Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation announced that Stewart Dansby, Dave Gray and General Charles Krulak are joining the Board of Directors.

Stewart Dansby has worked in the urban planning division of a Birmingham architectural firm, two years in Detroit with an investment counseling firm, and five years with the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce where he was Manager of the Public Affairs Department. He later co-founded a GIS consulting firm, American Cadastre, Inc., also known as “AmCad,” that advises clients on computerized mapping. Stewart currently spends most of his time pursuing personal investments and nonprofit activities. He is the 2016 Chairman of the Society of International Business Fellows, and serves on the boards of Birmingham Landmarks, Inc., Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust, and Friends of Linn Park.

Dave Gray is President and Chief Executive Officer of Daxko, a provider of software and services that enable progressive member-based organizations to serve and engage more people. Daxko has been recognized as the Alabama’s Small Technology Company of the Year by the AITA, three-time winner of Most Admired Tech Company by the Birmingham Business Journal and is a regular on the Fastest Growing Companies in Birmingham list. Dave serves on the board of directors of YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, on the board of directors and strategy committee of McWane Science Center, is a member of Birmingham Venture Club, a member and two-times past chairman of TechBirmingham, and an emeritus member of the Auburn University College of Business advisory council.

General Charles Krulak served 35 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. His last position was as Commandant of the Marine Corps and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Upon his retirement from the Marine Corps, General Krulak joined MBNA America Bank as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MBNA Europe Bank, Ltd.  After four years in this position, he returned to the United States and served as Vice Chairman, MBNA America Bank as Head of Corporate Development, Mergers and Acquisitions. General Krulak retired from MBNA in June, 2005. General Krulak was introduced as the 13th President of Birmingham-Southern College on March 21, 2011, and retired June 30, 2015.

General Krulak currently sits on the Board of Directors of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Corporation and on the Board of Directors of Union Pacific Railroad Corporation. He sits on the Board of the CEO Forum and serves a Director with Aston Villa Football Club in the United Kingdom.  He is an advisor to the Center for Naval Analysis and Human Rights First.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.