Our Story

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.

Having moved professionally multiple times, I have come to accept that job relocation is an uncertain time. The curated Chalker experience exposed me to Birmingham and expertly showcased how the city matched my unique interests and needs. Great stewardship!

Greg Goetcheus

President, Summer Classics and Gabby

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

While we knew UAB was the perfect career opportunity for my husband, we were unsure about the opportunity for the rest of our family. Chalker Group stepped in and connected us to the resources we needed to make the move to Birmingham successful, including a new career for me, housing, childcare, schools…you name it.

Casey Howard

VP/Broker, Harbert Retail

Chalker Group has created a national model for us to sell Birmingham, dispel myths and create a venue where people can understand that this is a great place to be.

Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D.

SVP for Medicine and Dean, James C. Lee Jr. Endowed Chair, UAB Heersink School of Medicine; CEO, UAB Health System; CEO, UAB/Ascension St. Vincent’s Alliance