The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) announced the appointment of five members to its board of directors, bringing the number of the agency’s board members to 37.
According to EDPA, the new appointments bring industry expertise and represent their respective geographies to provide strategic direction and continued growth around the agency’s mission.
The five newly-elected board members are as follows;
- Stephanie Bryan, tribal chair and CEO of Poarch Band of Creek Indians
- Macke Mauldin, CEO and president of Bank Independent
- John Mazyck, principal at The Frazer Lanier Company
- Ruffner Page, president of McWane, Inc.
- James Rane, Jr., vice president of manufacturing of Great Southern Wood Preserving
- Daryl Taylor, vice president & general manager of Airbus America
Of the newly-announced slate of board members, Bryan and Mazyck are past honorees of Yellowhammer 15, a preeminent honor for private sector leaders in the state of Alabama. Additionally, Rane was an honoree of Yellowhammer’s Power and Influence class of 2015.
EDPA chairman and Alabama Power Company chairman, president and CEO Mark Crosswhite stated that the appointees will prove beneficial to the agency.
“We are encouraged by the incoming members to EDPA’s board,” said Crosswhite. “As recognized leaders in their industries and communities, these new directors will help the Board make more comprehensive and impactful decisions.”
EDPA president Greg Barker praised the agency’s board makeup, which consists of business leaders representing a wide range of industries across the state.
“The EDPA Board of Directors provides critical leadership and decision-making to economic development endeavors across the state,” said Barker. “We are proud of the impact we’ve had over our 30-year history, and we know the addition of our five new members will add significant value to ensure a comprehensive representation of business leaders throughout our state.”
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL