Adtran Inc. is a global provider of networking and communications equipment and software, in Huntsville. It is publicly traded and is the largest information technology company in Alabama.
Tom Stanton has been chairman of Adtran since 2007 and CEO since 2005. Prior to that he was an executive for Transcrypt International and held senior management positions with E. F. Johnson Co. He has served on the board of directors for a number of technology companies and is a past chairman of the board for both the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch and the Telecommunications Industry Association. He also serves on the boards of both the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and BancorpSouth.
Fenwick Huss, lead director, is dean of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in the City University of New York system, where he has been a member of the School of Accountancy faculty since 1989.
Gregory McCray is the CEO of FDH, a company that monitors, inspects, designs and performs structural analysis for infrastructure assets utilizing wireless monitoring devices and patented non-destructive testing techniques.
Anthony Melone was executive vice president and chief technology officer for Verizon Communications from December 2010 to April 2015.
Balan Nair is president and CEO of Liberty Latin America, an integrated telecommunications company focused on the Caribbean Islands and Latin America.
Roy Nichols was chairman of the board of Torch Concepts Inc. until 2005. Prior to that he was vice chairman of the board, president and chief technical officer of Nichols Research Corp. until its merger with Computer Sciences Corp. in 1999.
Jackie Rice is general counsel of Herman Miller Inc., a publicly traded furniture and design company.
Kathryn Walker is managing director for OpenAir Equity Partners, a venture capital firm focusing on the wireless communications and mobile internet sectors.
Alabama Power Company
Alabama Power Co. is an electric utility, a subsidiary of publicly traded Southern Co.
Mark Crosswhite is chairman, president and CEO of Alabama Power Co. Crosswhite joined Southern Co., the parent of Alabama Power, in 2004 and since then has served in a variety of executive roles at Alabama Power and affiliated companies. Prior to that, he represented the company as an attorney in private practice for 17 years.
Angus Cooper III is president of Cooper/T. Smith Corp., a Mobile-based marine transportation and logistics services company.
Anthony Joseph is an attorney and shareholder in Maynard Cooper, with a practice focused on white-collar criminal defense and general civil litigation.
Grayson Hall Jr. is retired chairman, president and CEO of Regions Financial Corp.
James Lowder is chairman of The Colonial Co., chairman of American Colonial Insurance Corp., chairman of Lowder Construction Co. Inc. and chairman of Lowder New Homes Inc.
Robert D. Powers is president of real estate firm The Eufaula Agency Inc.
Catherine Randall is chairman of Pettus Randall Holdings Inc., in Tuscaloosa, formerly the parent company of Randall Publishing Co., founded by her husband in 1934 and sold in 2005.
Dowd Ritter is the retired chairman and CEO of Regions Financial Corp.
Mitchell Shackleford III is senior vice president of Gulf Coast Truck and Equipment Co., in Mobile.
Phillip Webb is president of Webb Concrete & Building Materials Inc., in Birmingham.
Alabama Rivers Alliance
The Alabama Rivers Alliance is a nonprofit network of groups that works to preserve and restore water resources and advocates for public policies protecting rivers and streams.
Tony Diliberto, from Birmingham, is president of the Alabama Rivers Alliance and represents the Black Warrior River Basin. Growing up on Cotton Creek in Gulf Shores, he spent his childhood exploring the nearby woods and waters. An Eagle Scout, he attributes his appreciation for natural resources to his Scouting experience. In his career in marketing and advertising, he has volunteered with the Birmingham Advertising Federation, Birmingham Artwalk, Sidewalk Film Festival and more. Currently, Diliberto is president of the Alabama Cup Races, which features canoe and kayak racing on the Locust Fork and Mulberry Fork. He enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, camping and photography.
Daniel West, vice president, from Calera, represents the Cahaba and Coosa River basins. He is a fluvial eco-morphologist specializing in watershed dynamics and management for the Geological Survey of Alabama.
Jack Key, treasurer, from Birmingham, represents the Cahaba River basin. Key is owner of commercial real estate brokerage and investment company J. Key Properties LLC.
Ben Ferrill, from Huntsville, represents the Alabama River basin. He is a geologist and city planner with the city of Huntsville.
Michael Freeman, from Auburn, represents the Tallapoosa River basin. He is an environmental health and safety professional with Auburn University.
Charles Miller, from Birmingham, represents the Black Warrior River basin. He is the coordinated assessment specialist at One Roof, the Continuum of Care for Central Alabama.
Paul Perrett, from Birmingham, represents the Black Warrior River basin. He is a financial consultant focusing on sustainable investments.
Stephen Stetson, from Montgomery, represents the Alabama River basin. He is an attorney and a senior campaign representative with Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign.
Julian Walthall, from Mobile, represents the Mobile River basin. A retired Presbyterian (PCUSA) minister, he now oversees a public access to Mobile Bay in Daphne and manages a family farm at Sunshine near Newbern.
Vickey Wheeler, from Springville, represents the Coosa River basin. She is a founding member of the Friends of Big Canoe Creek and has exhibited, taught and implemented art programs in schools and other institutions.
Alfa, Alabama Farmers Federation
Alfa is the publicly traded company of the Alabama Farmer’s Federation, which is Alabama’s largest farm organization, comprised of agricultural and associate members in all 67 Alabama counties.
Jimmy Parnell is president of the executive committee of the board of directors. Parnell is a partner in his family’s beef cattle farm and timber business, Parnell Inc. In 2006, the Alabama Forestry Association named him Alabama Logger of the Year. He has served in numerous leadership roles for business, environmental and agricultural organizations including Central Alabama Farmers Co-op board of directors, Chilton County Water Authority, Chilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Alabama Forest Fund.
Rex Vaughn is North Area vice president of the executive committee and a row crop farmer in Madison County who also raises beef cattle.
Jon Hegeman is Central Area vice president of the executive committee. He owns Greenway Plants, based in White Plains, which produces 5 million container plants annually.
Jake Harper is Southwest Area vice president of the executive committee. Harper is in the timber business and owns a cow-calf and stocker operation.
George Jeffcoat is Southeast Area vice president of the executive committee. Jeffcoat grows peanuts, cotton and timber in Houston County.
Steve Dunn is secretary-treasurer of the executive committee. Dunn farms more than 1,600 acres of cotton, peanuts, corn and wheat in Conecuh County.
Auburn University Board of Trustees
Auburn University, chartered in 1856, has the second largest enrollment of Alabama’s public universities, 30,460 students in the fall of 2019.
Wayne Smith is president pro-tempore of the board of trustees. Smith is chairman and CEO of Community Health Systems, based in Tennessee. He earned his bachelor’s in education degree and his master’s in educational administration from Auburn University, and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in Texas. He is a former chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.
Lloyd Austin is a retired U.S. Army general with nearly 41 years of military service.
Michael DeMaioribus is a consultant with DeMaioribus Technologies LLC. Prior to that, he retired as executive vice president from Dynetics Inc. in 2016, after serving the company for 39 years.
Bob Dumas is chairman, president and CEO of AuburnBank and Auburn National Bancorporation Inc.
Raymond Harbert is chairman and CEO of Harbert Management Corp., an alternative asset investment management firm he formed in 1993.
Elizabeth Huntley is a civil litigation attorney with Lightfoot, Franklin & White in Birmingham.
Gaines Lanier is the chief executive of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC’s Southeast regional hub, J. Smith Lanier.
Charles McCrary is the retired chairman of Alabama Power Co.
Sarah Newton is a former principal of Fayette Elementary School.
James Pratt is owner of James Pratt LLC, a law firm in Birmingham specializing in products liability cases.
James Rane is chairman, president and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc. and president of the Jimmy Rane Foundation.
Quentin Riggins is senior vice president of governmental and corporate affairs for Alabama Power Co. His past experience includes 24 years in government in Alabama.
B.T. Roberts is president of Roberts Brothers Commercial & Property Management Inc. in Mobile.
Clark Sahlie is a partner with North McDonough Properties in Montgomery.
Jimmy Sanford serves as chair of the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation and the Alabama Cotton Commission.
BBVA USA is a publicly traded bank holding company headquartered in Birmingham. It is a subsidiary of the Spanish multinational Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria.
J. Terry Strange is chairman of the board (non-executive). Strange is the former vice chair and managing partner of U.S. Audit Practice at KPMG LLP. Strange has been a director at BBVA USA since 2008. In addition to being chairman of the audit and compliance committee, he has been a member of the risk committee, roles that the company says “were invaluable to forming a strong risk and control framework for the bank as it came out of the financial crisis.”
William C. Helms is vice chairman BBVA USA Bancshares Inc.
Javier Rodríguez Soler is president and CEO of BBVA USA Bancshares Inc.
Eduardo Aguirre Jr. is former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Andorra.
Juan Asúa is former head of corporate & investment banking at BBVA S.A.
Carin Marcy Barth is co-founder and president of LB Capital Inc.
Shelaghmichael Brown is former head of retail banking at BBVA Compass.
Onur Genç is CEO at BBVA Group.
Javier Hernández is former chief risk officer at BBVA USA.
Charles E. McMahen is former vice chairman at Compass Bancshares Inc.
Jorge Sáenz-Azcúnaga is head of business monitoring Spain, USA and Turkey at BBVA Group.
Lee Quincy Vardaman is former chief credit risk officer in commercial banking at BBVA Compass.
Mario Max Yzaguirre is president and CEO of The Yzaguirre Group LLC.
BioAlabama promotes intellectual and innovative capital investment in bioscience.
Blair King, the chairman of BIO Alabama, is manager of economic development and existing industry for Alabama Power Co. He joined Alabama Power in 2009 as a project manager and economic development representative. Prior to that, King served as a financial incentives specialist for Operation New Birmingham, now known as REV Birmingham.
Cecil Bostany is technology and life sciences practice leader with Warren Averett CPAs.
Andrew Byrd is director of the office of commercialization and industry collaboration at the University of South Alabama.
Michael Chambers is president and CEO of Swift Biotechnology.
James Childs is a partner with Maynard Cooper and Gale.
Ted Clem is director of business development at the Alabama Department of Commerce.
Jonathan Cox is account manager at Aerotek Scientific.
Maaike Everts is senior project manager with Evonik Health Care.
Joseph Garner is managing shareholder with Technology Commercialization Partners.
Tom Koshut is associate vice president for research and economic development at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Molly LaBorde is COO and interim CEO of Innovation Depot in Birmingham.
Nicholas Landau is a partner and a registered patent attorney with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.
Dennis Leonard is an innovation consultant with the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.
Eric Mendenhall is an assistant professor of genomics and epigenetics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Russell Mumper is vice president for research and economic development at the University of Alabama.
Jonathan Nugent is vice president for innovation and technology at the Birmingham Business Alliance.
Kathy Nugent is associate vice president and executive director at the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UAB.
Kapil Pant is vice president for biomedical and energy technologies at CFD Research.
Matthew Parker is an attorney with specialties in intellectual property and technology at Maynard Cooper & Gale.
Gene Price is a partner with the law firm Burr & Forman.
Jennifer Riggs is an independent biotech and pharma consultant.
Clay Ryan is vice president for governmental affairs and special counsel for the University of Alabama System.
Peggy Sammon is CEO of GeneCapture Inc.
Erik Schwiebert is CEO and chief scientific officer at Discovery BioMed.
Jared Sharp is a CPA with Warren Averett.
Kacee Sims is director of marketing and technical support at Avanti Polar Lipids.
Del Smith is dean of the College of Business and Public Affairs at Alabama A&M University and founder and CEO of Acclinate Genetics.
