Preston Bolt,

Hand Arendall, L.L.C.,
Managing Partner
Bill Smith,
Founding Chairman

Royal Cup Coffee,
Chairman of the Board
Gordon G. Martin,
Vice Chair

Alabama Power Company,
Senior VP & General Counsel
Dave Borden,

Aldridge Borden & Company,
Chairman of the Board
Barbara Larson,

Leadership Alabama,
Executive Director
Khadijah Abdullah
Teach for America Alabama
Carolyn Akers
Mobile Area Education Foundation, CEO
J.W. Carpenter
Teach for America,
Executive Director
Philip Dotts
PFM Group, L.L.C.,
Debbie Long
Protective Life Services,
General Counsel, Executive VP
& Secretary
Scott McLain
McLain Commercial Real Estate, Managing Broker
Charles Nash
University of Alabama System,
Vice Chancellor for Academic & Student Affairs
Jeremiah Newell
Mobile Area Education Foundation
Will Ratliff
Collateral Companies
Betsy Rogers
2003 National Teacher of the Year / Samford University,
Dept. Chair, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education & Professional Development
John Turner
Regions Financial Corporation
Senior Executive VP / Central Region President
Tina Watts
Boeing Alabama,
Global Corporate Citizenship / Community Investor
Jim Williams
PARCA, Executive Director
Mary Boehm,
ex officio

A+ College Ready, President
Cathy Gassenheimer,
ex officio

Alabama Best Practices Center,
Executive VP for the Alabama Best Practices Center
Caroline Novak,
ex officio

A+ Education Partnership, President