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Chamber’s 2015-16 Excellence in Leadership class kicks off

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

RELEASE 15-019

Excellence in Leadership, the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce flagship leader EXCELLENCE correct logodevelopment program, kicked off Sept. 10, starting the eight-month class with a group of 30 students coming from Morgan County businesses, industries, small businesses, healthcare providers, municipalities, school systems and non-profits.

The program – previously known as Leadership Morgan County – was designed to identify, orient, develop and network existing and emerging leaders with the goal of enhancing positive growth in the area business community. The class will meet once a month, with each day-long session focusing on single topics including healthcare, economic development, education, tourism, city and county government, law enforcement and society simulation. The class also includes a service project, where members of the class select an area non-profit to support through fundraising and community service.

Chamber members nominate individuals from their workforce, and participants are selected by members of the Chamber Leadership Committee. “Graduation” for the class takes place during the Chamber’s Small Business Awards Celebration in May.

The 2015-16 class members, and their employers:

Kim Baker, Decatur Utilities
David Bates, Contractor Service & Fabrication
Rudy Baum, United Launch Alliance
Wes Black, Decatur City Schools
Houston Blackwood, Morgan County Schools
Jennifer Bunnell, Alabama Center for the Arts
Dusty Cheatham, Decatur Fire & Rescue
Thomas Corum, Big Heart Pet Brands
Pedro Claudio, 3M
Jonathan Davis, Cooks Pest Control
Jonathan Dobbs, DCEC Inc.
Donna Estill, Calhoun Community College
DeMond Garth, Decatur City Schools
Trevor Guldstrand, Toray Fluorofibers (America) Inc.
Shayne Hill, Tennessee Valley Training Center
Cherie Humphries, Morgan County Schools
Chelsea Love, Athens State University
Ricky Morris, Toray Fluorofibers (America) Inc.
Patrick Patterson, Morgan County Board of Education
Mandy Price, Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
Kristin Radunz, 3M Company
Kellie Tanner, Morgan County Schools
Ross Terry, Renasant Bank
Jeffrey Sherrill, Jr., Decatur-Morgan Hospital
Star Warren, Big Heart Pet Brands
Bo Weinman, Peck-Glasgow Agency
Kay Woller, Volunteer Center of Morgan County
Liz Worsham, United Launch Alliance
Alicia Zwiebel, United Launch Alliance

About the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1931 by the late Barrett C. Shelton, the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization promoting business and commerce for the Decatur-Morgan County area through volunteer leadership in economic, political and social development.

The Chamber thanks its Strategic Partners for their support.

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