Leadership Tuscaloosa Holds Graduation Ceremony
May 31, 2018, 12:15pm
Forty-one members of the 2017-18 class of Leadership Tuscaloosa, a nine-month leadership development program, graduated at a ceremony held at Smith Hall’s Museum of Natural History May 17.
Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and the University of Alabama System, the program is designed to make each selected participant more aware of and sensitive to the wide range of needs and opportunities in the community through shared experiences with a cross section of highly capable fellow citizens.
Mark Sullivan, President, Synovus Bank, and a graduate of the program, served as chair for this year’s Leadership Tuscaloosa class. The Keynote speaker was Representative Bill Poole.
The David Reynolds Spirit of Leadership Award was presented to Jennifer Naves of BBVA Compass.
Scott Anders, Tuscaloosa County Commission; Charles Bailey IV, Pritchett Moore Inc.; Benjamin Bickerstaff, University of Alabama; NaTa’sha Black, Tuscaloosa News; Jon Blakeney, William Blakeney Building Co., Inc.; Tacy Bolling, University of Alabama System; Stephanie Buffaloe, Home Instead Senior Care; Brandon Chalmers, Tuscaloosa’s One Place; Elizabeth Cochrane, Cadence Bank; April Coleman, DCH Health System; Allyson Cooper, University Medical Center; Stephen Dethrage, The Tuscaloosa News; Nicole DuBose, Shelton State Community College; Amy Ford, DCH Health System; Scott Gaddy, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Inc.; Kenneth Gaddy, University of Alabama; Jerran Hill, University of Alabama; June Holmes, Capstone Bank; Gloria Horton, Mercedes-Benz U.S International; Dennis Horton, BFGoodrich/Michelin; Eric Hull, Black Warrior Brewing Co.; Katie King, The University of Alabama; Madolyn Kirby, Matrix, LLC ; Christopher Lanoux, Parker Towing, Inc.; Crystal Lovorn, Resasant Bank; Joseph McAbee, McAbee Construction Inc.; Case McNeill, College Station Properties; Donna Meester, The University of Alabama; Rebecca Minder, The University of Alabama; Jennifer Naves, BBVA Compass; Scott Nichols, McAbee Construction; Susan Poole, The Westervelt Company; Jasmine Rainey, Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports; Michael Scott, Mercedes-Benz U.S International; Edmund Sexton Jr., McAbee Construction Inc.; Jennifer Harris Sherman, Sickle Cell Disease Association; Jennifer Stripling, JamisonMoneyFarmer PC; Jennifer Taylor, City of Tuscaloosa; Zach Ward, Ward Scott Architecture; Jill White, Rosen Harwood, PA; Brian Wysock, TTL, Inc.