2020 Morgan County Leadership Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2020 Morgan County Leadership Hall of Fame, which also served to raise funds for Morgan County Schools, took place on Thursday, March 12th at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in Decatur, Alabama.


Ronnie Dukes recently retired from Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Decatur as the Marketing Director after 34 years. He is an unfailing supporter of Morgan County Schools and the community. He has served on many civic and non-profit organizations throughout the years. Ronnie served with the 142nd Signal Brigade of the Alabama Army National Guard from 1971 to 1977. His recognitions include the Community Service Award from the Decatur Morgan Hospital amongst many others.


Tami Reist is the President/CEO of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA).Tami has served as a board member for a number of tourism and travel-related and civic organizations. Tami is also an instructor at the Southeast Tourism Society’s Marketing College in Dahlonega, GA. and has been a contributing presenter to the tourism and travel field of study at Mississippi State University. Among her many recognitions is the Alabama Travel Council Partnership Award, the Southeast Tourism Society Dorothy Hardman Spirit Award, and This is Alabama and Birmingham magazine’s Women Who Shape the State honoree.


Phil is a native of Decatur, Alabama. He is a speaker for and President of the Phil Waldrep Ministries . He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Northeastern Bible College. Phil is a world-renowned evangelist, is the author of multiple published books and serves as a US House of Representatives Chaplain. He is a recipient of the Robert H. Brindle Church Planting Award and the Alabama Medal of Honor.


From 1942-1945, Mr. Stallworth served as a combat engineer in the U.S. Army. In World War II. At the end of the war in 1945, Mr. Stallworth received an offer to teach at the Morgan County Training School. From 1947 to 1969, he served as the sixth principal, based on records, at MCTS. He was instrumental in guiding the integration of Morgan County High School in accordance with federal policy. Mr. Stawllworth was an active member and served in a leadership capacity on several local, state and regional civic organizations and commissions. He also was Inducted into the Hartselle Educator Hall of Fame in 2016, Who’s Who in American Education 1963-1964, and Who’s Who in Negro Education 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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