Mike Dowe - Director of Veteran Affairs

As the four-term Mayor of Mobile, Alabama (1989-2005), Mike led a strategic, economic development initiative in which a small public and private sector leadership team of dedicated professionals recruited $6 billion in foreign manufacturing investment and jobs. He is also a founding member of the Coastal Alabama Partnership, a regional strategic think tank of targeted economic development planning through the creation of a regional tourist destination for 15 million annual visitors.