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.

2018 – 2019 Board of Directors

Beth Thomas
Alabama Power Company

John N. Ferguson
Vice President / Finance
Wells Fargo Advisors

Michon Trent
Vice President / Governance
City of Mobile

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

Deanna Graham

Evonik Corporation

Pam Bailey
Trustmark National Bank

Lauren Barkin

Barbara Barrington Jones
Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation

Amy Osmond Cook
Osmond Marketing

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

Kathy Latta

Faye Olensky – Past President

Clay Omainsky
Wintzell’s Oyster House

Robert Reeves – State Chair Representative

Pauline Ryan
Verik Bio and Red Sky Partners

Penney Smith
University of Mobile

Creath Townsend

David Turner – Past President

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

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