Board Members

Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (SWAPTE) is governed by a 35 member board of directors from both the business and public sector. Our board ensures SWAPTE provides a strong network of programs and services for businesses and job seekers.


Board Members



John Moses  (Business)                                                                                                                                                         

Bay Chevrolet


VICE CHAIR                                                                          

John Clyde Riggs  (Government, Economic and Community Development)


Regional Commission



Ron Mitchell  (Business)

Mitchell Container Service



Carol Statter  (Business)

Infirmary Health


Carolyn Akers (CBO, Labor, Education and Tranining Providers)

Mobile Area Education Foundation


Stevie Anderson  (Business)

PowerSouth – McIntosh Plant


Ola Anise  (Business)

Azalea City Credit Union


Dan Barber  (Business)

Barnett Millworks


Brinda Barrett  (Government, Economic and Community Development)

Alabama Career Center System – ADOL


Lisa Black  (Business)

Fruit of the Loom


Adam Boykin  (Business)

Future Achievers Learning Center


Mark Burnett (CBO Labor)

UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 119


Stan Chavis  (Business)

State Farm Insurance


Mark Burnett (CBO Labor)

UA Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 119


Autherine Davis  (Business)

D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital


Wallace Davis  (CBO Labor)

Volunteers of America of the Southeast


Virginia Guy  (CBO Labor)

Drug Education Council, Inc.


Beth Hanks (Government, Economic and Community Development)

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services


Michael Hare (Business)

Qwick Kurb Inc.


Shawn H. Harrison (Business)

Harrison and Harrison Insurance and Realty, Inc.


Patty Hughston (Education and Training Providers)

Coastal Alabama Community College


Jacqui James

Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce


Clinton Johnson (Business)

Alabama Power


Sandra Koblas (Business)

Austal USA


Rick Lambert (CBO Labor)

IUPAT District Council 80, Local 779


Judy Mitchell (CBO Labor)

Franklin Primary Health Center, Inc.


K.C. Pang (Business)

Golden Dragon Copper Tubing Plant


Gabriel Peck (Business)

Allstate Insurance Company


Charles Pharr  (Government, Economic and Community Development)

Prichard Housing Authority


Tim Prescott (Business)



Rickey Rhodes (Government, Economic and Community Development)

South Alabama Regional Planning Commission


Anthony Rogers (CBO Labor)



Travis Short (Business)

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.


John Sipple (Business)

Southern Oil Exploration, Inc.


Stephanie Streeter (Government, Economic and Community Development)

Mobile County Department of Human Resources


Dr. Reginald Sykes (Education and Training Providers)

Bishop State Community College