Alan Miller of Chelsea selected as new American Village President and CEO

Alan Miller

The Board of Trustees of the American Village Citizenship Trust has hired Criminal Defense Attorney Alan B. Miller of Chelsea, AL as the new President and CEO of the American Village. This follows the retirement of American Village Founder and President Tom Walker in February of this year. Walker will continue to serve as President Emeritus.

Mr. Miller was a founding partner of Hepburn & Miller, LLC in Shelby County. His prior work included Executive Director of Shelby County COMPACT 2020, and Chief Assistant District Attorney for the Eighteenth Circuit District Attorney’s Office in Columbiana. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Mr. Miller is a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, with experience in the Marine Forces Europe (Republic of Georgia), 4th Marine Logistics Group (New Orleans, LA), Force Headquarters Group (New Orleans, LA) and 3rd Battalion 14th Marines (Chattanooga, TN). He attended Air War College in Montgomery, AL.

"The mission of The American Village “to strengthen and renew the foundations of American liberty and self-government” is one that speaks directly to my heart as a Marine Corps officer and an attorney. I am incredibly excited to have this opportunity to continue the work Tom Walker started with The American Village nearly 30 years ago," said Miller. "Tom Walker's incredible vision and leadership is evident everywhere on this campus. My primary focus is to simply continue the amazing work that is already underway. The ideals our Founders expressed in The Declaration of Independence present a challenge for us to be striving toward together. The American Village will continue to promote unity and responsible citizenship by teaching and inspiring all our guests."

Carol Brown, Chair of the American Village Citizenship Trust Board of Trustees says, “Alan is committed to continuing our educational mission of building new leaders by teaching the foundations which built this great country we all are honored to call home. We look forward to his tenure at the Village as we move into a period of growth and new and exciting partnerships that will continue to expand our reach outside the Village campus.”

Thursday, July 30, 2022 

The Troy University Board of Trustees signed an agreement with the American Village to promote civics education across a number of avenues.

Speaking during the agreement signing ceremony were American Village founder and President Emeritus Tom Walker, American Village Board Chairperson Carol Brown, Troy Board of Trustees President Pro-tem Gibson Vance, and Troy Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr.
Troy signers
“We are excited about this new partnership with Troy University that has been years in the making,” American Village Board Chair Carol Brown said. “We hope its core components - youth leadership, civics and history centered on the founding of this great country, will also open other doors to educational institutions seeking similar opportunities. We look forward to working with Troy in finalizing the details of this new venture.”

 WSFA News story.