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CELEBRATING DIVERSITY | HONORING ACHIEVEMENT

Winners Announced during the awards show February 22, 2022

Small Business Owner presented by Truist Financial:

  • Eric Ryles - Owner | Barber - EZ Cutz Barbershop (WINNER)
  • Krysta Lovelady - Owner | Founder - Kristalize Jewelry
  • ​​Curtis Starks - Owner | Trainer - Train & Burn Fitness


Outstanding Young Professional presented by Alabama Power Company:

  • Ashley Gann - Chief Meteorologist - CBS 42 (WINNER)
  • Julian Grant - Community Development Specialist - Alabama Power Company
  • ​Keaira Turner - Public Relations Manager for the Birmingham Police Department


Diversity Leader:

  • Louise Duncan - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager - Alabama Power (WINNER)
  • Michael H Bell - Executive Director - Birmingham Construction Industry Authority
  • LeDon Jones - Executive Vice President | Director of Corporate Stewardship - Southstate Bank


Faith/Non-Profit Leader presented by Legacy of Hope:

  • Tomeka Walker - Executive Director - Khairi and Little Angels' Memorial (WINNER)
  • William Barnes - President & CEO - Birmingham Urban League
  • Dee Edwards - CEO - Dee Edwards Ministries


​​Justice/Attorney Professional:

  • Honorable Pamela Cousins - District & Special Circuit Judge (WINNER)
  • ​Miya Moore - Immigration Attorney - Maynard Cooper
  • Angeline Sperling & Jameria Moore - Sperling & Moore, P.C.


Entrepreneur of the Year presented by Mi Pueblo Supermarket:

  • Zebbie Carney - Founder & CEO - Eugene's Hot Chicken (WINNER)
  • Karnecia Hall - Founder & CEO - of K'Monaes & Horizon 360
  • ​Jacqui Jones - Founder & CEO - One Degree MMM​


Medical Professional:

  • Dr. Mia Cowan - Founder & Medical Director - MiBella Wellness Center (WINNER)
  • LaTandra Blue, OD (Optometrist) - Blue Vision Center
  • ​Christinia Hinton - Licensed Professional Counselor - Reach Counceling Services LLC


Academic Leader:

  • Dr. Mark Sullivan - Superintendent Birmingham City Schools (WINNER)
  • Michael A. Johnson - Former Special Assistant to President and VP of Enrollment & Technology Services - Miles College
  • ​Raynetta Wiggins - Assistant Principal - Phillips Academy


Executive of the Year:

  • Montal Morton - Owner & Marketing Director, Redmont Distilling Company (WINNER)
  • Staci Brooks - Director of Marketing and Communication - Alabama Power
  • ​Alice Westery - Executive Director - Youth Towers​