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Mr. Taylor, a Montgomery, Alabama native, has been recognized both as an innovator and a business leader with a 20-year career in structuring equity transactions and asset management across a diverse portfolio that successfully spans real estate, finance, health care, transportation, media, and oil and gas. For the last thirteen years he has been a […]

Russ Taylor

Chairman of the Board

Mary Beth Briscoe, CPA, MBA, FHFMA, FACHE, Executive Director of Finance of UAB Health System, Chief Financial Officer-University Hospital Ms. Briscoe received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ms. Briscoe was named the Executive Director of Finance, CFO University […]

Mary Beth Briscoe

Board Member

Jeanne graduated with a Computer Science Engineering degree from Auburn and worked with BellSouth/EDS supporting various automated systems. She later served in the Business Management division of the joint venture between BellSouth, EDS and Accenture, facilitating outage analysis determining culpability and ensuring system integrity going forward. Retiring after 16 years, she followed a passion to […]

Jeanne Busby

Board Member

Will and his wife Michele have 5 children: Haley, Hunter, Hannah Rae, Heather and Georgia. He is a member of Gardendale First Baptist Church, where he serves as Deacon, Chairman of the finance committee and on the counting committee. Will serves as Board Member for “Here Am I” mission organization to Haiti, and also serves […]

Will Hardman

Board Member

Todd is a principal of Southern Financial Group, a Financial Planning and Investment Management firm in Birmingham, Alabama. He also currently serves at the Chief Financial Officer of the firm. He is a graduate of Auburn University and has over 20 years of experience in the financial planning and investment management field. Todd is a […]

Todd Holder

Board Member

Attorney Edward A. Merrell is the Managing Member of the Merrell Law Firm, LLC in Hoover, AL. His law practice focus is on Civil Litigation, however he handles cases in Family Law and Criminal Defense.  He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and the Birmingham School of Law where he served as Treasurer […]

Edward Merrell

Board Member

Senator Shelnutt was born on September 21, 1967. He grew up in Pinson, Alabama and graduated with honors from Pinson Valley High School in 1986 where he played football, basketball, golf, and was Senior Class President. After High School, Shay attended the University of Montevallo on an Academic and Golf Scholarship.  He graduated with a […]

Senator Shay Shelnutt

Board Member

Mark is the CEO and Chairman of Synaflex Rubber Products. He is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a graduate of The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Business. Mr. Burr also has a Master’s degree from Samford University’s Brocks School of Business. For 22 years, Mark worked in Corporate Banking for SouthTrust Bank and […]

Mark Burr

Board Member