Who we are

Our staff

Connecting With The Community

Mashonda Taylor

Executive Director

Joe Ayers

Real Estate Director

Leigh Hancock

Community & Economic Development Associate

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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