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Carl Stephenson, Tuscaloosa FYZICAL – June 20, 2017

Dr. Carl Stephenson, Dr. Shotts, and Dustin Clary will be with us tomorrow to talk about Fyzical Alabama which is a new service from Tuscaloosa ENT that focuses on improved balance. FYZICAL Alabama located in Tuscaloosa, AL is a medical and scientific-based physical therapy and fitness organization with a broad range of expertise. Spelled different because we are different! Founded in collaboration with a medical doctor, physiologists, licensed therapists and service business experts, we provide prescribed physical therapy and medically-based physical fitness. Yet we are much more than your typical physical therapy clinic. Our goal at FYZICAL is to help you discover how to achieve the pinnacle of healthy living, expand your boundaries, feel younger and revitalize your health.


John Archibald, Columnist, Birmingham News – June 13, 2017

John Archibald is a columnist for the Birmingham News, and Alabama Media Group. His column, about politics and life across the state, appears Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Birmingham News, the Huntsville Times and Mobile Register.

Before he began his column in 2004, he worked on the News’ investigative team and has covered everything from crime and punishment to Birmingham City Hall, which is not always the same thing. He grew up in North Alabama and graduated from of the University of Alabama in 1986. He is married with three children.


David Massey, Alabama Department of Human Resources – June 6, 2017

David has worked with the Department of Human Resources for 33 years. All of his experience has been in the area of Child Welfare. Currently he is a Program Manager in Family Services with the Tuscaloosa County Department of Human Resources. Their goal is to keep children safe and to ensure they have permanency in their lives. David was raised in the small rural community of Reeltown located in Tallapoosa County located near Auburn. He spent most of his youth enjoying sports, church activities and playing on Lake Martin. After years of direct service with families David became a Consultant with the Division of Family and Children’s Services with the State Department of Human Resources. As a Consultant he helped to develop and implement the state’s first Independent Living Program. In this role he worked with county Department staff to promote and support teens in foster care to by developing the skills and plans necessary to succeed upon discharge from the system. 


Walt Maddox, Mayor of Tuscaloosa – May 30, 2017

On November 4, 2013, Walter Maddox was sworn in for his third term as Tuscaloosa’s 36th Mayor. Since his first inauguration, Mayor Maddox has led initiatives to increase economic development, improve customer service with the implementation of Tuscaloosa 311 and provide quality pre-k education for academically at-risk four-year old children. Mayor Maddox has been nationally recognized for his crisis management following April 27, 2011. In 2012, Mayor Maddox was named Municipal Leader of the Year by American City and County (the publication for state and local governments) for his strong, decisive and comforting leadership. Mayor Maddox is a Tuscaloosa native and graduated from Central High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and master’s degree from UAB. Mayor Maddox is married to Stephanie Roberts Maddox. He has two children. His favorite hobby is running and he has completed several marathons and half-marathons.


Major General Janet Cobb, Ret., Executive Director, USS Alabama Battleship – May 23, 2017

Janet Cobb became the eighth executive director of the USS Alabama Battleship Commission and Battleship Memorial Park on December 14, 2015 at the close of the park’s 50th anniversary year. She enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1974 and was commissioned as an officer in May 1978 from the University of Alabama ROTC program. She commanded at the detachment, battalion, brigade, directorate, brigadier general and major general levels. Her deployments include post-Desert Storm operations at the Ports of Al Jubayl and Ab Dammam, Saudi Arabia (1991); Operation Iraqi Freedom port operations, Port of Ash Shuyabah, Kuwait (2002-2003); Commander of the 598th Transportation Group (Terminal), the Netherlands (2007), with oversight of military ports in Europe and Africa; and Director, Central Command Deployment & Distribution Operations Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait (2011). She was mobilized and served in the Pentagon on the Army Staff as Deputy G-4 (2012). Her last assignment was Commanding General, 81st Regional Support Command, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. On August 15, 2016 she retired after 42 years in uniform. Janet Cobb holds an Alabama real estate license (inactive) and worked at Kaiser Realty in Gulf Shores, Alabama from 2005 – 2015 in the real estate development and property management divisions. She is the past Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama in Mobile and is a former radio news director. She is a member of the Navy League (Mobile Council), American Legion Post 99 in Foley and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5658 in Elberta, as well as numerous other organizations.