Steve Ammons new CEO of Birmingham Business Alliance

He’ll take over economic development agency on May 30

Steve Ammons.

Steve Ammons, a Jefferson County commissioner, has been named CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance effective May 30.

The BBA is the region’s primary economic development agency.

“When we began the process of identifying a new CEO, the goal was to identify a successful candidate who understands the unique fabric of the Birmingham community and who would also bring immediate credibility and confidence to the role,” said Greg Curran, chairman of the firm at Maynard Nexsen and BBA’s current board chairman. “Steve Ammons has shown great leadership to the BBA over the years, and we are all energized by his thoughtful vision for the organization’s future.”

Ammons today resigned from the Jefferson County Commission effective May 31. He served District 5 and was chairman of the Economic Development Committee.

“As president of the Commission we certainly hate to see a fellow commissioner resign — especially one that has been so involved in improving our regional cooperation with the Mayor’s Association and city councilors,” said Commission President Jimmie Stephens. “We know that Commissioner Ammons has a passion for economic development and bettering communities and we wish him nothing but the best in his new role. Per state law, the Jefferson County Election Commission will be setting a date for a special election to fill his seat and we look forward to welcoming a new representative for District 5.”

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Ammons said he is looking forward to his new role.

“I am excited to expand my service to the seven-county Greater Birmingham region with the BBA,” said Ammons. “Birmingham has more opportunities in front of us than ever before. I look forward to working closely with the team, our investors and our partners in the community to advance economic growth and regional cooperation together.” 

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