Leadership Birmingham Members Association
We mourn the loss of Leadership Birmingham
member Laquita Bell (’91). Laquita served
Members Council 2006-2007 our community as an educator and in various
positions in the non-profit sector. Laquita
Officers will be missed by all who knew her and by
President Cathy Friedman 1995 this community. Our sympathy and support is
extended to her family.
Vice President Dennis Leonard 2003
Program Chairperson Brian Giattina 2005
Program Co-Chairperson Eddie Lard 2002 UPCOMING EVENTS
Secretary-Treasurer Carl Crosby 1997 Members Council Meeting
Ex Officio Thursday, October 5
Past Chair Bob Corley 1986 7:45 – Coffee
Members Association Director Gale Roth 2002 McWane Center
Executive Director Ann Florie 1997 Enter parking deck from 2nd Ave. Park on C level
and enter through Special Events door.
Suzanne Bearman 1990 September 14
John Northrop 1999 Education
Geraldine Bell 1988 T. Peyton Norville III 1989 Co-chairs:
Renee Blalock 2000 Joan P. Perry 2001 Elaine Hill, Ph.D – Exec. Dir. For Professional
Joe Bluestein 2006 Lynn Raviv 1994
Development, Birmingham City Schools
April Williams – Mgr. Diversity Development, U.S.
Joe Boohaker 2004 Tim Ritchie 1997 Postal Service
Harry Brown 1988 Webb Robertson 2006
James Camel 2004 October 12
Guin Robinson 2005 Human Services
Kate Cotton 2002 Bunny Rotenstreich 1986 Co-chairs:
Russell Cunningham 1993 Isabel Rubio 2005 Paulette Van Matre – Exec. Dir., Magic City Harvest
April Deal 2004 Donna Sanborn 1996 Michele Jenkins-Utomi – CEO – Housing Enterprise
David Donaldson 2006 Lester Seigel 1997
of Central Alabama
Bryson G. Edmonds 1995 David R. Sher 1992
Kim Moore – Senior Vice-Pres., Alabama National
Charlie Faulkner 2006 Andra Sparks 1986
Rev. Dr. Rodney Franklin 1998 Peggy F. Sparks 1986 FROM THE OFFICE
Sandee Goddard 2003 Please remember that if you make a
Sergio Stagno 1993 reservation for a members program
Hon. Debra H. Goldstein 1998 Sandra Storm 1985 or event and do not attend you will be
Majella Hamilton 1996 invoiced. You may cancel a reserva-
Larry Thornton 1990 tion by the cancellation date on your
Robert Holmes 1994 Glennon Threatt 2006 invitation (usually two days before the
Elaine Jackson 2000 event)
Jim Tolbert 2003
George Jenkins 1985 Gregory T. Townsend 2001
Clyde E. Jones 1989 Gail Trechsel 1984
Robert Kelly 2005 Bill Voigt 1987 offiCe ContaCts
Bobbie Knight 2006 Ann Florie, Executive Director, 252-4496,
Mark White 2005
Helen Shores Lee 1984 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Youngblood 1987 Janet Gaddis, LB Administrative Assistant,
Ann McMillan 1991
Ed Meyerson 1991 Ben Zarzaur 2004 252-4496, E-mail:email@example.com
Rabbi Jonathan A. Miller 1992 Gale Roth, Members Council Director,
969-5737 (or leave a message at LB office)
CongratuLations to memBer updates
Neal Berte (’84), Eli Capilouto (’94), Lemarse Washington (’94) Gary Fenton (’02) - has authored a new book, Good for Goodness’
– named “Men of Substance and Style” by Saks Fifth Avenue for their Sake, 7 Values for Cultivating Authentic Character in Midlife. Those
commitment to the community. They will be honored on September values include Community, Relationships, Discipline, Solitude, Grat-
28 at a reception hosted by Saks. Proceeds will benefit prostate cancer itude, Forgiveness and Humility. You’ll enjoy Gary’s new book espe-
research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. cially if you are approaching midlife or already there!
