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Three new board members elected to The Children First board of directors

Ted Hosp, David Dennis and Michael Smith were selected to join the Children First board of directors.

Michael Smith, Ted Hosp and David Dennis.

Children First is very excited to announce the addition of three new Board Members, Ted Hosp, David Dennis and Michael Smith that were selected to join the Children First Board of Directors.

Ted Hosp is the Executive Director of Governmental Affairs for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. He is a recognized leader in Government Ethics Laws, the Legislative and Regulatory Process and Campaign Finance law.  Prior to joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Ted was the Chair of Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Governmental & Regulatory Affairs practice group. He is the immediate past chair and a member of the Alabama Access to Justice Commission, which focuses on providing civil legal services to the poor.​ Ted has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© since 2009 and to Super Lawyers® since 2008. He is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

David Dennis, CPIA, is the President of Harmon Dennis Bradshaw Insurance Company. David’s business insurance specialties include but are not limited to the following: Sawmills, Property Management Companies, Restaurants, Manufacturers, Human Services/Nonprofits and Contractors. David is a local business entrepreneur that gives back to his community both in financial support and his time and effort to improve the organizations he chooses to align himself with.  His goal is simply to make a situation better than it was before he was involved. He makes a difference if he accepts the challenge, hence, he is often in high demand but not always willing to take every opportunity unless he sees that he can make those differences.

Michael Smith is the Chief Executive Officer for the Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches, a 501 (c)(3) statewide charity, whose mission is “to provide Christian, family-style residential homes for Alabama’s needy, neglected, or abused, school-age children in an atmosphere where they may grow spiritually and physically into productive, responsible, and happy adults.” Michael retired from the Southern Linc after a 24-year career as Director of Business and Government Sales. He loves God, our country, his wife, children, grandchildren and dogs. He enjoys RVing and golfing in his spare time. He has been a Ranch supporter for 30 years and served on the board of Trustees for seven years.

“We are thrilled to have these three outstanding new board members who share a deep and abiding passion in improving the lives of children in our state.” said Chief Justice of Alabama (Ret.) Sue Bell Cobb, Chairman, Children First Board of Directors.

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