Leadership

Distinguished Young Women is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors. This group of community leaders makes policy decisions about the program, participates in fundraising, and helps keep the program running successfully throughout the year.

2017 – 2018 Board of Directors

Faye Olensky
President
WALA FOX 10

Beth Thomas
Co-Vice President / Operations / Governance
Alabama Power Company

T. Bragg Van Antwerp, Jr.
Vice President / Finance
Mitchell, McLeod, Pugh & Williams, Inc.

Deanna Graham
Secretary

Evonik Corporation

Lauren Barkin

Barbara Barrington Jones
Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation

Laura Burton
VERGE

Francisco Codina
Retired VP – Ford Motor Company

Robert F. Diehl, Jr.
Trustmark National Bank

John N. Ferguson
Wells Fargo Advisors

Kristi Galloway
Regions Bank

Marsha Grady
Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, Inc

Joy Grodnick – Past President

Pat Hegwood

Ashley Halfman Hopp
Printpack, Inc.

Vicki Hudson – State Chair Representative

Shirley Justice – Past President
Sirote and Permutt PC

Phil Kaiser – Past President
Retired President/CEO Gayfers/Maison Blanche Dept. Stores

Paul Klotz – Past President
Thompson Engineering

Kathy Latta

Clay Omainsky
Wintzell’s Oyster House

Kristin Taylor Parsons
Austal USA

Paige Plash – Past President
Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.

Kari L. Ransom
New York Life Insurance

Pauline Ryan
Verdik Bio and Red Sky Partners

Penney Smith
University of Mobile

Creath Townsend

Michon Trent
City of Mobile

David Turner – Past President
BancorpSouth

National Sponsors