Governance

Governance

The Board of Directors is the governing body of The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and is responsible for all policy-making decisions of the organization. Members are elected by the general membership and serve staggered three-year terms.

The Executive Committee of the Chamber is comprised of the officers of the organization, as elected annually by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee oversees the execution of the strategic plan and customary functions of the Chamber, reporting its work monthly to the Board of Directors.

2022 Executive Committee

Tripp PowellChair

Tripp Powell

Chair

Powell Enterprises

Michele ColeyChair-Elect

Michele Coley

Chair-Elect

Allstate Coley Agency

Elizabeth WinterImmediate Past Chair

Elizabeth Winter

Immediate Past Chair

Regions Bank

Kelsey RushVice Chair, Communications and Marketing

Kelsey Rush

Vice Chair, Communications and Marketing

Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports

CARL JAMISONVice Chair, Economic Development

CARL JAMISON

Vice Chair, Economic Development

JamisonMoneyFarmer PC

CHIP FUQUAVice Chair, Education and Workforce Readiness

CHIP FUQUA

Vice Chair, Education and Workforce Readiness

Jordan MorrisVice Chair, Leadership and Community Engagement

Jordan Morris

Vice Chair, Leadership and Community Engagement

Ward Scott Architecture

Jheovanny GomezVice Chair, Membership and Investor Relations

Jheovanny Gomez

Vice Chair, Membership and Investor Relations

Jalapenos Mexican Grill

Matt FellerVice Chair, Public Policy and Advocacy

Matt Feller

Vice Chair, Public Policy and Advocacy

BFGoodrich Tire Manufacturing

Matthew FajackTreasurer

Matthew Fajack

Treasurer

The University of Alabama

Blake MadisonLegal Counsel

Blake Madison

Legal Counsel

Rosen Harwood

JIM PAGEPresident & Chief Executive Officer/Secretary

JIM PAGE

President & Chief Executive Officer/Secretary

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

2022 Board of Directors

Anwar Aiken
The Grand Event Design & Décor

Mary Virginia Best
Nancy Taylor Day Spa

Paul Betz
DCH Health System

Sydney Burns
Lou & Company

Rick Clementz
The NINE

David Coleman
Hunt Refining Company

Michele Coley
AllState Coley Agency

Brock Corder
The Builders Group

Steven Deal
Pritchett-Moore, Inc.

Thomas Dedrick
Raymond James

Heather Dill
Embasssy Suites Downtown Tuscaloosa

David Dubose
Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa

Russell DuBose
Phifer Incorporated

Amy Echols
Kentuck Museum

Matt Fajack
The University of Alabama

Matt Feller
BFGoodrich Tire Manufacturing

Carrie Fitts
Carrie Fitts Real Estate

Chip Fuqua
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.

Lee Garrison
The Frazer Lanier Company

Jheovanny Gomez
Jalapenos Mexican Grill

Heyward Gould
BankFirst

Chris Gunter
Buffalo Rock / Pepsi-Cola

Tim Harrison
J.T. Harrison Construction Co. Inc.

Jennifer Hart
Paragon HM Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley

Mildred Black
People Optimum Consulting, LLC

Joe Hughes
L&H Contractors, Inc.

Carl Jamison
JamisonMoneyFarmer PC

Tony Johnson
Stanton Chase

Tim Lewis
TALA Professional Services

Gary McGee
Urban Bar & Kitchen

Dr. Jacqueline Morgan
The University of Alabama

Jordan Morris
Ward Scott Architecture

Whitney Oswalt
Alabama ONE

Jim Page
Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

Gary Phillips
Premier Service Co., Inc.

Tripp Powell
Powell Enterprises

Jasmine Rainey
Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports

David Rains
Randall-Reilly, LLC

Nikki Ray
Eatmybeats, Inc.

Luke Remmert
Remmert & Company

Llevelyn Rhone
Hale County Chamber of Commerce

Kelsey Rush
Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports

Sontonia Stephens
Community Service Programs of West Alabama

Elizabeth Winter
Regions Bank

Sandra Wolfe
The Arts & Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, Inc.

Vision

We will make decisions that will strategically position the organization and the business community to contribute effectively to a positive entrepreneurial climate and management of a changing market place. The vision of The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama includes the following elements that will guide in the decision-making, programming and planning of the organization.

  • To be the recognized leader and advocate of the business, industrial and professional communities in the development and enhancement of the area's economic and entrepreneurial climate.
  • To be a responsive and sensitive organization, serving our members who represent a wide diversity of personal, professional and civic backgrounds and interests.
  • To be a catalyst for collaborative community initiatives and problem solving efforts to maximize the return on investment of human, financial and civic resources while enhancing the standards of quality in the community.
  • To be a recognized leader in the use of innovative, technology-driven services, information and communications delivery systems.
  • To inspire high standards of business and professional excellence and integrity.
  • To be a catalyst for the utilization and participation of the unique leadership talents and roles of the business community in enhancing the civic infrastructure of Tuscaloosa County.
  • To be a recognized leader and advocate of civic responsibility and business involvement in the community's civic and public agendas and political processes.

Mission

The mission of The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is to provide the leadership, vision and catalyst for the advancement of the economic prosperity, business climate, and quality of life for the entire community.

Mission Objectives

  • To guide in the accomplishment of this mission, five basic objectives have been established as the basis for programming and policy decisions of the organization.
  • Work to overcome barriers to future economic development and a healthy and positive business climate.
  • Improve the area's ability to expand and enhance employment opportunities.
  • Improve the overall quality of life and standard of living for the total community.
  • Work to develop the rich human, natural, technological and man-made resources of the Tuscaloosa County and West Alabama region to further enhance economic opportunities.
  • Provide support services and systems to benefit the members of The Chamber and consistently represent and advocate the best interests of the members of the organization.

Values

We will focus on the needs of our members and customers and find ways to provide programs, services and benefits that are cost-effective, beneficial and convenient.

  • We will deliver programs, services and products that will be evaluated by our members and customers as state of the art and of the highest quality.
  • We will view diversity in gender, culture, ethnicity, professional background and size of firm/organization as strengths to be sought and utilized in The Chamber.

Leadership. We will be visionary and future-oriented in our thinking, decision-making and programming.

Integrity. We will be open, candid and fair; honor our commitments; and adhere to high ethical standards and objectives.

Participation. We will seek broad and active participation of our members in programs and in the governance of the organization.

Relationships. We will build and enhance relationships and public/private partnerships within the organization and community as a core value of membership, learning from and with each other.

Personal Growth. We will provide opportunities through programming and involvement for personal leadership development and citizenship.

Innovation and Creativity. We will approach change and challenges in the market place as an opportunity to encourage an environment for innovation and to foster individual creativity.

Technology. We will foster utilization of new technologies, delivering programs, services and opportunities to educate our members to the practical applications of new technologies.

Contact:
Jim Page
President and CEO
(205) 391-0562 | jim@tuscaloosachamber.com