Todd R. Strange
Todd R. Strange, a resident of Montgomery and a Montevallo alumnus, began his second 12-year term as a UM trustee in 2008.
Strange, the mayor of Montgomery, is the former chairman of the Montgomery County Commission.
He earned a bachelor of science degree from UM in 1966 in political science, is president and CEO of Blount Strange Holdings LLC. He is former president, CEO and co-owner of Blount Strange Automotive Group.
Strange formerly served as director of the Alabama Development Office. His professional credentials also include previous service as senior vice president for administration of Blount International, as well president and CEO of the Blount Development Corp. He also has held leadership roles with South Central Bell Co.
Strange is chairman of the Capital City Club. He serves on the board of directors and is former vice chairman of the Montgomery Business Committee for the Arts.
A former president of the UM National Alumni Association, Strange is former president and campaign chairman of the Montgomery area United Way and is former chairman of the board of directors for the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce.
He also is a past president of the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind Foundation. Strange is a former board member of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama and National Dealers Association and is a former chairman of the YMCA Metro Board and of the Community Education Committee. He also served as chairman for Montgomery’s Riverfront Development Committee and Montgomery’s Riverfront Alliance.
Strange was named Boss of the Year by the Business and Professional Women and the March Of Dimes’ River Region Citizen of the Year. He received Time magazine’s Quality Dealer Award for Alabama and, in 2000, the AUM Outstanding Community Leader Award.
He is married to the former Linda Davis, a 1967 UM graduate. They have two daughters.