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June 3rd

Kemmons Wilson
Real Estate Developer





The Nerve

May 20
John M. Tyson, Jr
Former Mobile County District Attorney

May 6
Bryan Kindred
CEO DCH Healthcare Authority






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Kemmons Wilson, Wilson Hotel Management Company, June 3rd, 2014

This week Kemmons Wilson will be presenting a program on the new development. It promises to be an excellent program by an impressive executive.

Mr. Wilson is the Chairman of the Board for the Wilson Hotel Management Company, which is a family-owned company of various diversified businesses. The company was founded in 1952 by his father Kemmons Wilson, Sr. who was the founder of the Holiday Inns.

Matthew Gage, UA Office Of Archaeological Research, May 27th, 2014

Findings from the Archaeological Survey of the Site of the New Embassy Suites Hotel

Matthew Gage is the director of the University Of Alabama Office Of Archaeological Research. He directed a team of 25 people on the excavation project.

The building site was once the location of the first Bank of the State in Tuscaloosa, the Broadway Hotel and the Drisch warehouse, which was also a Union prisoner of war camp during the Civil War.

Matthew will have artifacts on display.  The survey dig yielded a rich amount of items reflecting a fascinating and informative picture of the past.  It sets up the following week’s program by Kemmons Wilson, the developer of the hotel.

John Tyson, Jr., Former Mobile District Attorney, May 20th, 2014

Tyson is married to Beth and they are blessed with two children, Elizabeth and Jeanne.

A graduate of the University of South Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law, John M. Tyson Jr., JD, was elected to the Alabama State Board of Education in 1980. He held the office for the next 14 years, 9 of those as the presiding officer of that body.

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