Mr. Darrell Meyer / FAICP
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 / Chairperson
Director of Landscape Architecture for Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, Cathy taught landscape architecture at Auburn University and worked in Charleston, SC’s revitalization office.
Mr. David Hill / ASLA, LEED AP
Registered architect/landscape architect David Hill teaches graduate courses at Auburn University, and serves as founding principal of HILLWORKS: landscape + architecture.
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 /
Jim serves as director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, which awards grants to city and county governments and nonprofit organizations throughout Alabama.
Mr. Bo Grisham /
A partner of Brookmont Realty Group, Bo is active in the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation, helping balance architectural heritage with the needs of citizens and business.
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. Debbie Quinn /
Chairman of the Alabama Trails Commission, Debbie is a Fairhope native and served 16 years on the Fairhope City Council and five years on its planning commission.
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 /
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
Mr. Clay McInnis /
Clay manages the Montgomery chapter of the statewide AIM Group (Angel Investor Management Group) and serves as the President of Montgomery’s Downtown Business Association.
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.