Past Speakers

Nov. 29, 2018–Tom McGehee / “John McDuffie, Jr.: A Forgotten Statesman”

Rotary Club of Mobile Program for November 29, 2018: Tom McGehee: “A Forgotten Statesman: John McDuffie, Jr.” John McDuffie, Jr. (1883-1950) was a Monroe County native who served as a state legislator, congressman, and ultimately federal judge. Upon his election to congress in 1919 McDuffie was never defeated in a public election despite constant attacks by the owner of the

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Nov. 15, 2018–Rodney P. Rocconi, M.D., Associate Director for Clinical Research Professor & Chief, USA-MCI Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Rodney P. Rocconi, M.D. Associate Director for Clinical Research Professor and Chief, USA-MCI Division of Gynecologic Oncology Dr. Rodney P. Rocconi currently serves as Professor & Chief of Gynecologic Oncology and as Associate Director for Clinical Research at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute. Dr. Rocconi completed his undergraduate education at the University of Mississippi at Oxford and

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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 Corbit 20. Graduated from Davidson College with a BA in economics in 1988. Graduated from UNC at Chapel Hill with a JD/MBA in 1992. Topic: When I was 15 years

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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 International Education Ambassador internship program, maintaining the study abroad program database, liaising with international and domestic partners, and more. Bri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a

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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 Mobile Division. In this role, SAC Jewell leads all FBI operations and personnel within the State of Alabama’s Middle and Southern Judicial Districts. SAC Jewell joined the FBI in 1996