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Our Leadership

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Board Chairman
Charles Hyland
Director, Mobile Area Water & Sewer System

Vice Chair/Campaign Chairman
Merceria Ludgood
Mobile County Commissioner, District One

Secretary/Governance Chair
Leida Javier-Ferrell
Director of Business Development & External Affairs, Netpoint IT-Services, Inc.

Treasurer/Finance Chair
John Anderson
Senior Vice President, Regions Bank

Audit Chair
Erin S. Jones
CPA, Wilkins Miller, LLC

Labor Chair
Rick Lambert
Southwest Alabama Labor Council

Community Impact Chair
Beth Thomas
External Affairs Manager, Alabama Power Company

Immediate Past Chair
Mark Fillers
South Alabama Market President, Renasant Bank

Past Chair/Strategic Planning Chair
Don Keeler
Vice President of Human Resources, Austal 

Celia Collins – Attorney, Johnstone Adams
Sydney Raine – President, Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training & Employment

Elected Trustees:

Donald L. Adams – Business Manager,  I.B.E.W. Local 505
Shearie Archer – Executive Director, Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy
Brent Barkin – President, Shoe Station
Raymond L. Bell, Jr. – Attorney, Bell Law Firm
Walter Brand – Senior Vice President, Servis1st Bank
Rev. Jim DuFriend – Community Volunteer
Karl Ficken  – President, Spire Energy-Mobile
Todd Greer – Dean of School of Business, The University of Mobile
Guy Helmsing – Senior Vice President & Market President, Hancock Bank

Bo Mattei – President, Thames Batre’ Insurance
Martha L. Peek – Superintendent, Mobile County Public School System
Dr. Reginald Sykes – President, Bishop State Community College
William B. Sisson – President & CEO, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Jeff St. Clair – President, Springhill Medical Center
David Trent – Site Director, Airbus Americas Engineering
Jean Walker Tucker – Senior University Attorney, University of South Alabama
Dr. Tony Waldrop – President, University of South Alabama

Emeritus Trustees:

Sarah L. Damson
Tom Hinds
G. Russell Ladd, III

Ronald B. Melton
James T. Robson
Robert J. Williams