Amy leads the 58 INC team with more than 20 years of public and private sector work with communities in Alabama and Illinois. She works closely with the board to set strategic direction and manage the organization. Bringing the spirit of teamwork and collaboration for each project Amy seeks to add lasting value to Shelby County with each project, seeking win-win scenarios for communities and those investing in them. Amy serves on the board of both BIO Alabama and Southeast Life Sciences – connecting companies, investors, and entrepreneurial talent and has served as an Alabama Launchpad Judge. She also serves on the Alabama District Export Council and the Shelby County Chamber Board.
Melody has over 20 years of experience in the public sector with a focus on economic and workforce development. At 58 INC, she specializes in retail development and works collaboratively with Shelby County communities, retail brokers and developers to enhance commercial offerings within Shelby County. In addition, Melody spearheads 58 INC’s workforce development initiatives that are designed to expose career pathways available across industry sectors and make connections to training providers to enhance the talent pipeline for existing and future companies in Shelby County. Melody received her bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University, completed the Auburn University Intensive Economic Development Course, and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. Melody is the Chair of the EDAA Retail Committee and serves on the EDAA and BirminghamCREW Board of Directors, the WIOA Board for Region 4 and the Alabama Committee on Credentialing and Career Pathways.
Jackson is experienced in industrial recruitment, business retention and expansion, and workforce development. He comes to 58 INC after serving as vice president of business development and support at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and project manager at the Shelby County Economic and Industrial Development Authority. He received his Bachelor of Arts in political science and history from Auburn University. Jackson is a graduate of the Auburn University Government & Economic Development Institute and The University of Alabama Economic Development Academy. He was selected for The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Business Leads Education & Workforce Fellowship in 2019. Jackson is a member of EDAA, SEDC, NAIOP Alabama, and serves on the Pelham City Schools Foundation Board of Directors.
58 INC | Shelby County EDC
1126 County Services Drive
Pelham, Alabama 35124