District Governor Nominee

Graham Champion is the Chairman of Public Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in legislative affairs, political strategy, and corporate risk management consulting founded in January 2006.

Champion joined AmSouth Bank in 1992 as a Public Finance Officer and completed his full-time career at AmSouth on December 31, 2005, serving for the last ten years (1996-2005) as Senior Vice President and Manager of Government Affairs. After leaving AmSouth he served in a consulting role with the bank on state and federal government affairs issues. Prior to joining AmSouth, he was Vice President of Public Finance for the investment banking firm of Sterne, Agee and Leach and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Brown Printing Company. Champion holds a B.S degree in Management from Auburn University at Montgomery.

He has held leadership positions on the Executive Committee of Mississippians for Economic Progress, the Business Council of Alabama’s (BCA) ProgressPAC, Chairman of the Children First Foundation, Inc., the National Advisory Board for The Campaign for the Mind of America, the  National Board of Directors of NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Board of Directors of NAMI Alabama, the Board of Directors of the Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee, the National Advisory Council for Fannie Mae and currently serves on the Board of Directors and is Past President of the Montgomery Rotary Club, is a Paul Harris Fellow, Member of the Paul Harris Society, District 6880 Membership Co-Chair and serves as an Assistant Governor for Rotary District 6880. In August 2015 he was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley as the Consumer  Representative on the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy.

He is a past Chairman of the Government Affairs Council of The Financial Services Roundtable and the Legislative Liaison Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association and the BCA Government Affairs Committee

Representative clients include Bank of America, Raytheon Technologies, American Academy of Pediatrics – Alabama Chapter, American Diabetes Association, Stephen Bradley & Associates, LLC, March of Dimes, Stateside Associates, AltaPointe Health and NAMI Alabama – Alabama’s Voice on Mental Illness.

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