Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows

Class of 2021-2022

Meet the current Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows.

The current class of 40 fellows represent a spectrum of sectors and experiences from across Appalachia’s 13 states. Each Fellow brings a unique perspective on the Region’s diverse economic developmental challenges, opportunities, and strategies. Together, they will lead Appalachia’s future. 

Pennsylvania

Athena Aardweg

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South Carolina

Trent Acker

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Alabama

Hannah Arendsen

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DeWayne Barton

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North Carolina

Chuck Brown

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New York

Tyre Bush

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Georgia

Marie Cochran

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West Virginia

Amelia Courts

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Kentucky

Misha Curnutte

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Tennessee

Audrey Depelteau

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Pennsylvania

Samantha Dye

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Mississippi

Meryl Fisackerly

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Alabama

Derrick Gilmore

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Kentucky

Brian Gupton

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West Virginia

Jennifer Hause

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Mississippi

Leon Hays

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Kentucky

John Jones

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North Carolina

Leah Jones-Marcus

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Maryland

Len Jornlin

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Ohio

David Kilroy

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Georgia

Patrick Larson

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Alabama

Britton Lightsey

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Virginia

Brooke Love

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New York

Ashleigh Madison

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Tennessee

Adam Mansell

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West Virginia

Jessica McDonald

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Virginia

Matt McGraw

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New York

Theresa McKinley

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West Virginia

David Michael

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North Carolina

Greg Minton

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West Virginia

Sara Payne Scarbro

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Georgia

Lillie Read

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Ohio

Meghan Reed

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South Carolina

Ken Roper

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Maryland

Chandler Sagal

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Alabama

Gale Satchel

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North Carolina

Robyn Seamon

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Tennessee

Jeff Taylor

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West Virginia

Stacy Thomas

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Kentucky

Jim Tom Trent

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Contact Us

Contact us by phone at 202.884.7700 or via email at leadership@arc.gov.