Leadership Team

Zephia Bryant - Vice President of Operations

Ms. Zephia Bryant serves as the Vice-President for Operations for Steward Speakers. She has worked with Steward Speakers for two years. Ms. Bryant is a Higher Education practitioner with over 17 years of experience. Currently, she is the Founder and CEO of the Bryant Educational Leadership Group. The organization was started based upon the principle, “we stand on the shoulders of giants”, and “to whom much is given, much is required.

Wade Vanderson

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Audrey Jones

Audrey R. Jones has been working with Steward Speakers for about 3 years.  She is currently the facilitator for the Board of Volunteers Leadership Team.  Audrey is employed with Dow AgroSciences as an International Trade Compliance Specialist working to understand the necessary government rules, regulations and requirements to ensure compliance for successful importation and exportation of seed and other products/materials to/from various countries.  She additionally holds the role of NA Seeds Supply Chain Improvement Focal Point focused on driving continuous improvement projects through the seed supply chain to deliver DAS Business targets.  Audrey’s mission is to be a positive example and help all those she can.  In addition to serving with Steward Speakers, she also serves as board member with Beneath God’s Wings (an organization helping women of domestic abuse).

Johnnie Alex

Johnnie Alex is a long-time supporter and serves as the Leadership Team Chair for Steward Speakers. Johnnie retired as a Systems Engineer from International Business Machines (IBM) and is currently a broker owner of Woodson Realty, LLC.

Dr. Wanda Spann Roddy, R.N.

Dr. Wanda Spann Roddy, R.N. joined the Stewards Speaker Series Leadership Team in 2013.  She brings her experience in leadership, program planning and evaluation to the leadership team.  Dr. Spann Roddy has actively worked in the area of maternal/child health for over 30 years as a nurse clinician, administrator, educator and advocate.

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