Ricardo Woods
Chairman of the Board

Leslie Lerner, Vice Chairman

Community Dev. Teacher - St. Paul's Episcopal School

Donna Adcock

CPA and Community Volunteer

Hunt Griffith

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management - 5 Rivers Group

Virginia (Ginna) Bru Inge


The Steeple on St. Francis

Tyler L. Whatley

Whatley Enterprises

Ricardo serves as the Chief Legal Counsel and City Attorney for the City of Mobile.  He was appointed by the Honorable William S. Stimpson in 2013.  As City Attorney, he manages the City's outside counsel, serves as chief legal advisor to the executive branch and executive director of the City's internal legal department.


Ricardo's bar service includes membership in DRI, the Diversity Committee (Large Law Firm Chair), the Government Liability Committee, the Insurance Law and Toxic Tort, and Environmental Law Committee.  

In additional to his government and bar service, Ricardo has served as a leader in the non-profit community for years.  He has served as President of 100 Black Men of Greater Mobile, Inc., Chairman of Mobile United, President of the Vernon Z. Crawford NBA affiliate, and Chairman of AL.com's first Gulf Coast Young Professional's Summit.

Ricardo is a native of Natchez, MS and attended both undergraduate and law school as a recipient of leadership scholarships.  While in law school he was a member of the school's nationally ranked Trial Team and served as the Chief Judge of the Trial Board.

Katherine Zarzour, Secretary

Retired Educator/Community Volunteer

Kenyen Brown

Partner, Maynard Cooper and Gale, P.C.

Abe Harper

Harper Technologies, LLC

The Honorable Sandy Stimpson

Mayor - The City of Mobile

Mel Washington

Regional Director - Small Business

Development Center

Claire McCarron, Treasurer

SVP - Senior Commercial Banker

BBVA Compass Bank

Sherri Bumpers

Account Executive - Alabama Media Group

Quin Hillyer

Newspaper Columnist & Writer

Edie Terreson

Former Equity Fund Manager & Stock Analyst

Pastor Ruby Eldridge

Founder Emeritus

Pure Word Ministries

William (Bill) Watts - Of Counsel

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

Prichard Preparatory School