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Phoenix Club Leadership


Bradley Rayborn

Bradley has been an active member of the Phoenix Club since 2019 Bradley serves as a Senior Assurance Associate for FORVIS, where he specializes in private equity transactions and portfolio companies. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, grilling, traveling, and SEC football

Executive Vice President

Brett Walton

Brett has been an active member of the Phoenix Club since 2019. A native of Jasper, Alabama, Brett graduated from Auburn University with an undergraduate degree and the University of Alabama with a masters degree. Brett now works in finance at RxBenefits, where he provides financial planning & analysis. Brett enjoys fly fishing, hunting, golf and Auburn sports.

Vice President, Fundraising

Bryant Cheatham

Bryant has been an active member of PCOB since 2019. A Birmingham native that graduated from Auburn University in 2017. Immediately upon graduating, Bryant began working with Truist and is currently part of the Alabama Commercial Banking team. Bryant spends his free time following Auburn sports, golfing, hunting, or sitting at Otey’s.


Swede Umbach

Swede has been an active member of the Phoenix Club since 2020. He works as an Investment Banking Analyst for Founders Advisors where he performs industry and company research and facilitates execution of deals.

Vice President, Athletics

Chris Jackson

Chris has been involved with PCOB since 2016. He is the Owner & Operator of Frontline Physical Therapy, which offers a unique and in-depth approach to pain/injury. Chris completed his Orthopedic residency in 2018 and is currently finishing up his Fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy. He works part-time at Ascension at Home, which is home-health physical therapy. Chris also works part-time at the PGA Tour Superstore, where he handles club repair/retail.

Co-Vice President, Public Events

Gaines Belcher

Gaines has been an active member of the Phoenix Club since 2021. He currently serves as a Commercial Banker for CommerceOne Bank. He helps grow deposit and loan business for the bank through new and existing customers, while managing the existing business in his portfolio

Co – Vice President, Public Events

Ryan Bell

Ryan has been an active member of the Phoenix Club since 2020. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Ryan graduated from Auburn University with degrees in Finance and Business Analytics. Currently, Ryan serves as a Data Governance & Policy Senior Associate in PwC’s Global Chief Data Office, where he specializes in the management and protection of information assets within the firm. In his free time, Ryan enjoys college football, Braves baseball, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.


Richmond Watson

Richmond has been an active member of the Phoenix Club of Birmingham since 2020. Richmond is a Birmingham native that currently works as a Trust Solutions Senior Associate at PwC. Richmond has been with PwC since 2017, starting upon his graduation from the University of Alabama where he received both his undergraduate degree and master’s degree in Accounting. Richmond enjoys Hunting, Fishing, Golf, Alabama Sports, and spending time with friends and family.

Vice President, Member Events

Bobby Cope

Bobby has been an active member of the club since 2020. He was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama and attended University of Alabama for his graduate & undergraduate degrees. Currently, Bobby is working for Cope Private Wealth, a fee-only financial planning and wealth management firm in Birmingham where he helps individuals grow their assets in the most tax-efficient manner possible through all phases of their life. He is currently engaged to Avery and has a dog named Rory.

Vice President, Marketing

Jack Luckie

Jack has been an active member of the Phoenix Club since 2019. He is a Business Development Manager at the advertising agency, Luckie. He manages current client relationships and prospects clients by identifying their business problem and recommending solutions. .

Vice President, Member Relations

Robby Anderson

Robby has been an active member of The Phoenix Club of Birmingham since 2018. He was born and raised in Birmingham, and received his undergraduate and law degree from The University of Alabama. Robby started his career at Balch & Bingham, LLP, as an intellectual property attorney. In 2021, Robby began working for a healthcare software company out New York called Unite Us as IP Counsel. Robby enjoys Cardinals baseball, Alabama football, tennis, the beach, and spending time with his wife, Lindsey, and son, Charlie.

Vice President, Membership

Parker Shields

Parker has been active in the PCOB since 2019. He currently acts as an Accounting Manager at Robins & Morton.


Patrick Lavette

Patrick has been an active Phoenix Club member since 2016. He serves as Vice President for Renasant Bank Commercial Banking Group, helping to grow business for the bank through existing and new relationships. Having previously served on the Fundraising committee, as EVP, & and as VP of Fundraising, helping to secure company corporate donations and sponsorships for PCOB.

Past Presidents of The Phoenix Club of Birmingham

2021Patrick Lavette
2020Cary Beck
2019Stewart Parks
2018Will Walker
2017Brandon Stewart
2016Tripp Alexander
2015John Hennessy
2014Clay Segrest
2013Clay Segrest
2012Brad Hawley
2011Tyler O’Connor
2010Tyler O’Connor
2009John David Chambless
2008Phillip Currie
2007Rich Cambell
2006Charlie Norwood
2005Charlie Norwood
2004Brooks Harris
2003Brooks Harris