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Bryan Davis   
Alabama Center for Real Estate


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Bryan Davis – Alabama Center for Real Estate – April 26th, 2016

Bryan DavisBryan Davis is the research/media coordinator for the Alabama Center for Real Estate, based at the University of Alabama. 

Bryan earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Delta State University. He taught high school world history and world geography, and worked at various newspapers in Mississippi, including the Yazoo Herald in his hometown, Yazoo City, and the Daily Times Leader in West Point, where he was managing editor and also a member of the Rotary Club.

In January 2014, he joined the staff of the Birmingham Business Journal, where he covered and analyzed all things real estate in the Birmingham metro area, including large economic development projects.

He came to the Alabama Center for Real Estate in September, when he also attended his first Alabama football game. His responsibilities at ACRE include the expansion of research content and the center’s multimedia platform.

Bryan and his wife, Callie, have a daughter, Ellie, who was born in November.

Stillman College Choir – Jocqueline Richardson, Director – April 19th, 2016

Stillman College ChoirThe Stillman College Concert Choir, under the direction of Jocqueline Richardson, is a choral ensemble comprising students who are music and non-music majors. The choir’s repertoire consists of a variety of sacred and secular choral literature from the Renaissance to the contemporary. The concert choir performs at college events, local and regional churches and special events throughout the academic year and serves as an ambassador of Stillman College.

Among the most highly acclaimed choirs in the Southeast, the group tours annually and has performed in several major cities, including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Galveston, Houston, San Antonio, Nashville and in Tuscaloosa’s sister city, Schorndorf, Germany.

Deborah Boswell – Business Communication Coach & Consultant – April 12th, 2016

Deborah BoswellDeborah Boswell is a business communication coach, consultant, speaker and seminar leader with more than 24 years of experience. She works with business leaders, managers, executives and technical professionals to sharpen business presentation skills, interpersonal communication and more. Trained as a
speech pathologist, Deborah brings her clinical experience to each corporate

She is founder and president of Professional Speech Services of Alabama P.C. and managing partner of Child’s Play Therapy Center (with a combined staff of 36). Her offices are in Birmingham and Huntsville. She also serves clients in Nashville, Atlanta and across the country.

Deborah received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University in education/speech pathology and her master’s degree in speech pathology from the University of Montevallo.

She has been featured in Business Alabama, Birmingham Business Journal, SMPS Newsletter and other publications and recently released an audio product “Tame Your Wild Southern Accent.” Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering selected her to produce the DVD, “Technically Speaking: Presentations Skills for Engineers and Technical Professionals” as part of its continuing education curriculum, and she is a contributing author to the book “Live Every Day Motivated, Successful and Happy,” released by James & Brookfield Publishers.

Her professional affiliations include the National Speakers Association, Alabama Chapter; American Society for Training and Development, Greater Birmingham Chapter; American Speech-Language and Hearing Association; Corporate Speech Pathology Network; National Association of Women Business Owners; and
the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama.

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