Nearly four dozen professionals working in West Alabama have been selected to learn and network extensively as members of this year's class of Leadership Tuscaloosa.

The program, hosted annually by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, runs nearly all year and dedicates entire days each month to teaching the class about how specific parts of West Alabama operate.

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From public safety to health care, primary and secondary education, industrial operations and much more, the 45 members will spend the next year learning more about almost every corner of the region.

The nine-month program is designed to leave participants aware of and sensitive to all the places in Tuscaloosa County that require informed, responsible, and effective leadership, the Chamber said.

JacQuan Winters, Commercial Realtor with Pritchett-Moore Real Estate and a graduate of the 2020 LT class, will serve as this year’s chair.

The Chamber said this year's 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

Lisa Young, Tuscaloosa County Branch of NAACP

The presenting sponsor of Leadership Tuscaloosa 2023-2024 is Shelton State Community College. Congratulations and good luck to this year's class!

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