Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Community Foundation is please to announce that Brian Hamilton, Edgar Marx, Lissa Tyson and Jared Weinstein are joining the Board of Directors with terms starting in 2018.

Brian Hamilton is president and CEO of Trillion Communications Corp., a national Tier 1 supplier of Telco infrastructure products and services in the connectivity industry. Prior to Trillion, Brian served in a variety of roles at AG Gaston Enterprises, including CEO of AG Gaston Engineering and Managing Director of AG Gaston Construction. A product of the Birmingham City Schools System, Brian and his family reside in the Birmingham metropolitan area.

Edgar Marx Jr, is president of Marx Brothers, Inc., a leading producer of coconut products for the retail grocery and foodservice markets. Edgar serves on the board of the Birmingham Airport Authority, Red Mountain Park Fund, and Leadership Birmingham.  He is a former trustee of the Birmingham Museum of Art and Highlands School; and a former board member of the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama and Leadership Alabama.  Edgar received a BA from the University of Denver.

Lissa Tyson served on the Alabama Regional Board of the American Red Cross, the McWane Science Center Board of Directors, and was a member of the Canterbury United Methodist Church Lucille Beeson Fund committee. She currently serves on the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Advisory Board and the McWane Science Center Foundation Board of Directors. Lissa is a past president of the Junior League of Birmingham, a past chair of the United Way of Central Alabama’s Tocqueville Society, a member of Leadership Birmingham’s Class of 2011, and a member of Leadership Alabama’s Class of 2015-2016. Lissa was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama in 2014.

Jared Weinstein is a native of Birmingham and is currently a Partner at Thrive Capital, a New York-based venture capital firm. Jared serves as a board member to several Thrive investments including Capsule, Justworks, Joyable, Raisin, OpenGov, and was on the founding board of Oscar Health. Prior to Thrive, Jared spent seven years at The White House in various roles. In 2013, he founded the Overton Project, a social investment platform that has focused on scaling national best-in-class impact organizations to Birmingham – specifically Breakthrough Collaborative, Venture for America, and Microsoft’s TEALS computer science program. Jared received a BA in Public Policy from Duke University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.