Fran Godchaux (’03), Kay Kornmeier (’98), Helen Shores Lee (’84), Nichelle Gainey (’04) – appointed as delegate of 2010 FIFA
Andrea McCaskey (’95) and Annetta Nunn (’01) – Birmingham World Cup South Africa. Nichelle attended the 2006 World Cup
Business Journal’s Class of 2006 Top Birmingham Women. A luncheon closing ceremony in Germany this June.
at the Winfrey Hotel will honor these women on Oct. 10 and they are Sandral Hullett (’06) – Chairwoman of the National Assoc. of
featured in the Sept. 15 issue of the Birmingham Business Journal. Public Hospitals and health Systems.
Suzanne Durham (’87) – elected Chairman of YWCA of USA Andrea McCaskey (’95) – elected President of the Junior League of
Birmingham 2007, the fourth largest Junior League in the nation.
Linda Lucas (’03) – elected President – elect of the American In-
stitute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Linda is the first Ray Minor (’96) – named Associate in Residence 2006-07 of the
woman elected to that position. Kettering Foundation. Ray is President of Alabama Center for
Civic Life (ACCL).
Lawrence Pijeaux, Jr. (’97) – Named 2006 Alabama Tourism Executive
Peggie Myles (’01), Joan Perry (’01), Donna Smith (’02) – new-
of the Year in recognition of his contributions to the Travel Industry.
ly elected officers of the Girl Scouts of Cahaba Council. Donna
Odessa Woolfolk (’84) – awarded the honorary degree, Doctor of Smith – President, Peggie Myles – asst. Secretary, Joan Perry
Laws by Birmingham- Southern College. – Treasurer.
Debra T. Nelson (’91) – named one of the founding board mem-
direCtory updates bers of the Chief Diversity Officers Roundtable at Cornell Uni-
versity. The CDO Roundtable is comprised of senior diversity
Beverly Baker (’87) – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, officers at America’s Fortune 500 Companies.
P.C.; One Federal Place, 1819 Fifth Ave. North, Ste. 1000, 35203-
Phyllis Paramore (’05) – President & CEO Vulcan Insulation
2118; 328-1900, Fax-328-6000; firstname.lastname@example.org
Co. LLC (see Dir. Update).
Ron Cofield (‘97) – Managing Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers of
John Redmon (’01) – Executive Vice President of Operations,
the Carolinas, 214 North Tryon Street, Suite 3600, Charlotte, North
Graham Sisson (’05) – elected Chair of Birmingham’s Commit-
Thomas E. Corts (’85) – Interim Chancellor, Dept. of Post Second-
tee of American With Disabilities.
ary Education, 401 Adams Ave., Montgomery 36104-4340; 334-
Leigh Forstman (’03) – email@example.com
Nichelle Gainey (’04) – Silverstone International P.O. Box 59644, LEADERSHIP BIRMINGHAM
35259; 324-0211 NEW WEBSITE – ALMOST READY
Rob Langford (’97) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our new LB website will be up and running by
Harry Marzette (’00) – HCMI @ charter.net
the middle of September. We are excited about
Phyllis Paramore (’05) – Vulcan Insulation Co. LLC, 4625 –A, Valley- the fabulous new design and the functions that
dale Road, 35242
will be available to members and the commu-
Linda Sewell (’02) – 3622 Guyton Ridge Drive, 35244; 426-6428, cell nity. You will find the site not only informa-
tive, but also useful and easy to navigate. Mem-
Gary Stokes (‘98) – 338 Cahaba River Parc, 35243; 970-4917, 245-3212 bers will be able to edit personal information
(cell); Garystokes57@aol.com (home), email@example.com (work)
as well as participate in discussions on current
Rev. Thomas Wilder, Jr. (’94) – Manager of Consumer Affairs and issues. Member’s events and LB program days
Community Relations, Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church – Collegeville; 605
Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., 35203
and agendas will be posted monthly, and pro-
spective members will be able to fill out appli-
memBer updates cations online. You will receive a letter in the
mail that will give you your own personal ID
Cathy Crenshaw (’91) – has been awarded the Loeb Fellowship at so that you can access the Members only site.
