Board of Officers and Directors

Economic Development Association of Alabama

Kirk Atkinson

VICE CHAIR/CHAIR ELECT

abatAdah Group, Inc.

Jeff Lynn

VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATION

Central Alabama Community College 

Mike Swinson

Vice President
Business Development

Spire

Dr. Wolfgang Kneer

VICE PRESIDENT
GERMAN BUSINESS

SWJ Technology, LLC

Michael Brooks

Vice President
COMMUNICATION

Alabama International Trade Center

Dr. Traci O'Brien

Vice President
CULTURE

Auburn University

Lucas Gockel

Vice President
MEMBERSHIP

Calhoun County Economic Development Council

Randy Rogers

Secretary

Evonik Corporation

Eric Elkins

Treasurer

Rödl & Partner

Bobby Ingram

immediate past chair

JamisonMoneyFarmer, PC

Ex-Officio

Michael H. Johnson

Honorary Consul of Germany
for the State of Alabama

Baker Donelson

Board of Directors

Judith AdamsAlabama State Port Authority             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
Dr. Angela FergusonSamford University
Caleb GoodwynPowerSouth Energy Cooperative
Todd Green, WKW Automotive, LLC
Warren Hicks, TVA Economic Development
William R. Hodges, Chair AGP Young Professionals
Joachim Hofmann, Mercedes-Benz ExTra LLC
Lori Huguley, CEcD, City of Opelika

 

 

Ron Kitchens, Birmingham Business Alliance
Lauren Lambiase, Alabama Power Company   
Wiley LottSoutheast Gas 
Dr. Eric MackeyAlabama State Department of Education
Kelly Nelson, Rausch & Pausch LP
Dr. Venki Padmanabhan, REHAU Automotive LLC
Barbie Peek, Port of Huntsville
Steve Pelham, Research and Innovation Center AU
Albert von Pelser, Reliance Worldwide Corporation
Glen PringleRetirement Systems of Alabama
Dr. Regina Range, The University of Alabama
Jason Roberts, St. Clair County Economic Development Council


Leticia Rocco, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International
David Rodgers, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Steve Sewell, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
Arndt SiepmannCity of Auburn
Bob SmithAlabama Department of Commerce
Ted vonCannonJefferson County Economic & Industrial Development Authority
David WanhataloBurr & Forman LLP
Stephane Williams, Bocar US, Inc.
Danielle Winningham, Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority
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