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Una Dean And Trustee Tapped As New Members Of Leadership Alabama

Sep. 15, 2020

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Sep 15, 2020

Florence, AL - Leadership Alabama, a statewide program of Alabama leaders engaged in creating a network of relationships that seeks mutual understanding of problems and priorities for Alabama's future, is pleased to announce the members of Class XXXI 2020-2021.

Two members of the University of North Alabama community are among the new members. UNA College of Business Dean Greg Carnes and UNA Trustee Will Trapp, of Merrill Lynch, will join the 76 members that comprise this year's class. During the program year, class members will convene in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery, where they will hear challenging presentations and participate in class discussions that encourage them to make critical, thoughtful assessments of our state and its issues - both challenging and successful - while learning some extraordinary initiatives that are addressing those issues.

"Leadership Alabama is an organization comprised of our states' most accomplished and forward-thinking leaders who share a strong commitment in serving people of Alabama," said Gordon Martin, Leadership Alabama's board chair. "The outstanding members of Class XXXI continue that legacy. We need strong leadership now more than ever as we push Alabama to live up to its immense potential and offer all of her citizens the opportunity to maximize theirs."

Kate Cotton, Leadership Alabama's executive director said this group is a reflection of the next generation of leadership in the state.

"I continue to be amazed by the caliber and leadership experience of each new class, and once again, Class XXXI includes remarkable leaders who will definitely remain engaged and keep our state moving forward," she said. "By bringing these individuals together, Alabama is sure to benefit from their collective passion, knowledge and influence.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and HealthProfessions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/