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BCA Committees

The BCA’s goals, policies and actions are driven by its members. To ensure your company has a voice when policy priorities are determined, name a representative to BCA policy committees that address 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 the BCA’s grassroots network.

Committee members meet via conference call to re-evaluate existing agendas, discuss legislative accomplishments, and consider legislative priorities for the upcoming year. Then, during the BCA’s Pathways to Policy Summit, committee work culminates with discussion and recommendations of legislative priorities to be included in our legislative agendas.

The BCA’s Governmental Affairs Committee reviews the recommendations and passes along the State and Federal Legislative Agendas to the full BCA board of directors. The board makes the final decision on legislative priorities for the upcoming session. Throughout the process each fall, BCA members and the BCA Advocacy Team work to ensure that our state and federal agendas reflect the interests and concerns of Alabama’s business community.

2018 BCA Policy Committee Leadership

GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Chair: Fred Blackwell, Fred Blackwell & Associates
Co-Chair: Chester Vrocher, Alabama Technology Network

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 Company
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
Co-Chair: Pete Cobb, Balch & Bingham LLP

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 Elaine Fincannon, elainef@bcatoday.org