Deon Gordon / REV Birmingham
Rick Davis / Birmingham Business Alliance
Liz Pharo / Momentum Telecom
Elizabeth Pharo is the Chair of the board of directors at Momentum Telecom, an Alabamabased, a cloud-based telecommunications company that provides hosted VoIP, broadband services and unified communications services. Pharo recently served as Chair of the board of directors for SuccessEHS and led a successful sale to Vista Equity Partners.
Liz has raised approximately 70 million in investment capital and debt for Momentum and has contributed to the growth of Momentum’s retail business sales. She also played a pivotal role in moving Momentum’s headquarters to the Birmingham Business District, furthering the company’s commitment to the Birmingham region. Liz continues to shape the vision and success of Momentum as the company accelerates delivery of cloud communications throughout the US.
Liz spends much of her free time investing in the Birmingham community. She is currently on the Board of First Commercial Bank and on the Board of Malcovery, a company that provides products and services that provide the unique intelligence required to respond effectively to attacks on brand reputation and to disrupt phishing activities, and is a trustee of both the Altamont School and Birmingham-Southern College. She is also a member of the Young President’s Organization, the Birmingham Kiwanis Club and and the Advisory Board of the Southern Research Institute. Liz is chaired the Museum Ball for the Birmingham Museum of Art in 2015 and was honored to be named one of Birmingham’s Top 40 Under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal in 2014.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Liz earned a Bachelor of Science in computer sciences from Birmingham-Southern College. She is married with four children and enjoys running.
Katie Exum / Alabama Trails Magazine
Katie Marie Exum welcomes everyone to the states newest outdoor recreational magazine, Alabama Trails Magazine. Katie has always loved nature and the outdoors. From a very young age she was trout fishing along side her dad, learning when the fish bite, what they like, and how to gently care for them when releasing them. Because of her love for the mountains she attended North Georgia College and State University a Sr. Military Academy. While attending college she majored in English and graduated with Bachelors of Arts degree with a Political Science Minor. While attending college she worked at two Georgia State Parks and enjoyed teaching guests about the parks and her love of the outdoors.
After coming to Alabama and marrying her husband Scott, Katie continued in volunteer groups and outdoor recreational organizations. After being married for 9 years the young couple were blessed with a little girl. Katie’s love for the outdoors and knowledge is now being passed down to her little girl. At 2 and a half her little one was riding in a canoe on a river. As a new mom who wanted to pass her many stories and the great times she had with her family down to her child she soon realized many parents want the same for their children. She began researching publications for a family friendly source for all things trails and when she didn’t find one she started one. Thus was born Alabama Trails Magazine.
Katie is very excited about ATM and the future for the states outdoor recreational opportunities. She loves Alabama. She says, “We have been given a treasure, a state called Alabama the Beautiful. It’s our responsibility and privilege to tell other Alabamians and families about our states outdoor recreational activities and natural resources. We are proud of our state and want all Alabamians to enjoy her.” Alabama Trails Magazine welcomes you. Alabama Trails Magazine. Your Destination.