Department of Transportation
Director John R. Cooper

https://www.dot.state.al.us/ John Cooper is the Director of the Alabama Department of Transportation. From 2002-2008, Cooper was chief executive officer of Avocent Corporation in Huntsville, a provider of local and remote management of IT infrastructure in the United States, Asia and Europe. He also served as chairman of Avocent from 2003-2008. From 1996-2001, Cooper was chief financial officer and senior vice …

Tourism Department
Director Lee Sentell

http://alabama.travel/ Alabama Tourism Department Director Lee Sentell, who has led the Department since 2003, will continue in that role. Under Sentell’s leadership, the agency has been recognized for its marketing campaigns to increase tourism in Alabama. The agency has received a number of regional and national awards for its campaigns focusing on Alabama arts, foods and small towns. During Sentell’s …

Department of Senior Services
Commissioner Todd Cotton

http://www.alabamaageline.gov/ Todd Cotton was appointed as the Acting Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Senior Services by Governor Kay Ivey on July 15, 2017. Cotton was previously the Chief Fiscal Officer and Assistant Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Senior Services since 2015. Prior to his current role, he served in the accounting division since 1997 when he joined Senior …

Department of Revenue
Commissioner Vernon Barnett

http://revenue.alabama.gov/ The Commissioner of Revenue serves as the chief executive officer of the Alabama Department of Revenue. The commissioner is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the governor. Appointed by Governor Kay Ivey, Vernon Barnett began his service as the Alabama Commissioner of Revenue in May 2017. Prior to his appointment, Commissioner Barnett served as Executive Counsel at …

Military Department
Major General Sheryl Gordon

http://al.ng.mil/ Major General Sheryl E. Gordon assumed her duties as the 42nd adjutant general of the Alabama National Guard, July 28, 2017.  As adjutant general, she advises the governor on military affairs and commands the Alabama Army and Air National Guard and its more than 12,000 citizen Soldiers and Airmen.  Gordon was commissioned in 1981 through the Alabama Military Academy. She …

Department of Mental Health
Commissioner Lynn Beshear

http://mh.alabama.gov/ Lynn T. Beshear was appointed commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health on July 10, 2017. At her swearing in ceremony, Mrs. Beshear said “I am excited to work with Governor Ivey, her Cabinet, the Legislature, and the professionals within the Department of Mental Health, to provide excellent services for Alabamians with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and substance …

Medicaid Agency
Commissioner Stephanie Azar

Stephanie McGee Azar was appointed as Commissioner of the Alabama Medicaid Agency on May 1, 2012 by Governor Robert Bentley. While serving as Commissioner, Azar continues in her position of General Counsel with the Agency, a role in which she has served since March 2010. A native of Dutton, Ala., Azar received her bachelor’s degree in English and a minor …

Law Enforcement Agency
Secretary Hal Taylor

http://alea.gov/ Hal Taylor was appointed as the Secretary of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency by Governor Kay Ivey. Taylor was appointed as Acting Secretary of ALEA on April 12, 2017. He most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the State Bureau of Investigations and ALEA Chief of Staff beginning in 2014. Prior to that, Taylor worked for …

Office of Information Technology
Secretary Jim Purcell

http://oit.alabama.gov/ Jim Purcell was appointed as the Acting Secretary of the Alabama Office of Information Technology by Governor Kay Ivey on July 15, 2017. Purcell served as the Chief Operations Officer of the Alabama Office of Information Technology since December 2016. In that capacity, he oversaw all aspects of the shared services IT offers in the State of Alabama. He has …

Department of Human Resources
Commissioner Nancy Buckner

http://dhr.alabama.gov/ Commissioner Buckner has served as Commissioner of the Department since September 2008. She has over 37 years experience in the human resources field including service at the Talladega County Department of Human Resources and as legislative liaison for the State Department of Human Resources (DHR). She was also St. Clair County Child Welfare Administrator and Calhoun County DHR Interim …