Executive Leadership Series Presents…

Richard Caturano, partner in the Boston Office of RSM US LLP, the 5th largest US accounting firm. He is a five time recipient of Accounting Today’s “100 Most Influential People in Accounting” and has been recognized by Winning Workplaces as one of the “Best Bosses” nationwide.

What It Really Takes To Lead Today’s Changing Workforce
November 6, 2015 from 8am – 10am
Downtown Westin

Change is all around us and today’s leaders are confronted with a changing workforce. The command-and-control leadership style that worked in the past does not work today. In 2008, 70% of new entrants to the workplace were women and minorities. This changing workforce also includes generational differences, technology, global relationships, and women’s roles.

“Join the Conversation”

Special thanks to our CEO hosts.

Lee Styslinger III, CEO, Altec

Sept 2015

Tom Hill, CEO, Vulcan Materials

Aug 2015

John D. Johns, CEO, Protective Life Corporation

June 2015

Mark Crosswhite, CEO, Alabama Power Company

May 2015

Grayson Hall, CEO, Region’s Financial Corporation

April 2015

Attendee Comments:

  • “I very much enjoyed the opportunity to attend the meeting. This was definitely worthwhile, from a learning perspective and a networking opportunity. It was very interesting to hear Tom Hill’s thoughts and experiences – and to get a better overall sense for the other businesses (leaders) in our community and their input/insight.”~Kathryn Bringman, Energen Corporation
  • “Donna, You succeeded in the goal to connect people that may not have met. I very much enjoyed the format and appreciate being included. Thank you so much.”~Kate Darden, Baptist Health Systems
  • “The event was fantastic – what a great opportunity to hear from the best and meet other folks who are committed to working to make B’ham an even better place. I’m really excited to be involved in this. Thanks for your leadership in putting it together! Look forward to the next meeting.”~Andrew Nix, Maynard Cooper Gale
  • “Thank you for including me in the event last night. I very much enjoyed the evening and the program. It provided a rare opportunity to meet and share ideas with executives from a number of organizations and different lines of business.” ~Nancy Kane,  Protective Life Corporation
  • “Thanks so much for inviting me last night. It was so nice to see you. I really enjoyed meeting the other executives and the start of some good dialogue on current issues we all face. I agree that we have a lot we can share and learn from each other. I look forward to participating in future events.” ~Chris Blake,  Alabama Power Company

KICKOFF EVENT

Betsy Myers, Author of Take the Lead, Founder of Women & Business Center, Bentley University

The New Paradigm of Leadership
March 20, 2015 from 8am – 10am
Downtown Westin

Change is all around us and today’s leaders are confronted with a changing workforce. The command-and-control leadership style that worked in the past does not work today. In 2008, 70% of new entrants to the workplace were women and minorities. This changing workforce also includes generational differences, technology, global relationships, and women’s roles.

Betsy discussed the important leadership skills needed for 2015 and into the next decade.

Attendee Comments:

  • “Great program today. I truly enjoyed it and was both motivated and challenged. Great start!!! You set the bar high. Looking forward to the next program/event.” ~Wendy Hoomes, Alabama Power Company
  • “Wonderful event! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for all of your hard work to make it possible.” ~Destinee Sanders, BB&T Vestavia Branch
  • “Fabulous event today! A wise and experienced presenter delivering a significant topic in a refreshing, new way; a good opportunity to catch up with old friends; and a perfect venue to connect with new folks. Thank you for your vision and leadership! Look forward to future events!” ~Jennifer Buettner, Southern Nuclear
  • “Hey Donna, I wanted to tell you again what a great event you hosted for the kickoff of the Alabama Leadership Project! I loved hearing Betsy Myers and it was wonderful to see you and so many familiar faces. I hope you felt the enthusiasm from the audience as much as I did. It is clear to everyone that this is your passion and I hope you were “freaking out with joy” (to quote Betsy’s daughter) to launch this fabulous project!” ~Julie McDonald, Birmingham, AL
  • “I want to congratulate you on a successful event. I think you had a great turnout and the speaker far exceeded my expectations. She was excellent. Congratulations and well done.” ~Rebekah Elgin-Council, BC/BS of Alabama
  • “I so enjoyed the inaugural Alabama Leadership breakfast. I came away energized. It was wonderful to see friends and make new acquaintances. Thank you for coordinating. I am looking forward to the next event. ” ~Jenna Bedsole, Baker Donaldson Law Firm