Advisory Board/Board of Directors | General Business Facilitator | Management | Marketing/Sales | Strategic Planning | Technology
Al Spinks is an author, speaker, proven leader & life/performance coach. While serving as an enlisted man aboard nuclear submarines in the US Navy, he was selected to participate in a leadership program where he earned a B.S. degree (Aerospace engineering, University of Texas, Austin) and was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lt. (USMC). He subsequently qualified as a Naval Aviator and flew in high performance, twin engine two seat tactical jet aircraft (EA-6A) from the decks of 4 aircraft carriers.
After ten years of active duty military service Al resigned his commission and was employed by IBM to market mainframe computers. While at IBM Al, learned to properly use technology to streamline business operations. Additionally, Al yearly surpassed all of his marketing objectives and was selected as the Marketing “Rookie of the Year!”
After five successful years with IBM Al became an entrepreneur by striking out on his own and starting a business from scratch. In 1995, Inc. Magazine recognized his business, as one of the 500 fastest growing, privately owned businesses in America by including it in their 1995 Inc. 500 list.
On two separate occasions Al’s Information Technology firm was provided the opportunity to replace all of the desktop computers in the prestigious Mission Control Center (MCC) and Mission Operations Directorate (MOD), located at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. These were high stress (deadline driven) contracts. On both occasions the deadlines were met and performance was exceptional.
Al has served as a committee/board member for numerous organizations. He was also elected chairman of the board for both the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce as well as the Clear Lake Metropolitan Ballet.
Al uses his considerable experience to:
Al is the author of two books: