Our Board

 

Zac McCrary, President - Zac McCrary is a partner at Anzalone Liszt Grove Research. During nearly a decade at ALG Research, Zac has been integrally involved in the firm’s work at all levels – from the White House and Congress to state houses and city halls. Zac has served as pollster and strategist for members of Congress, mayors, state legislative caucuses, and public-interest groups. Zac has also polled for county and municipal officials from Las Vegas to Chicago to Charlotte. He is a regular contributor for various television news programs, has been quoted in a variety of national publications, and profiled in Campaigns and Elections magazine. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Alabama. He and his wife Barbara, a mechanical engineer, live with their dog Fritz, a well-behaved Italian Greyhound.

Mary Mullins, Vice President - Mary Mullins is the owner of MPACT Public Affairs Consulting in Daphne. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Mary began her public relations career in Washington, D.C. before serving as the managing director of environmental public affairs for Lewis Communications in Mobile. She then co-founded The Bellwether Group, where she specialized in industrial counseling and communications. Before starting MPACT, Mary was the director of communications for ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA during their expansion in North America. Mary currently serves on the board of directors for the Mobile Botanical Gardens and is an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope. She and her husband live in Montrose, and have three children and four grandchildren. 

Ryan Collins, Secretary – Ryan Collins, ASLA is a Principal at Dix.Hite + Partners. A registered landscape architect since 1999, he has successfully designed and managed projects from residential gardens to large scale land plans in a variety of settings; college campuses, neighborhood parks, downtown streets, and amusement parks. Ryan earned his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 1996. Landscape architecture is the perfect marriage of his interests and abilities - ecology, construction, all things technical and love for the natural environment. He lives in Birmingham with his wife, Jennafer (also a landscape architect), and their three children: Elise, Abigail, and Rowan. He enjoys everything outdoors - hiking, camping, gardening, playing, and coaching, especially with his family.

Brian Cash – Brian Cash is a partner in the law firm The Perkins Group, which focuses on public finance, governmental affairs, affordable housing and public authorities, general corporate law, and environmental law. He has his law degree from the University of Alabama, and undergraduate from Birmingham-Southern College.

Wade Perry - Wade Perry is a native of Mobile, Alabama, where he graduated from St. Paul’s Episcopal School in 1993. Perry attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina where he played football and graduated with a degree in Political Science. In 1997 Perry began work at the Alabama Democratic Party where he served as Field Director, Political Director, and interim Executive Director. In 2003 he accepted a position with the Alabama Education Association, where he served AEA’s 6000 members in Mobile County as a local director until leaving in 2011 to pursue a career in Public Finance as an Investment Banker. Perry has extensive experience in political campaigns, public and government relations, and issue organizing. He resides in Mobile and is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, and kayaking.