Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, 92.9 WTUG, Praise 93.3, 105.1 The Block, and the Tuscaloosa Thread are proud to present the 2023 Black History Makers of Alabama.
Yellowhammer State is filled with great African American leaders from the past, present, and future. We thank our West Alabama community partners, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter for their continued support.
Black History Maker of Alabama - Michele Coley
Black History Makers of Alabama honors Michele Coley for her contributions in the insurance industry in the state of Alabama.
Coley is a business owner where she serves as the only female African-American Allstate Insurance Agent in the state, with agencies located in Tuscaloosa and Hoover, AL that supports seven employees.
Additionally, she was appointed as the 2023 Chair of the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce and is the first African-American woman to hold the position.
Coley serves in the Tuscaloosa community as a members of the City of Tuscaloosa Elevate Advisory Council, City of Tuscaloosa Zoning Board of Adjustments, Mayor’s Advisory Council and the City of Tuscaloosa Personnel Board.
Coley also is the president the University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies Board of Visitors.
Coley graduated from Stillman College where she earned her degree in business administrator.
Coley said she is "very passionate about young people and their education" and serves as a mentor and sponsor for reading and positive behavior initiatives at several of the Tuscaloosa City and Tuscaloosa County schools.
Outside of her many career and community achievements, she is a devoted wife of 29 years and mother.
Coley said Black History in Alabama is important and is "proud to continue the charge."
We can stand tall today because of the strong foundation laid by the ancestors that survived in the mist of the most adverse conditions. Success is in our DNA.
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2022 Black History Makers of Alabama
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