Robert "Bob" Sanford holds a Bachelors of Science in Management from Jacksonville State University with post-graduate work in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
Robert has eleven years of active and reserve military experience, retiring from the Department of Defense (DOD) after thirty-five years of service. While with the DOD, he established and managed depot maintenance operations in Europe for Anniston and Letterkenny Army Depots, was the Chief of PATRIOT Missile Maintenance for NATO and the AMRAAM Missile Program Manager for NATO. While assigned to Redstone Arsenal in Hunstville, Robert served as the Quality Manager for Land Combat Systems and Foreign Military Sales. He is certified as a Professional Quality Assurance Auditor, Electronic Integrated System Inspector, Heavy Mobile Equipment Inspector, and is registered under the IQA International Register of Certified Auditors.
Robert now serves as the Fire Chief for Mt. High Volunteer Fire Department and has been a member of the 9-1-1 board since 2011.
A graduate of Cleveland High School, Brandon Horton's entire career has been in Public Service. With an Associate's Degree in Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services from Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, he is actively pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management with a Minor in Homeland Security at Jacksonville State University.
Brandon began his career as an Emergency Medical Technician with Suburban Ambulance in Birmingham; during which time he simultaneously completed a volunteer firefighter certification. Next, he would obtain his Emergency Medical Dispatcher certificate and begin working at Blount County 9-1-1 as a telecommunicator. In 1996, Brandon entered the career of law enforcement, graduating from the University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy and working for the Oneonta Police Department until 2001. Shifting into the fire service, Brandon graduated from the Alabama Fire College's firefighter academy taught in Pell City. He progressed through the ranks at Oneonta Fire Department, becoming Fire Marshall and then Assistant Fire Chief. Brandon has also completed the Alabama Association of Emergency Manager's Advanced Level Emergency Manager certification.
Brandon currently serves as the Public Safety Director of the City of Oneonta and has been a member of the 9-1-1 board since 2009.
Sheriff Loyd Arrington began his law enforcement career as an Alabama State Trooper at age twenty-one, patrolling fives counties that comprise the Birmingham District. He was later assigned to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation where he rose to the rank of Captain and was the Assistant Chief of the A.B.I. at the time of his retirement in 2007. Sheriff Arrington was appointed to his position on January 15, 2009 by Governor Bob Riley to complete the unexpired term of the previous Sheriff who resigned his office.
Sheriff Arrington has been a member of the 9-1-1 board since 2009.
Ken Campbell graduated from Tarrant High School where he received a vocational degree in electronics. Following enlistment in the United States Navy Submarine Service, Ken completed a three year study course at the Cleveland Institute of Electronics while active duty military. Additionally, Ken attended various torpedo training schools while in the Navy and was awarded Dolphins in only four months time by special permission of Vice Admiral E.W. Grenfell, the Commander of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, a certification requiring a minimum of six months training. Ken served his country on a submarine during the Vietnam War era. He has also attended numerous college courses in business and technology.
During his enlistment, Ken taught electronics at the U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center in Birmingham. Following discharge, Ken served as Managing Technician at Jack's T.V. in Center Point, Vice President of Birmingham Communications, Field Service Technician for Electronics Maintenance Communications, Vice President of Birmingham Communications Inc, and became President and half owner of Birmingham Communications and Electronics in 1975. Ken founded Tuscaloosa Communications Inc. in 1978, Capital Communications in Montgomery in 1977, Tri-City Communications in Sylacauga in 1979, and Triangle Communications in Columbus, Mississippi in 1984. In 1996, Ken purchased all assets from Total Radio Service, and served as General Manager and Partner of Allcomm Wireless Inc. from 1993-1997. In January of 1997, Ken sold total interest of all communications companies and his former partner merged all companies into Allcomm Wireless Inc.
Ken is now retired and has served on the 9-1-1 board from 2002-2012 and since February of 2013.