J. Fred Kingren Honored as Samford University Brock School of Business 2010 Alumnus of the Year

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

J. Fred Kingren, a member in Hand Arendall's Birmingham office, has been honored as the Samford University “2010 Brock School of Business Alumnus of the Year.” The Brock School of Business presented the award to Kingren for his extraordinary service to the community, to the organizations in which he participates, and to the Brock School.

The Annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony at which Kingren received the award took place on April 30, 2010 in the Reid Chapel on the Samford University campus. Those in attendance included students, faculty, administration and previous alumni honorees.

Dean Beck Taylor of the Brock School of Business said, “Fred Kingren has joined a distinguished group of graduates to receive the Brock School’s Alumnus of the Year award. Kingren's career accomplishments place him firmly within this group, and we are proud to honor him with this award."

Fred Kingren is a lawyer who helps guide businesses from their early stages of development through their evolution into maturity and ultimately their eventual transition in ownership.

He serves on the Board of Overseers of Samford University, is the Vice-Chairperson of the Advisory Board to the Brock School of Business at Samford University, and is chairperson of the monthly networking meetings of the Samford Business Network in Birmingham. In addition to his involvement with Samford University, Kingren is involved with the Birmingham Business Alliance, serving as a trustee. He is a member of an entrepreneurs’ roundtable, comprised of local business owners and C-level executives, which meets monthly in his law firm’s offices to discuss issues important to their businesses. He is also a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and serves on its Finance Committee.

He recently was honored as the 2010 Distinguished Accounting Alumnus by Beta Alpha Psi at Samford University’s Brock School of Business.

Kingren concentrates his legal practice in the general business, finance, securities law, mergers and acquisitions and taxation areas.

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