Calendar

Oct
24
Tue
Josh Carpenter
Oct 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Josh Carpenter
Director of External Affairs, UAB
October 24, 2017

Josh Carpenter, Director of External Affairs at UAB, is the lead on the America’s Promise grant helping the Innovate Birmingham Workforce team prepare the next generation of Birmingham’s IT talent. Innovate Birmingham connects education and training opportunities with skill demands of local employers. A Rhodes Scholar, Josh was instrumental in forming this unique and diverse partnership which secured $6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. His hope is to craft Innovate Birmingham into a national model for building a sustainable, dynamic talent pipeline that adjusts to industry demands while focusing on holistic development of young people. Previously, Carpenter served as a White House intern and was a Teach for America corps member in Alabama’s inaugural corps. While teaching English and theater and coaching football and baseball, he was named the state’s “Golden Apple Teacher of the Year” in 2012.

Oct
31
Tue
Lyn Stuart
Oct 31 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lyn Stuart
Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
October 31, 2017

On April 26, 2017, Governor Kay Ivey appointed Lyn Stuart as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama. Chief Justice Stuart had been serving as the Acting Chief Justice since September 2016 when her predecessor, Roy Moore, was suspended and later resigned in April 2017. She was elected to serve as an Associate Justice on the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000; she was reelected in 2006 and 2012. A native of Atmore, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University with high honor in 1977 and her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Alabama in 1980. Her legal career includes roles as an Assistant State Attorney General, Special Assistant Attorney General for the State Department of Corrections, and as an Assistant District Attorney for Baldwin County. At its invitation, Chief Justice Stuart served as a faculty advisor at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada. She is a past president of the Alabama Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Nov
7
Tue
Eric Blankenship
Nov 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Eric Blankenship
Vice President of Marketing, Tampa Bay Lightning
National Hockey League
Nov. 7, 2017

Nov
14
Tue
Greg Canfield & Patrick Murphy
Nov 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

November 14, 2017
A discussion of economic development with
Greg Canfield, Secretary of Commerce for the State of Alabama
&
Patrick Murphy, Vice President of Business, Sales and Economic Development for Alabama Power Company