Bird & Kamback Architects
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Darryl Bird is a principal architect with Bird & Kamback Architects in Huntsville, Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1987 and has been in the field of architecture since that time, becoming a registered architect in 1992. Along with Greg Kamback, he founded Bird & Kamback Architects in 1998. Bird & Kamback is a full-service architectural firm, designing a wide array of building types throughout North Alabama and southern middle Tennessee. His portfolio of projects includes residential, commercial, educational, and religious buildings, with an emphasis on sustainable design. A LEED-Accredited Professional with specialties in Homes and Neighborhood Development, Darryl served on the State Board of the United States Green Building Council from 2011 through 2013. He served on the State Board of the United States Green Building Council from 2011 through 2013, and has been a member of the North Alabama branch since 2009. The chapter serves to fulfill the USGBC's mission: "To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life." Since 1995, Darryl has been an instructor in the Interior Design Certificate Program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he teaches classes in architectural space planning and design. Since 2012 he has blogged on the subject of architecture. His blog, http://www.architectureconnections.net, explores the connections between architecture and the world around us. Darryl is a past president of the American Institute of Architects, North Alabama Chapter. He has served on the chapter’s board in several capacities and currently resides as a Director. The chapter represents architects across all of North Alabama. Its purpose is to serve member architects, affiliated partners, and the public at large by connecting, informing, educating, and promoting architecture.
Chairman of the Board and CEO
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Randy Buckner is the Director of Research and Development at Avion Solutions in Huntsville, Alabama, where he is responsible for expanding advanced Army technologies into the commercial sector. Now retired after 36 years of federal service, Mr. Buckner is a member of the Energy Huntsville (EH) initiative, which is working to diversify the region’s workforce and economy to include energy applications and innovations. Avion was one of EH’s first corporate sponsors. Avion provides extensive engineering and logistical-support services to the Army’s aviation community in Huntsville, as well as in several locations throughout the United States. In federal service, Mr. Buckner served as Chief of the Sustainment Engineering Division, Aviation Engineering Directorate, Redstone Arsenal. He was responsible for management of critical safety items for all aviation systems, conformance and compliance oversight for alternate source vendors, and other sustainment engineering functions. Mr. Buckner also serves on the board of the Huntsville chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. The local chapter promotes the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry while fostering action for sustainable development. Away from the professional world, Mr. Buckner has a 20kW photovoltaic solar system installed on his homestead in Limestone County. His system is grid-tied under the 2014 TVA Green Power Providers program.
TMT Group Inc.
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Edwan O’Neal is the Coordinator for the Upward Bound program at the North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence (NACEE), located in Huntsville, Alabama, where he provides educational services to first generation, low-income, and underrepresented high school students. The main objective is to ensure students graduate from high school and enroll into post secondary education. The program services students in Huntsville City, Madison City, and Madison County Schools. Since 2011, Mr. O’Neal and his team have been fortunate to build relationships and partnerships with businesses & industries such as Technology Management Training Group, Hudson Alpha Institute, Childress Accounting, Space & Rocket Center Education Department, as well as colleges and universities such as Alabama A & M University, Tuskegee University, Oakwood University, University of Alabama Huntsville, Calhoun Community College, and Drake State Community & Technical College. These partnerships have provided an opportunity to enhance the learning capacity and leadership development for students in the program. Prior to NACEE, Edwan served as a director in the department of student affairs at Alabama A&M University. He was also employed as the assistant director of admissions/ recruitment at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mr. O’Neal is actively involved in the community working with several organizations and non-profits. He is an Alumnus of Leadership Huntsville/ Madison County Connect Class 9 and a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Colloquium Cohort IV. Edwan graduated from University of West Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Master’s Degree in Counseling/Psychology. He is currently completing his doctoral degree in Higher Educational Leadership. Edwan is married to Kandace O’Neal and they have an amazing young son, Karson. In addition to his many responsibilities, he is a keynote speaker, event manager, and educational consultant. He also coaches basketball at Columbia High School.
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As President of Media Fusion, Richard Williams manages the company's corporate office in Huntsville, AL, including all the systems and processes that support contracts and employees around the country. He also oversees the Media Fusion communications team and multimedia studio, which operate out of the Huntsville office and provide multimedia services to the company’s government contracts and commercial customers. Since joining Media Fusion in 2007, Richard has spearheaded high-profile projects for clients like NASA, the US Army, the Department of Energy, and numerous private-sector companies around the country. Richard is a Huntsville native, Auburn University alum (’89), and self-proclaimed technology enthusiast. He understands how to put ever-evolving technology to work in marketing, resulting in solid solutions for clients. Before joining Media Fusion, Richard served as Marketing Director for Three Springs, a nationwide group of treatment centers. He was also a Senior Account Manager for Benton Newton and Vice President of Operations for American Exhibitions Services. Visit Media Fusion at www.fusiononline.com