After spending the past 15 years in the telecommunications industry, Al McCambry has become Gulf Coast State College's new Director of Continuing Education. A graduate of the University of Georgia, McCambry's experience includes manufacturing, public accounting and marketing research, including more than seven years as the general manager for Knology in Panama City.
"I'm extremely excited about this tremendous opportunity with GCSC. I truly believe that Bay County and Northwest Florida are destined for tremendous growth, not only growth economically but also growth in the quality of life," McCambry said. "This growth is going to require institutions such as GCSC to be in tune with the needs of the community and to provide a platform for achieving the opportunities in front of us. I'm looking forward to working with the entire Gulf Coast team."
McCambry is the current Military Affairs Chairman and past Chairman of the Board for the Bay County Chamber of Commerce and current secretary for the Bay County Education Foundation Board. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the Panama City Beaches Chamber of Commerce and treasurer for the Anchorage Children's Board. Other organizations McCambry has served include the Red Cross Board, Early Learning Coalition Board of NWFL, Gulf Coast State College Foundation Board, Governance Council for "WIRED" Florida's Great Northwest, Bay Defense Alliance and Bay Economic Development Alliance.
"We're pleased with the recent appointment of Al, especially with his rich business background and intense involvement with our community," said GCSC President Dr. Jim Kerley. "And with the state-of-the-art Advanced Technology Center opening soon, his experience will be invaluable."