Byrne announces Montgomery leadership team

MONTGOMERY, AL - Reform-minded Republican gubernatorial candidate Bradley Byrne, who, as former chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system has been credited with cleaning up an entrenched culture of institutional corruption inside the post secondary system, today announced a distinguished group of  Montgomery business and community leaders who have committed their support to him and will serve, under the leadership of Campaign Chairman and Abbeville businessman Jimmy Rane, as key advisers to the Byrne for Alabama campaign.

Making Monday's announcement, Byrne said, "It is truly an honor and a distinct privilege to announce the tremendous group of Alabamians who have generously offered their support and considerable time, talents and resources to this campaign and to our goal of moving Alabama forward on the strength of proven, conservative leadership.

"I am humbled by the caliber of the team of men and women who have stepped up and agreed to work with us. Each of them has proven their commitment to building a better Alabama, and their support brings a great level of respect and energy to our campaign," Byrne added. "Their work will be critical to our campaign as we mobilize our grassroots effort and take our call for serious ethics reform, meaningful education improvement, and vigorous economic development to Alabamians all across the state in the coming weeks and months."

Montgomery County Co-Chair Heather Sellers also enthusiastically weighed in on the impressive leadership team during the announcement, which was held on the Capitol steps facing Dexter Avenue.

"The proven leaders and respected citizens represented on the Montgomery County Byrne for Alabama Team are indicative of the strong support Bradley Byrne has already earned from one end of Alabama to the other," Sellers said. "I look forward to working with this team of committed Alabamians to make sure Bradley is elected the next governor of Alabama and has the opportunity to continue his successful record as an inspiring leader and tireless reformer."

Byrne for Alabama Montgomery County Leadership Team


Sally Robinson Corley- Former Director of Appointments for Governor Bob Riley, Founding member and current Chair of the Jones Law Republicans, Past Chair of the Capital City Young Republicans  

Brig. Gen. Edward Crowell- United States Air Force Reserve, Chairman and Vice President of Administration at VT Miltope  

Emory Folmar- Former Mayor of Montgomery  

Ben McNeill-Owner and President of United Food and Fuel/CITGO, Business Council of Alabama Board Member

Heather Sellers-Montgomery Public School Board Member, Marketing and Advertising Manager at Triton Management Group, Inc.

Steering Committee

Walter Byars-Chief Legal Counsel for the City of Montgomery  

Susannah Cleveland-Immediate Past President of Montgomery Junior League, Director of Admissions and Marketing at Montgomery Academy

Jessica Fair-Chair of Community Outreach for the Jones Law Republicans, Capital City Young Republicans 

Don Fisher-Immediate Past President of the Montgomery County Republican Club, Member of the Montgomery County Republican Club Executive Committee, Member of the State Republican Executive Committee  

Charles Jinright-President of the Montgomery City Council, Owner of Jinright Insurance and Bonding Co.

Alison Kinney-Director of Governmental Affairs at Christie Strategy Group  

Jerry Kyser-Owner of Kyser Properties, Board member for various business and charity organizations

Lara Lewis-Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts  

Margaret Leigh McKenzie-Capital City Young Republicans

Buddy Morgan-General Manager of the Montgomery Water Works and Sanitary Sewer Board  

Donnie & Nancy Robinson-Sales Executive at Piedmont National Corporation  

Gillette Slaton-Director of Alumni Relations at St. James School  

Aimee Cobb Smith-Attorney at Law  

Pam Stewart-Real Estate Broker Associate with Eddins Properties  

Bryan Taylor-Co-Chair of the Capital City Young Republicans  

Gina Tucker-President of Tucker Consulting, LLC

Christopher Michael Vucovich-Registered Representative at Vucovich and Associates, Capital City Young Republicans  

Scott & Vickie Williams-Montgomery architect, President of the Montgomery Kiwanis Club

Alison Scott Wingate, CAE-Vice President of the Alabama Retail Association

Shawn York-President of Shawn York Homes

Information Source: Byrne Campaign