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Executive to be first black CEO of Birmingham chamber

Kenneth E. Coleman


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Atlanta-area business leader will become the first Black chief executive of Birmingham's regional chamber of commerce. 

The Birmingham Business Alliance said Kenneth E. Coleman has been named president and CEO of the economic development organization.

Coleman is currently the interim president and chief executive of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce near Atlanta. He has spent most of his career with Southern Co. and its subsidiaries including Alabama Power.

Coleman once played professional baseball with the Birmingham Barons, a minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

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