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QED recognizes the critical role education, training, and development play in strengthening not just individuals, but our community and nation. For this reason, the company actively supports educational causes, particularly those for the next generation, with its financial and human resources.


In this vein, QED has funded scholarships, STEM-related school activities, programs like Boys and Girls Clubs. QED’s executive leadership devotes personal time and energy to advance education through mentoring and classroom teaching.


The company’s Vice President, Will Cook, has served for almost two decades as a local area admissions representative for the U.S. Naval Academy.

Emily Cook, the company’s founder, and President, works part-time as a lecturer in history for the University of Alabama in Huntsville at Jemison High School’s College Academy. She has also served on the Redevelopment Authority for the City of Madison and the Board of Directors of the Junior League of Huntsville, Big Brother Big Sisters of North Alabama, and Girls Inc.


Currently, she is a member of the Madison Hospital Women’s Council. The Cook family’s efforts were honored in 2014 when it was named the Madison, Alabama Family of the Year in recognition of dedication to the community, family life, and the advancement of educational causes.

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