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.


Paul Pinyan
Executive Director
Alabama Farmers Federation

Vice Chairman

Carl Thigpen
Retired, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Protective Life Corporation

Secretary / Treasurer

Thomas R. Elliott
Al Cooperative Extension System

Board Members


Colton Cook
President, 4-H State Ambassadors

Willard Bowers
Alabama Power-Retired

Becky Thorne Carroll
Red Fox Farm
Dr. Cheryl Davis
President/CEO C. G. Davis Consulting

Jason Davis
Legislative Affairs Manager
Alabama Power Company

Betty Gottler
Alabama 4-H Agent-Retired

Dr. Faye Hall Jackson
Professor, Tuskegee University

Mike Kilgore

Dr. Neil Lamb
Vice President for Educational Outreach
Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology

Dr. Eric Mackey
State Superintendent of Education

Hal Manly
Retail Relationship Manager

David McCrorie
Sr. Managing Consultant

Ben Patrick
Vice President
B.L. Harbert International

Mike Pigg
First South Farm Credit

Dan Presley
County Extension Coordinator-Retired

Suzie Wendland Rhodes
Partner, Autauga Farming Company & Wendland Farms

Doug Rigney

Carl Sanders
Sanders Farm

Eddie Tullis
Poarch Band of Creek Indians

The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations made to The Alabama 4-H Foundation are tax deductible according to IRS standards. Contributions can be designated to support a specific 4-H purpose that is important to you, or left unrestricted to be used where the need is greatest.