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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. The city councils make board appointments of Tuscaloosa and Northport, Brookwood and Vance town councils, the Tuscaloosa County Commission, and the county probate judge. Member terms run concurrently 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, Immediate Past Chair
    DT Freight, LLC
  • Brian Farley
    Farley’s Forest Products
  • Debbie Hughes
    IBM Corporation
  • Gary Minor
  • Gary Nichols
  • Tim Parker, III, Board Vice Chair
    Parker Towing Company, Inc.

City of Tuscaloosa

Term: June 2021-May 2025
  • Chase Adcox
    CBA Properties
  • Robert Amason
    Amason & Associates, Inc.
  • Allison Arendale, CPA, Board Treasurer
    The University of Alabama 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. 2025
  • Glenn Crow
    Northport Auto Supply Inc.
  • Jheovanny Gomez
    Jalapeños Mexican Grill
  • Sam Phillips
    Sam Phillips Agency

City of Brookwood

Term: Jan. 2021-Nov. 2025
  • Mayor Joe Barger
    City of Brookwood
  • Bill Squires

Town of Vance

Term: Nov. 2020-Nov. 2025
  • Larry Cooley
  • Roasco Kornegay

Probate Judge

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

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, 2024
  • Dr. Stuart Bell
    The University of Alabama
  • Lauren Benson
    Tuscaloosa County
  • Matt Calderone
    Rumsey Properties, LLC
  • Tom Chambers
    Westervelt Realty
  • Michele Coley
    Allstate Coley Agency
  • Chad Green
  • Brian Groeschell
  • Bert Guy
    Tanner and Guin
  • Mayor John Hinton, EdD
    City of Northport
  • Edward Hubbard
    Hubbard Properties
  • Dr. Jonathan Koh
    Shelton State Community College
  • Mayor Walt Maddox
    City of Tuscaloosa
  • Phil Maughan
    First US Bank
  • Judge Hardy McCollum (ret.)
  • Dr. Yolanda Page
    Stillman College
  • David Pass
    The Sealy Companies
  • Abner Patton, PG
    PELA GeoEnvironmental
  • David Rains
  • Judge Rob Robertson
    Tuscaloosa County Commission
  • Michael D. Smith, Esq, Board Assistant Secretary/Legal Counsel
    Smith and Staggs, LLP
  • Justice Smyth, Board Secretary
    Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority
  • Kyle South
    The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama
  • Jill Stork
    Alabama Power Company
  • Dennis Stripling
    West Alabama Regional Commission
  • Charlie Taylor
    The University of Alabama System
  • Glenda Webb
    City of Northport
  • Elizabeth Winter
    Regions Bank
  • Rolf Wrona
    West Alabama Works (Chair)