The Board of Trustees at Birmingham-Southern College has announced the appointment of a new chair and vice-chair and seven new members.
The elections were made at the annual spring meeting of the Board of Trustees, which was held April 29. They will be approved in June at the annual meetings of the North Alabama and Alabama-West Florida Conferences of the United Methodist Church.
David M. Smith ’79, a partner with Maynard, Cooper & Gale PC, who previously held the title of vice-chair, was elected chair, while Denson N. Franklin III ’85, a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, was elected vice-chair. Both will serve two-year terms. Smith succeeds Bruce Rogers ’80, a partner and attorney with Bainbridge, Mims, Rogers & Smith LLP. DeLynn Moring Zell ’86, managing principal at Bridgeworth Financial LLC, was elected secretary; she succeeds Franklin.
Elected to the board are six graduates of the college: Carl Crosby ’83, executive vice president and executive director of employment services at BBVA Compass; Dr. Bruce Irwin ’72, founder and CEO of American Family Care; Jim Pierce ’74, partner at Isagenix International LLC; Tommy Sisson ’84, CPA with Warren Averett; Chad Wachter ’87, who manages Trinity Management & Holding; and Richard Yeilding ’73, founder of RBY Retail. Also, joining the board is Will Goodwyn, vice-chair, chief administrative officer, and corporate secretary of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc.
“We welcome all of these new members to the Board of Trustees,” said BSC President Dr. Edward F. Leonard III. “They all bring energy, talent, and passion for BSC and its mission, and each has a long history of commitment to and support for the college.”