BCA Committees

The BCA's goals, policies and actions are driven by its members. To make sure your company has a voice when policy priorities are determined, be sure to name a representative to the BCA policy committees that address the issues of greatest concern to you.

Committee members help analyze issues that affect business and assist the BCA staff in presenting the business position to Alabama lawmakers and regulators. Committee members are the first to be informed about issues related to their area of concern. These active members comprise the foundation of BCA's far-reaching grassroots network.

Each year, during Committee Leadership Days, the committees meet to discuss and recommend legislation to be included in our Legislative Agenda. This year's Committee Leadership Days will be held November 12 and 13 at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. At a later date, BCA's Governmental Affairs Committee will review the recommendations and pass along its choices for the State and Federal Legislative Agendas to the full BCA board of directors. The board will then make the final decision on legislation to be supported by BCA.

2014 BCA Policy Committee Leadership

GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Chair: Fred Blackwell, Fred Blackwell & Associates
Co-Chair: Chester Vrocher, ATN

EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE PREPAREDNESS
Chair: Bob Powers, The Eufaula Agency
Co-Chair: Ronnie Boles, General Automotive Machine Shop

ENVIRONMENT and ENERGY
Chair: Tim McCartney, McCartney Construction Co.
Co-Chair: David Roberson, The Drummond Company

FEDERAL AFFAIRS
Chair: Suzanne Respess, Children’s Health Systems
Co-Chair: Watson Donald, Southern Research

HEALTH
Chair: Owen Bailey, USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital
Co-Chair: Denson Henry, Henry Brick Company

JUDICIAL AND LEGAL REFORM
Chair: Debbie Long, Protective Life Corporation
Co-Chair: Greg Butrus, Balch & Bingham LLP

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
Chair: Freda Bacon, Alabama Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Fund

SMALL BUSINESS
Chair: Rick Roden, Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
Co-Chair: Ron Perkins, Doozer Software, Inc.

TAX AND FISCAL POLICY
Chair: Jeannine Birmingham, Alabama Society of CPAs
Co-Chair: Chris Grissom, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Join a BCA Policy Committee today! Contact Pam Ware, pamw@bcatoday.org

Learn more about our BCA Committees:
BCA Committee Guidelines