Director of Governmental and Political Affairs
Leah Garner is Director of Governmental and Political Affairs for the Business Council of Alabama. She also coordinates the staff effort as fundraiser for the Carrying the Flag for Business campaign for ProgressPAC. She serves as the education and health advocate and as the BCA’s liaison to the Business and Education Alliance of Alabama. Beginning in 2012, Garner was a public information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, handling press functions for both the department as well as the director. She also served as a governmental affairs liaison to the Legislature.
Garner was Deputy Press Secretary for Governor Robert Bentley in 2011 and served as a communications intern for the Bentley for Governor campaign in 2010. Garner taught in the 7th and 8th grades in the Tuscaloosa City Schools and served as department head of Social Studies.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and Social Studies and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies with a focus of Political Rhetoric, both from the University of Alabama.
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