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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

TAKEN ABACK

Square-rigged vessels are taken aback when the wind shifts suddenly toward the front, or bow. Sails are blown against the masts, making control difficult. So, we are "taken aback" in surprise, unable to respond when caught off-guard.