Our Leadership

2023-2024 Board of Trustees

Executive Committee:

Board of Trustees Chair
Mahesh Batavia
Owner, Rainbow Package Store

Dr. Andi Kent

Board of Trustees Vice Chair
Dr. Andi M. Kent
Interim Provost and SVPAA

Allan Ladd

23-24 Campaign Chair
Allen Ladd
President, Thames Batre’

Audra Harper

Secretary & Governance Chair
Audra Harper
Operations Administrator, Harper Technologies, LLC

Community Impact Chair
Glyn Agnew
Regional Director, AT&T

Anna Goldman, CPA

Finance Chair
Anna Goldman, CPA
Warren Avertt

Mark J. Burnett, Jr.

Labor Chair
Mark J. Burnett, Jr.
Mobile Pensacola Building & Contruction Trades Council

Robert Matthews

Co-Campaign Chair &
Immediate Past President
Robert Matthews
Partner, Burr Forman LLP

Elected Trustees:

Amy Baldwin

Amy Baldwin
Managing Director of Organizational Development, Gulf Distributing Company

Guillermo Belloso

Guillermo Belloso
Realtor, Mobile Bay Real Estate

Ronnie Bloodworth

Ronnie Bloodworth
Area President, iHeart Media

Joe Calagaz

Joe Calagaz
President, Calagaz Printing

Melissa Cross

Melissa Cross
President, McAleer’s Office Furniture 

Nicole Edwards, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Nichole Edwards
Senior Market Advisor, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Bob Grip

Bob Grip
Community Volunteer 

Dr. Ritesh Gupta

Dr. Ritesh Gupta
President, Rihner Gupta and Grosz Cardiology

Nick Harrell

Nick Harrell
County Extension Coordinator, Choctaw County Extension / Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Bo Keahey

Bo Keahey
Partner, Williams & Keahey, LLC

Easton Lambert

Easton Lambert
President
Southwest Alabama Labor Council

Michi Lunceford

Michi Lunceford
CF&OO, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Moffatt

Sharon Moffatt
Regional Manager, Spire Gulf & Spire Mississippi, Spire, Inc.

Jessica Odom 196

Jessica Odom
Executive Director, The Arc of Southwest Alabama

Edward "Bubba" O'Gwynn

Edward  O’Gwynn, III
President Commercial Banking, Trustmark

Steve Rockwell

Steve Rockwell
Senior vice President & Market Executive, Origin Bank

Rudd Schultze

Rudd Schultz
Division Marketing Manager, Alabama Power

Michael Strickler

Michael Strickler
Director of Sales, WALA Fox 10

George B. Talbot, III

George B. Talbot, III
Vice President of External Affairs, Volkert 

Michael Toomey

Michael Toomey
Division Superintendent, Thompson Gas

Christian White

Christian White
Market Executive, Region Financial

Emeritus Trustees:

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

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