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Management educator

Mary Elizabeth Brabston, American management educator. Named Outstanding Young Career Woman, Metropolitan Business and Professional Women, 1976.


Brabston, Mary Elizabeth was born on July 2, 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Donald C. Senior and Mary Jane (Coolman) Brabston.


Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1969. Certified, Alabama Trust School, 1976. Master of Business Administration, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1990.

Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1994.


From management trainee to assistant trust officer, 1st Alabama Bank, Birmingham, 1970-1977;assistant campaign manager for George McMillan, Birmingham, 1978, 82-86;executive assistant to lieutenant governor, State of Alabama, Birmingham, 1979-1983;administrative systems director development office, U. Alabama, Birmingham, 1987-1990;teaching associate, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1990-1993;assistant professor, U. Tennessee, Chattanooga, since 1993.


Commissioner Alabama Film Commission, 1976-1983. Member National Conference State Legislatures Arts and State Committee, Denver, 1979-1983, vice chairperson, 1982-1983. Treasurer Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, 1976-1981, Birmingham Festival Theatre, 1979-1980, secretary board directors, 1988-1990.

Board directors Alabama Epilepsy Council, Birmingham, 1975-1977, Alabama School Fine Arts, 1982-1987, Foundation for Pastoral Counseling, Birmingham, 1985-1986, Chattanooga Cares, 1995-1996, Birmingham Cultural and Heritage Foundation, 1988-1990, executive committee, 1988-1990. Campaign treasurer for George McMillan, 1973-1986, for David Herring, 1974-1983. Deacon Northminster Presbyterian Church.

Member Birmingham Junior Chamber of Commerce (honorary 1976, Outstanding Young Women in American 1978, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83), Doctoral Business Students Association (treasurer 1991-1992), Birmingham Vanderbilt (president 1979), Chattanooga Vanderbilt Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: needlework, travel, cooking.


Donald C. Senior Brabston

Mary Jane (Coolman) Brabston