Webb was born to stand out

Published 4:05 pm Monday, July 29, 2013

By BETH CHAPMAN / Community Columnist

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

Kristin Webb, director of development for the ARC of Shelby County Inc., uses this quote from Dr. Seuss when expressing why people should make a difference in the world around them. She said, “Leaders should be willing to take risks, be bold and move organizations forward.”

Kristin Webb is director of development for The Arc of Shelby County Inc. (contributed)

Kristin Webb is director of development for The Arc of Shelby County Inc. (contributed)

“Leadership requires setting the standard for others to achieve, while always listening and learning and perfecting your craft.” She adds that leadership is about change and relentlessly seeking a better way to improve what you are doing.

Webb’s job has a great deal to do with making a difference and leading people. She is responsible for building and enhancing the Arc of Shelby County’s position within the community. The Arc of Shelby County an organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Webb strives to achieve leadership in long-range strategic planning for the organization’s marketing activities and on-going management for the organization’s development, community relations and communications programs.

Webb says that leadership is something that takes on-going hard work and dedication. Each and every day she says she has the great honor of trying to raise the next generation of future leaders, her two sons. “As a parent I work toward setting the bar of leadership within my home.”

Webb currently serves on the Steering Team for MOPS of Pelham, is a member of the Alumni Association for Leadership Shelby County, a member of the Alabama Association of Nonprofits, Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce.

Kristin is married to Chase Webb and they have two sons, Hunter, age 3 and Coleman Fisher 10 months old. She was born to stand out and she does in many ways.