Kenneth Coleman Steps Down as Leader of BBA

Fred McCallum will become interim CEO and president.

Kenneth Coleman, who became president and CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance just four months ago, is leaving to take a job with a utility company in Texas.

Coleman, whose resignation takes effect Nov. 16, will be replaced by interim president and CEO Fred McCallum, who held the interim job before Coleman was hired.

BBA Chairman Jim Gorrie expressed confidence in the transition process.

“The outlook for the Birmingham community has never been more optimistic, and we are determined to capitalize on our momentum and move our city forward,” Gorrie said. “I regret the short nature of Kenny’s term with our organization, but I’m supportive of this opportunity for Kenny and his family. I am confident in our transition plan and the long-term strategic plan we are developing for Birmingham and the BBA.”

Kenneth Coleman is stepping down as leader of the Birmingham Business Alliance.

The BBA board, led by incoming chairman Mark Tarr, has begun a search for Coleman’s permanent successor.

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“We are optimistic about our prospects and envision this process being short,” Tarr said. “We had a strong list of candidates in our previous search and will expedite the process to fill the position.”

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