Winston-Salem Urban League honors Community Leaders, welcomes 2020 Board of Directors

At its Thursday, July 28, 2019, annual meeting, membership the Winston-Salem Urban League elected two new board members and elected five current members to second terms. 

Briana Conner, WXII evening news anchor and Scotty Petrea, a Food Lion Execution & Implementation Specialist were newly elected. 

The following five board members were elected to second terms:

  • Marquis Barnett, Employee Relations Analyst at the High Point;
  • Tim Bell, Director, Property Management and Operations at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center;
  • Hana Carson, Special Nurse Consultant at Optum Services;
  • Gerri Johns, Specialist Master, Analytics + Information Management at Deloitte LLP; and
  • Gregory Parks, Law Professor at Wake Forest University School of Law. 

Retiring from board service is James Shaw, a retired businessman, who served for three years on Winston-Salem Urban League board of director.  

Thursday’s annual meeting was lawyer, Alison Ashe-Cards final event as Winston-Salem Urban League Board Chair. This fiscal year completes Mrs. Ashe-Card’s third consecutive year as chair, the maximum number of terms allowed per Winston-Salem Urban League bylaws.  

At the annual meeting, the Winston-Salem Urban League honored a retiring community leader and an Urban League program and volunteer who passed away this spring. 

Annie Jett Tyson receives the Samuel D. Harvey Award

Annie Tyson Jett, who recently retired from her role as a key executive in the Herbalife Human Resources department, was awarded the Samuel D. Harvey Leadership Award. Mrs. Jett played an oversized role in connecting Urban League clients to Herbalife job opportunities. 

Annie Tyson Jett receives Samuel D. Harvey Award
James Tucker was posthumously awarded the Samuel D. Harvey Service Award. Tucker was a participant in the Winston/Salem Urban League’s Senior Community Service Employment Program. He served as a media specialist at the Urban League and engaged in countless volunteer efforts. Mr. Tucker’s sister, Ernestine Morris received the award in his honor. 

video honoring Mr. Tucker can be viewed here