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Ammons named Birmingham Business Alliance CEO

The Birmingham Business Alliance has named Steve Ammons as CEO. An organization insider, Ammons will take the reins May 30.

“I am excited to expand my service to the seven-county Greater Birmingham region with the BBA,” he said. “Birmingham has more opportunities in front of us than ever before.”

“I look forward to working closely with the team, our investors and our partners in the community to advance economic growth and regional cooperation together.”

BBA executives praised Ammons’ expertise and experience.

“When we began the process of identifying a new CEO, the goal was to identify a successful candidate who understands the unique fabric of the Birmingham community and who would also bring immediate credibility and confidence to the role,” said BBA Board Chair Greg Curran, chairman of Maynard Nexsen. “Steve Ammons has shown great leadership to the BBA over the years, and we are all energized by his thoughtful vision for the organization’s future.”

Spire Alabama President and incoming BBA Board Chairman Joe Hampton touted Ammons’ ability to build relationships.

“Steve Ammons has demonstrated experience in understanding what it takes to support businesses of all sizes,” Hampton said. “He is a proven relationship-builder whose commitment to collaboration will set the organization up for long-term success.”

Ammons, a small business owner, is a Navy veteran and served two terms on the Vestavia Hills City Council. He is a Jefferson County commissioner and serves as the chairman of the Economic Development Committee and Information Technology Committee.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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