Keith Starnes is architect and project manager at Stephen Ward & Associates Inc.
Amy Sturdivant is director of business recruitment at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.
Jan Thornton is executive director for innovation advancement and commercialization at Auburn University.
Carolyn Turner is assistant director for research and training and an international trade specialist with the Alabama International Trade Center.
Theresa Welbourne is professor and executive director of the Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute.
Business Council of Alabama
The Business Council of Alabama is the largest nonprofit association representing businesses in the state. Founded in 1985, it has since merged with the Alabama Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Alabama.
John Mazyck, chairman of BCA, is the owner of The Frazer Lanier Co., a Montgomery-based investment banking firm. Mazyck is a 1995 graduate of Vanderbilt University and received his MBA from Auburn University at Montgomery in 2002. He currently serves as co-chair of Montgomery United and vice chairman of the Montgomery Committee of 100, as well as being a board member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce.
Gary Smith is first vice chairman of BCA. Smith is president and CEO of PowerSouth Energy Cooperative.
J. Michael Kemp Sr., second vice chairman of BCA, is president and CEO of Kemp Management Solutions LLC.
James Proctor II serves as BCA general counsel. He is senior vice president and general counsel of McWane Inc.
Angus Cooper III serves as BCA secretary. Cooper is president of Cooper/T. Smith, a leader in maritime industry.
Robbie Baker is BCA treasurer. Baker is regional president at Hancock Bank.
Katie Boyd Britt is president and CEO of BCA. Britt formerly served as chief of staff for Senator Richard Shelby.
Children’s of Alabama
Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs.
Temple W. Tutwiler III, chairman of Children’s of Alabama, is president of Tutwiler Investment Co. in Birmingham. Tutwiler is the grandson of Major Edward Tutwiler, who financed the historic Birmingham hotel that bears his name.
Richard J. Bielen, vice chairman, is president and CEO of Protective Life Corp.
Edward Aldag is chairman, president and CEO of Medical Properties Trust Inc., which he founded in 2003.
Tracey Morant Adams is senior executive vice president and chief corporate social responsibility officer at Renasant Bank.
J. David Brown III is president of Jemison Investment Co., where he has worked for some 15 years.
Myla E. Calhoun is president of the Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of charitable giving for Alabama Power.
Dr. Michael Chen is surgeon-in-chief for pediatric general surgery.
Dr. Mitchell Cohen is chairman of the department of pediatrics and physician-in-chief at Children’s of Alabama.
Dr. Derrol Dawkins is a pediatrician in private practice in Birmingham. He established Metro Pediatrics in 1984.
Mark E. Dixon is president of A+ Education Partnership.
Beth G. Dubina is a community volunteer and civic leader in Birmingham.
Ralph Frohsin Jr., a long-time board member at Children’s, is also a community volunteer and civic leader.
Raymond J. Harbert is chairman and CEO of Harbert Management Corp. He also serves on the Auburn University board of trustees and the board of Birmingham Business Alliance.
William E. Horton is head of commercial banking for Regions Financial Corp. in Birmingham.
Donald M. James retired in 2105 as chairman and CEO of Vulcan Materials Co.
Virginia Walker Jones retired from a leadership role at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United in Birmingham.
Philippe W. Lathrop is a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch.
James C. Lee III is CEO of Buffalo Rock Co., among the nation’s largest privately held, family-owned Pepsi distributors.
Thomas H. Lowder retired as chairman and CEO at Colonial Properties Trust.
Anna M. Manasco is a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings law firm in Birmingham.
W. Charles Mayer is market chairman for Iberia Bank.
L. Gwaltney McCollum Jr. is a retired banker who has also served a term on Alabama’s Court of the Judiciary.
Charles D. McCrary is the former president and CEO of Alabama Power Co.
Ann D. McMillan, retired from a banking career, has been active in public health issues in Birmingham, working with UAB School of Public Health, the American Red Cross, and other civic organizations.
C. Phillip McWane is president of McWane Inc., one of Birmingham’s largest manufacturing firms.
H. Craft O’Neal is chairman and CEO of O’Neal Industries.
Dr. W. Jerry Oakes is surgery safety officer and a professor of pediatric neurosurgery at UAB.
Margaret M. Porter is a former mayor of Mountain Brook and active on several civic boards.
Frederick W. Renneker III is an insurance executive and retired chairman of Willis of Alabama Inc.
Dr. Stuart A. Royal is immediate past radiologist-in-chief at UAB and teaches pediatric radiology.
Ben Russell is CEO and chairman of Russell Lands Inc.
Lee J. Styslinger III is chairman and CEO of Altec Industries Inc.
Mark J. Tarr is president and CEO of Encompass Health and active with civic and arts programs.
Marc Bryant Tyson is CEO of Ready Mix USA and is on the University of
Alabama President’s Cabinet and the 2021 World Games in Birmingham board.
Michael Warren Jr. is president and CEO of Children’s of Alabama.
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, founded in 1959, addresses the issues that challenge the growth and success of communities in the metropolitan area of Birmingham, including Blount, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties.
Dave Gray, the chairman of the Community Foundation, is the founder and CEO of Biso Collective, a company formed by acquiring software businesses. Gray was previously with Daxko. He serves on the board of TechBirmingham, the YMCA of Greater Birmingham and the Birmingham Venture Club.
Greg Butrus is a partner with Balch & Bingham, working with public policy, political law and energy matters.
Myla Calhoun is president of the Alabama Power Foundation and vice president of charitable giving for Alabama Power.
Daniel Coleman is president of Birmingham-Southern College and previously served as CEO of financial services firm KCG Holdings.
Kate Danella leads strategic planning and consumer bank products and origination partnerships at Regions Bank and serves on the company’s executive leadership team.
Stewart Dansby is past chair of the Society of International Business Fellows and has served on the board of the Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust.
Brian Hamilton is CEO of Trillion Communications.
Judge William Hereford is a retired senior circuit judge in St. Clair County and former mayor of Pell City.
Michael Luce long served as president and COO of Harbert Management.
Edgar Marx Jr. is president of Marx Brothers Inc., importers and suppliers of coconut for more than 100 years.
Susan Matlock was president and CEO of Birmingham’s Innovation Depot for many years before her retirement.
Shegun Otulana is CEO of Therapy Brands, which develops software for mental health care providers.
Sanjay Singh is one of the founders of software developer CTS.
Lissa Tyson is a community volunteer.
Ray Watts, a physician, is president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Jared Weinstein is a partner at Thrive Capital, a New York-based venture capital firm. Earlier he worked at the White House for seven years.
Mechelle Wilder is a founding partner and associate broker with ARC Realty.
Cathy Wright is active in community service programs in Birmingham.
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
The EDPA is a private non-profit organization funded by more than 60 Alabama companies, whose mission is economic development. Founded in 1991, it has been a key player in attracting major companies to Alabama. Programs include Alabama Launchpad, for startups, and AdvantageSite, an industrial site preparedness program.
Mark Crosswhite, board chairman of EDPA, is chairman, president and CEO of Alabama Power Co.
David Cooper Sr. is vice chairman of Cooper/T. Smith.
G. Mack Dove is chairman of AAA Cooper Transportation, a multi-regional transportation solutions provider.
Reid Dove is president and CEO of AAA Cooper Transportation.
Nathaniel Drummond is chief commercial officer at Drummond Co. Inc. and president of Drummond Coal Sales.
M. James Gorrie is CEO of Brasfield & Gorrie LLC, a general contracting firm headquartered in Birmingham.
Joe Hampton is president of Spire of Alabama, Gulf Coast and Mississippi, a gas utility company.
Billy Harbert is chairman and CEO of B.L. Harbert International, a general contracting firm with projects worldwide.
J. Gregory Henderson is president and CEO of Southeast Gas.
J. Thomas Hill is chairman, president and CEO of Vulcan Materials Co., a construction aggregate company.
Jim Hudson is co-founder of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Research Genetics Inc.
John Johns is chairman of DLI North America Inc., the North American regional headquarters for Dai-Ichi Life Holdings.
John McCullough is executive vice president and general counsel of Harbert Management Corp.
Harris Morrissette is president of China Doll/Dixie Lily Foods.
Mike Oatridge is senior vice president of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama.
Liz Pharo is managing partner of Featheringill Capital. She also serves as chair of Momentum Telecom and SuccessEHS.
James Sanford, a fifth-generation farmer, is chairman of HOME Place Farmers Inc. and a partner in HOME Place Partners.
Gary Smith is president and CEO of PowerSouth Energy Cooperative. He is also on the board of Business Council of Alabama.
R. Lee Smith Jr. is executive vice president at BBVA USA, with more than 33 years of banking experience.
Finis St. John IV is chancellor of the University of Alabama System.
Thomas Stanton is CEO and chairman of ADTRAN in Huntsville.
Michael Thompson is president of Thompson Tractor Co. Inc., a family owned company since 1957.
John Turner Jr. is CEO of Regions Bank and Regions Financial Corp.
Tim Vines is president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
Nick Willis is greater Alabama regional president at PNC Financial Group, a position he assumed in 2017.
Jim Wilson III is chairman and CEO of Jim Wilson & Associates LLC.
Neill Wright is co-founder and executive director of Bronze Valley, a non-profit, early stage venture investment platform.
Encompass Health Inc.
Encompass Health Corp., a publicly traded company based in Birmingham, is one of the largest providers of post-acute healthcare services in the U.S.
Leo I. Higdon Jr. is chairman of Encompasss Health Inc. Higdon was elected chairman in 2014. He served as president of Connecticut College from 2006 to 2013, when he retired. He was president of the College of Charleston from 2001 to 2006 and president of Babson College from 1997 and 2001. He worked 20 years at Salomon Brothers, where he became vice chairman.
Greg Carmichael is the chairman, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp.
John W. Chidsey is an executive board member of TopTech Holdings LLC.
Donald L. Correll is CEO and co- founder of Water Capital Partners LLC.
Yvonne M. Curl was vice president and chief marketing officer of Avaya Inc. from 2000 through 2004.
Charles M. Elson holds the Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance and has served as the director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware since 2000.
Joan E. Herman has served as the president and CEO of Herman & Associates LLC, a healthcare and management-consulting firm, since 2008.
Leslye G. Kat served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of IMS Health Inc., an information technology company, until 2010.
Patricia Maryland most recently served as an executive vice president for Ascension and president and CEO at Ascension Healthcare.
John E. Maupin Jr. was president and CEO of the Morehouse School of Medicine from 2006 to 2014, when he retired.
Nancy Schlichting most recently served as CEO at Henry Ford Health System Inc., from 1998 to 2016.
L. Edward Shaw Jr. served as a senior managing director of Richard C. Breeden & Co. or affiliated companies engaged in investment management until 2010.
Terrance Williams recently served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance.
Mark J. Tarr is president and CEO of Encompass Health since 2016.
Manufacture Alabama is a trade association that represents the particular needs of manufacturers and their partner industries and businesses. It was formed in 2002 from a predecessor organization, the Alabama Industry and Manufacturing Association, founded in 1996.
Carl Gunter is chairman of Manufacture Alabama. He is mill manager for International Paper in Prattville. Prior to joining International Paper, he worked for Weyerhaeuser. Gunter has more than 30 years’ experience in the paper industry.
Jason Slinkard is vice chairman of the board. He is site director-McIntosh of BASF Corp.
Marty Parker, board treasurer, is customer relations, quality and logistics manager for Packaging Corporation of America.
Paul Vercher is secretary of the board. He is director-governmental affairs and public policy for the Southern Region of United States Steel.
Mark Bush is general manager, Mobile Operations, for SSAB North America.
