Our 2024 Blue Shoe Ball honoree is our dear friend Jimmy Lee. James C. Lee, III, “Jimmy,” currently serves as Executive Chairman and Owner of Buffalo Rock Company, one of the largest privately held, family-owned Pepsi franchises in the United States. As a Birmingham native Jimmy concentrates his efforts toward community involvement. His service to bettering the state of Alabama and city of Birmingham have been recognized by his induction into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame and receiving Auburn University’s Jefferson County Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2015, the 2013 Alabama Newcomen Award, and being named the 2011 March of Dimes Citizen of the Year.
Jimmy currently serves on various Boards including the Alabama Beverage Association, the Mike Slive Foundation, the Coach Safely Foundation, the UAB School of Medicine’s Board of Visitors, and the Lord Wedgwood Charity. Jimmy is also the Past Director of the Birmingham Business Alliance, Past President of Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, Past Chairman of the Board of Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Past President of the Alabama Beverage Association, Past Board Member of the American Beverage Association, Past President of the Vestavia Park Foundation, and Past President of the Auburn University Athletic Development Council.