Our Story

Jen Dent

Jen Dent
Co-President

Walton Foster

Walton Foster
Co-President

The men and women you recruit seek more than a job; they seek a home. I grew up in south Alabama and spent about 30 years in New York before moving to Birmingham. I love living here but understand that it’s complicated getting to know a new city on a “first date,” much less envisioning it as home. The concept for Chalker Group grew from that understanding. We show recruits how Birmingham is relevant to their lives, and, in doing so, help employers bring the best and brightest to our community.

The Chalker Group has played a critical role in our efforts at recruiting highly talented leaders from across the nation to the UAB Heersink School of Medicine. They have been instrumental in providing recruits, their spouses and families a great perspective about not only UAB but also the wonderful opportunities, social life, and other vibrant activities in Birmingham and our neighborhoods. We are truly fortunate to have a key partner in the Chalker Group to help us with our efforts to grow unique talent within our institution.

Anupam Arguwal, MD

Senior VP for Medicine and Dean UAB Heersink School of Medicine

The Chalker Group was absolutely pivotal in our decision to move from Tacoma, Washington to Birmingham for a high level job at UAB Hospital.  Amazing personalized service and keen attention to detail for recruiters!

Meredith Burney

Spouse of Richard Burney, MD-OBGYN REI Division Director

Chalker Group provides Southern Research a distinct advantage in recruiting and retaining top talent.  In addition to their regular suite of strategic recruiting offerings which have yielded excellent hires for us, Chalker Group partnered with us to craft and innovative solution for renting that connects recent hires to the Birmingham community.  The Chalker Concierge program also affords us another way to pour into our team and demonstrate how we value each person at Southern Research.

Josh Carpenter, PhD

President and CEO, Southern Research

I have had the pleasure of working with Chalker Group as a recruit and a recruiter. We had concerns about Birmingham but Chalker showed us the true side of this wonderful city. We were ready to move to UAB after spending time with them. As the chair of the UAB Department of Surgery, we have numerous recruiting opportunities, and we have successfully landed our top recruits due to Chalker’s help.

Herbert Chen, M.D.

Chair, Department of Surgery, UAB Heersink School of Medicine

Chalker Group is an amazing resource for recruits…Their commitment and passion has a significant impact on recruitment and retention…Their involvement in the process definitely influenced my decision to join UAB Medicine.

Jen Schneider, CPA

CFO UAB Hospital