Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Ashley Madison customers revealed: Johnny Aycock, long-time chief executive of West Alabama Chamber of Commerce, appears at extramarital-affairs Web site

Johnnie Aycock
The retired CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama appears as a paying customer at the Ashley Madison extramarital-affairs Web site, according to publicly available documents.

Johnnie R. Aycock spent almost 28 years with the chamber, before retiring in 2010. He now is special project assistant to the president at the University of West Alabama, plus he is owner and principal at Strategic Management Associates LLC.

Aycock has deep ties in the Tuscaloosa area. From an article about his retirement at The Tuscaloosa News:

Aycock became the chamber’s president in 1983 and oversaw its growth into an organization with more than 1,000 members.

“We are extremely proud of the work and devotion Johnnie has given to the chamber and the community for almost 27 years,” said Claude Edwards, chairman of the chamber’s board. “He has done an outstanding job ... and we are appreciative that he is allowing us to have a transition” period by staying on until March.

Aycock generally seems to have received high marks for his work at the chamber:

Dara Longgrear, executive director of the Tuscaloosa Industrial Development Authority and an ex-officio member of the chamber board, said Aycock devoted most of his professional career to the chamber and served it well.

“He has been very successful and has put the chamber and the community in a position to continue to move forward,” Longgrear said.

Aycock has been active in pushing for charter schools in west Alabama and recently appeared before the Alabama Public Charter School Commission on behalf of UWA's planned University Charter School:
UWA's Johnnie Aycock told the Commission that Alabama's Congressional delegation has been watching from Washington, D.C., and fully supports their efforts. "[U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos] actually knows about us," Aycock said, adding they hope to create a model for other rural areas to use. . . .

Aycock has worked in economic development in the past and said offering quality schooling is important to economic development in the region.

After the vote, Aycock said, "This is life-changing for the people of Sumter County."

Why, and how, did Johnnie Aycock, who appears to be a staunch conservative, become involved with Ashley Madison? When we asked Mr. Aycock for comment, he said he had been divorced and not married for nine years and that he never used Ashley Madison, even though he did sign up for it.


Article with links to 1-40 in Ashley Madison series

(41) David Armistead, director of enterprise sales, TekLinks, Birmingham (10/19/17)

(42) William House, VP and controller, HealthSouth, Birmingham (10/26/17)

(43) Olin B. Barnes III, VP, One Resource Group, Birmingham (11/1/17)

(44) T.J. Bunn Jr., ST Bunn Construction, Tuscaloosa (11/2/17)

(45) Todd Deffenbaugh, VP and controller, Express Oil Change, Birmingham (11/6/17)

(46) Richard D. Crites, lawyer and reserve deputy, Springfield, MO (11/13/17)

(47) Mark C. Trudeau, CEO, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MO (11/15/17)

(48) Peter Blasi, lawyer, Evans Blasi, St. Louis, MO (11/16/17)

(49) Todd Wiesehan, director of resource management, Christian Co., MO (11/22/17)

(50) Spencer Desai, lawyer, Carmody MacDonald, St. Louis, MO (11/27/17)


Anonymous said...

Johnny was just looking for women who might need help with tax cuts.

Anonymous said...

So, Mr. Chamber of Commerce signed up for Ashley Madison, but he never used it? Now, that makes business sense.

Anonymous said...

How many sets of knee pads has this guy worn out on Richard Shelby?

Anonymous said...

It's the old "I was divorced, so I wanted to steal someone else's wife" story. An oldie, but goodie.

Anonymous said...

Bet this makes Old Johnny's day! Hah!

Anonymous said...

I make a habit out of signing up for stuff and paying for it, only to not use it. I'm sure others must make that a way of life.

Anonymous said...

I signed up for Ashley Madison and never used. But, in my case I did not pay for it. That's a big difference. I regretted signing up, both because it was wrong and it was pretty obviously a fraud. I closed the account.

Having seen the site as a non-paying guy, I think anyone who pays for the service intended to use it. You could not use the site without paying for it . . . and there is no reason to pay for it unless you intend to use it. It's that simple.

Anonymous said...

@2:29 --
Are you Johnny Aycock? Is so, why are you commenting anonymously? If not, why are we supposed to care about your story, which is so similar to Johnny Aycock's? I'm confused.

I will say this: I have the list of Alabama paying AM customers, too. It's probably the same one Mr. Schnauzer has. Your name is on there, along with the other 45 or so people that have been written about here, most from Alabama, with a few from Missouri. I've been following and checking off names.

I've found this list to be very accurate, and if you didn't pay, I find it hard to understand how your name wound up on the paying list.

Anonymous said...

Responding to @2:58: I'm not on the paying list. I'm just saying having had a "temporary" non paying account that it makes no sense to pay unless you also intend to use the site. That's obvious to anyone who has had a non-paying account. Clear now?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Chamber of Commerce just wanted to find a few married women, so he could help balance their checking accounts -- check out their debits and credits, you might say.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of a little side-action, did you see Don Watkins' post on the Ex-Luv Guv and his squeeze Home-Wrecky Becky? Whoever said "Crime doesn't Pay?" https://www.facebook.com/donald.v.watkins/posts/10214963015851030

legalschnauzer said...

@12:39 --

Yes, saw that. What a couple of scoundrels. Should be in prison.