Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (SWAPTE) officially began operations July 1, 2017. SWAPTE is guided by a Board of Directors from the business and public sector and appointed by Chief Elected Officials from Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington and Wilcox Counties.
Our governing board ensures SWAPTE provides a strong network of programs and services that offers businesses opportunities for growth and empowers job seekers to reach their highest potential.
Commissioner Merceria Ludgood, President, Mobile County Commission
Chairman, John Moses, Bay Chevrolet
Vice-Chairman, John Clyde Riggs, Alabama Tombigbee Regional Planning Commission
Treasurer, Ron Mitchell, Mitchell Container Service
Secretary, Carol Statter, Infirmary Health Inc.
Carolyn Akers, Mobile Area Education Foundation
Stevie Anderson, PowerSouth Energy
Ola Anise, Azalea City Credit Union
Dan Barber, Barnett Millworks
Brinda Barrett, Alabama Career Center
Lisa Black, Fruit of the Loom
Mark Burnett, Training Director, Smart Local 441 JATC
Stan Chavis, State Farm Insurance
Reginald Crenshaw, PhD. District 3 Commissioner, Mobile County School Board
Autherine Davis, D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital
Wallace Davis, Volunteers of America Southeast
Virginia Guy, Drug Education Council
Beth Hanks, Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Micheal Hare, Qwick Kurb, Inc.
Shawn H. Harrison, Harrison Insurance and Realty, Inc.
Patty Hughston, Coastal Alabama Community College
Jacqui James, Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce
Clinton Johnson, Jr., Alabama Power
Sandra Koblas, Austal
Charlotte Kopf, Mobile Section AGC
Rick Lambert, IUPAT District Council 80, Local 779
Judy Mitchell, Franklin Primary Health Center, Inc.
K. C. Pang, Golden Dragon Cooper Tubing Plant
Gabriel Peck, Allstate Insurance Company
Charles Pharr, Prichard Housing Authority
Tim Prescott, Evonik
Rickey Rhodes, South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
Anthony Rogers, Kemira
Travis Short, Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc.
John Sipple, Southern Oil Exploration Inc.
Stephanie Streeter, Department of Human Resources
Dr. Reginald Sykes, Bishop State Community College