Mr. Darrell Meyer / FAICP Emeritus
Darrell Meyer, professor/chairman emeritus of the Graduate Program in Planning in Auburn’s School of Architecture, was director of planning at Birmingham’s KPS Group, 1996 -2013.
Ms. Cathy C. Gerachis / Emeritus
Former Director of Landscape Architecture for Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, Cathy taught landscape architecture at Auburn University and worked in Charleston, SC’s revitalization office.
Ms. Nancy Mims Hartsfield / Communications Co-Chair
Nancy taught art at Auburn University for 35 years, including four as interim department head. Her work has won numerous awards in regional and national juried shows.
Mr. Jim Byard / Chairperson
Jim Byard, Jr. is the founder of Byard Associates, LLC a firm specializing in business development, community development as well as local government strategy.
Mr. Simon Hurst /
A project architect with Sherlock, Smith & Adams, Simon graduated from Auburn University. He designs medical facilities and has worked on projects in Guam, Hawaii, Japan & Peru.
Mr. Jeffrey Pruitt /
Having studied city/regional planning at Auburn, Jeffrey is Executive Director of the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments, working to boost community quality of life.
Ms. Angela Stiff / Communications Co-Chair
Managing Principal and Creative Director of the creative consultancy/brand management firm, Copperwing Design, Angela earned a BFA in visual communications from Auburn University.
Mr. Randy Shoults /
Randy taught college art for 14 years, and recently retired after 25 years as Community Arts, Design and Literature program manager with the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Mr. Merrill Stewart /
Merrill co-founded Stewart/Perry, a general construction company. Involved with the AU Research Board, he serves on the Cahaba River Society board and the BSA executive board.
Mr. Robin White / Vice-Chairperson
Robin coordinates Alabama Power Company’s energy efficiency and management, LEED sustainable building, outdoor lighting, and architect/engineering efforts for business customers.
Ms. Gina Glaze Clifford / Executive Director
As executive director of DesignAlabama, Gina handles fundraising, PR and administrative duties. She has an undergraduate degree and MA in public administration from Auburn University.
Mr. Ben Wieseman /
Ben is Director of Catalytic Development for REV Birmingham, responsible for managing and planning special design projects, client and tenant services requiring real estate needs.
Ms. Tammy Cohen /
Tammy is an architect and designer with Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds focusing on urban development in City Centers across the southeast. She is celebrating 20 years as the president of CCR Architecture & Interiors in 2016.
Ms. Sheri Schumacher /
Sheri Schumacher is a designer and educator whose current work focuses on new ways to understand craft in relation to design, and creating sustainable local economies.
Ms. Carrie Banks /
Serves as the Communications Director for the Alabama League of Municipalities where she oversees the communications, marketing and strategic planning efforts for the League.
Mr. John Foshee /
With $42 million+ in self-developed projects, John Foshee is one of a very few in the U.S. to have served simultaneously as owner, developer, architect, general contractor, and realtor.
Mr. Steve Cox /
Steve Cox is executive director of International Expeditions, Inc., the world leader in nature travel. He is an expert for licensed American travel to Cuba.