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.

2019 – 2020 Board of Directors

Beth Thomas
President
Alabama Power Company

John N. Ferguson
Vice President / Finance
Wells Fargo Advisors

Michon Trent
Vice President / Governance
Family Center of Mobile

Francisco (Cisco) Codina
Vice President / Marketing
Retired VP – Ford Motor Company

Deanna Graham
Secretary

Evonik Corporation

Pam Bailey
Trustmark National Bank

Lauren Barkin

Murphy Bishop
The Better Skin Co.

Robert F. Diehl, Jr.
Trustmark National Bank

Marsha Grady
Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, Inc

Joy Grodnick – Past President

Pat Hegwood

Ashley Halfman Hopp
Printpack, Inc.

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

Paul Klotz – Past President
Thompson Engineering

Leigh Knosher
Wilkins Miller

Kathy Latta

Kristen Amy McElhaney
IRBY Real Estate Group

Faye Olensky – Past President
WALA FOX 10

Maggie E. Oliver
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerse

Clay Omainsky
Wintzell’s Oyster House

Robert Reeves – State Chair Representative

Pauline Ryan
Red Sky Partners

David Turner – Past President
BancorpSouth

T. Bragg Van Antwerp, Jr.
Mitchell McLeod Pugh & Williams, Inc.

National Sponsors