Board of Officers and Directors

JamisonMoneyFarmer, PC

Brian Hilson

VICE CHAIR/CHAIR ELECT

Economic Development Association of Alabama

Jeff Lynn

VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATION

Alabama Community College System

Jo Bonner

Vice President
Business Development

Office of Governor Kay Ivey

Albert von Pelser

VICE PRESIDENT
GERMAN BUSINESS

REHAU Automotive, LLC

Michael Brooks

Vice President
COMMUNICATION

Alabama International Trade Center

Dr. Thomas Fox

Vice President
CULTURE

University of Alabama

Kirk Atkinson

Vice President
MEMBERSHIP

abatAdah Group, Inc.

Alan Wood

Secretary

Gallagher Benefit Services

Eric Elkins

Treasurer

Rödl & Partner

Dr. Anne-Katrin Gramberg

immediate past chair

Auburn University

Ex-Officio

Michael H. Johnson

Honorary Consul of Germany
for the State of Alabama

Baker Donelson

Board of Directors

Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian, The University of Alabama
Jo Bonner, Office of Governor Kay Ivey 
Tom BrinkleyMaynard Cooper & Gale PC
Billy Joe CampWorld Business Advisors, LLC
Chip Cherry, Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County
Trudy Clements, AATG
Dr. Angela FergusonSamford University
Larry FillmerAuburn Research & Technology Foundation
Frank FogartyAlabama State Port Authority
Lucas GockelCalhoun County Economic Development Council
Caleb GoodwynPowerSouth Energy Cooperative

Chris Grissom, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Michael HeuerDiehl Aerospace Inc. 
Warren HicksTVA Economic Development 
Lori HuguleyCity of Opelika
Knut Johansson, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International
Blair KingAlabama Power Company
Dr. Wolfgang KneerSWJ Technology. LLC
Wiley LottSoutheast Alabama Gas District
Dr. Eric MackeyAlabama State Department of Education
Dr. Traci O’BrienAuburn University
Barbie PeekPort of Huntsville
Albert von Pelser-Berensberg, REHAU Automotive, LLC
Glen PringleRetirement Systems of Alabama
Jeff RabrenRegions Financial Corporation

Jason RobertsSt. Clair County Economic Development Council
David Rodgers, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Randy RogersEvonik Industries
Jim Schmalz, Fifth Third Bank International
Steve Sewell, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
Arndt SiepmannCity of Auburn
Bob SmithAlabama Department of Commerce
Mike SwinsonSpire 
Ted vonCannon, Jefferson County Economic & Industrial Development Authority
David WanhataloBurr & Forman LLP
Bryan WinterWinter McFarland, LLC

Past Chairs

Rex Lysinger, Bill Mathews, Don Erwin
Dr. Phillip Crunk, Lamar Smith, Jim Robertson,
Dara Longgrear, Dr. Jane Stanfield,
Dr. Clara Gerhard, Al Reisz, Joachim Hofmann, Arndt Siepmann, Gerhard Graf, Bryan Winter, Warren McCullars, Dr. Anna Gramberg