Previous Award Recipients

2021 Award Recipients

Beth Woodard
Beth Woodard
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
PowerSouth
Brigadier General Tara D. McKennie
Brigadier General Tara D. McKennie
Vice President of Culture and Leadership Development
Radiology Partners
Irma Loya Tuder
Irma Loya Tuder
Founder, former CEO and Board Chair
Analytical Services, Inc.
Dawn Sharff
Dawn Sharff
Managing Partner
Bradley
Jackie Graham
Jackie Graham
Alabama State Personnel Department
State of Alabama
Judy Miller
Judy Miller
Chief of Staff
Office of the Lt. Gov
Kelsey Bernard Clark
Kelsey Bernard Clark
Chef and Proprietor
KBC
Linda Sewell
Linda Sewell
Vice President Public Affairs and Communication
Coca Cola United
Lindsey Miller
Lindsey Miller
CEO and Co-founder
Battlehouse Republic / Campesino Rum / Mpire Concepts
Lindsey Rane Carter
Lindsey Rane Carter
Attorney & Director of External Affairs
Great Southern Wood Preserving
Lynn Troy
Lynn Troy
CEO
Troy7 Inc.
Melissa Morrison-Ellis
Melissa Morrison-Ellis
Program Director
Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Merceria Ludgood
Merceria Ludgood
President
Mobile County Commission
Nancy Kane
Nancy Kane
EVP Acquisitions and Corporate Development (Retired)
Protective Life Corp.
Natalie Kelly
Natalie Kelly
Director of Corporate Responsibility
Brasfield & Gorric
Sr. Patricia Sims
Sr. Patricia Sims
President
J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College
Patti Yancey
Patti Yancey
Founder and CEO
Liberty Learning Foundation
Rita Cowell
Rita Cowell
Southern Research
Tami Reist
Tami Reist
President and CEO
Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
Terri Sharpley Reynolds
Terri Sharpley Reynolds
Executive Director
National Black Professional Lobbyist Association

2020 Award Recipients

Bobbie Knight
Bobbie Knight
President, Miles College
Sherrie Lemier-Potts
Sherrie Lemier-Potts
President and COO (Retired) Health Care Business Solutions, LLC
Kim Caudle Lewis
Kim Caudle Lewis
CEO PROJECTXYZ
Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo
Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo
Director, Infectious Diseases Division UAB School of Medicine
Natasha McCrary
Natasha McCrary
Owner 1818 Farms
Kellee Reinhart
Kellee Reinhart
Sr. Vice Chancellor for Communications and Community Relations University of Alabama System
Dr. Alice Smith
Dr. Alice Smith
Joe W. Forehand/Accenture Professor Auburn University
Lisa Thomas-McMillan
Lisa Thomas-McMillan
Owner Drexell & Honeybee’s
Lisa Williams
Lisa Williams
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO Soldier 1 Corporation
Sara Evans Barker
Sara Evans Barker
Recording Artist
Lynn Beshear
Lynn Beshear
Commissioner Alabama Department of Mental Health
Molly Cagle
Molly Cagle
VP of Governmental Affairs, Executive Director of ProgressPAC Busines Council of Alabama
Dr. Cheri Canon
Dr. Cheri Canon
Professor and Chair of Radiology UAB School of Medicine
Dr. Nita Carr
Dr. Nita Carr
Executive Director Cornerstone Schools of Alabama
Kelly Caruso
Kelly Caruso
CEO Shipt
Lynne Chronister
Lynne Chronister
VP Research and Economic Development University of South Alabama
Jane Grimwood, PhD
Jane Grimwood, PhD
Genome Sequencing Center Co-Director HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Catherine Sloss Jones
Catherine Sloss Jones
President & CEO Sloss Real Estate

2019 Award Recipients

Dr. Martina Bebin
Dr. Martina Bebin
Professor of Neurology, UAB School of Medicine
Maj. Gen. Sheryl Gordon
Maj. Gen. Sheryl Gordon
Adjutant General, Alabama National Guard
Katie Boyd Britt
Katie Boyd Britt
President, Business Council of Alabama
Melanie Bridgeforth
Melanie Bridgeforth
President & CEO, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham
Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
President, Alabama Public Service Commission
Jody Singer
Jody Singer
Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Dr. Michele Kong
Dr. Michele Kong
Founder KultureCity and Pediatric Critical Care Physician, Children’s of Alabama
Cindy Nafus
Cindy Nafus
Vice President of Operations and Mission Success, United Launch Alliance
Connie Hudson
Connie Hudson
President, Mobile County Commission
Katherine Robertson
Katherine Robertson
Office of the Attorney General
Neeysa Biddle
Neeysa Biddle
Sr. Vice President, Ascension Health
Judy Ryals
Judy Ryals
President & CEO, Huntsville / Madison County Convention Visitors Bureau
Sara Williams
Sara Williams
Managing Attorney, Alexander Shunnarah Law Firm
Connie Rowe
Connie Rowe
Representative, Alabama House of Representatives
Dr. Rebecca Boohaker
Dr. Rebecca Boohaker
Assistant Fellow, Oncology Department, Southern -Research
Dawn Bulgarella
Dawn Bulgarella
CFO, UAB Health System and Sr Associate Dean of Administration and Finance, UAB School of Medicine
Mary Margaret Carroll
Mary Margaret Carroll
Fine Geddie Associates
Pardis Stitt
Pardis Stitt
Owner, Highlands Bar & Grill
Mary Wyatt
Mary Wyatt
CEO, Wyatt General Contractors
Cindy Griner
Cindy Griner
Vice President of Engineering Services and Solutions, Dynetics Inc.

2018 Award Recipients

Kay Ivey
Kay Ivey
Alabama’s 54th Governor
Alexia Borden
Alexia Borden
Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Alabama Power
Stephanie A. Bryan
Stephanie A. Bryan
CEO | Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Jeana Ross
Jeana Ross
Alabama Secretary of Early Education
Christy Swaid
Christy Swaid
Founder of HEAL
Terry Lathan
Terry Lathan
Chairwoman of the Alabama Republican Party
Hillery Head
Hillery Head
CEO | Ram Tool Construction Supply Co.
Terri Sewell
Terri Sewell
U.S. Congresswoman
Jan Hess
Jan Hess
President | Teledyne Brown Engineering
Brittany Howard
Brittany Howard
Founding Member | Alabama Shakes
Debbie Long
Debbie Long
Former CLO | Protective Life Corp.
Martha Roby
Martha Roby
U.S. Congresswoman
Augusta Dowd
Augusta Dowd
President | Alabama State Bar
Peggy Sutton
Peggy Sutton
Founding | To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co.
Elizabeth Huntley
Elizabeth Huntley
Attorney | Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC
Nancy Collat Goedecke
Nancy Collat Goedecke
CEO | Mayer Electric Supply
Deborah Edwards Barnhart
Deborah Edwards Barnhart
CEO | U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Cathy Randall
Cathy Randall
Catherine J. Randall Research Scholars Program
Nancy Dunlap
Nancy Dunlap
Emeritus Professor | University of Alabama at Birmingham
Patricia Dare
Patricia Dare
Boeing