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The Yellowhammer State is filled with great African American leaders from the past, present, and future. We thank our West Alabama community partners, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter for their continued support.

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Danielle Kimbrough is a Black History Maker of Alabama

“Alabama’s Black History is important because the people in this state played a vital role in our nation’s fight for equal rights. Throughout the state, there are so many places that historical moments took place that influenced this country’s history, including right here in West Alabama. Celebrating Black History allows us to honor those who made sacrifices so that we can have a more equitable future for all. - Danielle Kimbrough

Danielle Kimbrough is the community relations manager for the Western Division of Alabama Power. She manages community development and external affairs for 14 counties throughout West Alabama, including several counties in Alabama’s Black Belt Region. In her role, Kimbrough works to enhance equity in rural counties by leading efforts to increase jobs, build communities, and improve the overall quality of life for citizens. Additionally, she serves as the company spokesperson for the division.

Kimbrough joined Alabama Power in May 2019 and previously worked for its sister company, Mississippi Power in Gulfport, Mississippi, for five years. There she served as the company spokesperson, managed media relations, crisis communications, and oversaw the company’s advertising and branding strategy and implementation.

She began her career at Big Communications, a full-service advertising and public relations firm in Birmingham, Alabama where she managed accounts for a variety of clients in industries including healthcare, construction, wireless technology, entertainment, and hospitality.

Kimbrough is a 2007 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor’s in mass communication and a specialization in public relations. She also has a master’s in business administration from American Public University.

She has a long history of community involvement and is currently serving on the board of directors for Tuscaloosa’s One Place and United Way of West Alabama’s Young Leaders Society, as well as the marketing committee for the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority. She is currently representing the state of Alabama as a fellow in Delta Regional Authority’s Leadership Institute, where she joins fellows from seven other states to learn and develop regional strategies to support rural economic development. Kimbrough is also a member of the Junior League of Tuscaloosa, Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa, and the Eta Xi Omega Graduate Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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