The IS program is fortunate to have an elite and involved group of IS professionals on its Advisory Council. The Advisory Council consists mostly of CIO's from businesses in the Birmingham area. Most of them are UAB alumni. They represent the biggest employers in Birmingham and especially the largest users of IS professionals. Below is a list of current companies represented on the IS Advisory Council:
ACIPCO, Alabama Power, ALFA Insurance, BBVA Compass, BE&K, Inc., BMSS, Brasfield & Gorrie LLP, Brice Building Company, Compass Bank, CTS, Drummond Company, Inc., Energen Corporation, HealthSouth, Kinetic Communications LLP, Mayer Electric Supply Co., Microsoft, Mitchell-Wayne Tech., Motion Industries, Inc., ONeal Steel, ProAssurance, Protective Life Insurance Co., Regions Bank, Sungard EBS, and Vulcan Materials Co.
In addition to this advisory council, the IS program also works with a junior advisory council made up of recent IS graduates who are currently employed in the Birmingham area as IS professionals.