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SAWDC is a non-profit organization established in 2008 to do the work of Region 7, a 9-county region in Southwest Alabama.   SAWDC is made up of a 29-member Council governed by a 15-member Board of Directors.  Over 75% of SAWDC's membership represents business and industry within the region.

SAWDC Board of Directors


Lee Lawson, Chairman
Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance

Jill Stork, Vice Chairman
Alabama Power

David Dexter, Secretary
AM/NS Calvert

Sandra Koblas, Past Chairman 
Austal USA

Stephanie Burt
Airbus FAL

Ketrenia Crenshaw
Packaging Corporatin of America / Boise Paper

Bill Hafner
VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering

Ronnie Hall
Georgia Pacific

Frank Jelercic
Central Gulf Industrial Alliance

Ray Marsh

Cleve Poole,
Pioneer Electric Cooperative

Janice Rehm, USA Children's & Women's

Randy Rogers
Evonik Industries

Lesleigh Smith
Performance Contractors

Christopher Valdez
Segers Aero Corporation


Council Members By Location

  • Baldwin
    • Emily Jones, Quincy Compressor
    • Lee Lawson, Baldwin County Economic
      Development Alliance
    • Christopher Valdez, Segers Aero
    • Ken Berga, UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Choctaw
    • Ronnie Hall, Georgia Pacific
  • Clarke
    • Ketrenia Crenshaw, Boise Paper
    • Jesse Quillen, Clarke County Economic Development
  • Conecuh
    • Mark Burgess, South Alabama Gas
  • Escambia
    • Bob Jones, United Bank
    • James (Tim) Martin, Creek Indian Enterprises
    • Greg Brown, Brown Precision, Inc.
  • Mobile
    • David Dexter, AM/NS Calvert
    • Bill Hafner, VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering
    • Sandra Koblas, Austal USA
    • Charlotte Kopf, Associated General Contractors
    • Stephanie Burt, Airbus
    • Janice Rehm, USA Children's & Women's
    • Randy Rogers, Evonik Industries
    • Lesleigh Smith, Performance Contractors
    • Carol Statter, Infirmary Health System
    • Jill Vinson, SSAB
  • Monroe
    • Pete Black, Parson & Whittemore
  • Washington
    • Ken Corley, Olin Chemical
    • Ray Marsh, BASF
  • Wilcox County
    • Cleve Poole, Pioneer Electric
    • George Alford, Wilcox Industrial Development Authority
  • Multiple County Representation
    • Frank Jelercic, Central Gulf Industrial Alliance
    • Jill Stork, Alabama Power
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