Berry, Kennedy to headline 19th annual Troy Leadership Conference

Published 8:15 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The 19th Annual Leadership Conference, hosted by Troy University, will be Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1 at the Troy University Trojan Center.             

The theme for the 2020 Leadership Conference is “Effective Leadership: Civically, Economically and Socially.”

The opening keynote speaker will be Dr. Mary Francis Berry. The closing keynote speaker will be Peggy Wallace Kennedy. The opening event will be at 6:15 p.m. Friday and the closing event will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

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John Parker, Leadership Conference chair, said the Leadership Conference committee is honored to have Berry and Kennedy to address the conference attendees.

“We also have two exceptional pre-conference speakers, Dr. Fred Figliano and Eujon Anderson,” Parker said. “Our general session speakers are equally impressive, Retired Lieutenant General Gwen Bingham, Colonel Nathan C. Mooney II, Rev. Curtis Kennington, Christopher Scott and Tiffany Slater.”

The Pre-Conference Workshop for Teachers will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Fred J. Figliano, Ph.D. will lead the workshop. His topic will be “Engineering Design Through Integrated STEM Education.”

Shelia Jackson, City of Troy Tourism and Public Relations director, said the Annual Leadership Conference continues to grow each year.

“The Leadership Conference provides opportunities for the attendees to become more effective community leaders,” Jackson said. “The focus of this year’s conference is the three-fold development of leadership. Those who attend with benefit civically, economically and social. Not only will the attendees benefit individually but their communities will benefit from what they have learned. The benefits of the conference are far-reaching.”

Registration for the 19th Annual Leadership Conference is underway. Adult registration is $30. Student registration is $15. Registration link:

For more information, contact Barbara Patterson at 334-670-3204 or Shelia Jackson at 334-670-2283.