A Mountain Brook resident will be honored in November as the March of Dimes 2014 Alabama Citizen of the Year.
Rob Burton, president of Hoar Construction, LLC will be honored with the award at the 20th annual March of Dimes Alabama Citizen of the Year Testimonial Reception on Nov. 11 at The Club in Homewood.
The March of Dimes Alabama Citizen of the Year honors an outstanding community partner in Alabama whose distinguished leadership and devoted service to the community have contributed greatly to the quality of life for Alabama and its people. The recipient is a person who, in the victory of achieving success and acclaim, has given back generously to others.
“We truly feel that Rob Burton and the relationship the March of Dimes shares with Hoar Construction is something to be honored,” said State Sen. J.T. “Jabo” Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills and March of Dimes board member. “We can think of no one more deserving to receive this distinguished award this year than our chosen recipient.”
Under Burton’s leadership, Hoar Construction and Hoar Program Management have contributed more than $67,000 to the March of Dimes Alabama Chapter. In addition, Burton has been actively involved in the community through his work with the Birmingham Business Alliance, the Birmingham Zoo, Lakeshore Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, the MS Society and the Monday Morning Quarterback Club.
Burton serves on the board of director for Regions Bank, Protective Life and the American Contractors Insurance Group.
As the son of one of Hoar Construction’s honors, Burton said he took advantage of the hands-on training available to him growing up and learned not only skills, but also a love of building things.
After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in building science, he joined the firm and began to successfully take on more responsibilities.
In 1996, he was named the company’s president.
Burton joins a distinguished list of past March of Dimes Alabama Citizen of the Year honorees, including Samford University President Andrew Westmoreland, who won the award last year.
Other recent honorees include James C. Lee III, chairman and chief executive officer of Buffalo Rock; Manolo Sanchez, country president of BBVA; Terry Kellogg, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama; and Garry L. Gause, president and chief executive officer of Brookwood Medical Center.
Since its inception, Alabama Citizen of the Year has raised more than $2 million for the March of Dimes Alabama Chapter.
This year’s Alabama Citizen of the Year reception will be presented by Hoar Construction. Corporate “mission” sponsorships begin at $2,500 and go up to $25,000.
Guests at the reception on Nov. 11 will enjoy delicious, specially-prepared heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and first-class networking with Birmingham’s best throughout the evening, event organizers said.
All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes.
For tickets, sponsorship, or more information on the event, contact Ashley Wheeler, March of Dimes Division executive director, at 588-0505 or by e-mail email@example.com.
For more information on the March of Dimes Alabama Chapter, visit marchofdimes.com/Alabama.