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Rainforest Leadership Group LLC


The Rainforest Leadership Group LLC, headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, provides focused and strategic consulting services in the areas of economic, workforce, community and organizational development for communities, organizations and individual leaders. Our purpose is to deliver and facilitate result-oriented services for our clients that will energize performance, shape successful solutions, and create a competitive advantage. 


Our objective is to assist not only the development of high-impact strategies, but more importantly help activate execution that results in measurable benchmarks and outcomes.

Moving your community to the next level of performance is essential to renew, revitalize and rebuild a vibrant economy.

The founder and managing partner of Rainforest is Johnnie Aycock. With over 40 years of on-the-ground experience, we are passionate and committed to the mission of rebuilding rural America at the grassroots level. 

Johnnie Aycock brings years of effective leadership experience in economic and rural development, leadership training and organizational management, including 28 years of highly productive results as President & CEO of The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.

Johnnie offers enthusiasm, energy, creativity and skilled facilitation as your partner along with a national network of experienced and skilled economic development leaders. This includes development of civic infrastructure, leadership, entrepreneurial ecosystems and economic and public policy at the local and regional levels.