Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Board of Directors is a body of 25 individuals who jointly oversee the activities of the organization. Nineteen members are elected by the board and six members are appointed by the Governor of Alabama.
Trey Granger*, Pike Road, Chair
Trey Granger serves as deputy clerk of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. He is a graduate of University of Alabama School of Law and a Cum Laude graduate of Birmingham-Southern College.
Before his appointment as deputy clerk, he served as general counsel for the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office.
Trey created the nationally acclaimed Art of Democracy project.
He serves on the Alabama Historical Commission, the Board of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Administrative Board of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery and previously served on the Board of Leadership Montgomery, as a community advisor to the Junior League of Montgomery, the Board of Landmarks Foundation, and as an advisor to the PEW Charitable Trust.
Trey and his wife of 28 years, Lilla Cousins Granger, have one daughter Lilla Bea, currently a graduate student. The Grangers enjoy gardening and collecting Alabama-made antiques and works of the Dixie Art Colony.
During his tenure on the Alabama Humanities Foundation, he and other board members have streamlined the Foundation’s annual signature event, now billed as The Colloquium, into a statewide day to honor the impact of the Humanities in our state, region and nation.
Headliners have included: CNN’s Kamau Bell, District Judge Myron Thompson, MSNBC correspondent Joyce Vance, architect and designer Bobby McAlpine, the artist, Nall, and Samford University President Andrew Westmoreland, among others.
The Colloquium is a project that Granger intends to help grow into an nationally recognized event that underscores the meaningful impact of the humanities upon every individual.
Dr. Carmen L. Burkhalter, Florence, Vice Chair
Velma Tribue, Dothan, Treasurer
David Rains, Ft. Payne, Secretary
Ann Florie, Birmingham, Executive Committee-At-Large
R.B. Walker*, Tuscaloosa, Executive Committee-At-Large
Michon Trent, Mobile, Immediate Past Chair
Dr. Joseph Aistrup, Auburn
Dr. Michael Burger, Montgomery
Julian D. Butler, Huntsville
Sally Greenhaw, Birmingham
Janice Hawkins*, Troy
Darren L. Hicks, Birmingham
Dr. Kern M. Jackson, Mobile
Dr. Elliot A. Knight*, Montgomery
Dr. John Kvach, Brownsboro
Sheryl Threadgill-Matthews, Camden
Ed Mizzell, Birmingham
Dr. Mark D. Nelson, Tuscaloosa
Dr. César Roca, Mobile
Brett Shaffer, Birmingham
Lynne Berry Vallely*, Huntsville
Andy Weil, Montgomery
W. Edgar Welden, Birmingham
Dr. Bob Whetstone*, Birmingham
AHF is accepting board nominations:
Any resident of the state of Alabama may submit nominations for Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Board of Directors.
If you are interested in joining AHF’s Board of Directors, email your résumé and contact information to the Nominations Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To nominate someone you know, email a letter of recommendation to the Nominations Committee at email@example.com.
Or mail to: Nomination Committee
c/o Alabama Humanities Foundation
1100 Ireland Way, Suite 202
Birmingham, AL 35205