The Class

Meet the 2019-2020 Appalachian Leadership Institute Class

These 40 fellows represent a spectrum of sectors and experiences from across Appalachia's 13 states. Each one of them brings a unique perspective on the Region's diverse economic developmental challenges, opportunities, and strategies. Together, they will lead Appalachia's future. 

Gregory Alston
Mississippi

Gregory Alston

Gregory Alston
Mississippi

Anthony Armaly
Pennsylvania

Anthony Armaly

Anthony Armaly
Pennsylvania

Tricia Ball
West Virginia

Tricia Ball

Tricia Ball
West Virginia

Terry Bellamy
North Carolina

Terry Bellamy

Terry Bellamy
North Carolina

Albine Bennett
Mississippi

Albine Bennett

Albine Bennett
Mississippi

Lisa Bright
Alabama

Lisa Bright

Lisa Bright
Alabama

Denise Burgess
West Virginia

Denise Burgess

Denise Burgess
West Virginia

Willard Caudill
New York

Willard Caudill

Willard Caudill
New York

Jamie Chrisman Low
South Carolina

Jamie Chrisman Low

Jamie Chrisman Low
South Carolina

Brennan Dudley
Ohio

Brennan Dudley

Brennan Dudley
Ohio

A. Ray Farley
South Carolina

Ray Farley

A. Ray Farley
South Carolina

Luke Glaser
Kentucky

Luke Glaser

Luke Glaser
Kentucky

Jacqueline Gottlieb
North Carolina

Jackie Gottlieb

Jacqueline Gottlieb
North Carolina

Chuck Hammonds
Tennessee

Chuck Hammonds

Chuck Hammonds
Tennessee

Beau Harbin
New York

Beau Harbin

Beau Harbin
New York

Mary Anne Holbrook
Virginia

Mary Anne Holbrook

Mary Anne Holbrook
Virginia

Jessie Hunt
Kentucky

Jessie Hunt

Jessie Hunt
Kentucky

Leanne Johnson
Ohio

Leanne Johnson

Leanne Johnson
Ohio

Colby Kirk
Kentucky

Colby Kirk

Colby Kirk
Kentucky

Bronwyn Lucas
North Carolina

Bronwyn Lucas

Bronwyn Lucas
North Carolina

Daniel Martin
Georgia

Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin
Georgia

Lydeana Martin
Virginia

Lydeana Martin

Lydeana Martin
Virginia

GT McCullough
Mississippi

GT McCullough

GT McCullough
Mississippi

Joshua Miller
Pennsylvania

Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller
Pennsylvania

Alicia Phelps
Tennessee

Alicia Phelps

Alicia Phelps
Tennessee

Steven Puckett
Alabama

Steven Puckett

Steven Puckett
Alabama

Chris Robinson
North Carolina

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson
North Carolina

Denny Wayne Robinson
Tennessee

Denny Wayne Robinson

Denny Wayne Robinson
Tennessee

Andrew Sargent
Maryland

Andrew Sargent

Andrew Sargent
Maryland

Josh Sawyers
Virginia

Josh Sawyers

Josh Sawyers
Virginia

Erin Shotte
North Carolina

Erin Shotte

Erin Shotte
North Carolina

Charles Slemp
Virginia

Charles Slemp

Charles Slemp
Virginia

Tiffany Swigert
Ohio

Tiffany Swigert

Tiffany Swigert
Ohio

Melissa Tabb
Pennsylvania

Melissa Tabb

Melissa Tabb
Pennsylvania

Bevin Tomlin
Alabama

Bevin Tomlin

Bevin Tomlin
Alabama

Jenny Totten
West Virginia

Jenny Totten

Jenny Totten
West Virginia

Jesse Turner
Tennessee

Jesse Turner

Jesse Turner
Tennessee

Jennifer Walsh
Maryland

Jennifer Walsh

Jennifer Walsh
Maryland

Elizabeth Wells
Georgia

Elizabeth Wells

Elizabeth Wells
Georgia

Laura White-Brown
Kentucky

Laura White-Brown

Laura White-Brown
Kentucky