Board Of Directors

Anna Berry

Alabama State Parks Foundation board of directors Anna Berry

  Anna Berry is the Deputy Executive Director of the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, a non-profit protecting land for present and future generations.  

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James G. Brazil, Jr.

Alabama State Parks Foundation board of directors James G Brazil

    James G. Brazil, Jr., CPA, PFS, CFP, is a shareholder at JMF  JamisonMoneyFarmer PC  in Tuscaloosa. He has more than 25 years experience in finance and accounting and is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Accounting and Finance.

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Matthew Dent


Matthew Dent, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Buffalo Rock Company, is responsible for the company’s overall operations in Alabama, western Georgia and the panhandle of Florida.

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Yvette Running Horse Collin


Dr. Yvette Running Horse Collin received her doctorate in Indigenous Studies from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in May 2017. Her research focused on the historical, cultural, and spiritual relationship between the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and the horse.   

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Chad Davis


Chad Davis is Northwest District Superintendent of the Alabama State Parks Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Park Superintendent at Joe Wheeler State Park.    

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James Emison


  James W. Emison is Managing Partner of MR Birmingham Group, Inc., an executive and senior-level talent search for the banking industry. He retired as Executive Vice President at AmSouth Bank and was Senior Vice President – Corporate Banking Manager at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, Houston and Chicago.    

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Tim Haney


Tim Haney is North Region Operations and Maintenance Supervisor for the Alabama State Parks Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. He began his career at DeSoto State Park in 1977 while still in high school. Tim attended Northeast State Junior College and Auburn University.

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Dan L. Hendricks


Dan L. Hendricks holds a Ph.D. from Duke University. He has served as Vice President or Vice Chancellor at the LSU Foundation, Western Illinois University, Purdue University and the University of North Alabama. At North Alabama and Western Illinois, he was Executive Director of their University Foundations. 

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Steve Jones


Steve Jones, PhD, is CEO of Great Blue Heron, LLC, and former CEO of Fairmont State University, Antioch University New England, Urbana University and University of Alaska Fairbanks and former board chair at the University of the Arctic.  

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Natalie Kelly


Natalie Kelly leads Corporate Responsibility at Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the largest privately held construction firms in the nation. Her responsibilities focus on advancing sustainability and diversity initiatives within the company. A graduate of Auburn University, she has spent her career working in construction, the corporate sector, and as an entrepreneur.   

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Greg Lein


   Greg Lein has been Director of the Alabama State Parks Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources since 2012. The Huntsville native attended Auburn University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science in 1991 and a master’s degree in Fisheries Science in 1995   

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Geoffrey A. McGovern


  Geoffrey A. McGovern was born March 23, 1948, in Boston, Mass. He was educated in Cleveland, Ohio, through elementary school, in Pittsburgh, through high school and Greencastle, Ind., through college.  

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Tommy Moore


    Tommy Moore was born and raised in Tuscaloosa and received a B.S. degree in finance from the University of Alabama in 1962. He was a member of the Crimson Tide baseball team from 1958 to 1962.  

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Renee Rice

Alabama State Parks Foundation board of directors Renee Rice

  Renee Rice is president and owner of R&R Travel in Oxford. She and her twin sister, Robbie Ginn – the company’s vice president and owner – celebrated 30 years in business in 2017. Renee is a lifetime Certified Travel Counselor, the youngest person in the nation to earn that designation.   

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Hilary Ross


   Active in many charitable and non-profit organizations, Hilary Ross served as a docent for the Birmingham Botanical Gardens which sparked her interest in nature. Returning to college when her children were in school, she earned a landscape design/horticulture degree through the Jefferson State Community College certificate program.  

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