David Carroll is senior vice president and general counsel of Hunt Refining Co.
Jason Crager is site director-Pike County Operations for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
David Hendrixson is vice president and plant manager of Daikin America Inc.
Medical Properties Trust
Medical Properties Trust Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust specializing in acute care, community and rehabilitation hospitals.
Edward Aldag Jr. is chairman, president and CEO of Medical Properties Trust. Aldag, who founded Medical Properties Trust in 2002, has been chairman since 2004 and was vice chairman from 2003 to 2004. Prior to that, Aldag managed two private real estate companies, Guilford Capital Corp. and Guilford Medical Properties Inc. He is on the national advisory board of governors for NAREIT, the National Association of Real Estate Investment. He is also on the board of Children’s of Alabama and is a member of the executive committee of the Birmingham Business Alliance.
Steven Hamner is executive vice president and CFO of Medical Properties Trust.
Steven Dawson, since 2003, has primarily been a private investor in real estate, energy and financial services companies in the U.S. and Canada.
Elizabeth Pitman is an attorney with Waller, Landen, Dortch and Davis LLP, specializing in health care.
Paul Sparks Jr. was a senior executive at Birmingham-based energy exploration company Energen Corp. from 1989 until his retirement in 2016.
Michael G. Stewart is currently a private investor.
C. Reynolds Thompson III, since 2014, has been chairman and chief investment officer at Select Strategies Realty of Cincinnati, a privately held real estate investment company.
ProAssurance Corp., headquartered in Birmingham, is a publicly traded property and casualty company that sells professional liability insurance to doctors.
William Stancil Starnes is executive chairman of ProAssurance Corp. Starnes was first associated with Medical Assurance, the predecessor of ProAssurance, in 1979, defending insured physicians on behalf of the company. He became ProAssurance’s lead outside defense counsel. Starnes was one of the developers of ProAssurance’s policy of actively defending non-meritorious lawsuits. He was the founder of the law firm of Starnes & Atchison.
Thomas A. S. Wilson Jr. is lead director of ProAssurance Corp. Wilson is a board-certified neurosurgeon with Neurosurgical Associates PC, in Birmingham.
Kedrick D. Adkins Jr. is the former CFO for the Mayo Clinic, having retired in December 2017.
Bruce D. Angiolillo is a nationally recognized authority on corporate securities and governance as a result of his practice concentration in securities law and complex commercial litigation.
Samuel A. Di Piazza Jr. is chairman of the audit committee. He is currently the chairman of the board of trustees of the Mayo Clinic.
Robert E. Flowers has served as a director of ProAssurance since 2001. He practiced as a physician with Gynecology Associates of Dothan PC, in Dothan, prior to his retirement in 2001.
Maye Head Frei is chairman of Ram Tool Construction Supply Co., based in Birmingham.
M. James Gorrie is the president and CEO of the Birmingham-based construction company Brasfield & Gorrie.
Ziad R. Haydar is the chief clinical officer of Ascension Health, in St. Louis, the largest not-for-profit and largest Catholic health system in the United States.
Edward Lewis Rand Jr. was formerly chief operating officer of ProAssurance.
Frank A. Spinosa is a board-certified podiatrist practicing in New Mexico.
Katisha T. Vance is a board-certified oncologist/hematologist practicing in Birmingham.
Progress Bank is a privately-owned bank headquartered in Huntsville. Formed in 2008, it has five branches in north Alabama, two in the Birmingham area and two in the panhandle of Florida.
Charlie Vaughn has served as chairman of the board of the bank since its inception. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama with an MBA from Tulane University and retired after 21 years in the U.S. Army, including tours in Vietnam and at the Pentagon. Vaughn then worked 23 years in senior positions in the defense industry including president of CAS Inc. and senior vice president for EDO and ITT. Vaughn is on the boards of UA’s Culverhouse College of Business, Land Trust of North Alabama, Junior Achievement, N-Logic, GaN Inc., and he is a member of the Huntsville Rotary Club. He is a graduate of Huntsville Leadership Class 22, and earlier served on boards at Huntsville Hospital Foundation and the Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee.
Larry C. Weaver, vice chairman, is an attorney at Wilmer & Lee PA in Decatur.
Bhavani Kakani, board secretary, is president of the AshaKiran, A Ray of Hope.
David Nast is a founding director of Progress Bank, and has served as president and CEO since the bank opened in 2008.
Phillip W. “Trey” Bentley III operates Bentley Buick GMC Cadillac, Genesis of Huntsville and Bentley Hyundai and Colonial Printing and Packaging.
Sheila Brown is founder and chairman of Huntsville-based QuantiTech Inc., which provides engineering expertise and management advisory services to government and commercial customers.
Jim D. Caudle Jr. is chairman and CEO of Carina Technology.
Lee R. Hoekenschnieder spent 40 years in banking, much of it with AmSouth Bank.
Elam P. Holley Jr., an attorney, served as president and helped found First Partners Bank in Birmingham. He also is a founding member of the Neutral Solution, a mediation/arbitration firm.
Dr. Eric W. Janssen is an orthopedic surgeon, founding partner and managing partner of SportsMed Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center in Huntsville.
Kevin Kynard is president and CEO of Bradford Building Co. Inc., a Birmingham-based general contractor.
Charles A. “Chip” McCallum III, an accountant and attorney, was chairman of the board of First Partners Bank, before it merged with Progress.
Doug Ruggles is the co-owner and CEO of Martin Inc., the parent company for Martin Industrial Supply, Martin Plant Services, Martin Fastening Solutions, Martin Safety Solutions, Townsend Door Hardware and Townsend Systems.
Brad Sklar is a tax attorney and board member at Sirote & Permutt PC in Birmingham.
Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama
The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, based at Samford University in Birmingham, is a nonprofit dedicated to research on public policy issues of the state and local governments and public schools of Alabama.
