Welch, Hornsby & Welch
RLB Sports Management
BB&T – Alabama Group
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Birmingham Business Resource Center
Wells Fargo Retail Banking
Edwards Partners LLC
Princeton Baptist Medical Center
Birmingham Urban League
South Run Tran
Birmingham Fastener Manufacturing
Alabama Power Company
Protective Life Corporation
Vann Williams Construction
Regions BankRead Bio
Vice President SBA Banker for Regions where she is manager and developer of SBA programs, and creator of strategies to originate SBA loans. Mrs. Cooper has experience in financial management, as well as local, state, and federal guidelines. She serves on the board of Innovation Depot, UAB Collat School of Business/Regions Institute for Financial Education Board, and Jefferson County Central Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment. She is a previous honoree of the Birmingham Business Journal's Top Birmingham Women and a graduate of Leadership Birmingham, class of 2008. Mrs. Cooper is a longtime supporter of AGGBGC, having served on our Major Gifts Committee for the Building Their Future Capital Campaign.
Birmingham Business Resource CenterRead Bio
Founder & Executive Director of Birmingham Business Resource Center, a “one-stop-shop” for small business financing and technical assistance. Mr. Dickerson has worked for several financial institutions even under the leadership of Dr. A. G. Gaston. With of the influence of Dr. Gaston, Mr. Dickerson started the A.G. Gaston Economic Empowerment Conference in 2005, an annual conference that focuses on challenges and achievements of black and other minority businesses and examines how to strengthen them through networking, skills development, and targeted workshops. Mr. Dickerson serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), as well as serves on the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Board of Directors, Birmingham Business Alliance, Talladega College Board of Trustees, Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, City of Birmingham’s Commercial Development Authority, Community Capital Trust Board of Trustees and Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama’s Boards of Directors. Mr. Dickerson also served as Committee Co-Chair for the Major Gifts Committee of our Building Their Future Capital Campaign.
Birmingham Urban LeagueRead Bio
Director of Workforce & Entrepreneurship for Birmingham Urban League where he trains members on business development strategies. He is also creator of HL Holdings, LLC, a real estate investment firm. Mr. Herrera has a diverse background in business development, public relations, strategic planning, marketing. He is a 2019 TedxBirmingham speaker on the topic of How You Can Be A Good Mentor. He serves on the boards of the C4 Mentoring and Siamese Dreams, as well as Junior Board member of Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama.
South Run TranRead Bio
Owner & operator of South Run Transportation where he manages transportation of general freight. Mr. Jackson is also the owner of Community One Birmingham, a public health company assisting elderly patients. He has an extensive background in business development. He serves as a member of the 100 Black Men of Birmingham. He is a proud advocate for the youth in the Greater Birmingham Area.
Birmingham Fastener ManufacturingRead Bio
Vice President of Birmingham Fastener Manufacturing where he oversees the sales, safety, maintenance of the Birmingham Faster. Mr. Johnson is a native of Gary, Indiana, and relocated to Birmingham for his current position in 2013. He specializes in operations management and personnel development. Mr. Johnson serves on as Chairman of the Board for Industrial Fastener Institute. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, where he serves as board member of the Nu Chapter Alumni Association.
Assistant Professor and Physician in the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department at UAB that enhances and restores functional ability and quality of life to people with physical impairments or disabilities. He is graduate of Morehouse College and Meharry Medical College. Dr. McShan serves on the board of the American Heart Association, Birmingham WBHM Friends Board, a local NPR affiliate. Dr. McShan has an extensive background in education and community engagement.