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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)

R. PRESTON BOLT, JR.

Partner: Hand Arendall LLC

JAMES EDGAR BRISTER

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

Kenyen Brown

Shareholder: Maynard Cooper Gale

Joe "Ty" Bullard

President: Bullard Automotive, Inc.

stanley chassin

Civic/Community Leader

angus r. cooper ii

Chairman and CEO: Cooper/T. Smith Corporation

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

JAMES K. LYONS

Director and CEO: Alabama State Port Authority

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.

mike payne

Owner: Gwin's Commercial Printing

E.B. PEEBLES

Partner: Armbrecht Jackson LLP

T. J. POTTS

Publisher and President: PMT Publishing Company

ANDREW SAUNDERS, JR.

CEO: Saunders Yachtworks

Travis R. Short

President: Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.

TERESA MCLEAN SMITH

Civic/Community Leader

RUSSELL R. STEINER

President: Steiner Shipyard, Inc.

H.S. "Smitty" Thorne

Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer: Alabama State Port Authority

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

UNDER THE WEATHER

When we're ill, we say we're "under the weather." Some believe this expression refers to going below the weather deck, where the sway is minimized, during periods of seasickness. Victims of mal de mer were, therefore, "under the weather (deck)."