Brian Hamilton has been named chair of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the state’s oldest and largest community foundation. The Community Foundation also announced that Rob Blalock, Rashada LeRoy and Guin Robinson are joining the board with terms starting in 2023.
Brian Hamilton is president and CEO of Trillion Communications Corp., one of the fastest growing companies in the Birmingham region. Trillion Communications is 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.
Hamilton is a member of the board of directors of the Birmingham Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club and a trustee of the University of Montevallo. He received his JD from the Birmingham School of Law and BS degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College. A product of the Birmingham City Schools System, Brian and his family reside in the Birmingham metropolitan area.
Rob Blalock serves as President of Brasfield & Gorrie, overseeing operations for approximately $5 billion in annual construction revenues, 39 operating divisions, and more than 300 active job sites.
Since joining Brasfield & Gorrie in 1998, Rob has served in almost every operational role within the company. Originally specializing in commercial construction, his role has expanded to oversee all of Brasfield & Gorrie’s 14 market sectors across 21 states.
Rob and his wife, Liz, live in Birmingham, AL with their four daughters.
Rashada LeRoy is the CEO of LRY Media Group, a solutions agency specializing in experiential events. Since its founding in 2017, LRY has had the honor of producing several major events for companies and organizations such as Alabama 200, Birmingham Freedom Festival, Morehouse Tuskegee Classic and the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2022 World Games.
Prior to founding LRY, Rashada was a senior advertising specialist at Alabama Power, where she served in roles of increasing professional responsibility in the company’s Public Relations department and The Alabama Power Foundation.
Rashada sits on the board of the Alabama Small Business Development Initiative. She is the former board president of The Alabama Classic Foundation has been named one of the Top People to Watch by the Birmingham Business Journal.
Rashada received a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from The University of Alabama. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Guin Robinson is the Dean of Economic Development for Jefferson State Community College. In this role, he is responsible for external funding of the college and works with the JSCC Foundation and various community and economic development organizations throughout the footprint of Jefferson State. He works closely on economic development and workforce initiatives with community, regional and statewide partners.
Guin has long been involved in regional efforts. He served as chairman of the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPC) and also chaired the Birmingham Regional Transit Authority. He was the first full-time mayor of Pell City, Alabama where he was instrumental in improving the safety of Interstate 20 and presided over the city during a period of significant growth.
Robinson is currently a Board member of Personnel Board Jefferson County, The Women’s Foundation of Alabama, St. Vincent’s Hospital Advisory Board and serves as Vice Chair for Advisory Board of the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. He was named by the Alabama Library Association as the Public Official of the Year and is a recipient of the Boys and Girls Club Helping Hand Award. A native of Ashland, Guin has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from Auburn University and a Master’s in Education Leadership from UAB.