President: Ronny Johnston, 1975
Ronny received his undergraduate degree in Music Education in 1975 and his Master’s in Education in 1977 from UA. Ronny currently serves as the Executive Director for Easter Seals of West Alabama. He has served as a board member for the following non-profit organizations: The Alabama Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, the Million Dollar Band Association, and the Alabama Mental Health Credit Union. Ronny is a proud alumni of the MDB and looks forward to bringing his experiences with the MDB, the MDBA and running non-profits to Friends of the Million Dollar Band.
Vice President: Kevin Thomas, 1999
Kevin received his undergraduate degree in Music Education in 1999 and his Master’s in Music Education in 2005. Kevin currently works as the Assistant Principal at Hillcrest High School, where he served as Director of Bands beginning in 2015. From 2005 to 2014, Kevin served as a music consultant and instructor for the Million Dollar Band, as well as an assistant announcer for the MDB at bowl games and appearances around the country. He is excited to continue his avid support of the Million Dollar Band.
Treasurer: Tim Paradiso, 1983
Tim received his undergraduate degree in Communications in 1983 from UA. He currently works for Delta Air Lines in Georgia. Tim became a big supporter of the Million Dollar Band when both of his children became members. He is excited to work more closely with the Friends of the Million Dollar Band.
Secretary: Justin Ward, 2005
Justin received his BA in Education, MA in Secondary Education, and Ed.S all from UA. He is currently the Director of Bands at Pelham High School. Justin is a proud alum of the Million Dollar Band and is committed to the MDB’s continued success.