2019 Morgan County Leadership Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2019 Morgan County Leadership Hall of Fame, which also served to raise funds for Morgan County Schools, took place on Thursday, March 7th at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Decatur, Alabama.


Mr. Lynn Layton is the owner of Lynn Layton Chevrolet, Cadillac-Nissan, and Ford in Decatur, Alabama. Layton opened the number one Chevrolet dealership in alabama approximately 35 years ago. Mr. Layton has served as past President and Board Member of 20 years to the Automobile Dealers of Alabama Association and received the General Motors Dealer of the Year award 11 times with only 100 dealers being picked from all GM dealerships.


Ms. Jody Singer, a Hartselle native, is the Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Appointed in September 2018, Singer manages one of NASA's largest field installations, with nearly 6,000 on-and-near site civil service and contractor employees and an annual budget of approximately $2.8 billion. During her 32 year NASA career, Singer has held leadership roles of increasing responsibility in human spaceflight, technology, and science flight missions programs and projects and was appointed in 2002 to the Senior Executive Service, the personnel system covering top managerial positions in federal agencies.


Mr. C. Wallace Terry serves as the Director of Development for the City of Decatur, Alabama. Terry began service to the community by working for Security Mutual followed by Cook's Pest Control before settling into his career as a banker at First Federal Savings & Loan Association and First American Bank in Decatur for a combined thirty-plus years. Terry has served and partnered with many community civic and non-profit organizations and served as Director to many Boards including the Decatur Morgan Hospital foundation, Greater Decatur Community Foundation, and many others.


Mr. John J. Sparkman, a veteran of the U.S. Army, was the longest serving U.S. Senator from the State of Alabama from 1946 yo 1978. Sparkman also served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1936 to 1946 and led to the creation of the 1943 Sparkman Act, which allowed women physicians to be commissioned as officers in the Armed Forces. Sparkman was instrumental in convincing the United States Department of the Army to transfer their missile development activities to the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama in 1949.



If you would like to nominate someone for the Morgan County Leadership Hall of Fame, you may do so by completing the nomination form and submitting it to a member of the Hall of Fame Committee listed on the form.

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