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.


2015 – 2016 Board of Directors


Faye Olensky

Kesshia Davis
Vice President / Operations / Governance
Mobile Gas – A Sempra Company

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

Deanna Graham

Evonik Corporation

Jessica M. Barrick
Bellingrath Gardens & Home

Jena Berson
City of Mobile – Office of the Mayor

Mark Bunting
WKRG News Channel 5

Laura Burton

Rena’ H. Davis
PNC Bank

Robert F. Diehl, Jr.
Trustmark National Bank

Buffy Donlon
Wintzell’s Oyster House Restaurant

Kristi Galloway
Regions Bank

Dee Gambill – Past President
Regions Financial, Retired

Joy Grodnick – Past President

Ashley Halfman
Miller & Martin PLLC

Chuck Harmon
Wells Fargo

Pat Hegwood

Kellie Carter Hope
Southern Light

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

Mitch McConnell
McConnell GMC

Geri Moulton

Dean Parker
VITA Capital

Kristin Taylor Parsons
Austal USA

Paige Plash – Past President
Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.

Michael Rice
Master Boat Builders

Vicki Rosetti-Applewhite

Kriselyn Barnes Swalley
Jim Barnes Enterprises, DBA McDonald’s

Beth Thomas
Alabama Power Company

Creath Townsend

Carna Triftshauser
HospiScript Service

David Turner – Past President

Holly Walton

National Sponsors