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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

DON YOUR BLAZER

A blazer is a decidedly nautical jacket of navy blue, with brass buttons. Supposedly, the term originated with dark-colored uniform coats issued to British naval officers during the 1840s, and first worn aboard HMS Blazer.