Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce announces new board members

FROM STAFF REPORTS

HOOVER – The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce three new board members for 2018.

Matthew Allen, Alison Howell and Mike White were nominated by the board to serve three-year terms, and the Chamber membership unanimously approved their appointment at the Chamber’s monthly membership luncheon on Jan. 18 at the Hoover Country Club.

Allen is the sales manager for Starnes Media, which publishes the Hoover Sun along with six other monthly newspapers around the Birmingham area. He has served in that role since May 2012, and he has been a resident of Hoover for 11 years. He obtained his degree from the University of Georgia.

“I’ve been active in this Chamber for much of my career, and it’s given me many opportunities to network and grow my business,” Allen said. “I’m proud of the work our Chamber does on behalf of Hoover area businesses and am excited to give back by serving the Chamber in this capacity.”

Howell is the government and community relations manager for Alabama Power, having served in that role since October 2016. She resides in Hoover and obtained degrees from the University of Alabama and the Birmingham School of Law.

“The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce has a proven track record of elevating the business community and moving the needle on important initiatives year after year,” Howell said. “With a keen focus on business and economic development, Alabama Power is proud to work closely with the Chamber and support its efforts in retention, recruitment and expansion of industry. I am honored and proud to serve on the Board of Directors and look forward to serving the community I grew up in and will raise my family.”

White, a resident of Hoover, is the general manager of the Riverchase Galleria, having served in that role since October 2016.

“As a long-time Hoover resident, I’m always encouraged by the vision and commitment of this city to economic development,” White said. “I take my position as general manager of Riverchase Galleria very seriously, as the Galleria is truly the catalyst of economic success in Hoover and all of Central Alabama. I’m honored to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Hoover Chamber to continue to foster economic development across the entire region.”

Jerome Morgan Jr., principal owner of Oncort Professional Services and president of the Chamber’s board of directors, said, “I am very excited to bring on these three dynamic business leaders. With their years of experience, vast knowledge of the community and passion for the growth of the Chamber I’m confident they will greatly contribute to the ongoing success of our organization.”

The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce is governed by a 16-member board of directors. Directors serve in staggered three-year terms.