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Officers and Board of Directors

Executive Committee​

President: Jim Baggett, Birmingham Public Library

Vice President: Ruth Truss, University of Montevallo

Secretary: Mark Wilson, Auburn University

Membership Secretary: Maiben Beard, Auburn University

Treasurer: Gayle Thomas, Abbeville


Immediate Past President: Ben Severance, Auburn University at Montgomery


At-large Members: Richard Bailey, Susan Reynolds


Click here to read biographies of the first fifty presidents.


Board of Directors​
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

2021 - 2024 Term

John Allison, Morgan County Archives

Annette Bradford, Jackson County Historical Association 

Rhonda Davis, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park 

Ronald Fritze, Athens State University  

Debra Love, Black Heritage Council 

Laura Murray, Auburn

Marty Olliff, Troy University Dothan

Justin Rudder, Alabama Department of Archives and History 

2019-2023 Term

Richard Bailey, Montgomery

Mike Bunn, Blakeley State Park

Carolyn Barske Crawford, Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area

Bert Frandsen, Montgomery

Bert Hitchcock, Auburn

Stanley Moss, Pinson Historical Society

Victoria Ott, Birmingham-Southern College

Tara White, Wallace Community College Selma

The Alabama Review

Matthew Downs, Editor

Michael Robinson, Book Review Editor



Mark Wilson, Auburn University


Chriss Doss, Birmingham

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