UAB’s newest group of community advisors is made up of young professionals offering their support to the university. Called Leadership UAB, the group’s annual membership class will consist of 40 to 50 people between the ages of 25 and 40 selected to represent a cross-section of Birmingham’s vibrant community.

“The organization’s mission is to help educate young leaders about UAB’s vision, mission and ongoing endeavors in teaching, research, community service and patient care,” said Shirley Salloway Kahn, Ph.D., vice president for Development, Alumni and External Relations. “Members selected to participate bring experience from various corporate, civic and volunteer backgrounds.

“By building relationships and fostering a better understanding of UAB, we hope to engender support and help develop dedicated ambassadors and volunteers,” Kahn said. “The members of our charter class promise an outstanding start.”

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Leadership UAB – Class of 2008    
Paige D. Albright
Paige Albright Orientals

Alyson Malone Bagby
The Malone Family Foundation

Jim W. Beatty
First American Bank

Robert A. Boehme    
Tractor & Equipment Company

Daniel R. Briggs
daniel george restaurant   

Mary Katherine L. Cabaniss    
Community Leader

Ragan D. Caiin
Tacala, LLC   

Meredith R. Calhoun
Corporate Realty Associates

Martin B. Clapp
Wood Fruitticher Grocery Company, Inc.

Jon David Conolley
Means Advertising, Inc.   

J. Leigh Davis              
Southern Company

Marquita Furness Davis    
State of Alabama Office of School Readiness    

Virginia E. DeBardeleben
Trust Company of Sterne Agee

S. Matthew Dent                
Buffalo Rock Company

Michael J. Douglas    
Friedman Leak   

Mary N. Doyle             
Children’s Health System   

Bingham D. Edwards, Jr.
Balch & Bingham LLP

Brooks Emory
Red Mountain Bank

Ashelynn K. Falkenburg
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

M. Michael Gee Jr.    
Taylor Company, Inc.

Braxton C. Goodrich    
BE&K, Inc.

Michelle R. Hammett
Vulcan Materials Company

Alicia M. Harrison
Starnes & Atchison LLP

Key Hudson
Regions Bank

Wyndall A. Ivey             
Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Scarlotte D. Kilgore

Jamika A. Kirk
The Horizons School

T. Devon Laney
Innovation Depot, Inc.

Caroline T. Little
Thompson Realty Company, Inc.

Katharine Marx
AMW, Inc.

John L. McDonald
Integra Water LLC

Guy K. Mitchell III
Mitchell Industries, Inc.

Benjamin M. Moncrief    
Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP

William E. Pearson III    
Mental Floss LLC   

Deidra K. Perry    
The Birmingham News    

Caroline I. Pittman
Takeda Pharmaceuticals   

Margaret Moore Porter
Corporate Executive Board

J. Andrew Robison    
Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP

Joseph E. Sandner IV
Sandner Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Mitesh B. Shah              
Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Cedric D. Sparks, Sr.              
City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services

Krystal S. Swann

Casey L. Talley         
HealthSouth Corporation   

R. Dixon Thuston Jr.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama   

Molly J. Williams      
Grandbridge Real Estate  Capital LLC

Brandon D. Wilson    
O2ideas, Inc.