Recognizing Community Leaders For More Than 20 Years

The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham annually selects business leaders who have exemplified strong leadership and made extraordinary contributions to the Greater Birmingham area. Those individuals are inducted into the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame. To date, the club has inducted 147 prominent business leaders into this prestigious Hall of Fame. The 500-plus members of the downtown Kiwanis club invite the community to join them as they recognize these outstanding business leaders in a ceremony during the fourth week in August.

For the first time in its 26 year history, Kiwanis is opening nominations to other Birmingham business and civic organizations.

THE CLASS OF 2024 WILL BE CELEBRATED DURING THE FOURTH WEEK OF AUGUST 2024

The Harbert Center

The 2023 Inductees into the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame

Dr. Will Ferniany, UAB Health System

Col. James W. Sloss, Sloss Furnace

A. Page Sloss, Sr., Sloss Real Estate

Pete Sloss, Sloss Real Estate

Carrie Tuggle, The Tuggle Institute

Odessa Woolfolk, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

How we select honorees

A committee of Kiwanis members carefully considers nominations and take into account the following criteria:

1. The individual has actively engaged in an endeavor that has had substantial positive economic impact on the Greater Birmingham are
5. Consideration will also be given to institutional change and its positive growth/impact to the Greater Birmingham community, job creation, economic contribution or any other
positive impact on the Birmingham area.

Birmingham Business Hall of Fame Inductees

1997

Joseph S. Bruno
Bruno’s Incorporated

Ehney A. Camp Jr.
Liberty National Life Insurance Company

Emory O. Cunningham
Southern Progress Corporation

Dr. A. G. Gaston
Gaston Enterprises

Robert E. Luckie Jr.
Luckie & Company

Elton B. Stephens
EBSCO Industries, Inc.

1998

Wallace R. Bunn
BellSouth Corporation

John M. Harbert III
Harbert Corporation

Emil C. Hess
Parisian, Inc.

Caldwell Marks
Motion Industries, Inc.

Thomas E. Rast
Lawrence Arendall Humphries

Dr. Joseph F. Volker
University of Alabama at Birmingham

1999

Houston A. Brice Jr.
Brice Building Company

Harry B. Brock Jr.
Compass Bank

Charles W. Ireland
Vulcan Materials Company

Thomas W. Martin
Alabama Power Company

William J. Rushton III
Protective Life Corporation

Hall W. Thompson
Thompson Tractor Company

2000

Henry C. Goodrich
Richgood Corporation

Wallace D. Malone
SouthTrust Corporation

Katherine M. McTyeire
Iron Art, Inc.

Louis Pizitz
Pizitz

Louis J. Willie
Booker T. Washington Insurance Company

2001

Dr. Neal R. Berte
Birmingham-Southern College

Thomas E. Bradford
Bradford and Company

John Joseph Eagan
American Cast Iron Pipe Company

Stanley Mackin
Regions Financial Corporation

William M. Spencer III
Motion Industries, Inc.

2002

Frank H. Bromberg Jr.
Bromberg and Company, Inc.

Sallie C. Creel
Thrifty Car Rental

Clarence B. Hanson
The Birmingham News Company

James C. Lee Jr.
Buffalo Rock Company

2003

Douglas Arant
Bradley Arant

Miller Gorrie
Brasfield & Gorrie

Bernard Monaghan Jr.
Vulcan Materials Company

John W. Woods
AmSouth Bank

2004

Joseph M. Farley
Alabama Power Company

Crawford T. Johnson III
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.

Ted C. Kennedy
B E & K, Inc.

Mervin T. Sterne
Sterne, Agee & Leach

Lee J. Styslinger Jr.
ALTEC Industries

2005

Houston Blount
Vulcan Materials Company

Dr. Thomas E. Corts
Samford University

James A. Head
Heads Incorporated

Charles Linn
Linn Ironworks and
The National Bank of Birmingham

Frank P. Samford
Liberty National Life Insurance Company

Frank P. Samford Jr.
Liberty National Life Insurance Company
and Torchmark Corporation

2006

Braxton Bragg Comer
Avondale Mills

Lee McGriff Jr.
McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.

John T. Milner
Milner Coal & Iron Company

Emmet O’Neal
O’Neal Steel, Inc.

