April Russell Perry
April Russell Perry AIA Chairman
April Russell Perry, a native of Ashland Kentucky, is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kentucky Farmers Bank (KFB)
Mark Poss
Mark PossAIA Director
Mark Poss hails from beautiful Red Wing, Minnesota, where he is a member of the Golden Triangle Angel Fund.
John Davis
John DavisAIA Director
John Davis is Executive Vice President and Deputy Trust and Asset Management Executive of Cadence Bank. Davis has more than 42 years in the Trust and Financial Management services industry.
Michael I. Green
Michael I. Green AIA Secretary
Mike Green of Morgantown, WV serves as AIA’s Chairman of the West Virginia Growth Investment Fund
Perri Richman
Perri RichmanAIA Treasurer
Perri Richman is the Black and Latino Investment Fund of NJ administrator in addition to her work as a corporate strategist, ESG advisor and technology founder.


James Hart
James Hart President & CEO
Jim Hart is based in Knoxville, TN and serves at the President and CEO of the Appalachian Investors Alliance and President/CEO of HBS Group, Inc.
Scott Ewing
Scott Ewing Principal Business Analyst
Scott Ewing is a co-founder and Principal Business Analyst in the Appalachian Investors Alliance not-for-profit corporation…
Steven B. Mercil
Steven B. Mercil Fund Management and Formation
Steve Mercil is widely recognized as “the most prolific angel group founder in the nation.”
Jeremy Turner
Jeremy TurnerBusiness Development Officer
Jeremy Turner is a Business Development Officer and Entrepreneurship Education Project Manager for AIA, and he is the Founder and President of the business consultancy, EPIC Mission, Inc.
Eric Fischer
Eric FischerBusiness Development Officer
Eric Fischer serves as Business Development Officer and Analyst for the Appalachian Investors Alliance.