North AlabamaWorks!

Board of Directors

North Alabama Works! is a non-profit organization established to fulfill the workforce needs of Region 1, a 13-county workforce region comprised of Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston Counties.

North Alabama Works! is a workforce council made up of leaders from industry, education, the chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, non-profits, and local government agencies. Over seventy-five percent of the North Alabama Works! voting membership represents business and industry within the region. The council provides a direct link to the workforce needs of business and industry at the local level, and helps to coordinate education, training and job placement system to meet the needs defined by local employers.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Jason Pickering

Jay Holcomb

Past Chairman
Dale Greer

Kerri Bracken

Name Business Organization County Industry Cluster
Julia Lang Ackerman Quantum Research International Madison Cyber / IT
Ronnie Boles General & Automotive Machine Shop, Inc. At-Large Manufacturing
Kerri Bracken Daiken Morgan Manufacturing
David Brewer Southern Energy (Clayton Homes) Franklin Construction
Kara Pendergrass G & G Steel Franklin Manufacturing
Dale Greer Cullman Co. Economic Development Authority Cullman All
Brett Hall Lockheed Martin Lawrence Aerospace
Warren Hicks Tennessee Valley Authority At-Large Utilities
Jay Holcomb Lambert Construction Jackson Construction
Steve Howell Polyamide High Performance Fibers, Inc. Jackson Manufacturing
Marcus Johnson Southwire Lauderdale Manufacturing
Andrea Jones Jack Daniels Lawrence Manufacturing
Kim King Cyber Huntsville At-Large Cyber / IT
Kyle Kirkwood R.E. Garrison Cullman Trans / Logistics
Brooks Kracke North Alabama Industrial Development Authority At-Large All
Cheryl Lee North Alabama Medical Center Lauderdale Healthcare
David Mullins Occidental Chemical Colbert Manufacturing
Ed O’Neal Progress Rail (Retired) Marshall Manufacturing
Jeanne Phillips J&P Trucking DeKalb Trans / Logistics
Jason Pickering Mazda Toyota Manufacturing Limestone Manufacturing
David Smith United Launch Alliance Morgan Aerospace
Cheryl Stowe Tru Homes (Clayton Homes) Marion Construction
Troy Van Fleet North American Lighting Colbert Manufacturing
Matt Wilson Toyota Motor Manufacturing Madison Manufacturing

Meet Our Team

Stephanie McCulloch
Stephanie McCullochExecutive Director
Candace Williams
Candace WilliamsCommunications & Outreach Programs Manager
Johnita Romine
Johnita RomineEducation & Training Programs Manager
Billy Troutman
Billy TroutmanModern Manufacturing Project Manager