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BCA Applauds Governor’s Appointment of Nix to Lead New Office of Minority Affairs


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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary applauded Governor Robert Bentley’s announcement today that he has created the Office of Minority Affairs and appointed Nichelle Nix as the first director.

“From her work in Washington, D.C., for former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, to leading the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America ­ Mobile Chapter, Inc., and most recently in the Government and Regulatory Affairs practice at Maynard Cooper & Gale, Nichelle Nix has extensive non-profit and political experience,” Canary said. “I commend Gov. Bentley for identifying this need.

“Nichelle is well known and well-respected throughout the state, and the Business Council of Alabama stands ready to be of any assistance to her in this new mission,” Canary said.

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 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.

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