[Alison Miller, Clinton Portis, Jennifer Fisher, Birmingham City Councilman Johnathan F. Austin, Kimberly Jackson]
This past weekend, in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, DC lobbyist and founder of the Fashion Delegate, Jennifer Fisher, hosted a private reception for leaders in the business and political community as part of the 70th Annual Magic City Classic.
The event which took place in the Penthouse Suite of the Historic Kress Building also paid homage to the founding members of Birmingham Fashion Week.
[Britni McMillan, Project Runway's Heidi Elnora Baker, Jennifer Fisher, Nicole Thomason, Jeana Lee Fleming]
Birmingham has been noted as a city on the rise as Mayor William Bell and other leaders attract new business ventures and other projects to aid economic growth and transform Birmingham into an extraordinary city. DC's own Fashion Delegate wanted to shed light on this US "city on the rise" by honoring the role the arts has played in supporting this thriving community. Birmingham Fashion Week captures the importance of preserving this culture in Birmingham while preserving and cultivating local talent.
The Host Committee included Lobbyist Jennifer Fisher and Marketing executive Portia Hood of the DC's Fashion Delegate, Councilor Johnathan F. Austin (Birmingham City Council District 5), political strategist Martha Bozeman, Legislative Asst. Travoris Culpepper of Teamsters, Civil rights Attorney Samuel Fisher, Joseph Hollins, Policy Analyst Kimberly Jackson of Alabama Power/Southern Company, Chasseny Lewis, District Director for U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell, Alison Miller, Lobbyist Leroy Nix of Alabama Power/Southern Company and NFL Running Back Clinton Portis of the Washington Redskins.
Other VIPs in attendance included former U.S. Congressman Earl F. Hilliard and Councilor Jay Roberson as well as other prominent regional politicos and business leaders.