Forty-one people have been selected for the 2021-22 class of Leadership Tuscaloosa, a nine-month leadership development program.
Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, Leadership Tuscaloosa provides a foundation for potential leaders to be involved and thrive in the community. Through networking and intentional programming, each participant will become more aware of and sensitive to the wide range of opportunities in Tuscaloosa County in an effort to meet the community’s need for informed, responsible and effective leadership.
Billy Kirkpatrick, Five Horizons Health Services CEO, will serve as this year’s chair. He is a graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa and an active member of the Leadership Tuscaloosa Alumni Association.
Class members for 2021-22: Rachel Aaron, JamisonMoneyFarmer, PC; Alyson Baxter, The University of Alabama; LabriscaBlakney, Bryant Bank; Kalissa Bormann, Tuscaloosa's One Place, Inc.; Tamara Croom, Tuscaloosa County EMA; AllisonCurington, The University of Alabama; Ciara Daniel, Embassy Suites Downtown Tuscaloosa; Margaret Desjarlais, City of Tuscaloosa; Mamadou Diop, Amazon; Steve Diorio, WVUA 23; Joseph Eatmon, Shelton State Community College; BrittanyFloyd, Alabama ONE; Eric Gaines, RE101; Tyshawn Gardner, Stillman College; Kat Gillan, The University of Alabama; AliciaGregory, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama; Estella Hare, City of Tuscaloosa; Kim Harwood, Carrie Fitts Real Estate, LLC; Billy Howard, McAbee Construction, Inc.; Allen Johnson, Buffalo Rock Company/Pepsi-Cola; Loretta Jones, Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports; April Jones, Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Jasmine Knox, Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation, Inc.; Colby Knox, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.; Jonathan Koh, Shelton State Community College; Courtney LeCroy, LeCroy Richardson, PC; Leah May, E&A Team, Inc; Audrey McShan, Bryce Hospital; Philip Mullin, Gulf Supreme of Central Alabama; Anna Beth Northington, Bama Exterminating; Rohen Porbanderwala, Trademart 1; Andrew Scarbrough, Echols, Taylor & Associates, PC; Darren Segura, AC Hotel Tuscaloosa Downtown; Ruth Simpson, Blue Water Vinyl; WillSledge, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.; Howard Speights, Howard's Truck & Auto Repair; Tricia Stone, Carrie Fitts Real Estate, LLC; Casey Suchocki, The Builders Group; Virginia White, Crunch Fitness; Alexis Wilson, Community Service Programs of West Alabama, Inc.; Dominique Yancey