BCA Creates Congressional Business Whip Subcommittee


The Business Council of Alabama has created a select subcommittee of the BCA’s Federal Affairs Committee consisting of members from across Alabama to promote Alabama business interests.

The inaugural meeting of the Congressional Business Whip group was held Aug. 6 at the BCA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Point Clear.

BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said that each of Alabama’s seven congressional districts will be comprised of a select number of congressional business whips. “This select group of BCA leadership will work collectively to promote the federal priorities of Alabama’s business community alongside the BCA Federal Affairs Committee chairs, Suzanne Respess, Children’s Health Systems, and Watson Donald, Southern Research,” Canary said.

Members of Alabama’s congressional delegation present at a luncheon to announce the Congressional Business Whip program were Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, and Mike Rogers, R-Saks.


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Carl Jamison, left, shareholder JamisonMoneyFarmer PC in Tuscaloosa, and the BCA’s 2013 chairman, shares insight with U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, at the inaugural Business Council of Alabama’s Congressional Business Whip meeting held Aug. 6 in Point Clear.


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BCA Treasurer Charles Nailen of Dothan, left, president and owner of BBG Specialty Foods Inc./Taco Bell; Tony Cochran, center, partner of CK Business Solutions PC in Albertville, huddle with U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, at the Congressional Business Whip meeting.


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S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, and his wife, Rebecca, attended the BCA’s Congressional Business Whip meeting.


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S. Rep. Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, addresses the BCA’s Congressional Business Whip meeting. To Rep. Palmer’s right is Katie Britt, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby’s chief of staff.


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Keith Kelley, left, of Harris-McKay Realty/ Century 21 in Anniston; U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, center; and BCA board of directors’ member Dick Anderson, vice president Huron Valley Steel Corp. in Anniston, share a moment at the BCA’s inaugural Congressional Business Whip meeting.