Last week I accepted an award from Business Alabama magazine as one of the 2019 Top Women in Alabama Media. After reflecting on the event I thought about my father, Guy Blackburn and the influence he had on my life and the choices I’ve made.

He had a powerful work ethic (that I inherited), handled multiple jobs, and still found time for his family. He recently passed away from Dementia/Alzheimers and I miss him terribly.

Not a day goes by that I don’t recall some moments from his life that made a strong impression on me.  To all my friends and family, never forget that relationships are precious and can have a wonderful influence on your spirit and soul.

God Bless You All,

Edie Hand



Walker Sorrell, Associate Publisher of Business Alabama presenting me with one of the awards for the Top Women in Media.