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
Amy Zanaty


Amanda Jones
Amanda Jones
Finance Director

Board of Directors 2017-2018

Chairman of the Board

Margo Gilbert, The Battle House Hotel*

Vice Chairman for Economic Development

Jeremy Milling, Milling Commercial Realty*

Vice Chairman for Public Realm

Mary Anne Ball, C Coast Management*

Vice Chairman for Strategic Initiatives

John Peebles, NAI-Mobile*

Vice Chairman for Membership & Marketing

Matt LeMond, O'Daly's Irish Pub


Rebecca Byrne, Community Foundation of South Alabama*


Robert Hope, USA Foundation*

Immediate Past Chairman

John Arendall, Regions Bank*


John Browning, Burr & Forman LLP

Bob Chappelle, S & Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce*

Mike Cowart, Cowart Hospitality Services, LLC

Daniel Dennis, Roberts Brothers

John Dukes, Helmsing Leach Herlong Newman & Rouse, PC

Monica Garsed, Spire

The Very Reverend Beverly Findley Gibson, Christ Church Cathedral*

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

The Honorable Connie Hudson, Mobile County Commission-President*

Ginna Inge, The Steeple on St. Francis*

Richard Inge, Inge and Associates*

Arthur J. Madden, Madden and Soto*

Bruce McGowin, Hand Arendall

Lee Mitchell, Trustmark Bank

Jay Olensky, Olensky Office Supplies*

Jacquitta Powell-Green, Commonwealth National Bank*

Self Radcliff, The Radcliff-Schatzman Group

April Smith, Adams and Reese

Heath Stephens, Hargrove Controls + Automation*

Richard Stimpson, Leavell-Investment Management*

Jill Stork, Alabama Power Company

Joseph P. Toole, The Retirement Systems of Alabama*

Sam Winter, Sam Winter & Co.*

Sam Covert, (Honorary Director)

Cooper Thurber, Phelps Dunbar LLP, (Honorary Director)

Shayla Beaco, City of Mobile, (Mayor Designee)

Matt Golden, LoDa Bier Garten, (Honorary Director)

Tyrone Fenderson, BBVA Compass, (Honorary Director)