David A. Rutledge

Senior Advisor

Rutledge joined Southern Research in 1986 and has served in several leadership positions, including chief financial officer and senior controller, before joining the executive leadership team. He has more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors and earned a master’s in business administration from the University of Alabama. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Alabama. Rutledge credits his devoted career at Southern Research to a deep belief in the organization’s mission and impact.

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