About Us

Leadership Alabama gives established leaders across Alabama exposure to the broader fabric of the state. It develops a network of relationships and provide 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.

Since its founding in 1990, over 1500 citizen leaders in Alabama have participated in the Leadership Alabama program. These members are selected based on their leadership abilities, career accomplishments, volunteer activities, contributions to their communities and commitment to help shape a better Alabama. They do not share a common age, gender, lifestyle, career or hometown. What they do share is a vision of what Alabama can and must be as we move into the 21st century. And they share the ability to lead our state to that visionary future.

Nominations for Leadership Alabama are accepted in January and February of each year for consideration for the next program year. Leadership Alabama encourages members and board members to nominate individuals who:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to community through past and present activities
  • Demonstrate leadership ability in their chosen field through significant achievement
  • Possess the potential for exercising substantial leadership in the future
  • Exhibit a personal commitment to help shape the future of Alabama

Valued Contributors

Corporate Donors

Contributors

Yellowhammer

($20,000 to $7,500)

  • BIG Communications
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Barvette & Michael Patterson
  • Protective Life Corporation
  • Royal Cup Coffee and Tea
Camellia

($7,499 to $5,000)

  • Bank Independent
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Dynetics
Longleaf Pine

($4,999 to $2,500)

  • ALFA Foundation
  • BBVA
  • Brasfield & Gorrie
  • Drummond Company
  • EBSCO Industries, Inc.
  • Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.
  • McWane, Inc.
  • Progress Bank
  • Spire
Cahaba Lilies

($2,499 to $1,000)

  • Aronov Realty Management
  • Balch & Bingham
  • Ball Healthcare Services
  • Baron Services
  • Beasley Allen
  • The Broadway Group
  • Buffalo Rock
  • CDG Engineers & Associates
  • Dunn Investment Company
  • Hancock Whitney Bank
  • Hill, Hill, Carter, Franco, Cole & Black
  • Hoar Construction
  • HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
  • Huntsville Direct Communications
  • Infirmary Health System
  • J.L. Bedsole Foundation
  • Jemison Investment Company
  • Lightfoot, Franklin & White
  • Lyons Law Firm
  • Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC
  • McConnell Honda & Acura
  • McGriff Industries
  • Medical Properties Trust
  • Natural Decorations, Inc.
  • O’Neal Industries, Inc.
  • PowerSouth Energy
  • ProAssurance Corporation
  • Pursell Capital
  • Redstone Federal Credit Union
  • Retirement Systems of Alabama
  • Robins & Morton
  • Deak Rushton Charitable Fund
  • Russell Lands
  • Southeast Alabama Gas
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Teledyne Brown Engineering
  • United Bank Community Development
  • Volkert, Inc.
  • Vulcan, Inc.
  • Vulcan Industrial Contractors
  • White-Spunner Realty, Inc.
  • Wood Fruitticher Grocery Co.
Magnolia

(Up to $999)

  • ADTRAN
  • Bayer Ventures
  • BLOC Resources
  • Bryant Bank
  • Byars Wright
  • Decatur Daily
  • The Eufaula Agency
  • Hand Arendall, LLC
  • Harmon Dennis Bradshaw, Inc.
  • Harris, Caddell & Shanks
  • Industrial Partners
  • Jinks, Crow & Dickson, P.C.
  • Jones Walker, LLP
  • Larson & McGowin, LLC
  • LLB&B Inc. Real Estate
  • PNC Foundation
  • River Bank & Trust
  • Smith's Inc. of Dothan
Gold Circle Donors

