February 1, 2019
YWCA Central Alabama recently named Sunny Tillman of Sun Video as its 2018 Jeana P. Hosch Woman of Valor recipient at its Annual Meeting. This award is presented each year to an extraordinary woman who has worked tirelessly on the behalf of the YW and our community.
The YW selected Tillman for both her dedication to the organization in producing approximately 100 videos telling the stories of YW clients, but also for being a strong business leader who for more than 40 years has embodied the YW mission of empowering women and eliminating racism.
Tillman has volunteered her time and video production talents to the YW for more than 20 years. Her career began in 1978 as an on-air radio talent in Tallahassee, FL. She then moved to Birmingham where she worked in the news department of WBRC-TV. After six years as a TV reporter and producer, she joined Alabama Power as Senior Writer and Coordinator of Video Production. In 1988, she started her own video production company, Sun Video, and Alabama Power was one of her first clients. Today, after 40 years Tillman is scaling back her business to spend more time with family and grandchildren
YWCA of Central Alabama also welcomed the following new board members: Mary Bradley Hosch Anderson, Anne L. Buckley, Pamela Cook, Debra H. Goldstein, Jenny Sneed and Linda Stone. Completing their terms on the board and rolling off are Barbara Blair, Debra Blaylock, Lisa Burton, Paige Daniel, Jennifer Evans and Sireka Melton.