Board of Directors

Sydney G. Raine - President

Sydney G. Raine is a 1963 graduate of Central High School, Mobile, Alabama and a 1967 graduate of Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana.

Mr. Raine is presently the President of Mobile Works, Inc., but his employment history extends back to the early seventies whereas from 1971-74, he was Job Developer and Monitor for the Emergency Employment Act Program, in 1975, Director for the Cooperative Area Manpower Planning System, and from 1975-2000, Director of Mobile Consortium.

His professional training consists of Basic Management Concept Training, Advance Management Training and Link Enterprises Management and Supervisory Training.

Mr. Raine is involved in numerous business and civic related activities and serves on the Board of the following organizations: Mobile County Personnel, the Franklin Memorial Primary Health Center, the Drug Education Council, the American Red Cross, the Bay Area Food Bank, and the Homeless Coalition of the Gulf Coast. He is the active Chairman of the Mobile County Public School System’s Career Technical Education Advisory Board. He is a member of Mobile United, a 1974 Graduate of Leadership Mobile and a1996 Graduate of Leadership Alabama.

He has also received numerous awards such as the 1976 Outstanding Youth Men of America Award, the 1983 Mobile Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Man of the Year, the 1991 Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association for Community Leadership, the 1991 Superior Individual Performance Award from the National Alumni Council, UNCF, Inc., the 1992 Outstanding Service Award from the National Association of Counties, and the recipient of the 1998 Presidential Award from the Southeastern Employment and Training Association. Most recently he received the Partners in Progress Award from the State Office of Workforce Development.

Over the last 33 years, Mr. Raine has been responsible for handling in excess of $600 million in federal funds to provide training and employment services for eligible individuals in Mobile County.

Sydney G. Raine is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and State Street A.M.E. Zion Church. He is married and has two children.