TROY - Troy University alumnus C. Gibson Vance has been named to the University's Board of Trustees by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley.
Vance, a shareholder in the Montgomery law firm of Beasley Allen, was selected by Gov. Bentley and approved by the Alabama Senate. In addition, two current members – Allen Owen and Roy Drinkard -- were reappointed to the Board. Trustees are appointed to 12-year terms.
"We are pleased to welcome Mr. Vance to our Board of Trustees," said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. "As an alumnus, he has served as a wonderful ambassador for Troy University, and we look forward to the vision and leadership he will provide as a Trustee."
Vance practices in Beasley Allen's personal injury and consumer fraud sections, concentrating in actions against those who negligently or intentionally harm others. His clients include both individuals and small businesses.
"I am thrilled and honored to be given the opportunity to serve Troy University," Vance said. "I was born in Troy and graduated from Troy State University 25 years ago. Troy University is a first class institution and I look forward to being part of its future."
Vance is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar Association, the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association, past president of the American Association for Justice and past president of the Alabama Association for Justice. He was presented with the American Association of Justice's Joe Tonahill Award in 2007 for his outstanding service to the civil justice system, and in 2010, was named one of two Beasley Allen Litigators of the Year. In 2012, Vance was selected for the Best Lawyers in America listing.
Vance earned his bachelor's degree from TROY in 1987 and his Juris Doctor degree from Jones School of Law in 1992. He and his wife, Kate, have two children, Carter and Andrew.