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Our Leadership

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Board Chairman
Dr. Tony Waldrop
President, University of South Alabama

Vice Chair/Campaign Chairman
Dr. Tony Waldrop
President, University of South Alabama

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
Charles Hyland
Director, Mobile Area Water & Sewer System 

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
Joe L. Bedwell – CEO & Vice Chairman of the Board, Merchants Bank
Raymond L. Bell, Jr. – Attorney, Bell Law Firm
Walter Brand – Senior Vice President, Servis1st Bank
Karl Ficken  – President, Spire Energy-Mobile
Todd Greer – Dean of School of Business, The University of Mobile
Nick Harrell – Executive Director & CIDO, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce

Guy Helmsing – Senior Vice President & Market President, Hancock Bank
Bo Mattei – President, Thames Batre’ Insurance
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
Michael Toomey – Division Superintendent, South Alabama Gas
Jean Walker Tucker – Senior University Attorney, University of South Alabama

Emeritus Trustees:

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

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