Board of Directors

Alan T. Rogers
Balch and Bingham
Member since 2012
David K. BowsherVice-Chair
Partner in Charge
Adams and Reese LLP
Member since 2012
Danny McKinney
McKinney Capital
Member since 2016
Edward Friend, III
Sirote and Permutt
Member since 2012
Waymond Jackson, Secretary
Vice- President of
Workforce Development
Birmingham Business Alliance
Member since 2012
Leroy Abrahams
North Central Alabama President
Regions Bank
Member since 2014
Dr. Alison Grizzle
Teacher of the Year 2013-2014
Educator Effectiveness
Alabama Department of Education
Member since 2014
Kathy Boswell, Chair Director, Organizational Effectiveness
Baptist Health Systems
Member since 2011
Dr. Anthony Hood 
Assistant Professor
UAB Collat School of Business
Member since 2016
Chianti Cleggett
National Sales manager
Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Member since 2015



JohnQueta Bailey
Program Assistant
Community Foundation of
Greater Birmingham
Member since 2014
Fred McCallum
AT & T Alabama
Member since 2010
G. Ruffner Page
McWane, Inc
Member since 2010
Gary Grooms
Alabama Power (retired)
Member since 2012
Kate Cotton
Executive Director
Protective Life Foundation
Member since 2014
Jamelle Y. Prewitt
Parent, PTA President (former)
G.W. Carver High School
Member since 2010
Jerry Tate
Member since 2013
Jeffrey Bayer                                                CEO and President                                  Bayer Industries                                 Member since 2012
Rebekah Elgin-Council
President of Marketing
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Alabama
Member since 2015
Douglas Coltharp                                    Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
HealthSouth Corporation
Member since 2016
Chris Gargala                                     Regional Marketing Manager              Wells Fargo Bank                   Member since 2016


Darren Hicks
Director of Human Resources
Vulcan Materials
Member since 2014
Andrew Payant, Treasurer
Vice President and International Controller
McWane, Inc
Member since 2015
Lawrence Conaway
Assistant Pastor
Guiding Light Church
Member since 2010
Maria C. Norena
UAB Strategy & Innovation
Member since 2012
Robert Kelly
Kelly Road Builders
Member since 2012
Mark Smith
Executive Vice President of Global Wealth
BBVA Compass Bank
Member since 2014
Tony Smoke
Vice-President of Marketing
Alabama Power Company
Member since 2013
Kelly Bownes
President and CEO
MedPlan Recruiting, Inc.
Member since 2015