Put Me In Coach, I’m Ready To Play

You may recognize the title of this article as being the chorus line from the John Fogerty song entitled, “Centerfield.” The song is about a baseball player ready to enter the game. We are at the mid-point of the Major League Baseball season. Coaches will be instructing and motivating their teams in hopes of winning games and eventually winning the World Series. Only one team will raise the championship trophy at the end, so effective coaching is at a premium. There are a few principles of coaching that apply to running any organization.

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Merideth Akers
CPA, PHR, Comptroller for Bradford W. Caraway (Birmingham, AL)

Merideth Akers has been the comptroller for David P. Rogers, D. Sims Crawford, and Bradford W. Caraway, Chapter, 13 Standing Trustees in Birmingham, Alabama, since 1999. Merideth graduated from Samford University with a major in Accounting and a minor in Economics. Merideth is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). He has served as a seminar instructor in the fields of both Accounting and Human Resources, as well as being a facilitator for the NACTT Annual Meeting and Seminars and the NACTT Staff Symposiums. He is involved in several professional, civic, and educational organizations. For recreation Merideth enjoys golfing, backpacking, canoeing, hunting, fishing, boating, spending time at the beach, dining out with friends, attending his grandkid’s youth sporting events, and attending college sporting events. Merideth and his wife, Becky, have three married children and seven grandchildren.

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