Honorable Bradley Byrne, President & CEO, Mobile Chamber of Commerce | Speaker
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Mobile Chamber of Commerce
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Bradley Byrne has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney in private practice and more than two decades of public service. He served as an elected member of the Alabama State Board of Education and the Alabama State Senate and was appointed as the Chancellor of Alabama’s two-year college system. In that role, Bradley was tasked with reforming the system’s mission and processes, substantially increasing Alabama’s educational standards and accountability measures. He also chaired Alabama’s Workforce Planning Council.
Bradley spent four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives with his background as a labor and employment attorney and in education policy, Bradley was a natural fit on the Education and Labor Committee, where he chaired the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. His experience in labor law, workforce training, and education policy gave him a unique perspective. Bradley has led initiatives that have increased access to education and job training, benefiting both the workforce and businesses alike. As a former education policymaker and higher education leader, he has worked on significant issues with the Department of Education, as well as various workforce training and apprenticeship programs.
Bradley is an avid sportsman and small forest owner.