Board of Directors

Members of The Alabama 4-H Foundation Board of Directors have corporate powers and responsibilities to raise money on behalf of Alabama 4-H. The board is comprised of business leaders from around the state, as well as representation from 4-H Alumni, The Alabama 4-H State Council, and ex-officio members representing The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and The Alabama 4-H Regional Extension Agents Association.

These men and women believe in the mission of Alabama 4-H and work to provide necessary funding to make sure Alabama young people gain the life skills they need to be productive, successful citizens.


Ben Patrick
Vice President, Commercial
B.L. Harbert International

Vice Chairman

Paul Pinyan
Executive Director
Alabama Farmers Federation

Secretary / Treasurer

Tasha Worden
Alabama Cooperative Extension System-Retired

Board Members


Willard Bowers
Alabama Power-Retired

Becky Thorne Carroll
Red Fox Farm
Colton Cook
President, 4-H State Ambassadors
Dr. Cheryl Davis
C. G. Davis Consulting

Jason Davis
Legislative Affairs Manager
Alabama Power Company

Carter H. Dukes
Scott Dukes & Geisler, P.C.

Betty Gottler
Alabama 4-H Agent-Retired

Jeff Helmes
Director, Public Relations & Communications
Alabama Farmers Federation

Samantha Hendricks
Public Relations
Alabama Farmers Cooperative

Dr. Faye Hall Jackson
Professor, Tuskegee University

Mel Koller
Alabama Farm Credit

Dr. Eric Mackey
State Superintendent of Education

Hal Manly
Retail Relationship Manager

David McCrorie
Sr. Managing Consultant

Mike Pigg
First South Farm Credit-Retired

Suzie Wendland Rhodes
Autauga Farming Company & Wendland Farms
Carl Sanders
Sanders Farm

Eddie Tullis
Poarch Band of Creek Indians

Kendall Williams
Manager, Tourism & Events
Shelby County

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