Mr. Black is director of the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at the University of Alabama and is founder, president, and chairman of Impact America: A Student Service Initiative. Impact America is an award-winning nonprofit with a staff of 53 full-time college graduates who have provided more than 6,300 college students the opportunity to participate in structured service projects designed to promote learning and leadership development.
Mr. Black began his career at the Birmingham, Ala., law firm of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC. After three years with the firm, he was called to public service, serving for a brief time as an assistant to the governor of Alabama focusing on policy and economic development projects. Encouraged by the enthusiasm of thousands of students he encountered when speaking across the state, he turned his focus to founding and leading the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility, where he has served as its director since 2004.