Leading Edge has a dynamic group of women who serve on the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Junior Board and Community Councils. We also welcome the participation of men who care about the young women of our state.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors, as with any Board, is responsible for governing of the organization.

BOARD CHAIR
Myrna Pittman
Retired

SECRETARY
Kathryn Dietrich Perrault, Esq.
Maynard Cooper & Gale

TREASURER
William F. Smith II
Vernis & Bowling of Birmingham LLC

Willie Chriesman
Chriesman and Associates

Ellen Dossett, Ph.D.
Writer

Jessica Kirk Drennan
Kirk Drennan, PC

Ashley Gilbert
Leading Edge Institute

Madeline Haikala Esq.
Federal Court Judge

Virginia Jones
Snoozy’s College Bookstore

Nancy Kane, Esq.
Protective Life Corporation

Carole G. Miller
Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C.

Virginia Morris
BB&T Bank

Bonika Wilson
Wilson Capital Management


ADVISORY BOARD

The Advisory Board is a group of women and men who provide guidance and wisdom for the Leading Edge Institute. Individuals serving on the Advisory Board either founded the organization or served on previous Boards. We are indebted to the vision and continued support we receive from this remarkable group of individuals.

Martha Bidez, Ph.D.
BioEchoes

Natalie Davis, Ph. D.
Birmingham-Southern College

Ann Florie
Leadership Birmingham

Caroline Novak
A Plus Alabama

Lenora Pate
Esq. Sirote & Permut

David Potts, Ph. D.
Judson College

Benga Harrison
The Development Group

Carol Ann Vaughn Cross, Ph.D.
Samford University

Julia Segars
Alabama Power Company