CEO Class Profile

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Joy Laney

Joy Laney

Decatur Morgan CEO's Facilitator

Joy Laney, is a CPA with a long and successful career serving in executive leadership roles for manufacturers in the automotive industry that included Controller, CFO, and Vice President - Strategic Sourcing and Distribution. Highlights of her career include leading due diligence work for corporate acquisitions, leading an in-sourcing project that returned over 50% of company supply acquisitions to U.S. suppliers, and managing facility, IT, and logistical operations to significantly cut expenses.

Following her retirement in 2011, Joy followed her passion of teaching young people about financial literacy, serving as a volunteer for The Link of Cullman County where she worked in high school classrooms teaching students about money management, budgeting, taxes, debt, and investing. 


Decatur Morgan CEO is a transformational high school entrepreneurship program that is preparing the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners in Morgan County. Our community is seeking a part-time facilitator for this class who enjoys working with high school students, believes that education extends beyond the classroom, and is passionate about entrepreneurship and leadership.

Students in Decatur Morgan CEO represent all high schools across Morgan County and meet every morning from 7:00am – 8:30am Monday through Friday during the school year. During the course of the year, the students meet dozens of business leaders, tour dozens of companies, start two class businesses, and start individual businesses.

The CEO Facilitator is not a teacher who is sharing knowledge, but rather a facilitator who organizes the experiences and activities along the way, then steps back to let the students take the lead while providing guidance and encouragement. A successful facilitator is a “kid magnet” who is patient, motivating, organized, and a great communicator. No educational background is required, though experience working with high school students is preferred.

Interested applicants should email a resume and a cover letter explaining why this position is of interest and how it fits into their career goals to facilitator@decaturmorganceo.comView complete position description on Indeed.

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