Brian Hamilton of Birmingham, president and CEO of Saber Engineering, was appointed by Gov. Bob Riley to serve as a Montevallo Trustee from the Seventh District. He was initially appointed to this position to complete the term of another board member and has since been appointed to a 12-year term that will expire in 2023.
Hamilton has been appointed as a member of the Trustees’ Audit and Finance Committee and the Personnel Committee.
He is a business leader whose background includes 10 years of progressive experience (with a Birmingham-based “Engineering News Record top 100” firm) as a civil engineer, project controls engineer, estimator and project executive on significant projects across the Southeast. He founded Saber Engineering in 2006 and, under his leadership, the company quickly established a reputation as a provider of top-notch engineering, construction management and related services to a diverse client base in both public and private sectors.
As Saber’s president/CEO, Hamilton is responsible for planning and strategic development in accordance with the firm’s business plan. In addition to his executive responsibilities, he also oversees client services and sales/marketing for the firm; directs all personnel and office administrative functions; and serves as a technical resource on selected projects.
In January 2010, Hamilton was named managing director of the historic A.G. Gaston Construction Co. As managing director, Hamilton is responsible for the day-to-day activities of that organization.
A native and resident of Birmingham, Hamilton is chairman of the board of directors for the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (Alabama’s largest public transportation agency), a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization and a director of the Birmingham Children’s Theater.
A 2009 graduate of Leadership Birmingham, he was named to the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top-40-Under-40 class of 2008, received the Journal’s “Rising Star” award for business in 2009 and was recognized by Morehouse College’s Entrepreneurship Center as the Entrepreneur of the Year for 2008.
He is married to the former Leslie Evans, a UM alumna, and they are the parents of two children. Brian is a product of the Birmingham public school system. He received his juris doctor from the Birmingham School of Law, bachelor of science in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor of science in general science from Morehouse College.