Special to Atmore News
The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) announced last week the appointment of five new members to its board of directors – including one local resident – bringing the number of board members to 37.
The new directors will bring industry expertise and represent their respective geographies to provide strategic direction and continued growth around EDPA’s mission.
The five newly appointed board members are:
*Stephanie Bryan, CEO-Chair of Poarch Band of Creek Indians
*Macke Mauldin, CEO-President of Bank Independent
*John Mazyck, Principal at The Frazer Lanier Company
*Ruffner Page, President of McWane, Inc.
*James Rane, Jr., Founder-CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving
Mark Crosswhite, Chairman, President and CEO of Alabama Power Company and Chairman of the EDPA Board of Directors, said input from the new appointees would be a big help in shaping the board’s decision-making process.
“We are encouraged by the incoming members to EDPA’s board,” Crosswhite said. “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 said the new board members would be a welcome and valuable addition.
“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.”