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 / Emeritus
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 Byard, Jr. is the founder of Byard Associates, LLC a firm specializing in business development, community development as well as local government strategy.
Mr. Jeffrey Pruitt /
With 40 years of work and study in city and regional planning, Jeffrey formed Cedar Mountain Associates to provide community planning and research services leading to better human/environmental health.
Ms. Angela Stiff / Communications 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. 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.
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 Wieseman is the founder of Place Associates, a multi-disciplinary firm with expertise in Planning, Landscape Architecture and Real Estate Development.
Ms. Tammy Cohen / Chairperson
Tammy is an architect and designer with Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds focusing on urban development in City Centers across the southeast.
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. 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.
Mr. Christopher Arnold /
Chris’s professional experience comes from healthcare and corporate architecture, and product design industries. In addition, he is principle of DesignForesight, a consulting firm that he established in 2002.
Ms. Michelle Gilliam Jordan, AICP /
With a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Alabama A&M University, Michelle serves as Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG) Executive Director.
Mr. Chris Hoyt /
Chris is President of Dunn Real Estate and is a director and member of the fifth-generation family ownership group of Dunn Investment Company.
Ms. Sulynn Creswell /
Sulynn Creswell is the Executive Director at Black Belt Treasures Cultural Arts Center, serving since April, 2007, having previously served as the Assistant Director/Gallery Manager.
Ms. Callan Childs /
Callan Childs is the Director of Design and Development for Sloss Real Estate Company. Callan is also an urban planner and licensed architect.
Mr. Jeremy Cutts /
Jeremy Cutts is an Associate with Williams Blackstock Architects in Birmingham, Alabama. There he lends his thoughtful design approach to a variety of project types.
Mr. Brandon Bias /
Brandon Bias serves as a certified Community and Regional Planner in the Mobile office for Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood.
Mr. Jeremy Arthur /
Jeremy serves as the director of the Government & Economic Development Institute at Auburn University. He serves as the chief administrative executive responsible for the total operations of the organization.