Meet the staff behind Y’all Connect.

James Brown

James Brown
volunteer coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator James Brown has been a longtime volunteer manager in Birmingham, most notably with the Sidewalk Film Festival since its start in 1999. He has recruited and trained volunteers, managed venues and saved the day many times working with the nonprofit event.

James works as a claims adjuster for Infinity Insurance.

He lives in Hoover with his wife and two daughters.

Wade Kwon

Wade Kwon
conference director

Birmingham native Wade Kwon works as a communications consultant.

The Poynter Institute selected Wade as one of 35 Influential People in Social Media. Birmingham Magazine readers selected him as Best Tweeter 2 years running in the Best of B’ham 2010 and 2011 online polls.

His site, Magic City Post, was voted Best Website in the Birmingham’s Best 2011 readers’ poll by the Birmingham News; it also won 2011 Green Eyeshade Awards for Best Blog and Specialized Site.

In 2011, he co-founded the Alabama Social Media Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people in social media. Wade served as chair for the board of directors in 2013.

Wade has worked with companies across Alabama and across America for consulting, training, communication strategy, social media, blogging, public speaking, marketing, public relations and more.

Laura Prewitt

Laura Prewitt

Salesperson Laura Prewitt has more than 10 years experience in sales, marketing and client relations in Birmingham. In addition to her duties with Y’all Connect, she works as a freelance marketing and business development consultant and Rodan + Fields executive consultant.

Laura served as president of the American Marketing Association’s Birmingham chapter in 2016.

She lives in Crestwood with her husband and son.

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