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Past Board Presidents & Chairs

Thanks to the men and women listed below, they have served the Chamber of Commerce as Chamber Chair/President for at least one term and countless months or years serving on the Board of Directors. Without these leaders we would not be where we are today.


Name Term Served Business
Raymond Yost 1943-44 Yost 5 and 10
W.T. Newton 1944-45 Newton Lumber
William R. Griffin 1945-46 Mayor of Cullman
Elbert Ponder 1946-47 Ponder Department Store
Dr. Charles Bishop 1947-48 Super Druges
Rev. Robert Sapp 1948-49 Bob Sapp Store
Robert A. Young 1949-50 C. Arnold & Son
Andrew Hodge 1950 February - April Brown Service Insurance Company
George Stiefelmeyer 1950-51 Stiefelmeyer Department Store
Rev. Julian McPhillips 1951-52 King Pharr
Russell S. Smith 1952-53 Smith & Grey Insurance
Roy Drinkard 1953-54 Drinkard Chevrolet
Dr. Lowell Clemmons 1954-55 Physician
Hugh Brindley 1955-56 Brindley Grocery
J.W. Arnold 1956-57 C. Arnold & Son
Dr. Frank Stitt 1957-58 Physician
G.W. Ponder, Jr. 1958-59 Ponder Warehouse
Dr. Lowell Clemmons 1959 February - July Physician
Leonard Lumsden 1959-60 Lumsden Oil Company
Claud Wood 1960-61 Cullman Electric Cooperative
G. F. Anderson 1961-62 Anderson Motel Larkwood
Elbert Ponder 1962-63 Subdivision/ Lanson Industries
O.M. Willoughby 1963-64 Willoughby Construction
Bert R. Morgan 1964-65 Morgan Oil Company
Charles Cook 1965-66 Cullman Savings & Loan
Charles Cook 1966-67 Cullman Savings & Loan
Dr. J.L. Below 1967-68 Chiropractor
Austin Dean 1968-69 Dean Oil Company
Bob Bryan 1969-70 The Cullman Times
Ed Oswald 1970-71 Americold
Bob Fields 1971-72 Central Bank
Ray Buchmann 1972-73 Buchmann Tire
Wallace Krout 1973-74 Central Bank
Ed Harbison 1974-75 Valiant Insurance
Johnny Fricke, Jr. 1975-76 Ware, Howell & Fricke
Carl Stiefelmeyer, Sr. 1976-77 Stiefelmeyer Department Store
Ray Buchmann 1977-78 Buchmann Tire
John J. Millins 1978-79 Central Bank
Elliot Free 1979-80 Knight-Free Insurance
Dr. James Bailey 1980-81 Wallace State Community College
Hubert Richter 1981-82 O.F. Richter & Sons
Hayden R. Battles 1982-83 Attorney-at-Law
Don Morgan 1982-84 Morgan Oil Company
Peggy Smith 1984-85 Cullman City Economic Development
Ed Harbison 1985-86 Valiant Insurance
Wallace Krout 1986-87 Krout Insurance
Barry McGriff 1987-88 McGriff Industries
Robin Cummings 1988-89 Peoples Bank of Alabama
Tommy Howard 1989-90 Howard Oil Company
Don David 1990-91 South Trust Bank
Chester Freeman 1991-92 Individual
Clark Branch, Jr. 1992-93 McGriff Industries
Dr. Jerry D. Galin 1993-94 Wallace State Community College
Larry Holt 1994-95 First Alabama Bank
Dr. Thomas Hancock, Jr. 1995-96 Cullman Area Vocational Center
June Holland 1996-97 Buettner Brothers Lumber Company
Steve Glasscock 1997-98 Merchants Bank of Alabama
Dr. Phil Freeman 1998-99 Cullman Internal Medicine
Mike Duke 1999-00 EvaBank
George Pennington 2000-01 Cullman Products
Steve Singleton 2001-02 Bryan Business Solutions
Sonya Hembree 2002-03 Sonya Hembree Agency
Susan Copeland 2003-04 Cullman Regional Medical Center
Paul Bussman, DMD 2004-05 Bussman Family Dentistry
Cheryl Conover 2005-06 The Final Touch
Ed Darling 2006-07 The Cullman Times
Laurie Ewing 2007-08 Wachovia Bank
Steve Murphree, DVM 2008-09 Cullman Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Vicki Hawsey 2009-10 Wallace State Community College
Mickey Parrish 2010-11 State Farm and Financial Services
Rickey Kreps 2011-12 Office Equipment Company, Inc.
Charlie NeSmith 2012-13 Merchants Bank of Alabama
Melissa Cartee 2013-14 Cullman Electric Cooperative
Jim Weidner 2014 March - May Cullman Regional Medical Center
Jason Grimmett 2014-16 Drinkard Development
Sammie Danford 2016-17 United Way of Cullman County
Jason Spann 2017-18 American Proteins, Inc.
Susan Copeland 2018-19 Wallace State Community College
Dr. T.J. Franey 2019 March - May Cullman County Schools



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