24 Named to Building (it) Together Leadership Council

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Central Six AlabamaWorks! comprises the seven-county metro Birmingham area. Photo by Ted Tucker for Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Business leaders from around the region have been named to the Building (it) Together Leadership Council.

An initiative of Central Six AlabamaWorks! and the Birmingham Business Alliance, Building (it) Together aligns education, economic development and workforce development to increase job growth in Birmingham’s seven-county region.

The 24 members of the leadership council are:

  • Cynthia Anthony, Lawson State Community College
  • Melanie Bridgeforth, Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham
  • Keith Brown, Jefferson State Community College
  • Paul Carruthers, Regions Financial Corp.
  • Brandon Glover, Alabama Power Foundation
  • John Hackett, KAMTEK
  • Rachel Harmon, Birmingham Promise
  • Waymond Jackson, Ed Farm
  • Felyicia Jerald, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International
  • Bill Jones, Retired (O’Neal Industries)
  • Zhaundra Jones, Community Foundation of Birmingham
  • Paul Kennedy, Walker Area Community Foundation
  • Mitchie Neel, Blount County Education Foundation
  • Sara Newell, United Way
  • Ruffner Page, McWane Industries
  • Jason Roberts, St. Clair County EDC
  • Chandra Scott, Alabama Possible
  • Sanjay Singh, Pack Health
  • Andrea Smith, BBVA USA
  • Tony Smoke, Alabama Power Co.
  • Cornell Wesley, City of Birmingham
  • Melody Whitten, 58 inc.
  • Emily Wykle, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Katherine Zachara, Innovate Birmingham

In addition, Michael Bejarano has been hired by Central Six as project manager for Building (it) Together.

“This is just the beginning of the process for Building (it) Together,” Bejarano says of the council. “To succeed, we will need the full engagement of our business and community partners.”

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