Senator Slade Blackwell, a native of Montevallo, was elected to the state Senate in November 2010. He attended Montevallo High School and later went on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Montevallo in 1991 where received a degree in Art and was a member of the basketball team.
In 1996, Senator Blackwell opened his own company, Inkana Development. A fully integrated real estate company, Inkana, specializes in real estate and development structuring for complex projects, partnerships, and joint ventures in the healthcare and infrastructure industries.
In the Alabama State Senate, Blackwell is Chairman of the Banking and Insurance committee, Vice-Chairman of the Job Creation and Economic Development committee and serves on the Health, Confirmations, Education, Business and Labor, Finance & Taxation Education committees.
Senator Blackwell currently serves on the board for the Lakeshore Foundation, the Birmingham History Center, the Pinson Education Foundation, the Birmingham Golf Association and the Shelby Arts Council. He is also involved in several organizations throughout the state including the Alabama Republican Party, the Birmingham Business Alliance and several chambers of commerce. Blackwell also serves as a volunteer coach for several youth basketball teams. He is married to Dr. Sally Salter and together they have three children: twin boys, Colby and Grant, and a daughter, Hagen. The Blackwell’s are members of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.