About Us

Our Staff

Elizabeth Stevens
Elizabeth Stevens
President & Chief Executive Officer

Carol Hunter
Carol Hunter
Director of Communications

Clayton Ratledge
Clayton Ratledge
BID Operations Manager

Fred Rendfrey
Fred Rendfrey
Director of Downtown Economic Development

Denise Browning
Denise Browning
Incentives and Business Assistance

Tracie Strickland
Tracie Strickland
Program Coordinator


Karrie Maurin
Karrie Maurin
Director of Design


Amanda Jones
Amanda Jones
Finance Director

Board of Directors 2016-2017

Chairman of the Board

John Arendall, Regions Bank*

Vice Chairman for Economic Development

Jeremy Milling, Milling Commercial Realty*

Vice Chairman for Public Realm

Margo Gilbert, The Battle House Hotel*

Vice Chairman for Strategic Initiatives

John Dukes, Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse, P.C.

Vice Chairman for Membership & Marketing

Matthew LeMond, O'Daly's Irish Pub


Rebecca Byrne, Community Foundation of South Alabama*

Immediate Past Chairman

Jeb Shell, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors


John Browning, Burr & Forman LLP

Pete Burns, Burns Cunningham & Mackey, P.C.*

Stephen Carter, S & A Investment Strategies*

Mike Cowart, Cowart Hospitality Services, LLC

Daniel Dennis, Roberts Brothers

Russ Ford, iBERIABANK*

Monica Garsed, Mobile Gas

Marc Geis, C Spire

The Very Reverend Beverly Findley Gibson, Christ Church Cathedral*

Allen E. “Teeto” Graham, Phelps Dunbar LLP*

Robert Hope, USA Foundation*

Ginna Inge, The Steeple on St. Francis*

Richard Inge, Inge and Associates*

Brian Leathers

Arthur J Madden, Madden and Soto*

Bruce McGowin, Hand Arendall

Lee Mitchell, Trustmark Bank

Jay Olensky, Olensky Office Supplies*

John Peebles, NAI-Mobile*

Self Radcliff, The Radcliff-Schatzman Group

Jill Stork, Alabama Power Company

Joseph P. Toole, The Retirement Systems of Alabama*

Jay Weber, ServisFirst

Sam Covert, (Honorary Director)

Cooper Thurber, Phelps Dunbar LLP, (Honorary Director)

The Honorable Merceria Ludgood, Mobile County Commission-President