Category Our Board

September 10, 2019

Darryl Washington

Darryl is Director of Programs & Operations for Urban Impact, Inc. the community economic development agency leading revitalization of Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue Business District and the newly minted Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument District. Darryl has over 20 years of leadership experience in economic development. He previously held the position of Economic Development Director

February 26, 2019

Ann Trondson

Ann Trondson is an artist and Co-Director of Vinegar (established 2018); an artist-run, women-led nonprofit that champions and exhibits local, regional, and international artists who work in emerging and experimental art forms that push the boundaries of its medium. Vinegar opened its first permanent exhibition space, Vinegar Contemporary, in 2020. She received her Master of Fine

March 30, 2018

Clinton Smith

Clinton Smith is the Vice President of the Stewart Perry Company, a general construction firm based in Birmingham that builds mostly in the eastern half of the country.  Stewart Perry has been involved in successfully building projects along the Cahaba River and in the watershed and was awarded the Watershed Conservation Development Award in 2007 for the Shops

March 30, 2018

Melody Ratliff

Melody is the Sustainable Development Project Manager at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she works to promote healthy and ecologically beneficial built-environment design, construction and policies within 100+ city blocks of UAB’s university campus. Melody served as Gensler’s Design Resilience Leader for the Latin America region during the signing of the Paris Pledge

March 30, 2018

Jeet Radia

Jeet Radia, PE, CIH, is Senior Vice President of Environment, Safety and Human Resources, McWane, Inc. Jeet Radia has been with McWane, Inc. since 2003.  He has more than 30 years of technical and management experience in assisting industrial manufacturing firms with a wide range of environmental, health and safety and sustainability issues. He brings

March 30, 2018

Courtney Pittman

Courtney Pittman is the Vice President, Director of Architecture at Davis Architects in Birmingham.  Davis is the oldest practicing architectural firm in the state of Alabama and in 2008 was awarded The Cahaba River Society’s Blue-Green Design Award for the new Hewitt-Trussville High School, for which Courtney was the project manager.  This project was her

March 30, 2018

Robert Pless

Robert Pless, Senior Vice President, ServisFirst Bank, is a proud native of Alabama with deep roots in both the business community and the outdoors. An avid hunter, fisherman and ultra-trailrunner, he grew up playing in Shades Creek.

March 29, 2018

Bryance Metheny

Bryance is partner and chair of Burr & Forman’s Labor and Employment practice group and serves on Burr & Forman’s Executive Committee. He focuses his practice on representing employers and management in all aspects of Labor & Employment law. Bryance also advises and assists employers in developing employment policies and procedures to govern the workplace. He

March 29, 2018

Jim McClintock, PhD

Jim is the Endowed University Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has published 276 peer-reviewed scientific publications, edited and written books, been invited to make numerous scientific and popular science presentations, and his research has been featured in a variety of public media outlets including NPR, National

March 29, 2018

Allison Manley

Allison is a volunteer in the community with a passion for protecting Alabama’s natural resources.  She has served as treasurer for Friends of Jemison Park and is community project chair and past horticulture chair of The Little Garden Club (member of Garden Club of America). Working with Birmingham Botanical Gardens, The Little Garden Club, Friends