Leadership Tuscaloosa Announces 2023-2024 Class

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. [Aug. 28, 2023] - Forty-five individuals have been selected for the 2023-2024 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 to meet the community’s need for informed, responsible and effective leadership.


JacQuan Winters, Commercial Realtor with Pritchett-Moore Real Estate, will serve as this year’s chair. He is a 2020 graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa and an active member of the Leadership Tuscaloosa Alumni Association.


Class members include: Carol Agomo, The University of Alabama; Teresa Bivens, Tuscaloosa City Schools; April Blount, Eagles’ Wings, Inc.; Emily Bryant, United Way of West Alabama; Dakota Callaway, The Westervelt Company; Ashley Chambers, The University of Alabama; Andre Channel, Townsquare Media; Brian Davis, Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority; Lexi Edwards, Sales & Leadership Development Group, LLC; Beverly Foster, Shelton State Community College; Jaime Garza, Hope Pointe Behavioral Health Crisis Center; Michael Green, Shelton State Community College; Emily Hall, Five Horizons Health Services; Tyreece Hampton, The University of Alabama; Jimmy Hart, Visit Tuscaloosa; Cody Haycraft, Amazon- BHM1; David Howell, Tuscaloosa County Commission; Cindy Huggins, DCH Health System; Roosevelt Jackson, Tuscaloosa's One Place, Inc.; Marc Jonas, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.; Karen Jones, Indian Rivers Behavioral Health; Joshua Lowenthal, The Law Office of Joshua A. Lowenthal; Jonna Martin, Alabama Credit Union; Daniel McCullum, The Bear Trap; Kyle McDermott, BFGoodrich Tire Manufacturing; Kortney Milien, Alabama ONE; Audrey O'Neal, Bryant Bank; Jennifer Phifer, The University of Alabama; Ottia Phillips, Easterseals West Alabama; Lesley Powell, Tuscaloosa City Schools; Laura Reeves, River Oaks Health, LLC; Alicia Richards, City of Tuscaloosa; Quinn Roe, Way, Ray, Shelton & Company, P.C. – CPA; Nicole Shine-Hopson, Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE) of Tuscaloosa; Exa Skinner, Kentuck Art Center & Festival; Max Snyder, Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority; Kyle South, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama; Khouri Spencer, Parker Towing Company; Yvonne Stevenson, Jackson Business Consulting; Steven Thomas, Temporary Emergency Services; Carmisha Thomas-Shabazz, Tuscaloosa County Commission; Jeff Thompson, Amazon- BHM1; Kayleigh Westbrook, Avenue Pub; Paula Whitley, District Attorney's Office; and Lisa Young, Tuscaloosa County Branch of NAACP.


The presenting sponsor of Leadership Tuscaloosa 2023-2024 is Shelton State Community College.


For more information, contact Alicia Gregory at alicia@westalabamachamber.com 


About the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is a Tuscaloosa County-based pro-business advocacy organization serving more than 65,000 working men and women through more than 1,300 business enterprises, civic organizations and education institutions.

The mission of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama is to provide the leadership, vision and catalyst for the advancement of the economic prosperity, business climate and quality of life for the entire community.