Meet our Executive Team. It's our pleasure to serve the Greater Birmingham Area and Jefferson County.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Gerald Alfred, is an “Innovative & Forward-thinking” transit professional that joined BJCTA as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in June 2021. Mr. Alfred comes to BJCTA with more than 15 years of Executive Management experience. He began his career at the Wave Transit System, the public transportation provider for the City of Mobile as the Director of Planning & Capital Projects. Under his leadership he was responsible for Capital Improvements, Procurements, Contract Administration, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)-Title VI, Equal Employment Opportunity, and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs, both administration and compliance.
In addition, Alfred was a certifying member for the Alabama Department of Transportations (ALDOT) Unified Certification Program (ALUCP) and a noted presenter on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Process; Strategic Transportation Planning and Connecting the Dots, “A Professional Development Series” designed to coordinate the efforts and resources of Public and Private transportation providers.
Mr. Alfred is person with a passion for making a difference and as a result many initiatives were implemented that aided in the advancement of “The Wave” to include, Founding member of the City of Mobile Disadvantaged Business Consortium and the development of a Comprehensive Passenger Amenities and System-Wide Enhancement plan.
Mr. Alfred is a certified grant writer, transit planner and was a member of the Mobile Metropolitan Planning (MPO) Technical Coordinating Committee. His grassroots efforts and accomplishments have been recognized nationally by the United States Department of Juvenile Justice and U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.
He has served on various boards and committees to include the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame nominating Committee, Alabama Career Center Board of Directors; Mobile Community Action, Inc. Board of Directors and the Prichard Mohawks Foundation Board of Directors.
He is a graduate of Miles College and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Chief Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Stephanie R. Walker
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
Glenn Dickerson joined MAX in February 2019 as Finance Director. His professional career in accounting and finance spans over 40 years and includes experiences with Fortune 500 corporations, in public accounting, with governmental entities, and in higher education. He has served in the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Controller in several organizations and as Partner in public accounting.
Dickerson attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he graduated with honors majoring in accounting. He received his CPA certification in Texas and also holds the same certification in Alabama. His affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Director of Human Resources
Director of Communications
Director of Planning
Wytangy Peak-Finney has been with MAX since February 2004. Her background includes16 years of Transportation Operations/Planning. Wytangy is graduate of the Capella University where she studied Leadership. She completed graduate school at Strayer University and received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Manager of Maintenance
Manager of Transportation
Director of Safety and Security
Manager of Procurement
Darryl R. Grayson
Darryl R. Grayson has been with MAX since April 2013. His background includes 23 years of Procurement/Purchasing experience. Previously served as Purchasing Manager at Wachovia Bank and later transitioned to Procurement Officer at Mercedes-Benz Corporation. He attended Jefferson State College and University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) with a focus in Music Education and Business Administration.
Manager of Grants
TOD & Economic Development Project Manager
Capital Project Manager
Customer Care Manager
Mikesha T. Harvill
Mikesha Harvill has been employed with BJCTA since 2012 and has served in various roles. Her most recent role being the Compliance Administrator.
She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Communications from Southern New Hampshire University and Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Faulkner University. She also holds an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Jefferson State Community College
Governmental Relations & Board Support
For over ten years, Ms. Tiffanie Thompson has been a leader in the governmental affairs field. She previously served as an appointee to Mayor Randall Woodfin’s Office of Governmental Affairs. During her tenure, she helped the Office of Governmental Affairs facilitate and coordinate board and agency training, create systematic processes, project manage strategic initiatives, and organize the City of Birmingham’s legislative agenda.
While at the City of Birmingham, Ms. Thompson also served as the coordinator for the City’s delegation to the Congressional Black Caucus Conference and National League of Cities, in Washington, D.C., served as Public Information Request Officer, creator of the Council Request System, and project manager of the Pardons for Progress Initiative, as which led to over 15,000 people pardoned, for misdemeanor marijuana convictions. Executing many other high-level projects where she displayed her technical-logistics creativity within her capacity allowed her to be appointed as the Deputy Chief of Logistics for The World Games 2022 and named to the chartering cohort of the City of Birmingham’s Rising Stars.
Tiffanie is excited to serve as the Government Relations and Board Support Coordinator for the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA). Her role is to execute the legislative vision of the Executive Director by overseeing the federal, state, local government relations, both internally and externally, for the growth of the company and transit within the Birmingham-Jefferson region.
Ms. Thompson is a homegrown resident of Birmingham, AL. A graduate of the Birmingham City School System and holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (BAE) from Auburn University. When she is not busy deep diving into governmental affairs, you will find her serving as Connectional Young Adult President of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (C.M.E.). She also server as the Chair of the Committee on Ecumenicity, member of the General Connectional Board, member of the Birmingham Region Joint Board of Finance, and Director of the Missionary Institute of the 5th Episcopal District.
Tiffanie is committed to leading with a servant’s heart to develop sustainable relationships within the municipalities and all areas we serve and will grow to serve.