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Officers and Board of Directors

Executive Committee​

President: Richard Bailey, Montgomery
Vice President: Matthew Downs,  University of Mobile

Secretary: Mark Wilson, Auburn University

Membership Secretary: Maiben Beard, Auburn University

Treasurer: Gayle Thomas, Abbeville


Immediate Past President: Ruth Truss, University of Montevallo


At-large Members: Susan Reynolds, Graydon Rust


Click here to read biographies of the first fifty presidents.


Board of Directors​
2024 - 2027 Term

Haley Aaron, Alabama Department of Archives and History

Caity Bell, Landmarks of DeKalb County

Mike Bunn, History Blakeley State Park

Beth Hunter, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Theo Moore, Hiztorical Vision Productions

Howard Robinson, Alabama State University

Christine Sears, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Jarrod Smitherman, J.B. Pennington High School

2023 - 2026 Term

Amber Broadhead, Edgewood Elementary School

Blake Busbin, Alabama State Department of Education

Deidre Dees, Poarch Band of Creek Indians

Ashley Dumas, University of West Alabama

Hannah Garmon, City of Birmingham

Josephine Bolling McCall, Elmore Bolling Initiative

Anna Mullican, Oakville Indian Mounds

Shari Williams, Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project

2022 - 2025 Term

Emily Blejwas, Alabama Folklife Association

Dana Chandler, Tuskegee University Archives

Kerry Dunaway, Clarke County Historical Association

Linda Felton-Smith, Troy

Christopher Maloney, Encyclopedia of Alabama

Donna Manson, Montgomery

Susan Reynolds, Alabama Heritage

Graydon Rust, Alabama Humanities Alliance

The Alabama Review

Matthew Downs, Editor

Michael Robinson, Book Review Editor



Mark Wilson, Auburn University


Chriss Doss, Birmingham

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