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1126 County Services Drive
Pelham, AL 35124

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Meet our Economic Development Team

Amy Sturdivant

President & CEO
Contact Amy for Corporate & Industrial Sites or Entrepreneurship Development

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 Whitten

Vice President
Contact Melody for Retail Recruitment or Workforce Development Assistance

Melody has more than 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.

Bradley Paramore

Economic Development Intern

Bradley is an intern with the 58 INC team. He received his bachelor’s degree from Troy University and participated in the EDAA summer internship program in 2021. He currently attends the University of Southern Mississippi, where he is a graduate assistant and will receive his master’s degree in economic development.


58 INC | Shelby County EDC
1126 County Services Drive
Pelham, Alabama 35124

Phone: 205.620.6658

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