In fact, one of the biggest names on the Alabama corporate scene--Harbert Management Corporation--has a top executive on the AM list. So does Liberty National. Hoar Construction, Royal Cup, Southern Company, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cadence Bank are among a long list of Alabama companies with employees who have paying AM accounts.
Research shows a similar number of high-level executives in Missouri have been AM customers. We will take a look at those in an upcoming post.
How is any work getting done these days in corporate America?
Alabama and Missouri are where I've lived over the past two years, so we have focused on those two states. In fact, we've focused primarily on the Birmingham metro area in Alabama and the Ozarks region surrounding Springfield in southwest Missouri.
Even with fairly limited research parameters, due to the massive size of the Ashley Madison files, it becomes quickly apparent that huge numbers of wealthy, powerful, connected, and seemingly smart individuals were stupid enough to fall for what easily should have been seen as a Web-based scam.
The Alabama AM customers we've found by name are overwhelmingly male. In fact, one researcher estimated that AM had 1,500 active female users, compared to about 20 million men. In other words, huge numbers of men were in hot pursuit of affairs with women who, by and large, did not exist. And many of the men who were stupid enough to fall for this con have high-paying jobs (in some cases, extremely high-paying jobs) at prominent companies and institutions.
Who are some of those big-time employers? Let's look first at a sampling from Alabama, and we will publish a similar list from Missouri soon.
It's important for readers to know that this is based on a very small sample size in both states. We know, for example, that Alabama has roughly 8,000 paid AM users--and that is the list we have searched so far. But the state has roughly 220,000 total AM users, so there is much, much more data to be explored.
Alabama companies or institutions that are home to Ashley Madison customers
* Harbert Management
* Sterne Agee
* Royal Cup
* BBVA Compass
* Hoar Construction
* Capstone Collegiate Communities
* Royal Automotive
|Harbert Management Corporation is one of the many|
Alabama companies with at least one high-level
executive on the Ashley Madison list.
* Nowlin and Associates
* Southern Company
* Cadence Bank
* Blue Cross/Blue Shield
* Pangea Two
* Protective Life
* Wells Fargo
* Regions Bank
* Western Steel
* Birmingham-Southern College
* Bhate Engineering
* Liberty National
* Bradley Arant law firm
* Wiggins Childs law firm
* Cabaniss Johnston Gardner law firm
* Lightfoot Franklin White law firm
* Ogletree Deakins law firm
* SEC Network
* LAH Commercial Real Estate
* Gentle Sexton Turner law firm
* U.S. Steel
* Cochran law firm