Past Speakers

Past Speakers

Nov. 1, 2018–Rod Cate / Attorney, Author “Get Back Up”

Rod Cate Bio: Rod Cate, partner at Hand Arendall Harrison Sale, LLC in Mobile. Practicing lawyer for 26 years. Married to Tamberly Cate, 3 children Cullen 24, Connor 23, and

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Oct. 25, 2018–Bri Altier Ard– Interim Director, Global Engagement / Univ. of South Alabama

Bio: Bri Altier Ard is currently the Interim Director at the University of South Alabama, where her responsibilities include overseeing daily study abroad operations, advising study abroad students, managing the

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Oct. 11, 2017–Special Agent in Charge (SAC) James E. Jewell / FBI

JAMES E. JEWELL Special Agent in Charge Mobile Division On December 21, 2017, Director Christopher Wray appointed James E. Jewell as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI’s

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Sept. 27, 2018–Yael Girard, Executive Director, Weeks Bay Foundation

Yael joined the Weeks Bay Foundation in the spring of 2015 and has been the Executive Director since June 2016. Prior to coming to Alabama, she worked in North Carolina

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Sept. 13, 2018–Van Simms, Chairman of the Board & Past President, Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo & Justin Thompson,

Van Sims – Bio Van was raised in the small town of Jackson, AL and has resided in Mobile for over 15 years. Growing up in a rural community helped