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Tracey Morant Adams is the Executive Vice President and Chief Community Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer for Renasant Bank.  Prior to joining Renasant, Tracey served for six years as Executive Director of Economic Development for the City of Birmingham.  Notable projects that she worked on while with the City were the beautiful new Children’s Hospital campus, The Birmingham Crossplex Athletic Facility, The Birmingham Westin Hotel and Pappadeaux’s of Birmingham.

She attended the University of Montevallo, where she is was an Honors Graduate, receiving a B.A. degree in Business Management in 1988. She went on to receive her Masters of Business Administration in 1992 from Samford University, and has extensive post graduate work in quantitative analysis from Temple University and Economic Development Training from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Ms. Adams is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Birmingham and a 2014 graduate of Leadership Shelby County (AL) program. She has been recognized by the NAACP and other community advocacy organizations for her commitment to community and economic development in underserved communities.  Further, she has received high commendations from the South Eastern Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated for her outstanding Leadership Development initiatives, in 2015 received the “Jessie Lewis Small Business Advocate of the Year Award” presented by the Birmingham Business Alliance, and a recent finalist for the 2017 AG Gaston Community Service Award.

 A native Alabamian, Ms. Adams is involved in a number of professional organizations including the National Association of Female Executives, The Links, Incorporated, Birmingham Kiwanis, The Women’s Network of Birmingham, Samford University Brock School of Business Advisory Board and the National Association of Parliamentarians. Additionally, Tracey is a former member of the International Standards and Membership committees for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; of which she has been a life-long active member for 30 years.  Currently, she serves on the Talladega College Board of Trustees, and on various civic boards to include YWCA of Greater Birmingham, The McWane Science Center, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham and the Birmingham Kiwanis Club Board of Directors.  Also, Ms. Adams serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Central Alabama, guiding efforts of the Community Impact and Allocations Committee, and is the Southern Area Parliamentarian for The Links, Incorporated.  She is actively involved with New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church where she dedicates her time as an Usher and member of the Sunday School Ministry.  

Tracey, an avid reader, enjoys traveling with her husband Jeff Adams to new and exciting places and spending quality time with her stepson, JJ and her mother, Mrs. Callie W. Morant, a retired educator who resides near Sylacauga, Alabama.

Why have you decided to serve as an inaugural Torchbearer for the JLB?
I decided to serve as a Torchbearer for the JLB because I believe in the organization’s mission to improve the lives of women and children.  Further, The Junior League has continued to offer an incredible level of support in the revitalization of Birmingham through its many philanthropic efforts.  I am personally moved by organizations who seek to make the world better for those among us who are hurting due to social depravities beyond their control.  

What/who inspires you to be a Light in our community?
My inspiration to be a Light in our community is based on my walk of Faith, which calls me to help others improve their circumstances thus, creating greater economic opportunity for their future.  

 

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