Claire McCarron
Chairman of the Board

Claire McCarron is a Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at Hancock Whitney Bank and brings a wealth of financial expertise to Prichard Preparatory School. McCarron has a BA in Psychology from Davidson College in North Carolina and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. McCarron is also a Certified Treasury Professional and certified with Moody's Credit Risk. McCarron is very involved in the local community having served on the Dauphin Way Child Development Center Board, , and The Mobile Arts Council, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Mobile, the Mobile Symphony and the Industrial Development Board of the City of Mobile, in addition to being an active participant on the Prichard Preparatory Board of Directors.


Abe Harper, Vice Chairman

President, CEO Harper Technologies

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Mel Washington, Treasurer

Regional Director, Small Business Development Center, University of South Alabama


Leslie Lerner, Secretary 

Community Development Teacher, St. Paul's Episcopal School 

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Sherri Bumpers

Alabama Media Group


Robert Guthans, Jr.

ServiceMaster Advanced Cleaning and Restoration

Virginia (Ginna) Bru Inge


The Steeple on St. Francis

Tyler L. Whatley

Whatley Enterprises


Julie Vickers

Castle and Crowns

Pastor Ruby Eldridge

Founder Emeritus

Pure Word Ministries

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Jared Darby

CityHope Church

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Jim Hatcher

Port City Metal

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Breck Pappas

Freelance Writer

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Frank Schottgen, IV

Crow Shields Bailey


Katherine Zarzour

Retired Educator

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Hunt Grifith

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management - 5 Rivers Group

Quin Hillyer

Newspaper Columnist & Writer

Edie Terreson

Former Equity Fund Manager & Stock Analyst


Terrence Smith

Director of the Mayor's Innovation Team


Ricardo Woods

Attorney at Law

William (Bill) Watts - Of Counsel

Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C.

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The Honorable Sandy Stimpson

Mayor of Mobile

Prichard Preparatory School