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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-Twenty-three corporate, community, and government leaders from the Birmingham area are the newest members of Birmingham-Southern College's Edward Lee Norton Board of Advisors for Management and Professional Education.

Established in 1974 to honor the memory of the late businessman and Birmingham-Southern alumnus, the board provides "a perpetual forum for mixing the academic and theoretical wisdom of the college with the practical advice of the Birmingham business and professional community." Within the Norton Board are advisory committees for accounting, business administration, health careers, Hess Center for Leadership and Service, international programs, learning technology, liberal arts, mentoring, Master of Arts in Public and Private Management, pre-engineering, and pre-law.

New BSC Norton Board members are:

  • Dr. Kenneth B. Botsford, physician, Southview Medical Group P.C.
  • William Butler, senior vice president, Compass Bank
  • Sandra Mitchell Cleveland, manager, BellSouth
  • Dr. David Dyson, president, Dyson Leadership Institute
  • Ethel H. Hall, vice president, Alabama State Board of Education
  • Marsha Sampson Johnson, vice president, Birmingham division of Alabama Power Co.
  • Afif K. Kanafani, consultant, George S. May International Co.
  • Karole F. Lloyd, managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Sid G. McNeal Jr., vice president, EBSCO International; Bobby G. Neighbors, superintendent, Jefferson County Board of Education
  • Jo Beth Newton, superintendent, Homewood Board of Education
  • Barbara Prosser Owen, manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • James M. Proctor II, vice president and general counsel, McWane Inc.
  • Dena Sarris, senior vice president, The Bank
  • Dr. Kurt Senn, physician, Anesthesiologists Associated, P.C.
  • David Silverstein, principal, Bayer Properties Inc.
  • Carol Ann Smith, partner, Smith & Ely LLP
  • Dr. Clyde T. Stanton, associate professor of chemistry and chair of theDivision of Science and Mathematics at Birmingham-Southern College;
  • Donald B. Sweeney Jr., attorney, Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP
  • Robert W. Tapscott Jr., shareholder of Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C.
  • Floris van Os, international business development consultant
  • Stephen A. Yoder, executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, AmSouth Bank
  • DeLynn Moring Zell, certified financial planner and shareholder, First Financial Group.

Norton, a 1913 BSC graduate and life member of the college's Board of Trustees, owned broadcasting companies in Alabama and Florida and was chairman of the board of Royal Crown Cola, director of the First National Bank of Birmingham and Avondale Mills, and a member of the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve System.


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