Fred has lived in Birmingham twice in his life. He returned in 2008 for the second time when he was appointed as President of AT&T Alabama - a position he held until his recent retirement (August 1, 2017).
During his tenure as President of AT&T Alabama, Fred was involved in numerous positions of leadership throughout our community and State. He led the United Way of Central Alabama Fundraising Campaign in 2013, Chaired the Boards of the Birmingham Business Alliance, the Business Council of Alabama, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA), and the Rotary Club of Birmingham, among others.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind Foundation. Fred has been focused on improving the educational
opportunities for our children since 2008. He was a Founder, and served as the first Chairman of the Birmingham Education Foundation Board, which was created in response to public feedback received during the “Yes We Can”
campaign, with the goal to improve the educational opportunities for the students in the Birmingham City Schools. He continues to serve on the Board of the BEF.
Fred has been recognized for his community service - he received the A. G. Gaston Award from the A. G. Gaston Conference in 2014, the Brotherhood and Sisterhood award from the National Conference for Community and Justice,
and the Governor Bob Riley “Building a Better Alabama” award from the Business Council of Alabama in 2015.