Lee currently serves as the President and CEO for the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance since 2012. The Alliance leads all economic development efforts for one of the fastest growing Counties in the U.S. Baldwin County, AL. Those efforts include marketing the County to corporate decision makers, aligning the County’s workforce development efforts and working with existing business and industry to help catalyze their growth. Before accepting the position at the Alliance Lee worked as an economic development representative for PowerSouth Energy Cooperative in Andalusia, Ala from 2008-2012. During his time at PowerSouth, Lawson managed PowerSouth’s domestic and foreign economic development efforts for its 39 County Alabama service territory. Lawson has also held positions with the Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority in Birmingham, the Madison Chamber of Commerce in Madison, Ala.
Recognition: Mobile Bay Magazine “Top 40 Under 40” 2016 Leadership Alabama Class of 2016
Boards: Business Council of Alabama Board of Directors (2016 Mobile/Baldwin District Chair)
Past Chairman, Economic Development Association of Alabama
Chairman, South Alabama Workforce Development Council
Chairman, Baldwin County Career Tech Education Council
Member, Baldwin Judicial Selection Committee
Member, Troy University Center for International Business and Economic Development Advisory Board
Member, University of South Alabama Center for Real Estate and Economic Development
Lawson is a native of Montgomery, Ala. and a 2003 graduate of Troy University, where he lettered in Men’s Basketball and received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and public relations. Lawson resides in Fairhope with his wife Regan Ware Lawson of Mobile, and is the father of Knox, Greer, McRaye and Ann Garrett.