Betsy Bugg Holloway, president of PARCA, is vice president of marketing and communication at Samford University.
David Donaldson, vice president of PARCA, is vice president for governmental and community relations at Vulcan Materials Co.
Macke Mauldin, treasurer of PARCA, is president of Bank Independent.
Tyrone Fenderson Jr., secretary of PARCA, is market president for the Mobile and Baldwin County market with Synovus.
Larkin Martin, immediate past president of PARCA, is managing agent for Martin Farm.
Robert Aland is chief commercial banking officer with CenterState Bank.
Rose Allen is president of Interfuze, in Huntsville.
Fred Blackwell is president of Fred Blackwell Roofing, in Dothan.
Stan Blanton is managing partner with Balch & Bingham law firm, in Birmingham.
Preston Bolt is a member of the Hand Arendall Harrison Sale law firm, in Mobile.
Alexia Borden is senior vice president and general counsel for Alabama Power Co.
Fred O. Braswell III is president and CEO of the Alabama Rural Electric Association.
Tom Brinkley is a shareholder in the Maynard Cooper & Gale law firm.
Daniel Coleman is the president of Birmingham-Southern College.
Kate Cotton is executive director of Leadership Alabama.
Phil Dotts is managing director of Public Financial Management Inc.
Liz Freeman is president of Long’s Human Resources Services.
Robert A. Gates is executive vice president of Wells Fargo Bank.
Judd Harwood is a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings law firm.
Ted Hosp is vice president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
C. Wayne Hutchens is president of AT&T Alabama.
Donny Jones is COO for the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.
Mary Pat Lawrence is senior vice president, government affairs, for Protective Life Corp.
Kim Lewis is CEO of ProjectXYZ, in Huntsville.
Deborah J. Long is the retired executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary of Protective Life Corp.
Beth Marietta Lyons is a partner with Lyons Law Firm in Mobile.
Mike Mahon is co-founder of Strategypoint.
Scott McLain is principal and managing broker at Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate.
David Muhlendorf is retired former president and CEO of LDM Co., in Florence.
J.T. Price is CEO of McKinney Capital in Birmingham.
Alan Register is market president for Regions Financial Corp. in Birmingham.
Dudley Reynolds is the retired CEO of Alagasco.
Lindsay Sinor is president of Vulcan Lands Inc.
Reggie Sykes is president of Bishop State Community College.
Neal Wade is director of the Economic Development Academy at the University of Alabama.
Tony Waldrop is president of the University of South Alabama.
Andrew Westmoreland is president of Samford University.
Linda Wilder is Southeast president for Encompass Health Corp.
Regions Financial Corp.
Regions Financial Corp., headquartered in Birmingham, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management and mortgage products and services.
Charles D. McCrary is chairman of Regions Financial Corp. He served on the board of directors of AmSouth Bancorporation from 2001 to 2006. From 2001 through February 2014, he was president and CEO of Alabama Power Co., and worked 40 years there and at its parent, Southern Co.
Carolyn H. Byrd is the chairman and CEO of Atlanta-based GlobalTech Financial LLC, which she founded in 2000.
Don DeFosset is the former chairman, president and CEO of Walter Industries Inc., a diversified public company with businesses in water infrastructure products, metallurgical coal and natural gas, home building and mortgage financing.
Samuel A. Di Piazza Jr. is retired from Citigroup Inc., where he served as vice chairman of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank.
Eric C. Fast was CEO for Crane Co. from 2001 through 2014.
Zhanna Golodryga is the senior vice president and chief digital and administrative officer at Phillips 66.
John D. Johns is chairman of DLI North America Inc., the North American regional headquarters for Dai-Ichi Life Holdings. He served as CEO at Protective Life Corp. until 2019, when the company was bought by Dai-Ichi.
Ruth Ann Marshall was president of The Americas, MasterCard International Inc. until she retired in 2006.
James T. Prokopanko was president and CEO of The Mosaic Co., one of the world’s leading producers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, until 2015.
Lee J. Styslinger III is the chairman and CEO of the Altec Inc., a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications and contractor markets.
José S. Suquet is the chairman, president and CEO of Pan-American Life Insurance Group.
John M. Turner Jr. is president and CEO of Regions Bank and Regions Financial Corp.
Timothy Vines is president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.
ServisFirst Bank, based in Birmingham, is a publicly traded commercial bank whose services include commercial banking, correspondent banking, cash management, private banking and the professional consumer market.
Thomas Ashford Broughton III is chairman of ServisFirst Bank. He has been president, CEO and a director of ServisFirst Bancshares since 2007 and of ServisFirst Bank since its inception in 2005. In 1985, Broughton was named president of the de novo First Commercial Bank. When First Commercial Bank was bought by Synovus Financial Corp. in 1992, Broughton continued as president and was named CEO of First Commercial Bank.
Christopher J. Mettler is the founder and president of Sovereign Co., a business that leverages proprietary marketing attribution and artificial intelligence technology.
Irma Loya Tuder is the founder, former CEO and board chairperson of Analytical Services Inc., a business providing management and technical solutions to federal government agencies.
James J. Filler, lead director of ServisFirst, has been a private investor since his retirement in 2006.
Joseph Richard Cashio is CEO of TASSCO LLC and served as the CEO of Tricon Metals & Services Inc. until its sale in 2008.
Michael D. Fuller is a private investor in real estate, who played nine years of professional football and was president of Double Oak Water Reclamation.
Hatton C. V. Smith has been CEO of Royal Cup Coffee since 1986.
REV Birmingham is a nonprofit that promotes revitalization and economic development in the commercial districts of Birmingham. It was formed in 2012 with the merger of Operation New Birmingham and Main Street Birmingham.
Wil Puckett, the chairman of REV Birmingham, is Alabama market president for Renasant Bank, in Birmingham. In addition to his work with REV Birmingham, he is a board member for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.
Reynolds Anderson is director of business development for Spire in Birmingham.
