2015 Leadership Class Honorary Chair
Regional Vice President
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
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.
For more information on how you can be a part of the Leadership Class, please contact Cheri Shenefelt.
Congratulations to our 2014 Birmingham Leadership Class
Front row seated (left to right), Julie Sewell, Alagasco; Meridith Bottchen, BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama; Wakisha Hazzard, The Hazzard Law Firm, LLC; Kimberly Early, SPOC Automation, Inc.; Noelle Ward, HealthSouth; Adrian Hughes, Regions Financial Corporation.
Second row (left to right), Meredith Davidson Drennen, Birmingham Business Alliance; Lochrane Smith, Red Rock Realty Group; Kylie Jernigan, Jefferson Co. District Attorney’s Office; Brittany Stancombe, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC; Janine McKinnon, Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC; Tiffany Leonard, Regions Financial Corporation; Lindsay Jones, HealthSouth; Tara DeSilva, Ph.D., UAB; Wendy Hardegree Davis, Engel, Hairston & Johanson, PC.
Third row (left to right), Tres Jernigan, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC; John King, LTCi Plans, LLC; William Siegel, Twin Construction, Inc.; Michael Lynam, Principal Financial Group; Mike Oakley, Alabama Power; Alan Chandler, Doster Construction Company; Tyler Luker, Northwestern Mutual; Richard Meadows, Willis of Alabama; David Schoel, Natter & Fulmer.
Fourth row (left to right), Wilson Long, Cobbs Allen; Craig Neely, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.; Scott Tankersley, NWN Corporation; Damon Boiles, Drummond Company; David Wise, Jones & Kirkpatrick, PC; Jordan Horn, Reliance Financial Group; Charles Robinson, Red Rock Realty Group.
Back row (left to right), Mark Riemer, J Rag, and Tag Specialties; Adam Israel, Balch & Bingham, LLP; J.T. Ennis, Elyton Partners; Stuart Franco, Wells Fargo; Gusty Gulas, Gusty Gulas Group at RealtySouth; Greg Werchanowskyj, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Not pictured, John Cole, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP; Enslen Crowe, Sirote & Permutt, PC; Michael Gee, Pants Store; Holly Goff, d2design; Robert Ham, Cadence Bank; Marcus Hunt, Duell Hunt Law Firm, LLC; Kara Myers, Warren Averett, LLC; S. Hughston Nichols, Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton; Merry Michael Smith, Big Communications; Nick Walter, Gray Construction; Rob Wood, Cadence Bank.