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BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Preston Bolt

Chairman

Hand Arendall, L.L.C.

Managing Partner

Dave Borden

Treasurer
Aldridge Borden & Company
Chairman of the Board

Khadijah Abdullah

Teach for America Alabama

Executive Director

J.W. Carpenter

Birmingham Education Foundation

Executive Director

Debbie Long

Protective Life Services
Executive VP, Secretary & General Counsel

Charles Nash

University of Alabama System
Vice Chancellor for Academic
& Student Aairs

Will Ratliff

Collateral Holdings, Ltd.

CEO

John Turner

Regions Financial Corporation
Senior Executive VP / Central Region
President

Jim Williams

PARCA

Founding Executive Director

Mary Boehm

ex officio
A+ College Ready

President

Caroline Novak

ex officio
A+ Education Partnership

President

Gordon G. Martin

Vice Chair
Alabama Power Company
Senior VP & General Counsel

Barbara Larson

Secretary
Leadership Alabama
Executive Director

Carolyn Akers

Mobile Area Education Foundation
CEO

Philip Dotts

PFM Group, L.L.C.
Principal

Scott McLain

McLain Commercial Real Estate
Managing Broker

Jeremiah Newell

Mobile Area Education Foundation

Chief Operating Officer

Betsy Rogers

Samford University
Dept. Chair

School of Education & Professional Development

Tina Watts

Boeing Alabama
Community  & Educator Investor

Global Corporate Citizen

Bill Smith

Founding Chairman
Royal Cup Coffee
Chairman of the Board

Cathy Gassenheimer

ex officio
Alabama Best Practices Center
Executive VP