Programs

Qualifications for Alabama Leadership Initiative

Please note these specific policies as you consider nominees for ALI.

Qualified applicants for ALI need to have shown leadership and commitment in a professional capacity and within their own communities.

We seek to identify individuals most likely to utilize their leadership abilities for the long-term benefit of Alabama and individuals who are committed to making Alabama a better place in which to live and prosper. Through the application process, we strive to select participants who will provide the class with broad professional, geographic, ethnic, and gender representation. Basic criteria for selection are:

  • A commitment, motivation, and interest in serving Alabama;
  • A concern for Alabama’s future, demonstrated by past community and statewide activities; and,
  • A commitment to continued involvement in ALI.

Please give serious thought to nominating a young leader in your community for consideration. Candidates should be no younger than 25 and no older than 40 years of age.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please call Ashley Kaplan at 205-905-9415 or email ashley@leadershipal.org.

ALI Class V Selection Committee

  • Stephanie Baker, ALI Class II
    Director of Market Development, KW Plastics
    Troy
  • Rebecca Beers, ALI Class III
    Attorney, PartnerRumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, PC
    Birmingham
  • Katie Hancock, ALI Class III
    Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
    Tuscaloosa
  • Jon Hegeman, ALI Class I
    Owner/President/Farmer, Greenway Plants
    Anniston
  • Kristina Hendrix, ALI Class III
    Director of Communication, Dynetics
    Huntsville
  • Coreata’ Houser, ALI Class II
    Deputy Director, City of Birmingham
    Birmingham
  • Taylor Norton, ALI Class II
    President, Southern Shore Insurance
    Fairhope
  • Ashley Smith, ALI Class II
    Partner, Miller Smith
    Montgomery
  • Terrance Smith, ALI Class II
    Innovation Team Director, City of Mobile
    Mobile
  • Mashonda Taylor, ALI Class I
    Executive Director, Woodlawn Foundation
    Birmingham
  • Jessica Thomas, ALI Class II
    Vice President, Public Finance Relationship Manager, PNC Bank
    Birmingham
  • Grits Morris
    Leadership Alabama ALI Board Liaison
    Sales Executive, Walker360
    Montgomery