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Meet the Staff

Associate Vice President 
Alumni Affairs & Annual Giving 

Rebecca received her BA in 1986 and MA in 1988 both from the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences from UAB. Becky had been an active alumna for many years prior to joining the staff in 2003, and served as a volunteer to the Board of Directors for the National Alumni Society in many leadership capacities including that of President. Additionally, she formerly owned and operated Connections, Inc., a market research company located in Mountain Brook, Alabama. She was also co-founder of Voir Dire, a litigation research firm located in Birmingham. 

JenniferBJennifer Breland, PhD
Executive Director
UAB National Alumni Society

Jennifer came to UAB in July 2000 to work with UAB Creative & Marketing Group before joining the Office of Alumni Affairs in September 2003. She graduated from Auburn University in August 1998 with a degree in Accounting and from UAB in December 2002 with a Masters in Business Administration. In May 2012, she received her PhD from UAB in Educational Leadership.

Andy Wallace
Alumni House Manager

Andy joined the Alumni Affairs staff in the fall of 2007. A graduate of Auburn University, Andy has more than 20 years of professional experience with the UAB community including University Hospital and the School of Nursing.

Matt AdamsonMatt
Office Service Specialist

Matt joined the Alumni Affairs staff in November of 2013. He is a 2007 graduate from UAB with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and previously taught conversational English overseas.

Greg bio picGreg Berry
Alumni Affairs Specialist
Communications and Governmental Relations

Greg joined the Office of Alumni Affairs staff in August 2014. He graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. An award-winning journalist, Greg spent 14 years in television as a news director, anchor/producer and sports director

Donna bio pic

Donna Hardiman
Finance Officer

Donna joined Alumni Affairs in June 2014. She graduated from the University of Montevallo in 1982 with a degree in Business Administration.

MackMack Ingram
Alumni Affairs Specialist
Student Relations

Mack is in his third year with UAB. He spent his first 2 years with UAB Football where he served as the Associate Director of Recruiting/Player Development. Mack is originally from Huntsville, AL and graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Auburn University in 2010. 

Randy Kinder
Senior Director of Annual Giving

Randy joined the UAB family in July 2014 after serving as the Director of Annual Giving for Colorado College.  Previously, he held roles in the Annual Giving and Athletics offices at Colorado State University.  Randy also spent several years with an Annual Giving management firm, RuffaloCODY.  He has a B.A. in Economics from Colorado State University.  His career in philanthropy began at his alma mater as a student fundraiser in the phonathon.

LynneLynne Long
Administrative Support Specialist

Lynne joined the Alumni Affairs staff in March of 2013. She graduated from UAB in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Lynne has over 15 years of experience working in administrative support.

Heather McGowan DrustHeather
Alumni Affairs Specialist
Membership and Chapter Development

Heather is in her fourth year with UAB. She spent her first two with UAB Athletics serving as the Assistant Director of Marketing. After spending one year with the Society as the Alumni Relations Specialist, Heather now oversees membership and recruitment.  Heather graduated with a degree in Public Relations from The University of Georgia in 2010 and is currently pursuing her MBA here at UAB.

AdamAdam Poer
Office Service Specialist

Adam is from Birmingham, Alabama and joined the Alumni Affairs staff in November 2013. He graduated from the University of Alabama in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration.

LeonLeon H. Ryan III
Director of Development 

Leon returned to UAB in April 2014 after two years with the Athletic Department of the University of South Florida. He was Associate AD at UAB in 2009 before becoming General Manager for IMG/Blazer Sports Network. A graduate of West Virginia University and Marshall University Graduate School, he spent over 25 years in the finance industry in management positions with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.

Sarah L. SalzmannSarah
Alumni Affairs Specialist
Alumni Relations

Sarah joined the Alumni Affairs staff in November 2014 after working as UAB's Annual Giving Coordinator for a year.  She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's degree in Business Commerce Administration and is currently working towards her Master's in Public Administration at UAB.

ShannonShannon N. Turner
Event Planner

Shannon joined the Alumni Affairs office in November 2013. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Shannon has more than 12 years of development and event management experience at JDRF and Walt Disney World.

Libby Worthington
Data Analyst

Libby has been with UAB since April 2001.  She joined the Alumni Affairs staff in October 2014 after working in Student Financial Aid and, most recently, Student Accounting Services as an Accounts Manager.  She is a UAB graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.