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BCA Announces Staff Promotions

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Mark Colson has been named senior vice president of governmental affairs and chief of staff for the Business Council of Alabama, and Nathan Lindsay has been named vice president for political affairs, regional operations and executive director of ProgressPAC, BCA President and CEO William Canary announced today. The changes will be effective January 1, 2015.

“Mark and Nathan played a critical role in developing and implementing a strategy within the Business Council of Alabama during the critical 2014 election cycle,” said BCA Chairman Fred McCallum, president of AT&T Alabama. “Their analysis of Alabama’s political landscape was a huge benefit to Alabama’s business community, adding to the success of electing 114 of the 118 ProgressPAC-endorsed candidates.”

“Having Mark in this key leadership role will mean great things for the Business Council of Alabama,” said Canary. “His range of skills is perfectly suited to advocate the interests of Alabama’s business community at the State House. Mark has done an outstanding job throughout his tenure at BCA and his contributions cannot be overstated.”

Colson has been with the BCA since 2007 and previously was the executive director of ProgressPAC. Under his leadership, ProgressPAC helped elect the most pro-business candidates in the history of BCA and set new fundraising records year after year through the Carrying the Flag for Business campaign.   Colson will continue in his role as chief of staff, a position he has held since 2010. Colson is a graduate of Huntingdon College and holds an MBA from Troy University.

“Nathan’s political acumen is second to none,” said Canary. “He has a proven track record of success that will continue to benefit Alabama’s business community and the Business Council of Alabama.”

Lindsay was previously the director of political affairs and regional operations for the BCA. Prior to joining the BCA, Lindsay worked in the office of former Gov. Bob Riley, where he served as aide to the governor and deputy press secretary. He is a graduate of Faulkner University.

The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly one million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.  BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2014
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