BCA Names Helena Duncan as Director of Strategic Operations and Growth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 10, 2020

Contact: Joshua Vaughn (334) 240-8740

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Business Council of Alabama today announced the addition of Helena Duncan to the BCA team. She will serve as the newly created Director of Strategic Operations and Growth.

Helena comes to BCA with over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, primarily at the executive management level. In her most recent position, she served as Regional President for Liberty Bank & Trust, a bank with $600 million in assets.

“We are proud to welcome Helena Duncan to our team,” stated BCA President and CEO Katie Boyd Britt. “Her breadth of top-level experience and impressive record of success in the corporate world, coupled with a true team-first attitude, will enhance our ability to best serve Alabama job creators. We are excited to continue growing together, building an even stronger business community and a better Alabama in the process.”

Over the course of Helena’s illustrious career, she was one of the top four executives for a $27 billion bank holding company, reporting directly to the Chairman, CEO and President. Her portfolio included oversight of Human Resources for over 5,000 employees; managing training and development; implementing corporate-wide policy and procedures to ensure the bank remains in compliance with regulatory authorities’ requirements; and creating and supervising the development of a corporate university.  She further managed corporate security, investigations, executive protection and physical security, overseeing all aspects of activity throughout the organization’s legal division.

If that was not enough, Helena also took on a leadership role working on strategic mergers and acquisitions in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Nevada and Texas.  She additionally helped spearhead an initiative to overhaul company culture and employee behavior, as well as overseeing bank compliance, IT and operations departments.

In her free time, Helena has served as Chairman of the Board for Saint James School and as a board member for the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce and Child Protect.  She currently serves as a board member for Dixie Electric Cooperative, YMCA, the Montgomery Committee of 100, Board of Controls for Committee of 100, and sub-committee for Economic Development for Montgomery United Transition Team for Mayor Steven Reed.

Helena is married to Clarence Duncan; they have two sons: CJ and Collin.

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.