1st Black CEO of Birmingham Company Alliance methods down just after 4 months

Kenneth Coleman is leaving the Birmingham Company Alliance fewer than 5 months right after becoming the organization’s very first Black president and CEO.

The BBA introduced Coleman’s departure in a information launch Friday, saying he had resigned to acquire a placement as a senior govt for a utility firm in Texas.

Coleman, a former Birmingham Baron and longtime senior govt with Southern Enterprise, joined the BBA on July 20, changing interim president and CEO Fred McCallum.

Coleman arrived to the BBA from the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce in the metro Atlanta space, where he was interim CEO. He also performed next base for the Birmingham Barons in 1993 and 1994.

The BBA reported Friday that McCallum would action back into the job of president and CEO immediately after Coleman’s resignation which requires influence on Nov. 16.

Present BBA Chairman Jim Gorrie expressed self esteem in the organization’s skill to move ahead.

“The outlook for the Birmingham community has never been much more optimistic, and we are decided to capitalize on our momentum and go our metropolis ahead,” Gorrie mentioned in the information launch. “I regret the limited mother nature of Kenny’s phrase with our firm, but I’m supportive of this option for Kenny and his family members. I am self-assured in our changeover approach and the extended-time period strategic prepare we are producing for Birmingham and the BBA.”

At present the BBA is in the remaining phases of developing its lengthy-range strategic strategy, which has been designed more than 18 months with enter from quite a few customers of the local community and BBA team. The BBA’s board has started the search for a new president and CEO, which will be led by incoming BBA Chairman Mark Tarr.

“We are optimistic about our prospective clients and envision this procedure currently being small,” Tarr said. “We experienced a potent record of candidates in our preceding look for and will expedite the method to fill the placement.”

The BBA is the lead economic growth organization for the Birmingham metro place, encompassing Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker counties.