Greg Hodges - President

A native of Birmingham, Greg Hodges was educated at Indian Springs School and the University of Virginia, where he earned a B.A. in religious studies. He began his career as a general assignment reporter and later became religion editor for The Birmingham News. He also served as an information officer for the Alabama Air National Guard's 117th Tactical Reconnaissance Group.

From 1972 to 1981, he directed public relations and financial communications for Liberty National Life Insurance Company and Torchmark Corporation, including the holding company's listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Hodges also became a "Fellow of the Life Management Institute", with a specialty in investments. In 1981, he became vice president of marketing for Parisian, Inc., where he created a series of marketing campaigns that were recognized by the National Retail Merchants Association, the Retail Advertising Conference, the Television Bureau of Advertising, and Direct Marketing Magazine. NBC's Nightly News coverage of Parisian's 1982 "Christmas Out of This World" promotion, featuring an innovative "Electronic Catalog", focused national attention of the company and propelled its decision to go public the following year. Hodges coordinated financial communications for the new public company, including annual and quarterly reports to shareholders and presentations to financial analysts across the country, and was promoted to Senior Vice President.

In 1985, he formed Hodges & Associates, which specializes in strategic marketing, public relations, advertising, corporate identity and brand development. Since its founding, the firm has served such clients as Revco D.S., Inc., BellSouth Services, Browning-Ferris Industries, Brown Shoe Group, Collateral Mortgage, Ltd., Cumberland School of Law, First Alabama Bancshares (now Regions Financial Corporation), Momentum Health Services, Parisian, Inc., Sloss Development Group, Samford Business School, Southern Research Institute, Triton Health Systems (VivaHealth, Inc.), the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, the UAB Office of the President and the Global Utilities Institute.