Recognizing Community Leaders For More Than 20 Years

The Kiwanis Club of Birmingham with its Birmingham Business Hall of Fame annually selects business leaders who have exemplified strong leadership and made extraordinary contributions to the Greater Birmingham area. The 550-plus members of the downtown Kiwanis invite the community to join them as they recognize these outstanding business leaders in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 pm. The event will be livestreamed on the Kiwanis Facebook page. You can also request the event link by emailing

The 2020-21 Inductees into the Birmingham Business Hall of Fame

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


How we select honorees

A committee of Kiwanis members carefully considers nominees made by the membership 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 area.
2. Normally, the recipient should be the chief executive and/or founder of a company or in a major leadership role of a company or organization that has developed, matured or expanded under his/her leadership.
3. The individual receiving the award has demonstrated leadership that is responsible for substantial positive change in commerce, industry, education, employment or other areas and may be living or deceased.
4. Nominees should be leaders of enterprises located in the Greater Birmingham area.
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.


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.


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


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


Henry C. Goodrich

Richgood Corporation

Wallace D. Malone

SouthTrust Corporation

Katherine M. McTyeire

Iron Art, Inc.

Louis Pizitz


Louis J. Willie

Booker T. Washington Insurance Company


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.


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


Douglas Arant

Bradley Arant

Miller Gorrie

Brasfield & Gorrie

Bernard Monaghan Jr.

Vulcan Materials Company

John W. Woods

AmSouth Bank


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


Garry Neil Drummond

Drummond Company, Inc.

Drayton Nabers, Jr.

Protective Life Insurance

Fred W. Sington

Fred Sington Sporting Goods

Frank E. Spain

Spain & Gillon


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


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

Michael Goodrich

BE&K, Inc.

J.R. McWane

McWane, Inc.

William McWane

McWane, Inc.

James R. McWane

McWane, Inc.


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


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


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


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


Thomas J. Adams


Mother Angelica


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


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