The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

May 1, 2013

Spearman named new leader of Conservation Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former executive director of the Alabama Democratic Party is the new leader of Conservation Alabama and the Conservation Alabama Foundation.

Jim Spearman takes over as director Wednesday from Adam Snyder, who's becoming senior campaign adviser for the Nature Conservancy.

Conservation Alabama board chair Zac McCrary said Spearman brings political acumen, fundraising ability, and a passion for Alabama to his new job. Spearman said his roots are in Democratic politics, but the only way to protect the people and places of Alabama is to work with all interests.

Before getting into political work, Spearman's background was in business, including owning Piggy Wiggly grocery stores in and around his home county of Lamar County and being chairman of the board for Citizens State Bank.

Text Only
State and Nation

Do you think Athens-Limestone County is better prepared than in April 2011 to provide shelter from a major tornado?

     View Results
AP Video
U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee