Starfish Holdings Welcomes Communications Director

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Starfish Holdings (Starfish), the parent company of Torch Technologies, Freedom Real Estate, and SIMVANA today announced the appointment of Tammie Dodson as Director of Communications. 

“As the companies within the Starfish portfolio continue to grow, so do the needs of Starfish. This role is key to enabling Starfish to fulfill its purpose of growing the retirement portfolios of the employee-owners of our subsidiaries,” said Starfish President John Watson. “We are excited to welcome Tammie to the Starfish team. She brings the experience, knowledge, and dedication required to help us take Starfish to the next level.”

“As a benefit corporation and Certified Evergreen™ company, Starfish has committed to make a positive impact on society and make 100 percent employee-ownership sustainable for the next 100 years,” said Bill Roark, CEO, Starfish Holdings. “Tammie will help us take Starfish to the next level and are essential to achieving these goals.”

Dodson brings over 30 years of experience to Starfish. Previously, she has led communications activities for organizations, including Nichols Research Corporation, the Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce, the Port of Huntsville, and most recently, Adtran, where she served as senior manager of corporate communications. In this role, she was responsible for addressing the communication needs of both internal and external stakeholders. Dodson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from The University of Alabama and a Master of Science in Strategic Communications Management from Purdue University.

As director of communications, Dodson will lead communications for Starfish and its portfolio of companies. She will oversee all aspects of internal and external communications across all platforms and develop marketing and communication campaigns for the commercial companies in the Starfish portfolio.

About Starfish Holdings Starfish Holdings, Inc.

(Starfish) is the parent company of Torch Technologies, Freedom Real Estate & Capital, LLC, and SIMVANA. The company is an S-corp owned by the Starfish Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and Trust with a focus to grow the retirement portfolios of the employee-owners of its subsidiaries. Starfish is committed to remaining an Evergreen enterprise through sustainable processes, ensuring employee ownership and financial wellbeing, supporting community wellbeing, enabling customer and partner success, all while operating with integrity. To learn more, visit