The Alabama Industry Liaison Group (ALILG) was founded in August 2001 as an unincorporated non-profit association to serve member organizations as a forum in the advocacy of equal employment opportunity and fulfillment of affirmative action obligations as federal contractors.
The ALILG became successor to the informal Birmingham Industry Liaison Group that was active during the late 1980's and early 1990's.
The official organizing meeting of the ALILG was held on September 1, 2001, at Alabama Power Company in Birmingham, during which draft bylaws and procedures for electing officers were created. The original organizing committee included: Merry Ash, New South Federal Savings Bank; Adriene Crane, Buffalo Rock Company; Glenda Dicks, Alabama Power Company; Walter, Alabama Power Company; Kevin Knox, Westinghouse; Rena Ramsey, AmSouth Bank (now Regions Bank); John Ruziskey, BellSouth; Julia Segar, Southern Company; Dick Stanford, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United; Carl Watts, Southern Company, and Charles Wilkinson, Human Resource Management, Inc.
The ALILG elected its first officers during a second meeting, held October 9, 2001. Kevin Knox, Westinghouse, was elected President; Glenda Dicks, Alabama Power Company, Vice President; Charles Wilkinson, Human Resource Management, Inc., Secretary. The roster for the organization included 46 founding members.
Past ALILG Presidents; Kevin Knox, Westinghouse (2001, 2002); Glenda Dicks, Alabama Power Company, (2002-2003); Rena Ramsey, AmSouth Bank (2005), Lisa Hendrix, AmSouth Bank (2006); Charles Wilkinson, Human Resource Management, Inc. (2007-present).
The ALILG currently has 206 members on its roster.