Keith Barfield is a co-founder of BMSS, advisors and CPAs.
Abra Barnes is a broker for Barnes & Associates Realtors, which her father founded in 1989.
Deepa Bhate is founder and CEO of Building & Earth Sciences Inc.
Patrick Briles is financial crimes manager at Wells Fargo Bank.
Carol Butler is executive director of the Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation, after 20 years as president of the Central Alabama Community Foundation.
Meredith Calhoun is co-founder of Practice Works in Birmingham.
Matt Campbell is senior vice president and relationship manager in commercial banking with Commerce One Bank.
Anil Chadha is an executive in the Treasury Division of Regions Financial.
Carol Clarke is general manager of Southside Development Co., a collaborative of developers and property managers working to fulfill the mission of the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District.
Tammy Cohen is an architect and president of CCR Architecture & Interiors.
Jill Deer is vice president of development and administration with Brasfield & Gorrie.
Selena Dickerson is president and CEO of Sarcor LLC, an engineering design and project management firm.
Robert Fuqua is founder, president and CEO of Atlas RFID in Birmingham.
Ledon Jones is senior vice president at National Bank of Commerce.
David Kassouf is a CPA and leader at Kassouf & Co. CPAs.
Libby Lassiter is co-president of Bayer Properties.
David Loper is senior vice president and senior counsel at Protective Life.
Randall Minor is a shareholder with Maynard Cooper and Gale.
John Montgomery is CEO and founder of Big Communications.
Melodi Morrissette is a community relations executive with BBVA Compass.
Josh Petty is market president for Greater Birmingham for BB&T Bank.
John Pickering is a partner with Balch & Bingham, specializing in real estate related practice.
Jonathan Porter is senior vice president for customer operations for Alabama Power Co.
Britney Summerville is vice president of community engagement at Shipt.
Nick Willis is Greater Alabama regional president for PNC Financial Services Group Inc.
Darlene Wilson is managing principal at Relay Accounting Management Firm.
Emily Wykle works as project director in the office of the president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Tuskegee University is a private, historically black university in Tuskegee. It was established by Lewis Adams and Booker T. Washington. Tuskegee had an enrollment of 3,100 students in 2019, the eighth largest historically black university in the country.
Norma Clayton is chair of the board of trustees. She retired as vice president for learning, training and development at The Boeing Co. In addition to her time with Boeing, Clayton has held leadership roles at Lockheed Martin, General Electric, RCA and General Motors. She earned her bachelor’s degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology and her master’s degree from Webster University. She currently is pursuing a Ph.D. She is a member of Leadership America, the American Society of Industrial Engineers and the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources.
Bernard Anderson is the Whitney M. Young Jr. Professor Emeritus, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and senior fellow of the Center for Human Resources.
C. Timothy Branner II is senior manager, equal employment opportunity and human resource compliance with the Carrier Corp., a United Technologies Corp. company.
Henry Wesley Davis III is director of governmental affairs for the Alabama Medicaid Agency.
Joseph Grasso is partner in Wiggin and Dana’s litigation department, co-chair of its insurance practice group and a member of the art and museum law practice group.
Erick Harris is an associate with the law firm Pierce, Couch, Hendrickson, Baysinger & Green.
Sylvester Hester is president and CEO of Global Automotive Alliance, an enterprise of six manufacturing and logistics companies with one Canadian and 20 U.S. operations.
E. Christopher Johnson Jr. is CEO and co-founder of the Center for Justice, Rights & Dignity, and retired from General Motors where he served as North American vice president and general counsel.
Byron Jones is vice president finance-transformation, integration and technology for Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc.
Amos Landrum is a student trustee from Harvest, Alabama, earning his bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering.
Lily McNair is the eighth president of Tuskegee University and its first female president.
Karl Minter is a captain with United Airlines and consults with industry and educators on next generation technologies.
William Ndi is a faculty trustee serving as an associate professor in Tuskegee’s department of communication, modern languages and philosophy.
Gregory Nixon is chief administrative officer, chief legal officer and corporate secretary of DynCorp International.
John Page is corporate senior vice president, chief corporate responsibility and legal officer of Golden State Foods Corp.
Jonathan Porter is vice president of the Birmingham Division for Alabama Power Co.
William Ritter is senior executive vice president and head of wealth management for Regions Financial Corp.
H. Jerome Russell Jr. is president of H. J. Russell & Co. and Russell New Urban Development LLC.
Arthur Tipton is former president and CEO of Southern Research. Prior to that he founded Brookwood Pharmaceuticals.
Tamika Tregmalio is the East Regional leader for Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory and serves as the Deloitte office managing principal for Greater Washington.
Felker Ward Jr. is principal at Pinnacle Investment Advisors LLC.
Chereece Warner is an integrity and reliability engineer at ExxonMobil Production Co. in Anchorage, Alaska.
Pebblin Warren is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives and retired from AIDT in 2015.
Carla Whitlock is first vice president with SunTrust Bank’s Enterprise Risk division.
Barron Witherspoon Sr. is global vice president for industry affairs for Procter & Gamble Co.
University of Alabama System
University of Alabama System oversees the fiscal integrity of three public universities — the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Alabama in Huntsville — for which it directs legal affairs and audit functions, operates an information technology infrastructure and presents a unified public affairs program.
Ronald Gray serves as president pro tempore of the board of trustees. He is CEO of Thompson Gray Inc., a Huntsville-based financial and business management services firm that works with the U.S. Army and other customers worldwide.
Karen Brooks is vice president and treasurer of Phifer Inc.
John England Jr. is circuit judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
Joseph Espy III is a principal in the law firm Melton, Espy and Williams PC in Montgomery.
Barbara Humphrey is founder and head coach of the Speed City Summer Track Club and head track and field coach at Simmons Middle School.
Vanessa Leonard is an attorney in Rockford, but she has worked in higher education, accounting and owned her own consulting firm.
W. Davis Malone III is chairman and CEO of MidSouth Bancorp. in Dothan and a partner of Farmer & Malone PA.
Evelyn Mauldin is general counsel and senior vice president of Bank Independent.
Harris Morrissette is president of China Doll/Dixie Lily Foods.
Scott Phelps is vice president and secretary of Greene Group, president of Alabama Reassurance Co., vice president and secretary of Alabama Catfish LLC and secretary of USA Energy LLC. He also helped organize Bryant Bank.
William Sexton is CEO of Sexton Inc. and FS Financial Inc., managing member of Sexton Investments LLC and leads the Sexton Charitable Foundation.
W. Stancil Starnes is executive chairman of ProAssurance Corp., having served as its CEO from 2007 to 2019.
Marietta Urquhart is a licensed realtor with White-Spunner Realty Inc.
Kenneth Vandervoort is an orthopedic surgeon and a partner in Anniston Orthopedic Associates.
James Wilson III is chairman and CEO of Jim Wilson & Associates LLC.
UAB Educational Foundation
The UAB Educational Foundation supports the University of Alabama at Birmingham by managing and disbursing funds, acquiring real property and providing general operational flexibility.
Ray Watts is the seventh president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A Birmingham native, he earned his engineering degree at UAB and four years later earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He had fellowships at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the National Institutes of Health before joining the staff of Emory University. He returned to UAB in 2003 as chair of the Department of Neurology.
Pamela Benoit is senior vice president of academic affairs and provost of UAB.
G. Allen Bolton Jr. is vice president for financial affairs and administration of UAB.
Kate Cotton is vice president, community relations, Protective Life Corp. and executive director of Protective Life Foundation.
Will Ferniany is CEO of UAB Health System.
T. Michael Goodrich has been with BE&K throughout his professional career, becoming chairman of the firm in 2003.
Dana Keith is vice chancellor for finance and administration for the University of Alabama System.
Vanessa Leonard currently is a practicing attorney in Rockford.
Charles Perry Jr. is co-founder of Highland Associates and serves as chairman of the firm.
Mazi Rasulnia is president and CEO of Pack Health LLC, a company he launched in 2014. Previously he founded M Consulting LLC in 2013.
Wes Smith is CEO of Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation.
Aldos Vance is general counsel of Altec Industries Inc.
Odessa Woolfolk had an extensive career with UAB where she directed the Center for Urban Affairs, prior to her retirement.
University of South Alabama
The University of South Alabama, founded in 1963 in Mobile, ranks fourth in total enrollment among Alabama public universities, with 14,667 students in the fall of 2019.
James Shumock is president pro tempore of the board of trustees. A graduate of the University of South Alabama, he is a certified public accountant. He previously served as chairman and CEO of Thompson Holdings Inc., the parent company of Thompson Engineering, Watermark Design Group and Thompson Consulting Services. He has participated in several community organizations, including Mobile Baykeepers, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Coastal Conservation Association and more.
Arlene Mitchell is vice chair of the board. She is a philanthropist and has served on numerous community organizations.
Katherine Alexis Atkins is secretary of the board. She is vice president of human resources/principal in co-ownership of Budweiser Busch Distributing Inc. of Mobile.
Dr. Scott Charlton is an ear, nose and throat specialist with Wiregrass ENT and serves on the staff at Medical Center Enterprise and Dale Medical Center.
E. Thomas Corcoran retired as CEO of Fort Dodge Animal Health, a manufacturer of vaccines and pharmaceuticals for animals.
Dr. Steven Furr is a family medicine physician based in Jackson.
William Ronald Graham is vice president of power supply for PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, where he has worked for 27 years.
Robert Jenkins III is a private aerospace consultant in Arizona, and a retired executive with Raytheon Co.
Lenus Perkins is director of programs for Bhate Environmental Associates.
Kenneth Simon is an attorney with Ken Simon Law.
Chandra Brown Stewart is executive director of Lifelines Counseling Services.
Dr. Steven Stokes is a radiation oncologist at North Florida Cancer Center.
Margie Malone Tuckson is chief financial officer of Tuckson Health Connections.
Michael Windom is founder of Windom Law LLC.
James Yance is of counsel for Cunningham, Bounds, Yance, Crowder and Brown, where he served for 30 years.
Vulcan Materials Co.
Vulcan Materials Co., a public company based in Birmingham, is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates — crushed stone, sand and gravel — and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials, including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete.
J. Thomas Hill is chairman, president and CEO of Vulcan Materials Co. He was elected chairman of the board for Vulcan Materials in December 2015, and president and chief executive officer in July 2014. Hill has been with Vulcan for more than 25 years, serving in a variety of operations and general management assignments of increasing responsibility since first joining the company in 1979.
Melissa H. Anderson is the executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Duke Energy.
Thomas A. Fanning has been with Southern Co. for more than 35 years and has served as its chairman, president and CEO since 2010.
O. B. Grayson Hall Jr. is the former chairman, president and CEO of Regions Financial Corp.
Cynthia L. Hostetler is a trustee of Invesco Ltd. and is a member of the boards of TriLinc Global Fund and Genesee & Wyoming Inc.
Richard T. O’Brien is the former president and CEO of Boart Longyear Limited, the world’s leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies.
James T. Prokopanko is senior advisor of The Mosaic Co., one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.
Kathleen L. Quirk is the executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a leading international mining company.
David P. Steiner is the former CEO of Waste Management Inc.
Lee J. Styslinger III is chairman and CEO of Altec Inc.
George Willis is the president, U.S. Operations of UPS.
D. Michael Wilson is the president and CEO of Ingevity Corp., a global supplier of specialty chemicals, high-performance carbon materials and engineered polymers.
Compiled by Chris McFadyen, Erica West and Nedra Bloom. McFadyen is editorial director, West is editor and Bloom is copy editor of Business Alabama.