The Advisory Board for the Alabama Small Business Development Center Network develops strategies to assist the Network with creating and growing small businesses in Alabama, advises the Network leadership regarding key issues affecting the success of small business in Alabama, and supports activities in the state which advance the formation and growth of Alabama’s small businesses.

The Board held its inaugural meeting in Birmingham in August of 2012, to discuss ways to assist the Network with its mission to support Alabama’s small businesses in the areas of business start-up, capital access, international trade, and government procurement.

Members of the board include:

Danny Bittner, Senior Vice President/Business Development
Southeastern Commercial Finance, LLC, Birmingham

Victor M. Brown, Vice President for Minority & Small Business Development
Birmingham Business Alliance, Birmingham

Paul Carruthers, Community Development Manager
Regions Bank, Birmingham

William C. Cummins, Executive State Director (Chairman of the Board)
Alabama SBDC Network-The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Lee Conn, President/COO
Storyteller Overland, Birmingham

Matt Davis, Vice President – Commercial Banking
CenterState Bank, Huntsville

Scott Green, President
Creative Concepts, Inc. d/b/a Pucker Powder, Irondale

Abe Harper Jr., President
Harper Technologies, Mobile

Pammie Jimmar, Small Business Manager
Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, Huntsville

Hilda Lockhart, Director-International Trade Division
Alabama Department of Commerce, Montgomery

Jim McDonough, President
Veterans Cleaning Solutions, LLC, Enterprise

Lisa McGinty, Entrepreneur

Nichelle Nix, Director
Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs, Montgomery

Eddie F. Postell, Manager-Office of Small Business Advocacy
Alabama Department of Commerce, Montgomery

Danette Richards, Director Small Business Development
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Mobile

Tracy Rouse, President
Alabama Safety Products, Inc., Oxford

Thomas A. Todt, District Director-Alabama District Office (Ex-Officio Member)
U. S. Small Business Administration, Birmingham