The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) announced retired AT&T Alabama President Fred McCallum has been named interim president and CEO on Thursday. McCallum is a former BBA chairman.
“We are proud to have Fred join the BBA in this transitional time,” said Nancy Goedecke, 2019 Chairwoman of the BBA. “His leadership and prominence in the business community – both local and statewide – will ensure the BBA remains on solid ground during the search for a permanent CEO. We are confident Fred will set a strong example of collaboration and cooperation for the organization moving forward.”
In addition to serving as Chairman of the BBA in 2013, McCallum was an active member of the Public Policy Committee for many years and served in volunteer roles during the creation of the BBA in 2009 and in its first strategic plan, Blueprint Birmingham. He will oversee daily operations of the BBA during the search for a permanent president and CEO, being conducted by the BBA’s Executive Committee.
“I’m excited to return to the work of the BBA and serve its investors and the Birmingham business community in this role,” said McCallum. “My priorities will be to ensure that the BBA remains focused on growing jobs in the Birmingham region and that we are meeting the needs of our investors. This isa transformative time for Birmingham and the BBA, as we recognize our 10th year of helping our region grow.”
McCallum is taking over for current BBA CEO Brian Hilson who announced his resignation last month in order to take another economic development position in the state. His new position has yet to be announced.