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2021-2022 Board of Directors

Birmingham Zoo, Inc.

Board Officers

Nancy Collat Goedecke, Chair
Mayer

Thomas E. Sisson, Vice-Chair
Warren Averett

Austin Davis, Treasurer
Wholesale Banking – Synovus

Lee McKinney, Secretary
McKinney Capital

Robert Aland, Immediate Past Chair
SouthState Bank

Board Members

Alexia B. Borden
Alabama Power Company

Leigh Collier
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Jack Darnall
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

Kelvin Datcher
City of Birmingham
Office of Mayor Randall L. Woodfin

Will French
Dunn Investment Company

Joseph B. Hampton (Joe)
Spire, Inc.

Gaynell H. Hendricks
Jefferson County

Joshua Jones
E source

Randall W. Jordan (Randy)
Bryant Bank

Philippe W. Lathrop
Lathrop Helmers and Associates
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Mary Pat Lawrence
Protective Life Corporation

Wally Nall, III
Nall Development Corporation

Jerry F. Perkins Jr.
Vulcan Materials Company

Britt Redden
Community Volunteer

Ex-Officio

Chris Pfefferkorn
Presideny & CEO, Birmingham Zoo

Gabe Harris
Junior Board President, Birmingham Zoo
Fairhope Brewing Co.

Emeritus

Arthur C.P. Henley, Emeritus
Birmingham Printing & Publishing

Colin H. Luke, Emeritus
Waller, Landsden, Dortch & Davis LLP

Michael D. Thompson, Emeritus
Thompson Tractor

Jesse S. Vogtle, Jr., Emeritus
Waller, Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP