Turknett Leadership Group
Past Nominee Highlights

2012 Nominee Highlights

Each year we receive over 50 nominations. Many could be award recipients. This year we are honoring two outstanding nominees each month.

Executive/Manager Category

Esther Dabney

VP Learning & Leadership Development

Esther Dabney is the Vice-President of Learning and Leadership Development at Autotrader.com and an outstanding nominee in the Executive/Manager category. Esther is said to “epitomize leadership character” within her company. Esther has held several roles during her time at Autotrader, and is highly respected by all of her colleagues. Esther takes great pride in the successes of her team and serves as a mentor to many in the organization. Read full nomination.

Inspiritor Category

Terry Trout

VP, Customer Experience

Terry Trout VP of Customer Experience at Cbeyond, personifies integrity, respect and responsibility in her work and her life. As one of the earliest employees, Terry has had increasing leadership roles at Cbeyond and is regarded not only for her high initiative but as a mentor and role model for many. A natural leader, Terry's leadership style has been called "courageously authentic". Outside of her professional role, Terry actively engages in mentoring and developing women through Cbeyond’s Women’s Network and Women in Technology (WIT) and holds leadership roles at her Church, with St. Vincent De Paul and The Aquinas Center at Emory University.