Individual Dues & Gifts of $500 or More

2020-2021

as of January 13, 2021

  • Stephanie Alexander, Mobile
  • Rosalie Allen, Huntsville
  • Cynthia Lee Almond, Tuscaloosa
  • Owen Aronov, Montgomery
  • Doug Bachuss, Decatur
  • Jannah Bailey, Montgomery
  • Connie Bainbridge, Prattville
  • Roger Bedford, Russellville
  • Walter Bell, Mobile
  • Rich Bielen, Birmingham
  • Penny Billings, Huntsville
  • Sharon Blackburn, Birmingham
  • Stan Blanton, Birmingham
  • Mary Boehm, Birmingham
  • Preston Bolt, Mobile
  • Fred Braswell, Montgomery
  • Bill Brunson, Elba
  • Stephanie Bryan, Atmore
  • Kyle Buchanan, Muscle Shoals
  • Barbara Burton, Birmingham
  • Jim Byard, Jr., Prattville
  • John Carroll, Birmingham
  • Matt Clegg, Auburn
  • Trey Clegg, Birmingham
  • Bill Coleman, Montgomery
  • Steve Cook, Huntsville
  • Laura Cooper, Auburn
  • Melissa Craig, Decatur
  • Mark Crews, Tuscaloosa
  • Tom Dart, Montgomery
  • Jill Deer, Birmingham
  • Bill Denson, Birmingham
  • David Donaldson, Birmingham
  • John Dorsey, Greensboro
  • Brian Dove, Cullman
  • Melody Eagan, Birmingham
  • John England, Tuscaloosa
  • Tyrone Fenderson, Mobile
  • Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, Birmingham
  • Jenny Folsom, Cullman
  • Margaret Forsythe, Florence
  • Mike Goodrich, Birmingham
  • Sally Greenhaw, Birmingham
  • Brenda Hackney, Birmingham
  • Herschell Hamilton, Birmingham
  • Seth Hammett, Montgomery
  • Barrie Harmon, Montgomery
  • John Harrison, Florence
  • Helene Hassell, Mobile
  • Greg Henderson, Andalusia
  • Walter Hill, Dothan
  • Sheila Hodges, Gulf Shores
  • Hayne Hollis, Dothan
  • Horace Horn, Montgomery
  • Bill Horton, Birmingham
  • Jim Hughey, Birmingham
  • Wayne Hutchens, Birmingham
  • Hank Isenberg, Huntsville
  • Johnny Ives, Montgomery
  • Ken Jackson, Birmingham
  • Johnny Johns, Birmingham
  • Walker Jones, Birmingham
  • Bill Jones, Birmingham
  • Janet Kavinoky, Birmingham
  • Mike Kemp, Birmingham
  • Sandy Killion, Birmingham
  • Dave King, Huntsville
  • Michael Kirkpatrick, Huntsville
  • Scott Latham, Montgomery
  • Mike Lee, Mobile
  • Vanessa Leonard, Rockford
  • Mark LeQuire, Montgomery
  • Eric Mackey, Montgomery
  • Gordon Martin, Birmingham
  • Sid McAnnally, Tulsa, OK
  • Scotty McCallum, Birmingham
  • Joe McCarty, Birmingham
  • Gwaltney McCollum, Birmingham
  • Barry McGriff, Cullman
  • Scott McLain, Huntsville
  • Charles Miller, Birmingham
  • Richard Miller, Loxley
  • John Moorehouse, Montgomery
  • Melissa Morrissette, Mobile
  • David Muhlendorf, Florence
  • Rick Myers, Huntsville
  • David Nast, Huntsville
  • Joe Newberry, Huntsville
  • Deborah Bell Paseur, Florence
  • Lenora Pate, Birmingham
  • Michael Patterson, Birmingham
  • Virginia Patterson, Birmingham
  • Charlie Perry, Birmingham
  • Jordan Plaster, Tuscaloosa
  • Jerry Powell, Birmingham
  • Bob Powers, Eufaula
  • Mark Pugh, Andalusia
  • David Reed, Montgomery
  • Forrest Register, Dothan
  • Ed Reifenberg, Montgomery
  • Van Richey, Birmingham
  • Eva Robertson, Birmingham
  • Stacia Robinson, Montgomery
  • Dan Sansone, Birmingham
  • Kevin Savoy, Dothan
  • Spud Seale, Montgomery
  • David Silverstein, Birmingham
  • Sanjay Singh, Birmingham
