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Board of Directors

2022-2023 Board of Directors

**Executive Committee

Melissa C. Morrissette
Chair

Ms. Melissa C. Morrissette**

Vice President/Co-Owner LLB&B Real Estate, Inc. Mobile
Linda C. Young
Vice Chair

Dr. Linda C. Young**

President Wallace Community College Dothan
Michael L. Patterson
Treasurer

Mr. Michael Patterson**

Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Legal Officer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Birmingham
Kyle Buchanan
Secretary

Mr. J. Kyle Buchanan**

President Helen Keller and Red Bay Hospitals Sheffield
David Nast
Immediate Past Chair

Mr. David Nast**

President & CEO Progress Bank Huntsville
Douglas Bachuss, Jr.

Mr. Doug Bachuss, Jr.

Attorney Nowlin, Bachuss & Gray Decatur
Penny Billings

Ms. Penny Billings

President/Huntsville Market Cadence Bank Huntsville
Marvell "Chip" Bivins

Mr. Marvell "Chip" Bivins

Chief Audit Officer The University of Alabama System Birmingham
Stephanie A. Bryan

Ms. Stephanie A. Bryan

Chair and CEO Poarch Band of Creek Indians Atmore
Clifford F. Clegg III

Mr. Trey Clegg

Regional President Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC Birmingham
Melissa C. Craig

Ms. Melissa Craig

Civic Leader Decatur
John H. England

Hon. John H. England

Civic Leader Tuscaloosa
Tyrone Fenderson, Jr.

Mr. Tyrone Fenderson, Jr.

Market President, Mobile and Baldwin County Synovus Mobile
Helene Hassell

Ms. Helene Hassell

Executive Director Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation Mobile
Charles Holmes

Mr. Chuck Holmes

Executive Director Alabama Humanities Alliance Birmingham
Horace H. Horn, Jr.

Mr. Horace H. Horn, Jr.

Vice President, External Affairs PowerSouth Energy Montgomery
Dave A. King

Mr. David A. King

Civic Leader Huntsville
Michael Kirkpatrick

Mr. Michael Kirkpatrick

Chairman & CEO DESE Research Huntsville
Vanessa Leonard

Ms. Vanessa Leonard

Attorney Rockford
Delbert Madison

Mr. Delbert Madison

Senior Vice President, Cash Management ServisFirst Bank Montgomery
Gordon G. Martin

Mr. Gordon G. Martin**

Senior Vice President Alabama Power Company Birmingham
Grits Morris

Mr. Grits Morris

Civic Leader Montgomery
David M. Muhlendorf

Mr. David M. Muhlendorf**

President LDM Company Florence
Henry O'Connor

Mr. Henry O'Connor

Partner Jones Walker, LLP Mobile
Deborah Bell Paseur

Ms. Deborah Bell Paseur

Attorney/Partner Paseur, Johnson and Medley Florence
Eva Robertson

Ms. Eva Robertson

Executive Director/VP, Employee Engagement Protective Life Foundation/Protective Life Corporation Birmingham
Sheron J. Rose

Ms. Sheron Rose

SVP, External Affairs Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Montgomery
Kevin Savoy

Mr. Kevin Savoy

Vice President Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc. Abbeville
James R. Seale

Mr. James R. Seale**

Shareholder Hill, Hill, Carter, Franco, Cole and Black, PC Montgomery
David Silverstein

Mr. David Silverstein

President The Five Stone Group Birmingham
Robert Simon

Mr. Robert Simon

Founder & President Corporate Realty Birmingham
Jody Singer

Ms. Jody Singer

Director NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville
Richard M. Stabler

Mr. Richard M. Stabler

Civic Leader Fairhope
Todd Strange

Hon. Todd Strange

Civic Leader Montgomery
David Turner, Jr.

Mr. David Turner, Jr.

Senior Executive Vice President & CFO Regions Financial Corporation Birmingham
Kennon Walthall

Mr. Kennon Walthall

Senior Vice President Avenu Insights & Analytics Birmingham
James F. Watkins

Mr. James F. Watkins

Managing Partner, Mobile Maynard, Cooper & Gale Mobile
Danny Windham

Mr. Danny Windham

Chief Operating Officer HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Huntsville
Bennet Wright

Mr. Bennet Wright

Executive Director Alabama Sentencing Commission Montgomery
DeLynn Zell

Ms. DeLynn M. Zell

Founder & CEO Bridgeworth Wealth Management Birmingham
Emeritus Chairs
R. Preston Bolt, Jr.

Mr. R. Preston Bolt, Jr.*

Member Hand Arendall Harrison & Sale Mobile
Fred O. Braswell

Mr. Fred O. Braswell*

Civic Leader Wetumpka
Thomas N. Carruthers, Jr.

Mr. Thomas N. Carruthers, Jr.*

Retired Partner Bradley Birmingham
William D. Coleman

Mr. William D. Coleman*

Counsel Capell & Howard, PC Montgomery
Mike Goodrich

Mr. Mike Goodrich*

Founder Timberline Holdings Birmingham
Seth M. Hammett

Mr. Seth Hammett*

Civic Leader Andalusia
James F. Hughey, Jr.

Mr. James F. Hughey, Jr.*

Counsel Balch & Bingham, LLP Birmingham
D. Mark Nix

Mr. D. Mark Nix*

President & CEO Infirmary Health System Mobile
Caroline Novak

Ms. Caroline Novak*

Senior Advisor A+ Education Partnership Montgomery
William E. Smith, Jr.

Mr. William E. Smith, Jr.*

Chairman Royal Cup Coffee and Tea Birmingham
Lynne Berry Vallely

Ms. Lynne B. Vallely*

Planned Giving Officer Huntsville Hospital Foundation Huntsville
W. Michael Warren, Jr.

Mr. W. Michael Warren, Jr.*

Civic Leader Birmingham