“Welcome to our Great City”
Byron Andrew Pittman was born on February 14, 1965 to a working class family in Mobile, AL. He is the second of four children and the only son. At an early age he learned the value of a strong work ethic and civic responsibility. He started working at the age of 15 for TG&Y while attending Baker High School, graduating in 1983. After graduation, he attended Faulkner State Junior College, Troy State University and the University of South Alabama majoring in Business Administration and Computer Science while holding down a job with Huffy Bikes and working in the family business, Pittman Custom Builders.
In 1987 he went to work for SGS Control Services as a Petroleum and Petrochemical Inspector. In 1989 he left SGS to work for one of their competitors, ITS Caleb Brett USA, Inc. He quickly rose through the ranks at Caleb Brett where, in 1996, he was named Branch Manager, the highest position at the local branch. While managing Caleb Brett, he started his own business, American Vending, which he grew into a thriving business. He continued educational pursuits completing the UCLA Leadership Development Program in 1999 and the Supervisors Training Program in Drug & Substance Abuse Administration in 2000. Under his management, Caleb Brett flourished into a four million dollar a year business. Mayor Pittman continues to successfully manage ITS Caleb Brett, USA Inc., currently known as INTEREK, the local branch of a global corporation. He is also a licensed Real Estate Agent, since 2003, with EXIT ALLSTAR Realty.
While working in Chickasaw, he grew to appreciate the City. In 2004, being an avid sportsman with a love of both boating and fishing, he bought a home on the water and moved his family to Chickasaw. He is married to the former Kelly Bullard. Kelly is employed by Gulf Atlantic Operations. Byron and Kelly have two sons, two daughters and one granddaughter.
Since the purchase of his personal home, he has continued to invest in Chickasaw purchasing two additional properties in 2007. While living in Chickasaw, he gained new insight into the issues impacting the city. Through this new insight, a vision was born.
He immediately took action and, in 2006, founded the Concerned Citizens of Chickasaw serving as their President since inception. In 2007, he served on the Industrial Board and also joined the Chickasaw Chamber of Commerce providing continuous service on the board of the Chamber since joining. In 2008, he served as City Councilman.
Already deeply involved in civic affairs, he officially entered public life in 2008 when he entered the race for Mayor of the City of Chickasaw. He entered the race with a vision. A vision to clean up the city, promote economic development, reduce crime, improve both youth and senior citizen programs, provide responsive government, improve communications and bring the community together.
Running on this platform, he won by a landslide and is now serving his first term after being sworn into office on November 3, 2008. Under his energetic leadership, and with an outpouring of support from both local government and the community, Chickasaw is making great strides toward a prosperous future.