Display all Bios
Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Ms. Byrd is the chairman and chief executive officer of GlobalTech Financial, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, which she founded in 2000. GlobalTech specializes in business process outsourcing and financial consulting. Ms. Byrd also serves on the boards of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
Mr. Cooper is the vice chairman of Cooper/T. Smith Corporation, a privately held corporation that is one of the largest stevedoring and maritime-related firms in the United States. Cooper/T. Smith Corporation has operations on the East, West and Gulf Coasts of the United states in over 37 ports, with additional operations in South America. Cooper/T. Smith Corporation has diversified business interests, including warehousing, terminal operations, tugboats, push boats, barging and restaurants. He also serves as a director of Alabama Power Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Southern Company, and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.
Mr. DeFosset is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Walter Industries, Inc., a diversified public company. During his leadership, Walter Industries was a leader in water infrastructure products, metallurgical coal and natural gas, homebuilding and mortgage financing. Mr. DeFosset currently serves on the boards of Terex Corporation, National Retail Properties and ITT Corporation.
Mr. Di Piazza is the former global chief executive officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). His 36-year career at PwC included 30 years as a partner, during which he served as chairman and senior partner at PwC US and was a member of the firm's Global Leadership Team. After his retirement from PwC, Mr. Di Piazza joined Citigroup, where he served as vice chairman of the Global Corporate and Investment Bank from 2011 until 2014. Mr. Di Piazza currently serves on the boards of AT&T, ProAssurance Corporation and Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.
Mr. Fast is the former chief executive officer of Crane, Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products. Prior to joining Crane, Co., he worked for Salomon Brothers and later Solomon Smith Barney, where he ultimately became co-head of Global Investment Banking and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Fast serves on the boards of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., the Lord Abbett Family of Funds and the privately-held National Integrity Life Insurance Co.
Mr. Johns joined Protective Life Corporation in 1993, and currently serves as the chairman and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Protective Life, he was with Sonat, Inc. as executive vice president and general counsel. Mr. Johns was a founding partner of the law firm Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. He also serves as a director of The Southern Company, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama and Genuine Parts Company.
Ms. Marshall is the former president of The Americas, MasterCard International, Inc., where she was responsible for building all aspects of MasterCard’s issuance and acceptance business in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. She was selected by Forbes.com as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” in 2004 and 2005 and named to Fortune’s top 100 Business Women in 2003. She serves on the boards of ConAgra Foods, Inc. and Global Payments, Inc.
Ms. Matlock is the former president and chief executive officer of Birmingham’s Innovation Depot, Inc., a biotechnology and information technology incubation center. Ms. Matlock is past chairman of the National Business Incubation Association and previously served on the board of managers of Ascension Health Ventures. She currently serves on the board of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama.
Dr. Maupin is the former president of Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He serves as Chair of the Regions Community Development Corporation, the Company’s non-profit corporation dedicated to providing technical assistance for affordable housing, small business and community development initiatives. He also serves on the boards of LifePoint Health, Inc. (formerly LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.), VALIC Company I, VALIC Company II and HealthSouth Corporation.
Mr. McCrary is the former president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Alabama Power Company, a public utility company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Southern Company. Mr. McCrary’s career at Alabama Power spanned over 30 years, where he held various positions of increased responsibility within The Southern Company.
Mr. Prokopanko is the former president and CEO of The Mosaic Company, one of the world's leading producers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. A 35-year veteran of the agriculture industry, Mr. Prokopanko also held leadership roles with Cargill, Inc., including work in international operations. He currently serves on the boards of Vulcan Materials Company and Xcel Energy Inc.
Mr. Styslinger is the chairman and chief executive officer for Altec, Inc., a leading equipment and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications and contractor markets. He serves on the boards of Altec, Inc., Vulcan Materials Company, Workday, Inc. and the Business Council of Alabama.
Mr. Suquet is the chairman, president and chief exective officer of the privately-held Pan-American Life Insurance Group, a leading provider of insurance and financial services throughout the Americas. He also serves on the boards of Ochsner Health System and The American Council of Life Insurers. He is a former Class B Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where he served as chairman of the Retail Payments Office Oversight Committee. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch.