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Our Team

Board of Directors


Jim Byard, Jr.
, Byard Associates, LLC

Immediate Past Chair:
Lisa Miller, Manager of Communications and Economic Development, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority

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

Chair, Development Committee:
Paul Carruthers, Regional Community Affairs Manager, Regions Bank

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

Ernie Cowart, Business Information, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama


Brandon BiasAICP, Regional and Community Planner, Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood

Stephanie BryanCEO/Chair Poarch Creek 

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 - Business Development

Ronald W. Davis, Executive Director, Wiregrass Resource Conservation & Development 

Toni Eberhart, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton 

Alexander D. Flachsbart, Founder, Opportunity Alabama

Charles Goodrich, Managing Director of Timberline Venture Investments

Pammie Jimmar, President, Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce

Tina Naremore Jones, PH.D., Vice President of the Division of Economic & Workforce Development at the University of West Alabama 

Kay Lett, Monroeville Campus Director, Coastal Alabama Community College

Matt McCurry, Manager of Business Development, Alabama Power 

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.

Joshua Vick, Business Development Lead, Spire 

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

State Sen. Clyde Chambliss

State Rep. Anthony Daniels

Scott Farmer, Executive Director, Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission

Hunter Gentry, Executive Director, Historic Main Street Oxford

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

Connie Payton, City Clerk, City of Calera

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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