Barry Bledsoe, President

Barry Bledsoe joined The Baptist Foundation of Alabama in April 2001 as President, where he has overall responsibility for leading the Foundation.  Barry earned his undergraduate degree from what is now the University of West Alabama in 1973.  He earned his law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 1978.  Barry enjoyed a varied career in law and trust banking prior to coming to the Foundation.  Immediately prior to joining the Foundation, he served as an executive vice-president for Regions Bank’s trust department.  Before joining Regions Bank’s trust department in 1986, Barry was in private practice of law for approximately five years.  His first job out of law school was with the US Treasury Department where he worked for the District Counsel’s office and represented the Internal Revenue Service in various legal matters, including Tax Court.  Before going to law school Barry was a high school football coach for two years in Prattville, Alabama.  Barry is married to the former Judy Reed of Cullomburg, Alabama. Barry and Judy have three sons and eight grandchildren.  Barry and Judy are active members of First Baptist Church Montgomery.