2007

Afton M. Lee Sr.
Afton Lee Grocery

Dr. Charles A. McCallum Jr.
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sabert Oglesby Jr.
Southern Research Institute

Herbert C. Stockham Sr.
Stockham Valves & Fittings, Inc.

Allan H. Woodward
Woodward Iron Company

2008

Hugh Daniel
Daniel International Corporation

Robert Jemison
Birmingham Railway, Light & Power Company

Robert Jemison Jr.
Jemison Real Estate and Insurance Company

Eugene Moor Jr.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

James T. Stephens
EBSCO Industries, Inc.

2009

Dr. A. Derrill Crowe
ProAssurance Corporation

Henry F. DeBardeleben
Alabama Fuel and Iron Company

Dr. S. Richardson Hill, Jr.
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Paul Jones, Jr.
Compass Bancshares, Inc. and Compass Bank

2010

Garry Neil Drummond
Drummond Company, Inc.

Drayton Nabers, Jr.
Protective Life Insurance

Fred W. Sington
Fred Sington Sporting Goods

Frank E. Spain
Spain & Gillon

2011

Marvin R. Engel
Engel Realty Company

William P. Engel
Engel Realty Company

Glenn Ireland, II
Vulcan Materials Company

William R. Ireland, Sr.
Vulcan Materials Company

Wayne W. Killion, Sr.
Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company

Dr. John W. Kirklin
Kirklin Clinic

2012

Sloan Y. Bashinsky, Sr.
Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc.

Lee C. Bradley, Jr.
Bradley Arant Rose & White, LLP

Charles A. Collat, Sr.
Mayer Electric Supply Company, Inc.

Robert E. Luckie, III
Luckie & Company

2013

Michael Goodrich
BE&K, Inc.

J.R. McWane
McWane, Inc.

William McWane
McWane, Inc.

James R. McWane
McWane, Inc.

2014

Richard E. Anthony
Synovus Financial Corp.

Emmett R. Johnson
Baptist Medical Centers

Susan W. Matlock
Innovation Depot, Inc.

Jim W. Waitzman
Tractor & Equipment Company

Jim Waitzman, Jr.
Tractor & Equipment Company

2015

Gen. Charles C. Krulak
Birmingham-Southern College

Don Logan
Southern Progress Corporation

Stephen D. Moxley
American Cast Iron Pipe Company

Erskine Ramsay
Pratt Consolidated Coal

2016

Mason Davis
Sirote & Permutt, P.C.

Maryam B. Head
Ram Tool & Supply Co., Inc.

Bill Smith, Jr.
Royal Cup Coffee

Hatton C. V. Smith
Royal Cup Coffee

Wm. Michael Warren
Children’s of Alabama /Energen

2017

Sterling Edwards
Edwards Chevrolet

Leon W. Edwards
Edwards Chevrolet

William W. Featheringill
Complete Health

Jay Grinney
HealthSouth Corporation

Bill L. Harbert
B.L. Harbert International

William T. Warren
Warren Knight & Davis

2018

Thomas J. Adams
AutoTec

Mother Angelica
EWTN

Sister Mary Frances Loftin
St. Vincent’s Health System

Michael Calvert
Operation New Birmingham

Ervin Jackson
The Jackson Company

Philip C. Jackson Jr.
The Jackson Company

2019

Jesse Lewis Sr.
Agency 54

John McMahon
Ligon Industries

Kate Nielsen
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

J.B. Schilleci
Supreme Beverage Company

Charles Schilleci
Supreme Beverage Company

Arthur D. Shores
Shores & Lee Law Office, P.C.

Herbert A. Sklenar
Vulcan Materials Company

2020-2021

John Hand
First National Bank of Birmingham

Grayson Hall
Regions Financial Corporation

Elmer Harris
Alabama Power Company

Dr. Basil Hirschowitz
UAB Gastroenterology

Billy Charles Martin
Martin Advertising

William Pettiford
Alabama Penny Savings Bank

Dr. Shelley Stewart
o2ideas

W. Edgar Welden
WeldenField

2022

Kirkwood Balton
Booker T. Washington Insurance

Thomas Jernigan
Marathon Corporation

Dr. Judy Merritt
Jefferson State Community College

Claude Nielsen
Coca-Cola United

David Wood
Wood Fruitticher

John Wood
Wood Fruitticher