Carver Boynton is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the combined areas of business, marketing and commercial real estate management. She spent multiple years managing mid-sized community shopping centers, as well as serving as project coordinator for tenant construction and developments. Each property came with a unique set of operational challenges that allowed her to sharpen her public relations and project management skills as well as develop a keen knowledge base for commercial real estate development. Boynton currently serves as the General Manager for The Summit Shopping Center in Birmingham, AL – notably one of the largest and most exclusive centers in the Southeast. She is one of a handful of African-American women to hold the position of GM at a major center.
As Selma, AL native, the granddaughter of renowned civil rights activist, Amelia Boynton- Robinson and daughter of civil rights activist and attorney Bruce Boynton, Esq., she naturally developed a heart for people and service to the community. Through her professional experience she has been an active member of and chaired numerous not-for-profit and professional boards, including but not limited to United Way of Selma and Dallas County, United Way of Central Alabama, Big Brother Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama, Gadsden/Etowah and Selma/Dallas Chambers of Commerce, Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, and The Gadsden Commercial Development Authority – where she worked to help grown theGadsden’s retail landscape.
Be it as a student or an instructor, education has always been an important component to her life. Boynton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication-Public Relations from the University of Alabama, a Master of Science degree in Business Management from Faulkner University and a Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law. She’s also licensed Alabama Real Estate professional and holds a CSM designation as a certification in shopping center management. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated.
Previously, Boynton taught eight years as an Adjunct Instructor of Business at the only historically black college in the Concordia collegiate system, Concordia College-Selma. By far, teaching has been one of the most rewarding experience in Boynton’s life! In this role, she taught and mentored non-traditional students working to overcome the challenges of living great distances from a support base, balancing school and family obligations, and sacrificing already scarce resources in order to improve the lives of the families they support. It is the exposure to life experiences of this sort, along with the influence of a civil rights family that has shaped her into the professional she is today.