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:
President: Page & Jones, Inc.
Agent: White-Spunner Realty; Trustee: University of Alabama
President: Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. (retired)
CEO: Van's Photo, Inc. (retired)
Partner: Hand Arendall LLC
Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer: Seabulk Towing (retired)
President: Bullard Automotive, Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Cooper/T. Smith Corporation
Director Emeritus: Mobile Airport Authority
General Counsel: Mobile Gas Service Corporation
Partner: Smith, Dukes & Buckalew, L.L.P.
CEO: Baldwin Transfer Co., Inc.
President: Waterways Towing/Hooks Marine Terminal
President: International Shipholding Corporation.
Director and CEO: Alabama State Port Authority
CEO, Chairman and President: Signal International, Inc.
Senior Vice President: Martin Energy Services, LLC
Counsel: BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards
CEO: Autism Avenue, Inc.
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.