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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.

Johnnie has served as senior associate with Partners for Livable Communities, based in Washington, D. C., a firm dedicated to helping create livable communities across America. He has also served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor for Economic & Workforce Development at the University of West Alabama, located in the heart of the Black Belt region of Alabama.

Johnnie is a graduate of Auburn University, the Institute of Organization Management at Notre Dame University, and the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC.  An award-winning professional, he served as President of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Alabama and was the 2002 Chamber Professional of the Year in Alabama. 

 He is the founder and a charter graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa; a graduate and member of Leadership Alabama; a former member of the board of directors, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Alabama Association of Nonprofits; a 25-year member of the board of directors of the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama; and a leader in numerous other professional, civic and service organizations at the local, state and national levels.