James Emison

Alabama State Parks Foundation Board Member 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.

James earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan after graduating from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.


James serves as the Immediate Past President  of the Board of Directors of the Railroad Park Foundation in Birmingham and is a Trustee of the Birmingham Historical Society Endowment.


Emison serves as Secretary of the Alabama State Parks Foundation.