Staff

Rebecca Dobrinski, Wade Kwon

Meet the staff behind Y’all Connect Presented by Alabama Power.

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.

Rebecca Dobrinski

Rebecca Dobrinski
volunteer coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Dobrinski has more than two decades of experience volunteering with a wide variety of local nonprofit organizations and events. From the Sidewalk Film Festival and the Lyric Theatre to the East Lake Arts District and Oak Hill Cemetery, she has held positions of increasing responsibility. She currently chairs the Oak Hill Cemetery Volunteer Board, which organizes the annual Fall History Tour.

Rebecca previously worked at the Birmingham Museum of Art as its Development Manager for Grants and Proposals and the My Museum Magazine and Publications Editor. She was recently featured in Weld for Birmingham as an example of the city’s many multitasking professionals.

She is a freelance writer and editor, having recently worked on UAB professor Raymond A. Mohl’s urban history textbooks “The Making of Urban America” (third edition) and “Interstates” (third edition). Her writing can be found at Weld for Birmingham, The Terminal, The Hockey Writers and Zen Dixie.

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