Top Notch


Our member companies and program attendees receive constant support from the Depot staff.

Our Team

Devon Laney

President & CEO

Sarah McFarland

Director of Programs
& Culture

Blake Cooley

Director of Facility

Desiree Page


Shaun Watts Pollard

Office Manager
& Admin Assistant

Kevin Herren

Director of IT Services

Board of


Board members are strategically selected from top Birmingham companies to ensure the Depot stays at the top of it’s game.

Board of Directors

Scott McGlaun, Chairman

BlueCross BlueShield of AL

Bebe Goodrich

Icebox Coffee

Cecil Bostany

Warren Averett

Greg Canfield

Alabama Department of Commerce

James Childs


Michel Marcoux

Maynard Cooper & Gale

Bill Ritter

Regions Bank

Eric Jack

UAB Collat School of Business

Greg Curran

Maynard Cooper & Gale

James Outland

New Capital Partners

Keith Barfield

Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith

Mike Ross

CB&S Bank

Alan Dean

Targeted Technology Fund

Bob Crutchfield

Innovate Birmingham

Gene Price

Burr & Forman

HB Brantley

Bravis Building Solutions

John McDonald

Integra Water

Lee Smith

BBVA Compass Bank

Scott Adams

Protective Life Corporation

Art Tipton

Southern Research

Brian Bucher

PNC Financial Services Group

Greg Barker

Alabama Power

Iwan Alexander

UAB School of Engineering

Jonathan Geisen

Baker Donelson

Lisa Cooper

City of BHM, Economic Development

Stan Graves

Graco Resources