The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has announced the members of the 2010 Class of Leadership UAB.

February 24, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has announced the members of the 2010 Class of Leadership UAB.

Leadership UAB has an annual membership class of approximately 50 people ages 25-40 who represent a cross-section of Birmingham's young professional community in corporate, civic and volunteer organizations.

"The organization's mission is to help educate young leaders about UAB's vision, mission and ongoing endeavors in education, research, economic development and patient care," said Shirley Salloway Kahn, Ph.D., vice president for Development, Alumni and External Relations. "Their insight and support are invaluable to the future of UAB."

The inaugural class debuted in 2008. Members have become involved on campus, participating in advisory boards, mentoring and offering input in innumerable ways, Kahn said.

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Leadership UAB - Class of 2010

Joshua L. Baker
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Jennifer Baraba
Regions Morgan Asset Management

Audra L. Bean
Vulcan Park and Museum

Kathryn Hazelrig Brinkley
Community Leader

Michael L. Chambers II
Alabama Humanities Foundation

Joel W. Cheatwood
Cheatwood Consulting

Todd J. Coder

Krista M. Conlin
Wilbanks Agency Public Relations & Marketing

Lee Conn
Motus Motorcycles

Patricia M. Craft
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

H. Todd Doobrow
Golden Bird Acquisitions, LLC

Anna Kathryn Ellis
Payroll & Benefit Solutions

Margaret H. Ellis
Community Leader

Martha Emmett
BBVA Compass Bank

Jason Epstein
Regions Bank

Nancy Fouad
Burr & Forman, LLP

Lindsay H. Gill
Forensic/Strategic Solutions, P.C.

Thomas H. Goodrich
Motion Industries

G. David Green
Robins & Morton

Jennifer Hatchett
Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham

Rebecca A. Hiller
Protective Life Insurance Co.

Kevin Hodgkins
The McPherson Companies, Inc

Howell B. Holland, Jr.
Red Mountain Wealth Management

Silvia Hoyos
¡HICA! Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama

Hailey Hutchinson
United Way of Central Alabama

Todd Jackson
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Lucy Thompson Marsh
Thompson Tractor Co., Inc.

Rukiya P. McClain
State of Alabama Department of Human Resources

Andrew S. Nix
Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.

R. Rhett Owens, Jr.
Burr & Forman, LLP

Christopher D. Peck
Computer Technology Solutions, Inc.

Joshua L. Reidinger
Warren, Averett, Kimbrough & Marino

Monica W. Sargent
Balch & Bingham, LLP

Kristina Scott
Alabama Poverty Project

L'Tryce M. Slade
Slade Land Use, Environmental, and Transportation Planning, LLC

Christina C. Smith
eCO Credit Union

Megan L. Spain
Lincoln Financial Advisors

Matthew W. Stiles
Lehr Middlebrooks & Vreeland, P.C.

Katherine L. Taylor
Spain & Gillon, LLC

Terralance De Shon Thurman
Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company

Jennifer O. Tidwell
Southern Company

Michael D. Tucker
Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Alexia C. Vaughn, O.D.
Vaughn's Family Vision, LLC/Advance Eye Care

Donald V. Watkins, Jr.
Alamerica Bank

Katherine Suttle Weinert
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

Justin P. Weintraub
Colonial Properties Trust

Bryan J. Wetta
New Capital Partners

John A. Williamson III
FNBB Capital Markets

Chase R. Wise
Saginaw Pipe Co., Inc.

About UAB

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