Governance

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

The Board of Trustees has general responsibility for funding and direction of Leadership Birmingham. They serve staggered three-year terms without compensation. The Executive Committee provides general supervision and guidance to the Members Council and Youth Leadership Forum. Mike Warren is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees.

*executive committee

  • Mr. Harold L. Abroms Retired, Vice Chairman, Parisians
  • Hon. Richard Arrington, Jr. Former Mayor, City of Birmingham
  • Mr. Jeffrey Bayer* President, Bayer Properties
  • Mr. Nelson S. Bean President & CEO, First Commercial Bank
  • Hon. William A. Bell, Sr. Mayor, City of Birmingham
  • Dr. Neal R. Berte* President Emeritus, Birmingham-Southern College
  • Hon. Sharon Blackburn U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court
  • Hon. Houston L. Brown Retired, Circuit Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama
  • Hon. David Carrington Jefferson County Commissioner
  • Hon. U. W. Clemon Retired, District Judge, United State District Court
  • Jeffrey H. Cohn, M.D. Retired, Physician
  • Ms. Leigh Collier President, Mid-South Region, Wells Fargo
  • Dr. Robert G. Corley* Retired, Department of History, UAB
  • Ms. Judy Crittenden* Attorney, Crittenden Partners
  • Mr. Mark Crosswhite CEO, Alabama Power Company
  • Mr. J. Mason Davis Partner, Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Dr. Natalie Davis* Retired, Professor, Birmingham-Southern College
  • Ms. April Deal* Customer Relations Manager, Greater Birmingham Convention & Tourist Bureau
  • Ms. Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith President, Birmingham-Southern College
  • Dr. George French President, Miles College
  • Mr. James Gorrie President & CEO, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
  • Mr. O.B. Grayson Hall, Jr. Chairman, President & CEO, Regions Financial Corporation
  • Mr. Herschell Hamilton* CEO, Bloc Global Group
  • Mr. Donald Hess Southwood Partners
  • Mr. J. Thomas Hill President & CEO, Vulcan Materials Company
  • Mr. Walter Howlett, Jr. President, A.G. Gaston Enterprises
  • Mr. Donald M. James Retired, Chairman & CEO, Vulcan Materials Company
  • Mr. John D. Johns President & CEO, Protective Life Corporation
  • Ms. Cathy Sloss Jones* President, Sloss Real Estate Company, Inc.
  • Mr. Anthony A. Joseph* Shareholder, Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
  • Mr. Terry Kellogg President & CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Mr. Robert Kelly* President, Kelly Road Builders
  • Mr. Drew Langloh President & CEO, United Way of Central Alabama
  • Mr. Philippe W. Lathrop* VP of Investments, Merrill Lynch
  • Hon. Helen Shores Lee Retired, Circuit Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama
  • Mr. Don Logan Retired, Time Warner;, Owner, B.A.S.S., LLC
  • Mr. Edgar Marx* President, Marx Brothers, Inc.
  • Mr. Fred McCallum President, AT&T Alabama
  • Mr. John J. McMahon, Jr. Chairman, Ligon Industries
  • Mr. James T. McManus, II Chairman & CEO, Energen Corporation
  • Mr. Christopher Nanni President & CEO, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • Mr. Claude Nielsen Retired, President & CEO, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United
  • Ms. Kate Nielsen Retired, President, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • Dr. Dannetta K. Thornton Owens* President & CEO, Kennon Family Investments
  • Mr. G. Ruffner Page, Jr. President & CEO, McWane, Inc.
  • Mr. Keith Parrott President & CEO, Brookwood Baptist Health System
  • Mr. Van L. Richey President & CEO, American Cast Iron Pipe Co. (ACIPCO)
  • Chief A.C. Roper Chief, Birmingham Police Department
  • Mr. Joel Rotenstreich* Retired, Zarzaur & Schwartz
  • Mr. Herbert A. Sklenar Retired, Chairman & CEO, Vulcan Materials Company
  • Mr. Kenneth A. Smith President, Alagasco
  • Mr. R. Lee Smith, Jr. East Region Executive, BBVA Compass
  • Mr. William E. Smith, Jr. Chairman, Royal Cup, Inc.
  • Ms. Joyce Spielberger Executive Director, Magic Moments
  • Hon. Sandra H. Storm Retired, Circuit Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama
  • Ms. Emily W. Tynes Retired, President, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • Dr. Perry W. Ward President, Lawson State Community College
  • Mr. Wm. Michael Warren, Jr.* CEO, Children's of Alabama
  • Ray L. Watts, M.D. President, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Dr. T. Andrew Westmoreland President, Samford University
  • Ms. Odessa Woolfolk* Retired, UAB, Founder, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Ms. Cathy S. Wright* Retired, Founding Partner, The Clarus Consulting Group
  • Mr. Alan Zeigler Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Emeritus

  • Mr. Drayton Nabers, Jr. Director, Center for Ethics and Leadership, Samford University
  • Mr. William J. Rushton, III Chairman Emeritus, Protective Life Corporation