Ashley C. Curry, Mayor
Ashley Curry is a 30 year resident of Vestavia Hills. He finished high school in Montgomery, Alabama and attended college at the University of Alabama. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Industrial Management and worked in production supervision, sales, and accounting with Milliken & Company of Spartanburg, SC.
After obtaining an MBA degree from the University of South Carolina, he joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1978 and was assigned to the Tampa field office. In 1980 he was transferred to Birmingham where he remained until his retirement in 2003. During his tenure with the FBI, he worked a myriad of criminal investigations to include, white collar crime, organized crime, public corruption, drugs, personal crimes and property crimes. Prior to his retirement, he worked as the FBI Police Training Coordinator where he handled the training of state and local police officers.
After the Bureau, he became the Assistant Federal Security Director for Law Enforcement with the newly-created U.S. Department of Homeland Security, specifically the Transportation Security Administration and was assigned to the Birmingham International Airport. In 2005, he left law enforcement and moved back into the corporate arena as the Corporate Recruiter for EBSCO Industries. In this capacity, he handled the recruitment of executive level positions within the company’s thirty different business units. He retired from EBSCO in 2014.
He and his wife, Marga, have been married 44 years and are active members of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. Their son, Stuart, is a dentist and resides in Vestavia Hills with his wife, Christy, and their two children. Anna Curry Gualano, their daughter, is an attorney and also resides in Vestavia Hills with her husband, Mark, and their two children.
Pursuant to Act 2010-544, the Mayor acts as the President of the Vestavia Hills City Council and is a voting member of the Council.
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