Kay Ivey: The Boss

Ivey’s leadership style is different than her most recent predecessors. Riley, who served from 2002-2010, was a shrewd and dapper economic salesman who would dominate any room he walked into with charismatic authority. Bentley was at first admired for his meeker bedside manner, but his regular recitation of “I’m the governor” belied an insecurity within himself – and festered confusion among others – about who was actually in charge.