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Meet Our Board of Directors

Our board unites Tuscaloosa County’s top leaders in business, government, and education to provide a united voice and deep expertise in recruiting new businesses and helping existing industries to thrive.

Voting Directors

Twenty-two voting board members serve the Authority as identified in our enabling documents. Board appointments are made by the city councils of Tuscaloosa and Northport, the town councils of Brookwood and Vance, the Tuscaloosa County Commission, and the county probate judge. Member terms run concurrent with the term of office of the appointing governing body.

Member terms are based on a calendar year.

Tuscaloosa County Commission

Term: Jan. 2021-Nov. 2024
  • Norman Crow, Jr, Board Chair
    DT Freight, LLC
  • Tim Parker, III, Treasurer
    Parker Towing Company, Inc.
  • Brian Farley
    Farley’s Forest Products
  • Debbie Hughes
    IBM Corporation
  • Gary Minor
  • Gary Nichols

City of Tuscaloosa

Term: June 2021-May 2025
  • Chase Adcox
    CBA Properties
  • Robert Amason
    Amason & Associates, Inc.
  • Allison Arendale
    UA College of Community Health Sciences & University Medical Center
  • Brock Corder
    The Builders Group
  • Carl Jamison
    JamisonMoneyFarmer PC
  • Eric McCalpine
    Cintas Corporation
  • Jordan Plaster
    Private Wealth Advisor

City of Northport

Term: Mar. 2021-Nov. 2024
  • Glenn Crow
    Northport Auto Supply Inc.
  • Jheovanny Gomez
    Jalapeños Mexican Grill
  • Sam Phillips
    Sam Phillips Agency

City of Brookwood

Term: Jan. 2021-Nov. 2024
  • Mayor Joe Barger
    City of Brookwood
  • Bill Squires

Town of Vance

Term: Nov. 2020-Nov. 2024
  • Larry Cooley
  • Roasco Kornegay

Probate Judge

Term: Jan. 2019-Jan. 2025
  • Steven Rumsey, Board Vice-Chair
    Rumsey Properties, LLC
  • Ronny Rhodes
    Craftex Protective Coatings

Ex Officio Directors

Ex-officio board members serve in an advisory capacity and are appointed by the Authority’s chairman. Member terms are based on a calendar year.

Appointed by Authority’s Chair

Term: Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2023
  • Dr. David Albright
    City of Northport – Chair of Healthcare Subcommittee
  • Dr. Stuart Bell
    The University of Alabama
  • Tom Chambers
    Westervelt Realty
  • Michele Coley
    The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama (Chair)/ Allstate Coley Agency
  • Chris Cox Phd
    Shelton State Community College
  • Heyward Gould
  • Chad Green
  • Mayor John Hinton
    City of Northport
  • Mayor Walt Maddox
    City of Tuscaloosa
  • Phil Maughan
    First US Bank
  • Lin Moore, CIC
    Pritchett-Moore, Inc.
  • Dr. Russ Mumper
    The University of Alabama
  • David Pass
    The Sealy Companies
  • Tripp Powell
    Powell Enterprises
  • Dr. Samory Pruitt
    The University of Alabama
  • Judge Rob Robertson
    Tuscaloosa County Commission
  • Randy Skagen
  • Michael D. Smith, Esq, Board Assistant Secretary/Legal Counsel
    Smith and Staggs, LLP
  • Dennis Stripling
    West Alabama Regional Commission
  • Dr. Cynthia Warrick, R.Ph.
    Stillman College
  • Elizabeth Winter
    Regions Bank
  • Rolf Wrona
    West Alabama Works (Chair)