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Our Board

       


GulfQuest is a non-profit organization governed by community and state leaders who represent backgrounds and disciplines in maritime business and industry, banking, law, education, military service, accounting, engineering, communications, real estate, non-profit management, and public utilities.

The following individuals currently serve on the Maritime Museum's Board of Trustees:


MICHAEL B. LEE (chairman)

President: Page & Jones, Inc.

MARIETTA M. URQUHART (VICE CHAIRMAN)

Agent: White-Spunner Realty; Trustee: University of Alabama

THOMAS B. BENDER, JR.

President: Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. (retired)

JAMES C. BLEDSOE

CEO: Van's Photo, Inc. (retired)

R. PRESTON BOLT, JR.

Partner: Hand Arendall LLC

JAMES EDGAR BRISTER

Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer: Seabulk Towing (retired)

Joe "Ty" Bullard

President: Bullard Automotive, Inc.

ANGUS R. COOPER II

Chairman and CEO: Cooper/T. Smith Corporation

RICHARD D. DAVIS, JR.

Director Emeritus: Mobile Airport Authority

G. EDGAR DOWNING, Jr.

General Counsel: Mobile Gas Service Corporation

GILBERT F. DUKES, JR., CPA

Partner: Smith, Dukes & Buckalew, L.L.P.

LORIE GAILLARD

CEO: Baldwin Transfer Co., Inc.

SAMUEL SLADE HOOKS, JR.

President: Waterways Towing/Hooks Marine Terminal

ERIK L. JOHNSEN

President: International Shipholding Corporation.

JAMES K. LYONS

Director and CEO: Alabama State Port Authority

RICHARD L. MARLER

CEO, Chairman and President: Signal International, Inc.

JOHN S. MCCLELLAND, JR.

Senior Vice President: Martin Energy Services, LLC

WALTER MEIGS

Counsel: BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards

RAY H. MILLER, III

CEO: Autism Avenue, Inc.

 

H. TAYLOR MORRISSETTE, JR.

President: T & H Investments

TIM PARKER

President: Parker Towing Company, Inc.

E.B. PEEBLES

Partner: Armbrecht Jackson LLP

T. J. POTTS

Publisher and President: PMT Publishing Company

SYDNEY G. RAINE

President: Mobile Works

ANDREW SAUNDERS, JR.

CEO: Saunders Yachtworks

MICHAEL SAXON

Vice President: Alabama Power Company

KATE SEAWELL

Artist; Faculty: Visual Arts Dept.
University of South Alabama

Travis R. Short

President: Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.

TERESA MCLEAN SMITH

Civic/Community Leader

RUSSELL R. STEINER

President: Steiner Shipyard, Inc.

H. W. THURBER, III

President: Norton Lilly International, Inc.

BARRY A. VITTOR

President: Barry A. Vittor & Associates, Inc.

Richard R. Weavil, CCIM

President: The Weavil Company, LLC

CAPTAIN PATRICK WILSON

Partner: Mobile Bar Pilots, LLC; Commissioner, State Pilotage

NO ROOM TO SWING A CAT

In confined spaces, we say there's "no room to swing a cat." Certain spaces below decks on shipboard were too small for an officer to administer punishment with the "cat o' nine tails."