Issac McCoy

 William Isaac McCoy, who goes by “Isaac,” is an educator, professional mentor, and business development executive skilled at navigating the busy intersection of nonprofits, public entities, corporations, and social impact investments. A former White House Appointee in the Obama Administration, leading economic policies and initiatives to support the growth and sustainability of minority-owned businesses, Isaac…

David Gay Jr.

Mr. David Gay, Jr. attended Druid High School and graduated from the University of Alabama with a Master of Social Work (MSW).  Mr. Gay was the first Black CEO of Bryce Hospital. He has served on numerous Boards throughout the City and is very active in community and civic affairs.  The Grand Marshall of the…

Tripp Powell

Tripp Powell is a former owner of Kuykendall & Powell Oil Co., Inc., a convenience store and wholesale fuel distributor, in Tuscaloosa.  He has served as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Petroleum and Convenience Marketers of Alabama. He is a second term appointee by the Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s office to the…

Tripp Rogers

My name is Walter Rogers (Tripp) and I am one of the owners of Innisfree Irish Pub.  I came to Tuscaloosa in 1990 to attend the University of Alabama and graduated in1995.  Following graduation, I worked on the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.  After the Olympics finished I moved back to Tuscaloosa to open Planet…

Will Adams

Will Adams is the Veteran Justice Outreach Specialist at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, a position he assumed in March 2016.  Mr. Adams is the son of a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and was raised predominantly in the Southeast.  In 1999, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia Southern University and…

NaTa'Sha Black

NaTa’sha Black joined the Chamber staff in September 2019. She coordinates the workforce training efforts throughout the nine-county region of West Alabama Works/Region 3 Workforce Development Council.  She assists with the planning, promoting and execution of WOW 2.0 for high school seniors and post-secondary students, as well as overseeing the Automotive and Manufacturing Clusters as…

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick Kennedy is the President of Sealy Management Company.  Headquartered in Tuscaloosa, the Sealy organization owns and manages over 9,500 apartments in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and South Carolina, including almost 3,900 in Tuscaloosa and Northport.  The company also leases commercial and office space in several cities.  Mr. Kennedy serves on the Leadership Council for the…

Female AVI

Princess N Norwood was born and raised here in Tuscaloosa, AL, graduating from Central High School and attending Shelton State on a basketball scholarship where she earned her associates degree in Science. Norwood later earned a soccer scholarship at Shelton State in which she went on to pursue and graduate with a certification in Group…

Qadeem Ali Hassan

Qadeem Hassan was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1992. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 2011 and furthered his education at Shelton State Community College and the University of Alabama. In 2016, he dedicated his life to pursuing a professional career in the bar industry. Hassan currently works at Session Bar in…

Richard Henry

Richard is a life long resident of Tuscaloosa. He is a graduate of Central High School and has a degree in Building Science from Auburn University. Richard is the broker and owner of Druid City Properties where they invest and manage houses, apartments, office buildings and warehouse space. They focus on value add opportunities through…