  • Donna Smith, Birmingham
  • Gary Smith, Andalusia
  • Alyce Spruell, Tuscaloosa
  • Richard Stabler, Montgomery
  • Dave Stewart, Birmingham
  • Richard Stimpson, Mobile
  • Jeff Stone, Birmingham
  • Todd Strange, Montgomery
  • Jimmy Stubbs, Prattville
  • Barbara Thompson, Montgomery
  • David Turner, Birmingham
  • John Turner, Birmingham
  • Lissa Tyson, Birmingham
  • Lynne Berry Vallely, Huntsville
  • Russell Vandevelde IV, Birmingham
  • Tim Vines, Birmingham
  • Cameron Vowell, Birmingham
  • Kennon Walthall, Birmingham
  • Mike Warren, Birmingham
  • Wade Weaver, Decatur
  • Erin Wheeler, Mobile
  • Nick Willis, Birmingham
  • Danny Windham, Huntsville
  • Bennet Wright, Montgomery
  • Linda Young, Dothan
  • Anne Yuengert, Birmingham
  • DeLynn Zell, Birmingham
2019-2020
  • Stephanie Alexander, Mobile
  • Robbin Reed Allen, Jasper
  • Cynthia Lee Almond, Tuscaloosa
  • Tom Angelillo, Birmingham
  • Peggy Averbuch, Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Brian Barr, Birmingham
  • Walter Bell, Mobile
  • Penny Billings, Huntsville
  • Sharon Blackburn, Birmingham
  • Mary Boehm, Birmingham
  • Preston Bolt, Mobile
  • Fred Braswell, Montgomery
  • Dow Briggs, Birmingham
  • Stephanie Bryan, Atmore
  • Kyle Buchanan, Muscle Shoals
  • Rob Burton, Birmingham
  • Matt Clegg, Auburn
  • Trey Clegg, Birmingham
  • Bill Coleman, Montgomery
  • Melissa Craig, Decatur
  • Ed Crowell, Montgomery
  • Bill Denson, Birmingham
  • David Donaldson, Birmingham
  • John Dorsey, Greensboro
  • Bert Eichold, Mobile
  • John England, Tuscaloosa
  • Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith, Birmingham
  • Jenny Folsom, Cullman
  • Margaret Forsythe, Florence
  • Mike Goodrich, Birmingham
  • Sally Greenhaw, Birmingham
  • Phyllis Hall, Birmingham
  • Seth Hammett, Montgomery
  • Helene Hassell, Mobile
  • Chas Haun, Tuscaloosa
  • Inge Hill, Montgomery
  • Bill Horton, Birmingham
  • Jim Hughey, Birmingham
  • Don James, Birmingham
  • Cathy and Paul Jones, Birmingham
  • Dave King, Huntsville
  • Greg King, Birmingham
  • Mike Lee, Mobile
  • Vanessa Leonard, Rockford
  • Jimmy Lowder, Montgomery
  • Gordon Martin, Birmingham
  • Macke Mauldin, Florence
  • Charles Mayer, Birmingham
  • Sid McAnnally, Tulsa, OK
  • Forrest McConnell, Montgomery
  • Scott McLain, Huntsville
  • Tom Methvin, Montgomery
  • Richard Miller, Loxley
  • Quincy Minor, Wetumpka
  • John Moorehouse, Montgomery
  • David Muhlendorf, Florence
  • Rick Myers, Huntsville
  • David Nast, Huntsville
  • Deborah Bell Paseur, Florence
  • Michael Patterson, Birmingham
  • Bill Phillips, Huntsville
  • Jordan Plaster, Tuscaloosa
  • Ed Reifenberg, Montgomery
  • Van Richey, Birmingham
  • Eva Robertson, Birmingham
  • Stacia Robinson, Montgomery
  • Deak Rushton, Birmingham
  • Dan Sansone, Birmingham
  • Spud Seale, Montgomery
  • Ted Sexton, Tuscaloosa
  • Richard Stabler, Montgomery
  • Dave Stewart, Birmingham
  • Todd Strange, Montgomery
  • Barbara Thompson, Montgomery
  • Kennon Walthall, Birmingham
  • Mike Warren, Birmingham
  • Erin Wheeler, Mobile
  • Danny Windham, Huntsville
  • Linda Young, Dothan
2018-2019
  • Stephanie Alexander, Mobile
  • Robbin Reed Allen, Jasper
  • Rey Almodovar, Huntsville
