LA Class XXX at Airbus in Mobile, AL

Challenging, motivating and engaging Alabama's proven leaders.

Member Highlight

Stan Blanton

Balch & Bingham
LA Class Class XXVIII

The thing I appreciate the most about Leadership Alabama is the diversity of thought and opinion in every class.  I think a lot of us probably live and work in a little bit of a cocoon where the people we interact with on a day to day basis think the same way we do about the problems facing our state. Leadership Alabama breaks down barriers to communication and opened my mind to not only the challenges facing our State but different approaches to confronting those problems.  I think (hope) I am much more thoughtful in my approach to issues that affect my clients, my firm and my community as a result of my involvement in Leadership Alabama.

Stan Blanton

Member Highlight

Crystal Baldwin Brown

Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
LA Class Class XXV

Leadership Alabama provided an opportunity for me to gain new perspectives while connecting with other leaders throughout our state.  Collaborating with those who share a vision for progress across many areas vital to our success was an invaluable and transformative experience.  It has been the impetus for much of my service not only in Decatur-Morgan County, but on the state level, as well.  I am forever grateful!

Crystal Baldwin Brown

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Rebecca Byrne

Community Foundation of South Alabama
LA Class Class XXII

My Leadership Alabama experience is one that I will always treasure.  Weaving people and communities into a single vibrant tapestry, further strengthened by the relationships created, we came together to make the stars in Alabama shine even brighter.

Rebecca Byrne

Member Highlight

Greg Cochran

Alabama League of Municipalities
LA Class Class XXXII

My experience in Leadership Alabama has enhanced my relationships with leaders from across Alabama, not just from those in Class XXXII, but from the alumni network as well.  These relationships and exposures to perspectives from across our State allow us to better collaborate in finding solutions to Alabama’s challenges and opportunities.

Greg Cochran

Member Highlight

Melody Eagan

Lightfoot Franklin
LA Class Class XXIX

Participating in Leadership Alabama XXIX enriched my understanding of our state’s diverse fabric, fostered dear friendships across Alabama, and broadened my perspective on the importance of making a positive contribution to our state in meaningful, concrete ways.  Leadership Alabama continues to provide a renewed vigor and inspiring ideas honing my commitment toward leadership and service.  The lessons learned and connections forged have been instrumental in shaping my vision as the managing partner at Lightfoot Franklin, as well as my ongoing community endeavors.

Melody Eagan

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Andy Mann

United Community Bank
LA Class Class XXV

Leadership Alabama has made a positive impact on me because of the relationships that I have developed with people across the State who share a common vision to make a difference in our communities and impact the State in a positive way.  The continued involvement through regional councils provides a foundation of support and teamwork to increase awareness, promote positive change and develop partnerships locally to help create a better Alabama.

Andy Mann

Member Highlight

Delvick McKay

City of Dothan
LA Class Class XXXII

Encouraged by the excitement and collaborative efforts to make Alabama a better place while building a life-long network of friends and colleagues, Leadership Alabama impressed upon me that we all share in the same pursuits of happiness, value, and the joy of leaving lasting legacies for others to follow and for our communities to benefit from.  Certainly, a highlight of my life!

Delvick McKay

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Kellie Hope

Business Council of Alabama
LA Class Class XXVII

For me, Leadership Alabama is a collection of talented, passionate, diverse, and effective leaders assembled year after year, aiming to better understand and improve our state.  I remain grateful for the experience and am committed to continuing the mission.

Kellie Hope

Member Highlight

Charles Miller

Barber Companies
LA Class Class XXX

The benefits I received from participating in Leadership Alabama far exceeded the time I invested.  I have a much broader and deeper understanding of the great things happening in our state as well as the challenges we are facing.  The Leadership Alabama staff does a great job of providing a program that is not only educational but also unifies people from diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Charles Miller

Who We Are

Leadership Alabama gives established leaders across Alabama exposure to the broader fabric of the state. It develops a network of relationships and provides a structure for this network to seek mutual understanding of problems and priorities for Alabama’s future. Leadership Alabama encourages its members to act, individually and in concert, to move Alabama forward to help our state reach its full potential.

I was privileged to be selected for the first class of Leadership Alabama, and I am more convinced today, thirty years later, that it was one of the best experiences of my professional and civic life.

Walter Bell
Civic & Community Leader
Mobile, Class I

Leadership Alabama enabled me to gain perspective on our state. In the company of a diverse group of outstanding individuals from very different communities, I learned about the sources of many of our problems and celebrated our many successes.

Lynne B. Vallely
Civic & Community Leader
Hunstville, Class III

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