Who we are

Our staff

Connecting With The Community

Mashonda Taylor

Executive Director

Joe Ayers

Real Estate Director

Precious Freeman

Director of Development & External Relations

Leigh Hancock

Community & Economic Development Associate

David Liddell

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Jason Meadows

Director of Community Engagement

Morgan Montiel

Data Manager

Auriel Thompson

Executive Coordinator

Emily Clark

Development and Communications Strategist

Board of directors

John D. Johns (Chairman) - Retired Executive Chairman, Protective Life Corporation
T. Michael Goodrich (Past Chairman) - President, Timberline Holdings
Gillian W. Goodrich (Vice Chairman) - Community Volunteer
K. Wood Herren (Secretary) - Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Leroy Abrahams - Executive Vice President - Community Affairs, Regions Financial Corporation
Jason Avery - Program Director IIl, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
Nelson S. Bean - Division CEO, Synovus
Kate H. Cotton - Executive Director, Leadership Alabama
Dr. Marquita F. Davis - Deputy Director, Early Learning-U.S. Programs, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Mike Goodrich II - Principal, First Avenue Ventures
Myeisha D. Hutchinson - Chief of Staff, Birmingham City Council District 5, City of Birmingham
Kendra Key - Senior Vice President, Community Development Manager, Citi
Eveitt Payne - SVP, District Retail Executive, PNC Bank
Deakins F. Rushton - President, JRI Foundation
Robert A. Simon - President, Corporate Realty Companies
Steven R. Spencer - Retired President, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
Ralph Williams - Governmental and Community Affairs Manager Birmingham Division, Alabama Power Company

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