Myla E. Calhoun
President, Alabama Power Foundation
Myla E. Calhoun is President of the Alabama Power Foundation and is Vice President of Charitable Giving for Alabama Power. Since its inception more than 25 years ago, the foundation has awarded more than $180 million dollars in grants to Alabama nonprofits, education institutions and community organizations. Alabama Power also contributes gifts of time to the community through its employee volunteer group, the Alabama Power Service Organization (APSO), and the retiree volunteer group, the Energizers. Together, APSO and Energizers donate nearly 100,000 volunteer hours each year.
Prior to this she was the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Regional Development and Public Policy for the Birmingham Business Alliance, where she led diverse teams Focused on regional revitalization, workforce development and education initiatives and young professional engagement.
Ms. Calhoun previously served as legal counsel for United States Pipe and Foundry Company, LLC. At U.S. Pipe, she was directly involved in negotiating project development agreements that led to the site selection and construction of the company’s Marvel City Mini-Mill in Bessemer, the first ductile iron pipe facility built in the United States in more than 60 years. Before joining U.S. Pipe, Ms. Calhoun was associated with Spain & Gillon, LLC, where her practice focused on urban renewal and revitalization, municipal finance and governmental affairs.
She is the immediate past chair of the REV Birmingham Board of Directors and also serves on the board of directors for the Birmingham Museum of Art, Indian Springs School, and the Board of Trustees at Tuskegee University.
Ms. Calhoun is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and The University of Alabama School of Law. She is the proud mother of two daughters.