Waymond Jackson, senior vice president of public policy for the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA), has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 Awards, the only award of its kind recognizing young talent in the economic development industry.
Also from Birmingham, Blair King, manager of economic development and existing industry with Alabama Power Co., was selected for the honor. Both Jackson and King were nominated by the BBA.
An independent, five-member selection committee chose the winners from a pool of more than 170 qualified candidates based on their exceptional accomplishments and contributions to the economic development industry. The awards program was managed by Development Counsellors International (DCI), a New York City-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing, and Jorgenson Consulting, a leading national executive search firm serving organizations in economic and community development industries.