David Sanders is a Distribution Control Center Supervisor for the Company’s Central Distribution Control Center. The role of the Central Distribution Control Center is to maintain control of Alabama Power’s power distribution system for the Company’s territory in central and southeast Alabama and the Mobile area at certain times of the day. In this capacity, David also serves as a liaison between the Company’s accounting functions and power delivery in the areas covered as well.
David grew up in Eutaw, Alabama, and graduated from The University of Alabama in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and Business Administration and a Second Major in Corporate Finance. He graduated from Auburn University – Montgomery in 1991 with a Master of Business Administration Degree.
In addition to various professional responsibilities, David is active at St. James United Methodist Church in Montgomery. He is also a member of the Montgomery Lions Club for which he served as a board member and serves on the Baptist Medical Center East Advisory Board. He is active with several charitable causes and organizations, most notably Brantwood Children’s Home and Young Life-Montgomery. Most recently, he participated in Montgomery’s highly successful 2016 Real Men Wear Pink campaign to help benefit the American Cancer Society.
David has served in a leadership capacity in a number of organizations: president of the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce, president of the Wetumpka Lions Club, past board member of the Elmore County Community Foundation, the Elmore County Economic Development Authority, the River Region United Way, the Elmore County Partnership for Children and Junior Achievement of East Alabama-West Georgia. David is also a graduate of the 2003-2004 Leadership Elmore County class.
David and his wife, Leslie, live in Montgomery and have two children, Brittany Leigh and Blake David, and a son-in-law, Ralph Norman.
Immediate Past President-CHAD BRYAN
Chad received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from the University of Alabama in 2000, followed by a law degree from the University of Alabama in 2003.
Upon graduation, Chad moved to Montgomery to accept employment with the law firm of Capell & Howard, P.C. Now a shareholder in the firm, Chad generally focuses his practice on defending lawsuits involving personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Chad enjoys spending time with his wife, Krystal. They stay busy with their daughters, Savannah Grace (4) and Leslie Claire (3).
Lions Club members will be interested to know that Chad grew up in the same rural Coffee County community that produced our own Clinton Carter.
1st Vice President-Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor is a financial and insurance agent and has been with Farmers Financial Services for over 15 yrs. He is married to Melissa and they have 5 children, 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The enjoy travelling, cooking and playing with their grandkids.
2nd Vice President-Amy Strickland
After meeting her husband in Dothan and graduating from Troy University, Amy moved with her family to Montgomery, Al in the summer of 1996. She has served as office manager with McPhillips Shinbaum for the past 23 years, additionally using her paralegal degree to work on personal injury cases with the senior attorneys.
As a member of the Montgomery Lions club, she has served as Board Secretary, co-chair & chair of the annual Chili Cook-off held each October for the past 4 years.
Amy also provides treasury services for the Fitzgerald Museum and Bellwood HOA. She sits on the executive board for the Cancer Wellness Foundation and Fitzgerald Museum. She is a member of SHRM, NAPA, and the ABA.
Amy is married to Terry and they have 2 children: Stacey (31) and Jonathan (29) and 2 grandchildren: Makayla (12) and Grace (8). Amy and Terry reside in Prattville, Al. and enjoy spending time & traveling with their family.
Wes Blake is a CPA and has been with Aldridge, Borden and Company for over 15 years. He is married to Callis and they have 3 children: Fuller (6), Emily James (4) and Charlie (1). Wes was born in Montgomery and graduated from Auburn University in 2004. He is a member of First Baptist Church, treasurer of the Landmarks Foundation, and past president of the Montgomery Auburn Club.