Board of Directors

The Community Foundation of West Alabama is administered by a board of local citizens who were carefully chosen to represent the community’s best interests.  These individuals are widely recognized for their service to the community in many areas.  Each of the members brings his or her own experience and background, whether in business, community service, law, education, finance or other areas to bear on the direction of the Foundation’s work.  Their experience with local issues and knowledge of changing economic and social conditions strengthens their ability to work on behalf of the Community Foundation.  The picture below was taken at the 2019 Pillars event and shows only those present at the time.

Current Directors:

Claude Edwards, President, Bryant Bank

Mary Bess Paluzzi, Assoc Dean for Special Collections, University of Alabama Libraries, Emerita

Barry Mason, Dean and Professor emeritus, College of Business, The University of Alabama

Lin Moore, CIC, CEO, Pritchett-Moore Insurance, Inc.

Pierce Boyd, retired Merrill Lynch Investment Manager                                                

John England, Retired Circuit Judge

Sam Faucett, Retired Regional President, Regions Bank

James I. Harrison, III, retired Tuscaloosa businessman and civic leader                                  

Bobby Ingram, Shareholder JamisonMoneyFarmer PC

Shelley Jones, retired educator and community volunteer                                                             

Leah Ann Sexton, Vice President, McAbee Construction, Inc.

Thomas A. Nettles, IV, General Counsel, McAbee Construction, Inc.

Pam Parker, retired Vice President of Advancement, University of Alabama                                                         

David Pass, Partner, The Sealy Companies


Glenn Taylor– President/CEO

Cynthia Johnson- Director of Development

Rebecca Elmore– Administrative Assistant

Former Directors

Jody Blackburn

John L. Blackburn

Davis S. “Buddy” Burton, Jr.

Marion Combs

Susan Cork

John T. “Jack” DeWitt

Jim Flemming

Phyllis Gamble

Laura Gregory

P. Fred Hahn, Sr.

Larry O’Neal

Gina Miers

Anne Moman

Tim Parker

Gordon Rosen

Hugh Stegall

Charles Storey

William A. Tate

William W. Walker, Jr.