Born in Nashville and raised in Dothan, Sarah currently serves one of the largest publicly-held hospital systems in the U.S. An Auburn graduate, she worked for SouthTrust Bank in Birmingham and Huntsville, Crestwood Medical Center and Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, serving as its president/CEO for 19 years. After retiring early from Leadership to care for her father with dementia, she co-founded Acair, LLC, a family contingency planning service. She also manages her family’s small timber/hunting lease business in Dallas County.
Sarah serves on the Rotary Club of Huntsville board, and is a Committee of 100 member and a Junior League Sustainer. She has served on 20 boards and civic committees, including as board officer or chair for: the national Association of Leadership Programs (ALP); the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville; and Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA). Early in her career, she served on the Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform (ACCR) board, helping launch the Huntsville chapter.
She is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Class 11 and Leadership Alabama Class XXIV. Her awards include: Patricia Haley Charity Humanitarian of the Year Award (2021); ALP Leadership Lifetime Legacy Award (2017); Rotary Club of Huntsville Vocational Excellence Award (2011); WEDC Foundation’s “Women Honoring Women” Award (2007); PRCA Practitioner of the Year (2000); and the AlB Instructor of the Year (1994/1995).
She is married to Stephen Jones, and she has three daughters, Jessica and Charlotte Savage, and Hope Jones.