Past Speakers

Feb. 7, 2019–James Barber / Executive Director, Public Safety

Public Safety Director James Barber served with the United States Marine Corps prior to beginning his career with the Mobile Police Department where he served for over 28 years before being named the Executive Director of Public Safety on April 01, 2017, by Mayor Sandy Stimpson. He graduated at the top of his academy class with the highest academic average,

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Jan. 31, 2019–Jim Nagy / Executive Director-Senior Bowl

JIM NAGY – REESE’S SENIOR BOWL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jim Nagy took over as executive director of the Senior Bowl in June 2018 after spending 18 years in the National Football League. In his time in the NFL, Nagy worked as an area scout in the West, Midwest, and Southeast regions, as well as in a national scouting capacity for four

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Jan. 24, 2019–Sam Cochran / Mobile County Sheriff

Sam Cochran is a native Mobilian, who graduated from the McGill Institute and went on to attend the University of South Alabama, where he holds both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and Public Administration. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He began his law enforcement career with the Mobile Police Department as a

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Jan. 17, 2019–Chief Lawrence Battiste / Police Chief, City of Mobile

Lawrence L. Battiste, IV is a long-time native of Mobile, Alabama. He is a graduate of B.C. Rain High School, class of 1981. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy where he served five (5) years. He has an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Bishop State Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree

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Jan. 10, 2019–Chief Mark Sealy / Fire Chief, City of Mobile

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,

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Dec, 20, 2018–Eliska Morgan – Coastal Restoration in Alabama: Santa Claus really IS coming to town

Biographical Sketch Eliska Morgan Executive Director Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council In this week’s presentation, Eliska Morgan will provide an exciting update on the status of Coastal Restoration funding in South Alabama. Eliska was appointed to serve as Alabama’s Coastal Restoration Coordinator in 2013, where she is assigned to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. In this role, she

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Dec. 13, 2018–Raine Bedsole “Inspiration for the new Federal Courthouse Art”

Raine Bedsole Thursday, December 13, 2018 Title: Inspiration for the New Federal Courthouse Art In this week’s program, New Orleans-based artist, Raine Bedsole, will discuss public art in the context of the artworks created for the newly constructed Mobile Federal Courthouse. Stemming from her childhood in Mobile, nautical imagery and nature inspires her work, and her new sculpture, “Justitia”, named