Past Speakers

Nov. 9, 2017– Chief Mark Sealy / Mobile Fire-Rescue Department

Mark Sealy Fire Chief Chief Mark Sealy has served with the Mobile Fire Department for over 26 years. He began his career as a Firemedic and has progressed steadily through the ranks of the fire department. He has experience in all aspects of fire service including Driver on both suppression and medic units, Captain on both engine and ladder companies,

Past Speakers

Nov. 2, 2017–Bill Barrick, Exec. Director Bellingrath Gardens and Home / “Mums and Magic”

WILLLIAM E. BARRICK, PhD. Dr. Barrick began his formal career in Horticulture by serving as an Assistant Professor in Ornamental Horticulture at the University of Florida. He later became the Executive Vice-President and Director of Gardens at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain Georgia serving in that capacity for almost twenty years before becoming Executive Director of Bellingrath Gardens and Home

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Oct. 26, 2017–Paula Webb / Historian & Author “Mobile Under Siege”

Paula Lenor Webb, Government Documents Reference and Outreach Librarian at University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, obtained her MLIS from the University of Alabama. Paula is a member of the Southeastern Library Association and Alabama Library Association. She has appeared in many academic publications, including two published this year. Paula also received 2011 Mover and Shaker Award and the 2012

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Oct. 5, 2017–Rick Frederick / Mobile Bay National Estuary Program “Three Mile Creek Transformation”

Mobile Bay National Estuary Program- Community Relations & Business Resource Manager Rick Frederick is the Community Relations and Business Resource Manager for the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program. Having spent over 20 years as a Business Development Professional with diversified experience in sales and marketing for the healthcare, education, hospitality, and utility industries, Rick joined the NEP in March 2014.