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Letter from the CEO

As I approach my first anniversary at Leadership, I reflect on my time with this wonderful organization for the past year. We certainly cannot describe 2020 as a “normal” year, and it is for that reason I recognize and congratulate my extremely dedicated team. We have been through a lot since March. To mitigate COVID-19 impacts on our community, we elected to shut down our classes and suspended the remainder of our program events for Flagship, Connect and Management Academy. This action, while in the best interest of our community, weighed heavy on all of us. In the face of new challenges, I remain proud and honored to represent Leadership Greater Huntsville.


Regardless of adversity and setbacks, we continue our mission to identify, educate, inspire, and connect leaders to build a better community. This year we rallied to give our class participants an opportunity to complete their leadership journey and to graduate as the “Best Class Ever”. In lieu of Flagship Class 33’s Public Safety Day, the class opted to hold a donation drive of snacks and other goodies for first responders and front-line workers, and both Management Academy and Connect took up the call! The move to virtual meetings didn’t slow down our alumni program, LGH held professional development opportunities, luncheons, and even a virtual tour online.


Despite the new precautions brought on by COVID-19, I’m proud to report that our volunteer base is as strong as ever. We appreciate the time and dedication of our alumni and commend you for continuing to serve LGH and the greater Huntsville community. We know that each day can bring challenges to any organization and nonprofits certainly are not immune. In times like these, the nonprofit organizations in our community have grown stronger together, and we encourage and welcome your support.

- Shannon Drake