David W. Wheeler
UM trustee David W. Wheeler of Vestavia is a retired executive of Alabama Power Co., having served 29 years with the company.
He began his career with Alabama Power in 1972, the year he graduated from Montevallo with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He continued his education at Samford University, earning a master’s degree in business administration there in 1976. Wheeler also is a certified management accountant.
When he retired from Alabama Power in 2001, Wheeler was director of accounting, finance and regulatory services, serving as the primary liaison with the Alabama Public Service Commission. From 1988–1993 he was based in Washington, D.C., as manager of federal affairs for Alabama Power.
From 1972–1988, he held various management and staff positions in the Accounting, Finance, Planning and Budgeting Departments of Alabama Power.
Most recently, he served for three years as president of Vulcan Termite and Pest Control Inc.
His civic involvement extends deeply into the Birmingham community. He is a past president of the Birmingham Jaycees, the Birmingham Jaycee Foundation and the Alabama Jaycees Life Member Association. He is a former member of the board of directors of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson County Citizens Supervisory Committee.
A leader in the Republican Party, Wheeler is chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party and is a member of the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee and the Jefferson County Republican Steering Committee. He is treasurer of the Mid-Alabama Republican Club.
He is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Leadership Development Association. Wheeler also has been a member of the Business Council of Alabama and has served as a member of BCA’s Progress PAC Regional Advisory Committee.
He has been a member of national, state and county pest-control organizations and is a past member of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, Birmingham Area Realtors® and Associated Builders and Contractors.
He is a member of the Altadena Valley Country Club and All Saints Episcopal Church in Homewood. He also is active in the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity.
Wheeler is married to the former Diane Reeves, a native of Troy.