Advisory Board

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.

Alabama SBDC Network Advisory Board

Members of the board include:

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

J. Phillip Bozeman, Owner,
Bozeman Grocery, Inc., Sumiton

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

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

Lee Conn, President
Birmingham Motorcycle Co. LLC, Birmingham

Edward Deitz, Senior Vice President-International Banking
First Commercial Bank/Synovus Bank, Birmingham

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

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

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

Felecia Jones Lucky, Executive Director
Black Belt Community Foundation, Selma

Kib McKibbens, Director
Governor’s Office of Small Business Development, Montgomery/Tuscaloosa

Nisa Miranda, Director
University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, Tuscaloosa

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

Tracie West, Owner
PakMail, Auburn

Howard Wills, State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Coordinator
Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs (ADECA)