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APEX Accelerator of Alabama – Tuscaloosa
Co-located with the
Alabama SBDC at the University of Alabama
621 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

APEX Accelerator – Birmingham
Co-located with the Greater Birmingham Area SBDC
Innovation Depot
1500 1st Avenue N.
Birmingham, AL  35203
(Walk-ins welcome, but if you call first we can match you with the best Advisor for your needs.)

Tel: 205-348-1687

Ms. Lindsay S. Frey, APEX Alabama Program Manager

After several years as a Procurement Specialist at the APEX Accelerator at JSU, Lindsay was hired as the statewide Program Manager at the University of Alabama.  Lindsay has offices in Birmingham and Jacksonville.  Before joining the APEX Accelerator, she spent two years in the Anniston Army Depot’s Contracting Office, mainly assisting in the Office of Small Business Programs.  Lindsay also offers eleven years of experience in sales, marketing, and community outreach to assist her clients.  She ran her family’s jewelry business for seven years and was a marketing manager/community outreach manager for a large chain of non-profit dental offices in the area for four years.  Lindsay is a 2004 JSU graduate with a B.S. in Marketing.  She is a Leadership Calhoun County and Leadership Cleburne County graduate.  Lindsay is married to her husband, Tom and has a daughter named Scarlett.   


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Mr. Tory Shumpert, Procurement Advisor

Tory Shumpert APEX Accelerator Alabama
Tory Shumpert is a Procurement Specialist with the APEX Accelerator at Innovation Depot in Birmingham, Alabama. Before joining the team, he worked various positions at The University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa in sales and event management. Shumpert has multiple degrees and certifications from Stillman College, Strayer University, and The University of Alabama.


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