Past Speakers

June 6, 2019–Jonathan Porter / World Games

Jonathan Porter serves as Vice President of Birmingham Division for Alabama Power Company. Porter is responsible for the company’s operations, sales, customer service, economic and community development and external affairs activities for more than 430,000 customers across six counties in north central Alabama. Porter joined Alabama Power in 1991 as a Customer Accounting intern through the INROADS program where he

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May 16, 2019–Dr. Lee Smee / Senior Marine Scientist & Chair, Univ. Programs, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Dr Lee Smee chair university programs and senior marine scientist II Dauphin Island Sea Lab associate professor of marine science university south Alabama Native of Georgia Flowery Branch Undergraduate Piedmont College 96 Masters Georgia Southern university 98 Taught community college for 3 years Returned to grad school for PhD at Georgia tech in 2001 earning doctorate in 2006 Faculty position

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Apr. 25, 2019–Meg McCrummen Fowler / Director, History Museum of Mobile “Notre Dame”

Meg McCrummen Fowler is director of the History Museum of Mobile. She is also a doctoral candidate at Tulane University, completing a PhD in Art History & Society. Meg came to the Museum from the University of South Alabama, where she served as a Visiting Scholar in the Center for the Study of War and Memory and as an instructor

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May 23, 2019–Mayor Sandy Stimpson / Mayor of Mobile

Mayor William “Sandy” Stimpson Biography Sandy’s mission is for Mobile to become the safest, most business and family friendly City in America by 2020. His visionary goal to unite the City, known as One Mobile, has empowered every Mobilian to have a voice. He was first elected in 2013. During his first term, he worked hard to address issues of

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Apr. 18, 2019–Toni Ann Torans / Penelope House

Tonie Ann Coumanis Torrans Tonie Ann served in the United States Peace Corps in Kingston, Jamaica where she helped set up a Social Work Department in the Bustamante Hospital for Children (the only children-specific hospital in the Caribbean)- 1989-1991 Tonie Ann worked as a Medical Social Worker for nearly 15 years at Providence Hospital before coming to Penelope House in

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Apr. 11, 2019–Steve Sorrells & Rachel Byrd / FBI

Special Agent Steve Sorrells currently serves as the Senior Team Leader on the FBI’s Evidence Response Team in the Mobile Office. SA Sorrells has served as an agent for 20 years in New York and Mobile. SA Sorrells currently is a member of the FBI’s Adjunct Faculty teaching crime scene courses to local and state officers, other FBI agents, and