WEDC Leadership Training Thursday 2/12/15

  • 12 Feb 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Westin at Bridge Street Town Centre


  • Guest can register for events per member invitation only.
  • Guest can register for events per member invitation only.
  • Guest can register for events per member invitation only.


February 12th, 2015



 "Connecting is the ability to identify with people and relate to them in a way that increases your influence with them. You must take the initiative, be proactive; and its not just talk. It begins with an attitude of valuing other people."

Please join us as speaker Paul Finley, former Mayor of Madison, shares with us his insights on this topic!

Paul Finley graduated from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky with a B.S. in Marketing.  He has been in sales for over 25 years.  Paul is the owner of Paul Finley Consulting, a company focused on Strategic Communication and team building.

In November 2008 Paul took over as the Mayor of Madison.  Together with the Madison City Council and department heads Paul focused on quality of life improvements for the Madison residents.  Multiple projects including the Madison Hospital, Hogan YMCA, James Clemens High School, Indian Creek Park Expansion, Target, and the Shoppes of Madison were all started and completed during his tenure.

Paul also teamed with Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, County Commission Chairman Mike Gillespie, and Redstone Arsenal officials on securing funding for major road projects.  Together this team secured funding for over $100 million in additional road project funding for the area.

Paul also serves on the Boards for the Madison Hospital, Madison Visionary Partners, United Way, His Hands Ministries, Redstone Federal Credit Union, and the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. 

Paul is married to Dr. Julie Finley, VP of Educational Initiatives at the US Space & Rocket Center and together they have three boys Tyler (20), Tanner (17), and Kyle (14).  They are proud to call Madison, Alabama home.

To contact Paul please go to or email him at

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You now have the choice of a GLUTEN FREE meal, in addition to regular and vegetarian.  Please contact Susie Averitt by noon Monday at if you have already registered and would like to change your selection for this meeting.

 Deadline to register is NOON Monday February 9th. Due to the OVERWHELMING demand for attendance for our meetings PLEASE respect this deadline.