Caleb Crosby

President & CEO

Caleb Crosby serves as President and CEO of the Alabama Policy Institute. A native of Jackson Alabama and the oldest of six children, Caleb spent most of his childhood outdoors and developed a love for nature, hunting, and the game of baseball.  Caleb received a baseball scholarship to a prestigious junior college in Florida known […]

Carl Jones

Chief Operations Officer

Carl Jones joined the API team in the summer of 2018. He is from Mobile, Alabama, and has a Finance Degree from Louisiana State University. He received a commission in the Marine Corps in 1985 and served 12 years as a Marine aviator. He transferred to the Alabama Air National Guard in 1997 and lived […]

Phil Williams, J.D.

Chief Policy Officer & General Counsel

Phil Williams is the Chief Policy Officer & General Counsel for the Alabama Policy Institute. Phil has served in that role since November of 2018. API is an Alabama based conservative think tank and policy advocacy organization whose focus is on matters of law that affect all Alabamians. API has advocated for conservative principles of […]

Bobby Jordan

Advancement Officer

Bobby Jordan, a native of Gadsden, Alabama, currently resides in Glencoe and joined the Alabama Policy Institute in March 2020. He is a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a double major in Marketing and Economics. Bobby comes to API after retiring from a successful 32 year career with Merck, Sharp, & Dohme (MSD), where […]

Scott Stantis

Public Affairs Officer

Scott Stantis join the Alabama Policy Institute as Public Affairs Officer in October 2020 have a long and successful career in journalism and media. Scott joined the staff of the Chicago Tribune in 2009 following a 13 year stint as the editorial cartoonist for The Birmingham News where he lampooned the likes of Fob James, […]

Justin Bogie

Senior Director of Fiscal Policy

Justin Bogie joined the API team in March of 2020. A native of Wetumpka, Alabama, he holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from Auburn University Montgomery. Justin has more than a decade of federal and state policy experience. He joins API from The Heritage […]

Parker Snider

Director of Policy Analysis

Originally from Memphis, Parker graduated from Samford University with an honors degree in Political Science. Before graduation, Parker interned with the Alabama Policy Institute, the United States House of Representatives, and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. While at Samford, Parker served as Vice President of his graduating class and […]

Meredith Stanley

Office Manager

Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Meredith attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2017 with a degree in Religious Studies and Archaeology. After graduation, Meredith moved to Birmingham to participate in the 2017-2018 Briarwood Fellows Program. During the Fellows Program she interned for aTeam Ministries, a local non-profit, and fell in love with the city […]

Senator Bill Hightower

Distinguished Fellow

Senator Bill Hightower was consistently ranked among the most conservative members during his tenure as a State Senator. He quickly gained a reputation in Montgomery as a conservative reformer who relentlessly pushed for lower taxes and smaller government – even sponsoring legislation to change Alabama to a Flat Tax and enact Term Limits.  In addition […]

Professor John Hill, Ph.D.

Fellow and Resident Scholar

Dr. John Hill is a Fellow and Resident Scholar at the Alabama Policy Institute Over API’s thirty-plus-year history, he has authored more than thirty publications on education, energy, the state of the environment, the health of families, gambling, and government growth. He is the primary author of three of API’s signature serial publications: Cultural Indicators […]

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