Kenneth E. Lamb is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Following graduation from St. Petersburg High School, he volunteered for the U.S. Navy's Silent Service, the nickname for America's submarine fleet. At the Navy's Submarine School he set a record high score for academic achievement, and was named the school's Honorman.
He served aboard the U.S.S. Dogfish (SS-350) during the Viet Nam Era as a Torpedoman's Mate. He was awarded an Honorable Discharge in 1976 by the Secretary of the Navy.
Mr. Lamb graduated with honors from St. Petersburg Junior College, then transferred to the University of Florida. He majored in Food and Resource Economics.
At the post-graduate level, Mr. Lamb pursued the Master of Divinity (M. Div.) degree at the Birmingham Theological Seminary (Presbyterian Church in America).
Mr. Lamb's theological studies focus primarily upon Early, Middle, and Late Classical Judaism. His long-term scholarly work is authoring an Apostolic Christian oriented study-Bible.
His journalism career began at the Independent Florida Alligator, UF's campus newspaper.
His credits include the New York Times, the St. Petersburg Times, the Miami Herald, the Pensacola News Journal, the Pensacola Business Journal, the Jewish Information Network, and the Pentecostal Herald - where his work has been published in more than 127 countries - focusing on the interaction of society and theology. He led others as the publisher of the Centerville (AL) Press.
Mr. Lamb is still called upon by these media outlets as a spot journalist and Hurricane Chaser. He has been in the eye or eyewall of more than 30 hurricanes over the last 18 years. He maintains the blog, Your “Link to Life” ™ Gulf Hurricanes Blog when hurricanes enter the Gulf of Mexico with a realistic chance of hitting the Gulf's northern coast.
In the television world, Mr. Lamb was Operations Manager of WDBB-TV 17 when it became the original Fox affiliate in the Top 50 Birmingham, AL market.
He also hosted the "What's Happening" community information program. He earned a First Place Award from the American Cancer Society for contributions to the fight against cancer.
In other media, Mr. Lamb hosted CyberSmart! Saturday(TM), a radio call-in, networked computer talk program airing in FL, AL, MS, and LA. The program celebrated 15 years on the air on January 5, 2010.
Mr. Lamb has spent considerable time in elective organization and management, serving as press secretary to numerous elected officials and political organizations at the local, state, and national level.
In 1990, he was the Press Secretary, under Gov. Guy Hunt, for the Alabama Republican Party. It resulted in the first successful re-election of a GOP governor in that state since Reconstruction. This re-election fueled the state's transition to the Republican Party, which now dominates the state's political arena.
In the 2000 national elections, he created and led USPolitics.Net as its president. He authored Political Update Weekly (TM), reaching more than 7,000 of the country's top political leaders.
In 2005, and again in 2006, Mr. Lamb served as an Honorary Chairman of the US House of Representatives Majority Trust and President's Dinner. It is overseen by the National Republican Congressional Committee. Mr. Lamb was invited to dine in Washington with President George W. Bush both years.
In 2005, Mr. Lamb was named by the National Republican Congressional Committee's Advisory Council as the 2005 Businessman of the Year for the state of Florida.
In 1992, he began attending the First Pentecostal Church in Pensacola, Florida. It celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2008. The church is an inclusive congregation of over 1,400 members in fellowship with the United Pentecostal Church International.
Today, Mr. Lamb owns CyberSmart Computers and Networking, founded in 1995. It is the third-oldest locally owned computer manufacturing and repair facility in the Pensacola Bay Area market. He served on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida.
His expertise in computers has been recognized in Florida's First Judicial Circuit where he has been certified as an expert witness in the fields of computer crimes generally, and cyber-crimes against children in particular.
Mr. Lamb's civic activities included his appointment by Pensacola Mayor John Fogg to chair the Pensacola City Council Citizens' Task Force on Adult Entertainment Issues. He was appointed by the Escambia County School Board to membership as Vice-Chair on the Escambia County (FL) School District's Task Force on Diversity. In 2006, he was the campaign manager for the successful referendum to build The Community Maritime Park ( http://communitymaritimepark.com/ ) on the Pensacola, FL, downtown waterfront.
He established Friends of the Community Maritime Park which uses the CommunityMaritimePark.com website to publicize their activities and those connected with the park.
His personal site is: http://kennethelamb.com/