TITLE: President, Alabama Power Foundation; Executive Director, Alabama Business Charitable Trust Fund; Vice President, Alabama Power Charitable Giving
FOCUS AREAS: Education, arts & culture, environment, health & human services, community life
CONTACT: Online contact form
PROFILE: Myla Calhoun is the president of the Alabama Power Foundation
You can read an excellent article about Calhoun’s vision as president of the foundation here. She was also interviewed by the Southeastern Council of Foundations, and you can read her member highlight article here.
Her professional bio shares:
Myla E. Calhoun is the Vice President for Charitable Giving at Alabama Power Company. She was formerly General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Regional Development and Public Policy for the Birmingham Business Alliance. Ms. Calhoun was responsible for all legal matters and public policy initiatives of the organization. She also led teams responsible for the development of BBA initiatives and programs that enhance the quality of life and create a more livable seven-county region, including regional revitalization, workforce development and education initiatives and young professional engagement.
Ms. Calhoun previously served as legal counsel for United States Pipe and Foundry Company, LLC. At U.S. Pipe, she was directly involved in negotiating project development agreements that led to the site selection and construction of the company's Marvel City Mini-Mill in Bessemer, the first ductile iron pipe facility built in the United States in more than 60 years. Before joining U.S. Pipe, Ms. Calhoun was associated with Spain & Gillon, LLC, where her practice focused on urban renewal and revitalization, municipal finance and governmental affairs. She is Chairwoman of the REV Birmingham Board of Directors and also serves on the board of directors for YWCA of Central Alabama, Birmingham Museum of Art, Indian Springs School, and the Board of Trustees at Tuskegee University.
In June 2013, she was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley to serve on the Governor's College and Career Ready Task Force. Ms. Calhoun is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and The University of Alabama School of Law. She is the proud mother of two daughters.