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BCA President Comments on Departure of Senior Vice President


MONTGOMERY—Business Council of Alabama president and CEO William J. Canary today praised the significant work of Anita L. Archie, BCA’s senior vice president for intergovernmental affairs and advocacy and legal advisor.  Archie, who joined BCA in January 2010, will be leaving to serve as executive assistant to Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange.

“Anita Archie epitomizes the word leadership—having displayed the integrity, passion and vitality that brought the Business Council of Alabama’s advocacy to the next level, establishing the gold standard in association management. She is uniquely talented and worked tirelessly to fight for the private sector, an asset that will benefit the city of Montgomery as she works with Mayor Strange to help build on his economic development and downtown revitalization success.

“Anita has been in so many ways a teacher to us all, always teaching us to have the courage to be involved, the courage to lead and courage to make Alabama even better. By this dedication and service, she has created a legacy and devotion to the spirit of activism.  She will always be a tremendous ambassador for the private sector.  I wish her and her family all the best in this new endeavor.”

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.


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