Harvard College. Based at the graduate School of Design, the pro- Special thanks to Joan Perry and her staff at
gram offers ten annual post professional awards for independent PHP Communications for their creative and
study each year. While attending Harvard Cathy will work to im-
prove her knowledge of good design principles and green building.
Mr. Rich Bielen Mr. Maury Gaston Ms. Karen Odle
SVP, CIO and Treasurer Manager, Marketing Services Executive Director
Protective Life Corporation American Cast Iron Pipe Co. Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Tim Blair Mr. Mark Gibson L. Shefton Riggins, M.D.
Dir. of Business Development Chief Marketing Officer
President - Thoracic, Cardiac
Sloss Real Estate Compass Bank
& Vascular Surgery of AL, PC
Ms. Cheryl Brakefield Mr. Mike Higginbotham
Mr. Frazer Rolen
Financial Planning Director Real Estate Agent
Alabama Power Company RealtySouth
Alabama Hospital Assoc.
Mr. HB Brantley Mr. Philip Hodges
Managing Partner Dr. Nena F. Sanders
President - Brantley Visioneering, Inc.
Redmont Venture Partners Ralph W. Beeson Dean and Professor
Ms. Kathy Carlisle Samford University/Ida V. Moffett
Director Mr. Jimmy Holloway
Managing Partner School of nursing
Capital Strategies Group
CRD (Real Estate Development) Mr. Steve Sewell
Rev. Lawrence Conaway
Mr. Wayne Hutchens Exec. VP
Guiding Light Church
Director-Regulatory - Economic Develop. Partnership of AL
Mr. Colin Coyne
BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer Ms. Terri A. Sewell
Melaver, Inc. Mr. Doug Joehl Partner
Treasurer - BE&K, Inc. Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
Mr. Keith Cromwell
Ms. Mary Johnson-Butterworth Mr. Ken Smith
Summerfest Musical Theatre Vice President - B'ham Operations
Mr. Reid Jones Alabama Gas Corp. (Alagasco)
Dr. Marquita Furness Davis Exec. VP - University of Alabama
Deputy Dir. for Child Dev. Services Mr. Cedric D. Sparks, Sr.
Health Services Found., Inc.
Jefferson County Committee for Executive Director - Mayor's Office
Ms. Cheryl Kidd Division of Youth Services
Mr. Paul DeMarco City of Birmingham Karen Starks, Ph.D
Attorney Assistant Professor
Mr. Brian Kurlander
Parsons, Lee & Juliano Account Manager Univ. of Alabama School
Slaughter Group of Social Work
Bradley Dennis, MD
Chief Medical Officer Ms. Julie Levinson-Gabis Ms. Amy Tucker
Brookwood Medical Center Senior Account Executive Sr. Attorney and Asst. Secretary
Charter Media Vulcan Materials Co.
Ms. Melanie Dickinson
Publisher Dr. Tondra Loder Mr. List Underwood, Jr.
Asst. Professor, Educational Foundations SVP, Head of Investor Relations
Birmingham Business Journal
UAB School of Education
Ms. Augusta Dowd
Mr. Jake McKenzie
Managing Lawyer, VP & Secretary Ms. Sherri Van Pelt
Chief Operating Officer
White Arnold Andrews & Dowd P.C. Intermark Group Executive Director
VSA Arts of Alabama
Mr. Corey Ealons Stanley L. Mims, Ed.D.
Communications Dir./Dept. Chief of Staff Superintendent Mr. Scott Vowels
U.S. Representative Artur Davis Birmingham City Schools President - South Regions Minority
Ms. Cheryl Morgan Business Council
Mr. Bing Edwards, Jr.
Partner Director/Prof. Mr. Thacher Worthen
Auburn University Urban Studio Corp. VP Marketing
Balch & Bingham LLP
Kathleen Nelson, M.D. Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Mr. G. Courtney French
Prof of Pediatrics/Sr. Assoc. Dean for United, Inc.
Faculty Dev. - University of Alabama
Fuston, Petway & French, LLP at Birmingham SOM
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