"I hope to bring my own experiences and curiosity of others to the role as this Administration strives to make ‘Alabama the Beautiful’ also Alabama the better for its citizens, especially for its women and all minorities."

- Stacia Robinson, Director

The Alabama Office of Minority Affairs represents our efforts to embrace and empower the women and minority groups that contribute to the foundational success of our state by promoting equality, protecting civil rights, expanding access to healthcare and education, and fostering economic opportunities. By investing in the diverse minority populations in Alabama, this office directly addresses the issues affecting underserved communities by ensuring representation and offering resources that promote an improved quality of life in education, healthcare, housing, employment, business opportunities, and justice. Our vision is a collaborative Alabama where government, partners, and stakeholders come together to help all Alabamians thrive.

Established in 2016 under Executive Order 15, the Alabama Office of Minority Affairs (AOMA) is a cabinet-level agency designed to support the growing and thriving minority communities across the State of Alabama. As the second agency of its kind in the nation, the mission of the AOMA is to ensure the inclusion of women and minorities in the success and prosperity of the State of Alabama by identifying and addressing disparities, fostering inclusion, and investing resources to enhance the social, political, economic, educational, and healthcare access and outcomes throughout the state. The office strives to:

    • Ensure equal opportunities and protect civil rights for minority groups, including racial, ethnic, rural, and women's communities.
    • Expand access to affordable, quality healthcare and improve health equity through tailored programs, community partnerships, and advocacy.
      Provide leadership, policy guidance, technical assistance, and support to organizations/agencies serving minority populations.
    • Advise the Governor, legislators, and officials on issues impacting minority groups and recommend policies to address disparities.
    • Support minority-owned businesses, expand economic opportunities, and facilitate rural development to improve quality of life.
    • Promote equal access to educational opportunities and career development.
    • Foster supportive partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Alabama Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs codified in Ala. Code §36-13 Article 3


Stacia Robinson
(334) 353-2113 | stacia.robinson@aoma.alabama.gov

From Air Force Captain to leading voice in communications and entrepreneurship, Stacia Robinson has been appointed to the Governor's Cabinet to be the Director of the Alabama Office of Minority Affairs. Currently serving as the Agency Principal of BeneChoice Companies, LLC, a benefits and financial choices company that invests in businesses and organizational development focusing on boosting employee loyalty and retention, the Denver, Colorado native is a dedicated servant of her community.

A proud HBCU alumna of Spelman College, Stacia has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics before beginning her trailblazing career in the Air Force as a communications-computer officer. Within seven years, she worked her way up the Air Force Standard Systems Center ranks to Captain before trading in her uniform to pursue her passion for marketing as a business owner. In corporate America, Stacia carved a bold path to success. She broke barriers as the first African- American woman elected to the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and founding chairwoman of the Fortitude Foundation for the Montgomery Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Sorority, Inc.

Stacia is an active member of the Montgomery community, using her talents to invest in and uplift minority businesses and entrepreneurs. She serves as a director on the following boards: Renasant Bank, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business & Industrial Development Board of The City of Montgomery. Previously, she served her community as president of the Habitat for Humanity Board and Montgomery Rotary Club, Board Chair for the Central Alabama Community Foundation, and Commissioner for the 15th Judicial Court Pre-Trial Diversion Program.

Now, Stacia lends her talents to addressing barriers she has overcome as a Black female entrepreneur. She is a gifted communicator and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work, including the Leadership Alabama Class 11, where she served as Montgomery Regional Council Co-Chair, Leadership Montgomery Class 14, and the “Distinguished Toastmaster,” one of the highest levels of achievement from Toastmasters International.

Outside of her professional accomplishments, Stacia nurtures her passion for communications and family as a contributing author to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Masters of Networking and the proud wife of native Montgomerian Toy Robinson and their two children, Maurice and Jaylin.