David Putman spent a 30 year career with Alabama Power and Southern Company with steadily increasing responsibilities; he worked in power plant construction, operations, maintenance, and quality control. His roles included Assistant Plant Manager at Barry Steam Plant, Alabama Power Manager of Labor Relations, Assistant to the Executive V.P of Alabama Power. and Southern Company Services General Manager for Fuel Services for the four state area of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Florida.
HOMEWOOD SOCCER CLUB, FOUNDER
When he retired, he followed his love for the game of soccer, taking a small community soccer program and developing it into an outstanding program that is highly regarded throughout the state. To manage the program, he formed an Alabama small business corporation, administered the budget, hired and directed a staff of highly qualified coaches, and established an ongoing advertising and fundraising program with an overriding goal of making quality soccer training available to all, regardless of their available resources.
David worked closely with the City Council of Homewood and with the community to create the support to build a multi-million dollar soccer complex in Homewood that is widely recognized as one of the most attractive and functional facilities in Alabama.
David is a resident of Vestavia Hills, married for 48 years to Mary, a retired Birmingham school teacher who now sells real estate. They have two children and six grandchildren.
John Carroll High School, Birmingham
Georgia Tech, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
United States Army, First Lieutenant
Officer Candidate School: Honor Graduate, Academic Graduate, First in Leadership
While working full time at Alabama Power, he earned his law degree from Birmingham School of Law, was named Top Student each of his 4 years, and graduated as class Valedictorian.
Member of Shades Valley Rotary where he has held multiple leadership roles
Our Lady of Sorrows Church active member