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Board of Directors


Lisa Miller
, Manager of Communications and Economic Development, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority

Immediate Past Chair:
Paul Carruthers, Senior VP & Regional Community Affairs Manager, Regions Bank

Board Vice-Chair:
Jim Byard, Jr., Byard & Associates, LLC

Chair, Governance Committee:
Nisa Miranda, Director, University of Alabama Center for Economic Development

Chair, Development Committee:
Bevin Tomlin, Community Development Manager, Alabama Power Company

Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair:
Paul Kennedy, President, Walker Area Community Foundation

Ernie Cowart, Business Information, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama


Brandon Bias, AICP, Regional and Community Planner, Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

Clay Carmichael, Cosby-Carmichael, Inc. & City of Selma Councilman Ward 3

Greg Cochran, Executive Director, Alabama League of Municipalities

Veronica Crock, Senior Project Manager, Alabama Department of Commerce

Toni Eberhart, Corporate Communications, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing

Alexander D. Flachsbart, Founder, Opportunity Alabama

Charles Goodrich, Director of Timberline Venture Investments

Pammie Jimmar, Vice President, Small Business & Events Huntsville/Madison County Chamber

Kay Lett, Monroeville Campus Director, Coastal Alabama Community College

Steve Pelham, Associate VP for Economic Development, Auburn University Research and Innovation Center

Tami Reist, President/CEO, Alabama Mountain Lakes Association

Charles Simpson, Senior Vice President, Graham & Co.

Ex Officio Members

Kenneth Boswell, Director, Alabama Dept. of Economic & Community Affairs (ADECA)

Greg Canfield, Director, Alabama Department of Commerce Represented by Eddie Postell, Director of Small Business Advocacy

Darrelyn Dunmore, Executive Director, Foley Main Street, Inc.

Mary M. Jackson, City Clerk/Treasurer, City of Monroeville

Lisa Jones, Executive Director Alabama Historical Commission Represented by Clara Nobles, Legislative Liason

Christian Sanford, State Representative, Office of Senator Richard Shelby

Jo Jo Terry, CTIS, IOM, Digital Marketing Director/Gulf Coast Regional Director, Alabama Tourism Department


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