William Newton Tunnell Edit Profile
Bachelor in History, University of the South, 1968; postgraduate, University of Southern California, 1968-1969.
Assistant cashier, Commercial Bank, Andalusia, Alabama, 1969-1972; assistant vice president, Covington County Bank, Andalusia, 1972-1976; assistant vice president, First National Bank of Dothan (Alabama), 1976-1977; assistant general manager, Ramada Inn, Dothan, 1977; general manager, Holiday Inn, Ozark, Alabama, 1977-1979; general manager, Holidy Inn I-65, Mobile, Alabama, 1979-1987; hotel consultant, Howard Johnson Beach Resort, Bilox, Mississippi, 1987; director sales, Radisson Admiral Semmes Hotel, Mobile, 1987-1988; director tourism and special events, Mobile Convention and Visitors Corporation, Mobile, 1988-1991; executive director, United States Ship Alabama Battleship Commission, since 1991.
Past president Lions Club, Mobile, Andalusia. Past vice president, board directors Junior Achievement Mobile. Past member, board directors Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce.
Director Alabama Travel Council. Member American Hotel and Motel Association (past board directors), Alabama Hotel and Motel Association (board directors, past president), Mobile Area Hotel/Motel Association (life member, past president), Alabama Hospitality Association (chairman inducted Alabama Tourism Hall of Fame), Historic Ships Association American, Navy League of the United States (board directors mobile chapter).
Married Janet Tunnell, December 26, 1969 (divorced February 1975). Children: Holly, Trey. Married Annette Bush, February 14, 1976 (divorced April 1992).
1 child, Leigh; married Cynthia Gregory, November 23, 1996. 1 child, Tallie.