Birmingham MS Leadership Class - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Birmingham Leadership Class


May 10, 2016
6:30 PM CST - 8:30 PM CST

2 hours

In Person

The Harbert Center
2019 4th Ave N Suite 100

Birmingham, AL 35203
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2016 Leadership Class Honorary Chair
Charles Powell

Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C.


Powerful People Promoting High Ideals

The MS Leadership Class fundraising campaign was established by the Alabama - Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to honor senior level professionals for their outstanding contributions to the business, civic, and cultural betterment of local areas. The Alabama - Mississippi Chapter started this event in 1994 by honoring community leaders for promoting high ideals with a definite sense of purpose, for taking pride in a job well done and for making this community a better place.

The members of the MS Leadership Class campaign have demonstrated the ability to make a difference in the quality of the lives of others. Because of their efforts, these leaders were invited to partner with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in its movement to create a world free of MS. Through participation in the campaign, members have an opportunity to build a network with other business professionals who are also committed to a vision of a better community and a better world. Each year, the Class event has grown in dollars raised. A total of more than $2.1 million has been raised since the event’s inception. This money is used to fund vital research in multiple sclerosis and to provide important programs and services to people with MS and their families.

Benefits of Participation

Each member of the Leadership Class will:

  • Receive the prestigious MS Leadership Award

  • Receive a photograph of the Class (taken at the Leadership Class reception)

  • Gain recognition as an outstanding achiever through an advertisement in The Birmingham Business Journal.

  • Generate publicity for his or her business as one that supports community involvement.

  • Gain a feeling of satisfaction that comes from helping in the quest to cure a devastating disease that affects young adults.

To donate to a member of the 2016 Birmingham Leadership Class, click here. For more information on how you can be a part of the Leadership Class, please contact Cheri Shenefelt.

Congratulations to our 2015 Birmingham Leadership Class

The Birmingham MS Leadership Class campaign annually honors senior level professionals nominated for their outstanding contributions to the business and cultural betterment of our community. Trey Clegg, Regional Vice President with Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, served as Honorary Chair of the Birmingham MS Leadership Class of 2015.  The National MS Society, Alabama-Mississippi Chapter thanks the members of the Class of 2015 for their accomplishments and for raising over $119,000 to fund programs, services and research supporting those living with MS.

Front row seated (left to right), Danielle Brown, Cooper Green Mercy Outpatient Health Center; Jamie V. Goff, LAH Real Estate; Margaret Scott, Savage’s Bakery; Jade Sipes, Cabaniss Johnston; Kristen McGee, Brik Realty; Monique Wilson, Highland Capital Brokerage; Maggie Cornelius, Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Second row (left to right), Honorary Chair, Trey Clegg, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC; Joanne Riddle, Williams Blackstock Architects; Brandon N. Robinson, Balch & Bingham, LLP; Edward Foster, McGladrey, LLP; Ashley Fulmer, Big Communications; Vicki Holland, BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama; Jenna Flanagan, Birmingham Business Journal; Kimberly Reynolds, The Welch Group, LLC; Allison Westlake, Alabama Power Company; Jordan Wood, Christian & Small, LLP; Dino Pihakis, Pittman Financial Partners, Inc.

Third row (left to right), Tom Goree, Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP; Joseph Welden, StoneRiver Company, LLC; Clay Segrest, CRC Insurance Services, Inc.; Jason Cerniglia, Hoover Fitness; Harold Collins, ReMax Advantage; Will Riser, The Tanner Center for Multiple Sclerosis; Dan Ferretti, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Stuart Mackintosh, Gray Construction; Chuck Payne, Children’s Hospital of Alabama; Sam Blitz (Class Valedictorian), Swagelok Alabama; Joshua Cornutt, Southfirst Bancshares; Steven Corhern, Balch & Bingham, LLP; Kevin D. Cook, Kassouf & Co.

Fourth row (left to right), Craig Krawczyk, LIVE Design Group; David Sizemore, First Partners Bank; Kasey Birdsong, AIC Concrete & Construction; Grant McCaleb, Doster Construction Company; Will Watson, Hoar Construction, LLC; Charles Bradshaw, Hoar Construction, LLC.

Back row (left to right), Mason Morris, Cadence Bank; Billy Pritchard, Surgical Care Affiliates; Eric Brown, Children’s Hospital of Alabama; Will Hardison, Alabama Power Company; Paul Owen, Captrust Financial Advisors; Aaron Fons, PNC Bank.

Not pictured, Julie Camp, BBVA Compass; Brian Cauble, Digital Strategy Consultant; Mike Collins, Collins Insurance Company; Andrew Davenport, Cobbs Allen; Jon DeWaard, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.; Jonathan Handey, Eco Three; Tripp Haston, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings; Reese Kincaid, Oakworth Capital Bank; Andrew Laird, Starnes Davis Florie, LLP; Jack Little, Red Rock Realty Group; Caldwell Marks, Cadence Bank; John Smola, Alabama Power Company; Vaughn Sparks, Ameriprise Financial; Brad Tew, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC; Andy Tunnell, Balch & Bingham, LLP; Scott Walden, American Drilling; Bryan Whitehead, LAH Real Estate; Jamie Wilson, Benton & Centeno, LLP; Chase Wise, Saginaw Pipe Company; Aaron Wright, Hoar Construction, LLC; Paige Yarbrough, Crittenden Partners, P.C.

Contact information

Cheri Shenefelt


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