TechBirmingham Board of Directors

TechBirmingham’s board of directors is a who’s who list of technology executives and decision makers in all areas of the technology ecosystem. You can also view our full time team here.


Deon Gordon, President
CEO, TechBirmingham

Maria Underwood, Chairperson
President, Birmingham Bound

Russ Dorsey, Vice Chair
Manager of Information Services, Kassouf & Co.

Matt Hottle, Vice President and Past Immediate Chair
Co-Founder & Partner, Redhawk Advisory

Larry Pirkle, Treasurer
Partner, Warren Averett

Mike Girouard, Asst. Treasurer
Executive VP of Sales, Aesto Health


Board of Directors

(*) bold indicates an executive committee member

Ben Branch
ITAC Solutions; Partner & Director, IT Solutions

Chase Morrow
Deploy; President

Curt Carver

Deon Gordon
TechBirmingham; CEO

Kim Lee
Forge; Founder

Larry Pirkle
Warren Averett; Partner

Matt Hottle
Redhawk; Founder & CEO

Mike Girouard
Aesto Health; Executive Vice President of Sales

Russ Dorsey
Kassouf & Co.; Manager of Information Services

Sri Karra
Jefferson County; CIO

Steve Sebastian
Viva Health; Executive Director of IT/IS

Waymond Jackson
Ed Farm; CEO

Abby Guerin Russell
Innovation Depot; Chief Development Officer

Brandi Miller
Regions Bank; EVP, Digital Product & Business Partner Management

Christopher Kramer
Brasfield & Gorrie; CIO

Donnie Garvich
SecturaSOFT; Senior Director of Technology

Dustin Dew
Protective Life; Innovation Lead

Grant Woolwine
KEYSYS; Chief Commercial Officer

Jay Brandrup
Kinetic; Principal

Joe Dunsmore
BCBS of Alabama; Deputy CIO

Jonathan Cortis
CGI; Director of Consulting Services

Josh Carpenter
Southern Research; President & CEO

Justin Tanner
Verizon; Director, Public Policy and Strategic Alliances

Keith Owens
Fortinet; President

Kellie Clark
gener8tor; Managing Director

Libby Romano
Alabama Power; Digital Strategy Manager

Martha Underwood
Prismm; Founder

Matthew Kohler
Protective; SVP & CTO

Michael Landes
Contrast Security; Global Serverless Sales Manager

Mike Shaw
Alabama House of Representatives; Representative (District 47)

Neill Wright
Bronze Valley; Executive Director

Patrick McLendon
City of Birmingham; CTO

Rashida Reese
ReBirth Marketing & Consulting; President & CEO

Ron Houston
Houston Resource Group; Founder

Ronit Ron
360 Mpowermint; Founder & President

Taffye Clayton, Ph.D.
Auburn University; Associate Provost and Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity

Tom Lamkin
Phone Restore; Owner

Victor Brown
BBA; Vice President of Business Development