. John uses his extensive management, business, policy and legal experience to help position GSA as a strategic leader for the entire federal government.

St. John serves as the chief legal advisor to the administrator in formulating and promulgating GSA policies and regulations and provides overall direction to the Office of General Counsel.

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Fess St. John named one of the most influential people in Alabama sports columnist Kevin Scarbinsky ranked the top 25 individuals he sees as the most influential in Alabama sports in 2017, and St. John is No. 3 on his list. Scarbinsky noted:

A member of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, St. John has influence on both Alabama and UAB as chairman of the board's Athletics Committee. He played a key role in the hires of Alabama AD Greg Byrne and basketball coach Avery Johnson.

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Jack St. John to serve as Chief of Staff of Government Services Administration

Cullman's Jack St. John was recently appointed by President Trump to serve as Chief of Staff of the Government Services Administration (GSA) in Washington, D.C., after having served as Senior Policy Advisor to the GSA since January 20.

Prior to joining the GSA, Jack was a partner at St. John & St. John, LLC in Cullman. He is a graduate of Cullman High School, the University of Virginia, the University of Alabama School of Law and the University of Alabama Manderson Graduate School of Business.

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Fess St. John: 50 most powerful

The Yellowhammer Power & Influence 50 is an annual list of the 50 most powerful and influential players in Alabama politics and business — the men and women who shape the state.

This year’s list is being released in three segments: Government officials and politicians, lobbyists and consultants, and today’s segment, business leaders.

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Gaynor St. John: $4.5 million civil verdict

A Cullman County jury handed down a $4.5 million civil verdict Friday against a former Hanceville police officer and the City of Hanceville for a 2009 wreck that killed a 77-year-old woman.

The jury ruled in favor of the estate of the late Annie Mae Butts in the wrongful death suit and found that Billy Clemons, who is no longer a police officer...

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St. John inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers

Cullman Attorney Gaynor St. John has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. The induction ceremony took place recently before an audience of approximately 900 persons during the 2013 Annual Meeting of the College in San Francisco, California.

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