Our Leadership

2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Executive Committee:

Robert Matthews

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

Vice Chair & Co-Campaign Chair
Mahesh Batavia
Southeast Asian Store Owners Association

Brent Barkin

Co-Campaign Chair &
Immediate Past President
Brent Barkin
President, Shoe Station, Inc,

Co-Campaign Chair
Christian White
Market Executive, Regions Financial

Anna Goldman, CPA

Finance Chair
Anna Goldman, CPA
Warren Avertt

Audra Harper

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

Community Impact Chair
Glyn Agnew
Regional Director, AT&T

Rick Lambert

Labor Chair
Rick Lambert
Southwest Alabama Labor Council

Elected Trustees:

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.
Business Manager, 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

Dr. Ritesh Gupta
President, Rihner Gupta and Grosz Cardiology

Nick Harrell

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

Guy Helmsing

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

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.

Jessica Odom 196

Jessica Odom
Executive Director, The Arc of Southwest Alabama

Truist

Bubba O’Gwynn
Senior Vice President & Market President, Truist

Rudd Schultze

H. Rudd Schultze
Division Marketing Manager, Alabama Power

Jeff St. Clair

Jeff St. Clair
President, Springhill Medical Center

Michael Strickler

Michael Strickler
Director of Sales, 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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