Six new members have joined Samford University's Board of Overseers. They participated in their first meeting March 8 in Birmingham.

The 50-member board includes business, community and church leaders who advise the administration and are advocates for the university.

New members are:

Randall Freeman, chief financial officer for Brasfield and Gorrie, Inc., Birmingham. Freeman is a 1984 summa cum laude graduate from Samford's business school.

Lee Henderson, president, Henderson Investments LLC, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Henderson is a 1996 Samford graduate with a degree in counseling foundations.

Kevin Newsom, an attorney from Birmingham. Newsom, a 1994 Samford graduate and a Harvard Law School graduate, is a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

Leigh Ann Pusey, president of the American Insurance Association, Washington, D.C. Pusey is a 1984 Samford graduate.

Alan Register, Birmingham city president for BBVA/Compass Bank. Register earned a business degree from Samford in 1986.

Richard Robey, an executive with Alabama Bankers Bank, based in Birmingham. Robey received a business degree from Samford in 1982.