2017 Cullman Adult Leadership Graduates

by | May 17, 2017 | Business, City News, County News, Cullman, Cullman City, People, Students

image by: Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce
2017 Cullman Adult Leadership Graduates

The Cullman Adult Leadership Program began in September with an opening retreat followed by eight monthly meetings.

The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce 2016-17 Adult Leadership Program recently concluded.

Sixteen (16) Cullman County forward thinking, adult students graduated (see below).

The Cullman Adult Leadership Program began in September with an opening retreat followed by eight monthly meetings.

Each of the day-long monthly meetings examined a different community issue such as:

• Agriculture
• Criminal Justice
• Economic Development
• Education
• Healthcare
• Human Services
• Local Government
• State Government
• Quality of Life

The graduation for this year’s class was held at TP Country Club on Tuesday, May 9th.

The graduation sponsor by The Final Touch.

The Adult Leadership Class has graduated dozens of leaders over the years. It is designed to identify, prepare and build upon leadership resources within Cullman County by bringing leaders together to discuss the present and future direction of our county.

This year’s graduates are:

★ Congressman Robert B. Aderholt
★ Zachery L. Smith – AGCOR Steel
★ Nick Canaday – Alatex
★ Jennifer Taylor – Congressman Robert B. Aderholt’s Office
★ Breana Posey – Chick-fil-A of Cullman
★ Magan Bartlett – Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce
★ W. Patrick Weissend – Cullman Electric Cooperative
★ Stephanie Wood – Daystar Church
★ Rev. Raul Dominguez – First United Methodist Church
★ Brian Dove – Cullman – Jefferson Counties Gas District
★ Brad Smith – Ready Mix USA
★ Eric Ponder – Rehau
★ Oliver Whitis – Rehau
★ Maria Singleton – First South Farm Credit
★ Jay Page – West Elementary School
★ Mike Jones – West Point Intermediate

This year’s Mentors and Guides are:

T.J. Franey
Cullman County Schools/Leadership Co-Chair.

Brian Lacy
Cullman Electric Cooperative/Leadership Co-Chair

Kyle Willoughby
Willoughby Roofing & Sheet Metal

Leah Bolin
Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO

The Cullman Chamber is seeking nominations for participants in the upcoming 2017-2018 Adult Leadership Class series.

Class size will be limited to thirty participants. The tuition fee is $575.

This fee covers all expenses associated with the program.

To nominate someone (self-nominations are also encouraged), please fill out the application here:


Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce
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2017 Cullman Adult Leadership Graduates

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