Our Leadership

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Brent Barkin

Board Chairman
Brent Barkin
President, Shoe Station, Inc,

Vice Chair/Campaign Chairman
Christian White
Market Executive, Regions Financial

Robert Matthews

Secretary/Governance/Audit Chair
Robert Matthews
Partner, Burr & Forman, LLP

Erin S. Jones

Treasurer/Finance Chair
Erin S. Jones
CPA, Wilkins Miller, LLC

Community Impact Chair
Glyn Agnew
Regional Director, AT&T

Rick Lambert

Labor Chair
Rick Lambert
Southwest Alabama Labor Council

Guy Helmsing

Immediate Past Chair
J. Guy Helmsing
Senior Vice President & Market President, Hancock Whitney Bank

Elected Trustees:

Mahesh Batavia
Southeast Asian Store Owners Association

Guillermo Belloso

Guillermo Belloso
Director of Operations, BLP Mobile Paint

Walter Brand

Walter Brand
Senior Vice President, ServisFirst Bank

Mark J. Burnett, Jr.

Mark J. Burnett, Jr.
Training Coordinator & President, UA Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 119

Joe Calagaz

Joe Calagaz
President, Calagaz Printing

Melissa Cross

Melissa Cross
President, McAleer’s Office Furniture 

Bob Grip

Bob Grip
Community Volunteer 

Dr. Ritesh Gupta
President, Rihner Gupta and Grosz Cardiology

Glenn Harger

Glenn Harger
President & CEO, United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile

Audra Harper

Audra Harper
Operations Administrator, Harper Technologies, LLC

Nick Harrell

Nick Harrell
Executive Director & CIDO, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Hurdle
Director of Economic & Community Development, Airbus Americas, Inc. 

Leida Javier Ferrell

Dr. Leida Javier-Ferrell
CEO, Javier Calametti, LLC

Bo Keahey
Partner, Williams & Keahey, LLC

Dr. Andi Kent

Dr. Andi M. Kent
Interm Provost and SVPAA

Bo Mattei
President
Thames Batre Insurance

Sharon Moffatt

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

Rudd Schultze

H. Rudd Schultze
Division Marketing Manager, Alabama Power

Jeff St. Clair

Jeff St. Clair
President, Springhill Medical Center

Michael Strikler
Interm General Manager, WALA Fox 10

Michael Toomey

Michael Toomey
Division Superintendent, Thompson Gas

Kelly C. Woodford
Associate Dean of Mitchell College of Business, University of South Alabama

Emeritus Trustees:

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

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

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