The inaugural Culverhouse Women in Business Conference (WIB) was held on March 25 & 26, 2022 on The University of Alabama campus. WIB is designed to connect a community of Culverhouse alumnae, professional women, and current female students while inspiring, developing, supporting, and sponsoring women in business. The conference consists of sessions led by academic and professional experts on topics including networking and branding, entrepreneurship, and dealing with inappropriate questions and behavior in the workplace.
The 2022 conference was held in conjunction with the inaugural Culverhouse DEI Women’s Leadership Initiative Recognition Dinner that took place on March 25, 2022, at 6 p.m in the Hewson Hall atrium. The dinner highlighted the professional and societal contributions of exemplary alumnae of the Culverhouse College of Business. The 2022 honorees were Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Kathryn Hornsby, and Sherrie LeMier-Potts. The honorees shared about their careers during a conversation moderated by Cindy Martin, president, and CEO of Birmingham Now and former president of the Alabama Media Group.
Cynthia Almond, Owner, Capitol Park Title, LLC and State of Alabama House of Representatives, District 63, Tuscaloosa, AL
Mildred Black, Founder and CEO, People Optimum Consulting, LLC
Lisa Blatter, First VP, Dir. of Campus Recruiting and Career Development, South State Bank
Tracy Comas, President, TPM Research
Tracy Croom, Dir., Financial Management at Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Vishal Gupta, Professor of Management, Culverhouse College of Business
Troy Haas, President & CEO, Brownell Travel
Alice Holloway, Clinical Instructor, Management, Culverhouse College of Business
Alesia Jones, Former Chief HR Officer, University of Alabama – Birmingham
Caitlin Jones, Global Dir. of Talent and Development Delivery, Coca-Cola Company
Jacqui Jones, Owner and CEO of One Degree Marketing
Dr. James E. King, Jr: Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Miles-Rose Professor of Leadership, Culverhouse College of Business
Charli Matthews, Founder and CEO, Empowering Brands
Maura Mills, Associate Professor of Management, Culverhouse College of Business
Cherie Moman: Clinical Instructor, Marketing, Culverhouse College of Business
Rob Morgan: Director, STEM Path to the MBA/CREATE Path to the MBA, Phifer Fellow and Professor of Marketing
Sandra Mortal, Associate Professor of Finance, Culverhouse College of Business
Debra Nelson, President, Elevate Communications
Daphne Palmer, Clinical Instructor, Department of Accounting, Culverhouse College of Business
Pritha Powell, VP, Commercial Card Account Management Team Manager, Regions Bank
Laura Razzolini, Professor of Management, Culverhouse College of Business
Stacey Robinson, Associate Professor of Marketing, Culverhouse College of Business
Amy Savoie, Vice President, Senior Counsel, Protective Life
Gina Simpson, Clinical Instructor, Management, Culverhouse College of Business
Alexa Stabler, Sports Agent and Owner of Stabler Sports
Darlene Wilson, Managing Principal, Relay Accounting Management
Culverhouse DEI Women’s Leadership Initiative Recognition Dinner is an annual gathering to highlight and celebrate the professional and societal contributions of exemplary alumnae of the Culverhouse College of Business and is held in conjunction with the Women in Business Conference.
Proceeds from the event support the Women’s Leadership Initiative generally, and the Minerva Summer Program, for young women interested in business, most specifically.
Lieutenant General (LTG) Gwen Bingham is a US Army retired 3-star General and a native of Troy, Alabama. She graduated from Army ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Alabama in August 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration. LTG Bingham also has a Master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master’s degree in National Security Strategy and Resources from the National Defense University. She has been a trailblazer serving as the first woman to hold numerous positions as a General Officer. She culminated over 38 years of service in her final assignment as the HQDA Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, The Pentagon.
Kathryn Hornsby is a retired Managing Director from Citi after a career of 33 years. Kathryn held global leadership roles supporting corporate, financial and government institutions in service, operations, technology, consulting and implementation. Kathryn spent 10 years overseas as the Senior Country Operations Officer in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Hungary. She was a member of the Citi Transaction Services Women’s Council from 2001 – 2013 and served 9 years on the Executive Planning Committee and 2 years as co-chair of the council. Kathryn graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business. Kathryn served as Executive-in-Residence at the Culverhouse College of Business from 2005-2011. She has been a member of the Board of Visitors since 2011 and was on the Executive Committee from 2012 – 2021.
Sherrie LeMier-Potts graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business and also received a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama from 31 years serving as its Controller and Chief Financial Officer before moving to its Government Affairs contracting to perform Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans Administration Benefits. She is a member of the Culverhouse Student Enrichment Committee to place students with corporations for internships and co-ops and serves on the college’s Board of Visitors.