Denson N. Franklin III
SVP, General Counsel and Secretary at Vulcan Materials
Mr. Franklin joined Vulcan Materials Company in December 2019 as senior vice president and general counsel. Prior to joining Vulcan, Mr. Franklin was a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham, Alabama. While at Bradley, he served as Vulcan's primary outside counsel for more than 20 years and advised other companies in the construction materials, building and engineering industries. He brings a wealth of experience from his years counseling companies large and small on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, compliance, securities issues, and overseas operations and acquisitions. Mr. Franklin was recognized in Chambers USA in the area of Corporate/Commercial law and is listed in The Best lawyers of America® in the areas of Business Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Corporate Compliance/Governance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. Mr. Franklin earned a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern College and received his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. He is Chairman of the Birmingham-Southern College Board of Trustees, a member of the Birmingham Rotary Club and Vice Chairman of Gateway, a nonprofit organization providing family and financial counseling and foster care services.