The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham welcomes four new board members, Turner Burton, Bing Edwards, David Germany and Catherine Meehan, for terms beginning in 2024. The Foundation is Alabama’s oldest and largest community foundation.

Turner Burton, president of Hoar Construction since 2018, has overseen the establishment of a new company-wide employee training and development program, led the company to achieve its most diverse portfolio ever and put a new leadership team in place to guide sales and marketing teams in a united business development strategy.

Burton is active in several civic and community organizations, including as a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham and a member of the Monday Morning Quarterback Club. Burton earned a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction (BSCI) at Auburn University.

Bing Edwards has practiced law in Birmingham for more than 25 years. In 2017, he started his own law firm, Fortif Law Partners, which is now home to nine attorneys. Fortif’s attorneys want to make Alabama a better place to live and work. In addition to working in community development and public policy matters, Fortif’s attorneys represent businesses throughout Alabama, from new tech startups to some of the largest businesses in Alabama. In recent years, Edwards has been named the Birmingham “Lawyer of the Year” for economic development, tax litigation and controversy and corporate law.

Edwards is a member of the boards of directors of HICA, the Literacy Council, AG Gaston Boys and Girls Club and the Birmingham Zoo. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham. Edwards is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham and Leadership Alabama.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Edwards received his law degree at the University of Alabama and a Masters in Tax Law at the New York University School of Law.

David Germany is Vice President and Assistant Treasurer at Protective Life Corporation, where he works with the corporate treasurer in the development and management of banking relationships, maintaining and monitoring rating agency relationships and capital raising activities. Prior to joining Protective, he worked in the Regions Bank commercial banking department for 17 years.

An active participant in various economic, civic and community organizations, Germany currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Birmingham Airport Authority. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Birmingham Business Alliance and Opportunity Alabama. Germany received his undergraduate degree in Investment Finance from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business.

In high school, Germany was a standout shooting guard at A.H. Parker High School in Birmingham, where he played in two state championship games under legendary basketball coach William “Cap” Brown. Germany, his wife, Jasmine, and their son, Christian, live in Homewood.

Catherine Meehan is a community volunteer, certified yoga instructor and a 2022 graduate of the Living School, a spiritual formation program of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM.

Having spent more than a decade serving in a soup kitchen through Community Ministries at Highlands United Methodist Church, she knows many of the folks who walk the streets of Birmingham. Meehan has tutored students through the STAIR program and Better Basics and served for many years on the Triumph Services Board. She currently volunteers with the women at the Birmingham Work Release Program in Jefferson County.

A member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Meehan serves on a spirituality and wellness advisory board. Meehan received her B.S. from Vanderbilt University. She has been a resident of Birmingham for 23 years. She and her husband, Andy, have three sons.