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Coastal Alabama Partnership Welcomes a New Team Member

Coastal Alabama Partnership Welcomes a New Team Member

Coastal Alabama Partnership is pleased to announce a new member of our team. Andrew Levert joins the CAP team as Vice President of Policy and Project Initiatives.

“I am pleased to welcome Andrew to our team and look forward to working with him to advocate for coastal Alabama throughout our region, state and in our nation’s capitol,” said Wiley Blankenship, President/CEO.

In this new role, Andrew will assist in the coordination of CAP’s five regional program initiatives – Policy & Planning, Insurance, Tourism, Seafood and Infrastructure. He will also manage and coordinate the RESTORE Grant for CAP’s Regional Planning Initiative and support Coastal 150 program policy and objectives.

“Andrew brings national legislative policy and planning experience to the Coastal Alabama team. I know Andrew will positively impact our organization, as well as, the entire coastal region,” said Britton Bonner, Chairman of the Board.

Andrew has spent many years on Capitol Hill working for U.S. Representative Jeff Landry and U.S. Senator David Vitter. Recently, he worked as the Director of Business Development and Client Relations for McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge.

Andrew and his wife Lee Bender Levert live in Mobile with their two small children Meyer and Marshall.

Coastal Leaders Travel to Montgomery

Coastal Leaders Travel to Montgomery

For the fourth year, Coastal Alabama Partnership hosted a trip to Montgomery to meet with State leadership regarding issues important to our region. On January 31st 2018, business and elected leaders from Mobile and Baldwin counties spent the day hearing from state leaders, including Governor Kay Ivey, President Pro Tem Del Marsh and Commissioner Chris… Continue Reading

CAP Releases 2018 Legislative Agenda

CAP Releases 2018 Legislative Agenda

Coastal Alabama Partnership ‘s 2018 Regional Legislative Agenda supports the efforts of the nine economic development entities in Coastal Alabama representing over 4,700 businesses and nearly 150,000 employees region wide. These entities include the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce, Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism,… Continue Reading

Coastal Alabama Loses a Leader

Coastal Alabama Loses a Leader

Coastal Alabama lost a leader this week. Ed Rodriguez, CEO and President of the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, passed away last Thursday. Ed was a true visionary who looked outside of his own area and always thought regionally. Ed brought a high level of professionalism and leadership to his team, earning the Chamber of the Year in 2015.… Continue Reading

Baldwin & Mobile County Updated Flood Maps Released

Baldwin & Mobile County Updated Flood Maps Released

Over the last few months there has been significant activity in coastal Alabama regarding flood maps. Preliminary maps for Baldwin County were released in July and the Mobile County maps in November. The changes in Baldwin County effect over 4600 homeowners, with over 2500 homes now included inside the 100-year floodplain and over 2100 removed. … Continue Reading

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