Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama honors Daphne Utilities as a leading workplace for women


Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama (GSSA) held its 2nd annual Leading Ladies Reception at Moe’s BBQ on Thursday, June 27. The Leading Ladies Reception recognizes outstanding women who are making an impact in their community, as well as organizations that are advancing women in the workforce. Leading Ladies is also an important fundraising event for GSSA to continue to offer programming for the next generation of female leaders.

This year’s Leading Ladies honorees were Kate Carver, Executive Director, Dumas Wesley Community Center; Cathy Pope, President & CEO, Feeding the Gulf Coast; Samantha Coppels, Communications Manager, Daphne Utilities; Ann Richardson, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Carol Hunter, Director of Communications, Downtown Mobile Alliance; Monique Michele Rogers, President, H&S Management; Rhonda Lucas, Information Systems and Technology Instructor, School of Computing, University of South Alabama; Ashleigh Simon, Clinical Director, The Bridge; Anne Laurie McClurkin, Shareholder, The Kullman Firm; and Shellie Teague.

GSSA also honored Lifelines Counseling Services, Feeding the Gulf Coast, and Daphne Utilities as the Leading Workplace for Women.

Sponsors for Leading Ladies included: BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama; Iberia Bank; H&S Management; Calagaz Printing; Smith Dukes; Merrill Lynch – The Richardson Group; Trustmark Bank; Mobile County Commission; and Hargrove Engineers & Constructors.

For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has provided life-changing leadership opportunities for every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, and Leader.) To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit

About Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama

Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama serves more than 5,000 girls, ages 5-17 and 2,500 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) to change the world. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls for more than 100 years. With programming across 30 counties, GSSA offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join call 800-239-6636 or visit