Our Leadership

PRESIDENT

Paul Pless
Principal / New Capital Partners

VICE PRESIDENT

James Childs
Partner / Maynard Cooper & Gale

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Gary York
CEO / Help Lightning

TREASURER

Larry Pirkle
Partner / Warren Averett

DIRECTORS

Scott Berte
Lead Market Partner / Dixon Hughes Goodman

Brian Cauble
Director of Market Engagement / Lake Homes Realty

Jim Cavale
Founder & CEO / INFLCR

Bob Crutchfield
Executive Director / Innovate Birmingham

Francis Hare
CEO & High Commander / Hare Communications

Charlie Hartman
Shareholder / Maynard Cooper & Gale

Devon Laney
President & CEO / Innovation Depot

Jon Nugent
Vice President, Innovation and Technology / Birmingham Business Alliance

Kathy Nugent
Executive Director / UAB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Cameron Page
Principal / Redmont Capital

Tanveer Patel
CEO / Concert Care

John Smola
Assistant To the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development / Alabama Power Company

Zane Tarence
Partner & Managing Director / Founders Investment Banking

Callie Whatley
Partner / Burr & Forman