YPAL is proud to announce our 2024 YPAL Award Winners! Meet Monteva Hodo. Monteva was nominated by peers for connecting, engaging and developing in our community and was recognized among more than 200 nominees. 

As a champion of people and service, Monteva Hodo is a servant leader to many at Brown Forman and her circle of family and friends. She is a champion of her community and loves giving back through volunteer and mentoring initiatives.


Monteva is currently a Design Account Manager and completed the first inaugural Supply Chain Leadership Rotational Program at BF. Truly exemplifying the spirit of ‘Lifting As You Climb’, she helped recruit and mentor future program participants. With 9+ years of Project Management experience, Monteva is driven by results, excited by innovation, and committed to creating order out of chaos. She has proven this by leading new product innovation projects and developing strategies that propel the business to the forefront of consumer satisfaction to ensure that there is “Nothing Better in the Market”.

She is a proud HBCU graduate of Alabama A&M University where she served as the 64th Miss Alabama A&M University and championed her platform titled, “Repairing Our Image Affected by Reality Television: Fostering Student Growth through Promoting a Positive Self-Perception that Leads to Exemplary Leadership.”

In addition to the success Monteva has enjoyed in her professional roles, she is also very active in mentoring the youth and YPs in her community. She is co-chair for Delta Academy, which is a unique mentoring program for middle school students, a Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sister, a mentor at Grace James Academy, a youth Sunday School teacher, and serves as a YP connector for collegiate students as well as those that are in the early stages of their career. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a Cystic Fibrosis Finesest Honoree,YP Influencer Honoree, 40th Annual Bell Awards, Honored Volunteer, and much more. Monteva values those from all walks of life and believes that each individual has a unique calling and assignment in this world.

YPAL Award Winners will be celebrated at YPAL Homecoming presented by Deloitte on Wednesday, June 26 at Louisville Slugger Field. To register for YPAL Homecoming presented by Deloitte, click here.

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