Past Speakers

July 30, 2020–Garrett Williamson/President-Personal Edge Fitness, Inc. “The Lie of Aging”

Garrett Williamson A native Mobilian, Garrett is a graduate of UMS-Wright Preparatory School and holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Georgia where he was a

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July 16, 2020–Dale Speetjens / Co-Founder & CEO–Shipshape Urban Farms

Kenneth Dale Speetjens is the Co-Founder and CEO of Shipshape Urban Farms, an agritech company focused on the design, manufacturing, and operation of hydroponic farms built inside up-cycled shipping containers.

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July 9, 2020–Janet Cobb / Executive Director—USS Alabama

BIO – JANET L. COBB, MG (USA Retired) Executive Director, USS Alabama Battleship Commission and Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, Alabama Janet Cobb became the eighth executive director of the USS

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June 18, 2020–Monde Donaldson / Vice President , Better Business Bureau of Central & South Alabama

Monde Donaldson is vice president of the Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation of Central and South Alabama. In this position, her goal is to expand awareness of the BBB by

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June 11, 2020–Darron Patterson / President of the Clotilda Descendants Assn. “The Future of the Clotilda: Last Known U.S. Slave Ship” via Zoom

Darron Patterson was the first African American sportswriter at the Mobile Press Register, and is a three-time Alabama Press Association award winner for “Best Story of the Year.” He later

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June 4, 2020–Dr. Eric Mackey / State Superintendent of Education “The Future of Alabama’s Education During the Coronavirus Pandemic” via Zoom

Dr. Eric G. Mackey currently serves as the State Superintendent of Education. Prior to serving as State Superintendent of Education, he served as the Executive Director of the School Superintendents

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