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 $2.0 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.
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2012 Huntsville Leadership Class
Congratulations to our 2011 Huntsville Leadership Class
The Huntsville MS Leadership Class campaign honors senior level professionals for their outstanding contributions to the business, civic and cultural betterment of the city. Honorary Chairman, Steve Reed, of Go-to-Market Solutions, presented each honoree with the prestigious Leadership Award at a reception on September 19that the Jackson Center. We thank the 2011 MS Leadership Class members for their service to our community and for together raising over $30,000 to help the National MS Society mission to create a world free of MS.
Front row (left to right): Connie Graham, City of Huntsville; Debbie King, Manufacturing Technical Solutions, Inc.; Dr. Rachel Williams-Smith, Oakwood University; Sherika Attipoe, LogiCore; Jerrica Hammonds, LogiCore; Jill Waltress, Superior Bank; Katrina Samoranski, Wells Fargo; Janet Phillips, CohesionForce, Inc.; Shelana Dorn, Clear Channel.
Second row (left to right): Richard Raleigh, Wilmer and Lee, P.A.; Steve Kirkpatrick, United Way of Madison County; David Perez, Phoenix; Ryan Simons, Troy 7, Inc.; Rich McAdams, Jr., Engenius Consulting Group; Mike DeFatta, Teledyne Brown Engineering; David Kingsbury, PointClear Solutions; John Williams, MEI Technologies.
Third row (left to right): Honorary Chairman, Steve Reed, Go-to-Market Solutions; Matt Reed, TechUSA; Jeff Gronberg, decibel Research, Inc.; Jay Dryden, Dryden, Bound & Associates; David Kyle, University of Alabama in Huntsville; Jeff Lower, 3K3, LLC; and Greg Bagley, Riverside Research Institute.
Not pictured: Larry Becker, Cobham Analytic Solutions; Dr. Frank Curran, SAIC, Inc.; Debbie Kyllo, The Walking Company; Lori Stevenson, Adtran; and Kathy Wilson, Lincoln Financial Group.
GOLDEN CIRCLE AWARD AND TOP FUNDRAISER
Jay Dryden of Dryden, Bound & Associates received the Golden Circle Award for raising $1 or more for each of the 4,100 persons in Alabama living with MS and was also the Top Fundraiser for the 2011 Leadership Class.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2012 HUNTSVILLE LEADERSHIP CLASS EVENT SPONSORS