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Gordon G. Martin

Chairman of the Board
Alabama Power Company
Senior VP Corporate and Administrative Services

Dave Borden

Treasurer of the Board
Aldridge Borden & Company
Chairman of the Board

J.W. Carpenter


Executive Director

Janet Kavinoky

Vulcan Materials Company

VP, Federal & State Governmental Affairs

Scott McLain

McLain Commercial Real Estate
Managing Broker

Jeremiah Newell

Mobile Area Education Foundation

Chief Operating Officer

Bill Smith

Founding Chairman
Royal Cup Coffee
Chairman of the Board

Tina Watts

Boeing Alabama
Community  & Educator Investor

Global Corporate Citizen

Mark Dixon

ex officio
A+ Education Partnership


Tammy Dunn

ex officio
A+ College Ready
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Teri Thompson

ex officio
A+ College Ready
VP for Operations

Barbara Larson

Secretary of the Board
Barbara Larson Consulting

Damon Bailey

Teach for America Alabama

Executive Director

Preston Bolt

Hand Arendall, L.L.C.


Carolyn Akers

Mobile Area Education Foundation

Debbie Long

Protective Life Corporation
Executive VP, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Retired

Charles Nash

University of Alabama System
Vice Chancellor for Academic
& Student Affairs, Retired

Michael Patterson

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Will Ratliff

Collateral Holdings, LLC


John Turner

Regions Bank and Regions Financial Corporation

Jim Williams


Founding Executive Director, Retired

Cathy Gassenheimer

ex officio
Alabama Best Practices Center
Executive VP