Leadership Tuscaloosa names class of 2022-2023

Forty-four people have been selected for the 2022-23 class of Leadership Tuscaloosa, a nine-month leadership development program.

Hosted 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.

Amy Henderson, Director of Career Services at Shelton State Community College, will serve as this year’s chair. She is a graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa and an active member of the Leadership Tuscaloosa Alumni Association. 

Class members for 2022-23: Anwar Aiken, Grand Event Design; Lydia Avant, Tuscaloosa City Schools; Kevin Besnoy, Tuscaloosa's One Place; Tyrone Blocker, Tuscaloosa County Schools; Sarah Bridger Gilmore, City of Tuscaloosa; Chris Crawford, TTL; Erica Crosby, The Dannon Project; Emily Dillard, Drayer Physical Therapy; Dave Donaldson, Westervelt; Patrick Dunleavy, Mercedes Benz USI; William Edwards, Jr., H.A. Edwards; Tommy Ford, Spaces Realty, LLC; Schernavia Hall, The University of Alabama; Tayler Hansford, Rosen Harwood; Josh Hinton, Alabama One; Alex House, Chamber of Commerce; Justin Huguet, Mercedes Benz USI; Brandy Johnson, City of Tuscaloosa; Hunter Johnson, Druid City Properties; Doug Killough, McAbee Construction; Rose LeCoq, The University of Alabama; Joanna Lemmon, Art Garage; Anika Lodree, Shelton State Community College; Valestine May, First Federal Bank; Kimberly Montgomery, Community Service Programs of West Alabama; David Nikolic, Winter McFarland; Nicole Pepper, Jackson Evans And Associates; Tripp Powell, Powell Enterprises; Matt Ray, EatMyBeats; Josh Rivers, Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports; Corey Savage, Plum Grove Baptist Church; Jules Shepard, Westervelt; Jeff Sides, Buffalo Rock; Michelle Smart, Bryant Bank; Claire Smelser, Ryan Law; Erin Snead, The Builders Group; Tina Turley, Shelton State Community College; Katherine Waldon, Five Horizons; Melinda Wallace, The University of Alabama; Ashley Wheat, Alabama Blues Project; Ashley Wheeler, Hunt Refining; Ashley Williams, Kentuck Art Center and Festival; Kelli Wolfe, Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles; Zach Wolfe, Tuscaloosa County Commission

The presenting sponsor of Leadership Tuscaloosa 2022-23 is Shelton State Community College.