  • Cynthia Lee Almond, Tuscaloosa
  • Bob Battle, Birmingham
  • Walter Bell, Mobile
  • Penny Billings, Huntsville
  • Sharon Blackburn, Birmingham
  • Preston Bolt, Mobile
  • Fred Braswell, Montgomery
  • J.W. Carpenter, Birmingham
  • Bill Coleman, Montgomery
  • Melissa Craig, Decatur
  • Ed Crowell, Montgomery
  • Russell Cunningham, Birmingham
  • Bill Denson, Birmingham
  • David Donaldson, Birmingham
  • John Dorsey, Greensboro
  • Mike Dow, Mobile
  • Bert Eichold, Mobile
  • Sally Greenhaw, Birmingham
  • Seth Hammett, Montgomery
  • Inge Hill, Montgomery
  • Wayne Hutchens, Birmingham
  • Don James, Birmingham
  • Sandy Killion, Birmingham
  • Dave King, Huntsville
  • Mike Lee, Mobile
  • Vanessa Leonard, Rockford
  • Jimmy Lowder, Montgomery
  • Macke Mauldin, Florence
  • Sid McAnnally, Tulsa, OK
  • Mac McLeod, Jr., Montgomery
  • Phillip McWane, Birmingham
  • Richard Miller, Loxley
  • John Moorehouse, Montgomery
  • David Muhlendorf, Florence
  • Kate Nielsen, Birmingham
  • Mark Nix, Mobile
  • Deborah Bell Paseur, Florence
  • Jordan Plaster, Tuscaloosa
  • Van Richey, Birmingham
  • Dan Sansone, Birmingham
  • Spud Seale, Montgomery
  • Sanjay Singh, Birmingham
  • Richard Stabler, Montgomery
  • Todd Strange, Montgomery
  • Lee Styslinger III, Birmingham
  • Russell Vandevelde IV, Birmingham
  • Mike Warren, Birmingham
  • Erin Wheeler, Mobile
  • Beth Whitehead, Jackson
Event Sponsors & Dinearound Hosts
2019 Regional Event Sponsors (for Class XXX)
  • Birmingham Regional Reception
    • Protective Life Corporation
    • Rich Bielen & Johnny Johns
  • Decatur Shoals Regional Reception
    • Turtle Point Yacht & Country Club
    • Steve Holt, City of Florence
    • Andy Mann, Progress Bank
    • David Muhlendorf, LDM Company
    • Deborah Bell Paseur, Paseur, Johnson & Medley
  • Mobile/Baldwin County Regional Reception
    • Jones Walker, LLP
    • Robbie Baker, Hancock Whitney Bank
    • Henry O’Connor, Jones Walker, LLP
  • Montgomery Area Regional Reception
    • ServisFirst Bank
    • Carl Barker
  • Northeast Alabama Regional Reception – Huntsville
    • ServisFirst Bank
    • Andy Kattos
  • Tuscaloosa/West Alabama Regional Luncheon
    • River Restaurant
    • Cynthia Lee Almond, Capitol Park Title
    • Mark Sullivan, Synovus
  • Wiregrass Regional Luncheon
    • Huggin’ Molly’s
    • Harrison Morris, ServisFirst Bank
2019 Montgomery Dinearound Hosts
  • Jannah and Bob Bailey
  • Jenny and Johnny Ives
  • Mary Foy and Grits Morris
  • Joann and Ed Reifenberg
  • Toy and Stacia Robinson
  • Nancy and Spud Seale
  • Ronda and Jason Walker
2020 Mobile Dinearound Hosts
  • Melissa and Robbie Baker
  • Leigh Ann and Mark Berte
  • Marlo and Wiley Blankeship
  • Melinda and David Clark
  • Liz and Jud Freeman
  • Carol Hunter
  • Beth Marietta Lyons and Jimmy Lyons
  • Claire McCarron and Jorge Cancel
  • Ashley and Henry O’Connor
  • Jean and Sandy Stimpson
  • Lissa and Jay Watkins
2020 Huntsville Dinearound Hosts
  • Rose Allen
  • Greg Brown
  • Donna and John Coleman
  • Jan and Blake Dorning
  • Mary Scott Hunter and Jon Shultz
  • Michael Kirkpatrick
  • Annette and Rich McAdams
  • Nancy and Kem Robertson
  • Jill and Wade Weaver
  • Leslie and Danny Windham