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BCA’s William Canary to Speak at PARCA Symposium on 2017 Session

Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary is scheduled to participate in the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama’s Roundtable Legislative Symposium scheduled June 23 in Birmingham.

“It’s an honor to be invited to the symposium by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama and to be given time to provide participants with the Alabama business community’s thoughts on the legislative session,” said Canary, who serves on PARCA’s board of directors.

BCA board of directors’ members Philip Dotts, managing director, Public Financial Management, Inc., serves as PARCA’s president, and R. Preston Bolt Jr., partner, Hand Arendall, serves as PARCA’s vice president.

The breakfast symposium at The Harbert Center is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m.

The symposium will be a review of the 2017 legislative session by CEOs of major advocacy organizations in Alabama, including the BCA, which is a co-sponsor of the event. Other participants will include A+ Education Partnership, Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Alabama Arise, Alabama Education Association, Alabama Policy Institute, and Alabama Rivers Alliance.

The panel will be moderated by Don Dailey, News and Public Affairs Director at Alabama Public Television and host of Capitol Journal.

Tickets for this breakfast event are $25 and can be purchased on PARCA’s website.

BCA board members who serve on PARCA’s board include Fred Blackwell, Blackwell Roofing Co.; David Donaldson, vice president of governmental and community relations, Vulcan Materials Co.; Bruce P. Ely, partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings; Tyrone Fenderson Jr., senior vice president, BBVA Compass Bank; Robert A. Gates, executive vice president, Wells Fargo Bank; Kevin Garrison, attorney, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz;

Betsy Bugg Holloway, Ph.D., vice president of marketing and communication, Samford University; Ashley Hugunine, attorney, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz; Donny Jones, COO, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama; Deborah J. Long, executive vice president, secretary, and chief legal officer, Protective Life Corp.; Gordon Martin, senior vice president, corporate and administrative services, Alabama Power Co.;

Fred McCallum Jr., president, AT&T Alabama; Scott McLain, principal and managing broker, Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate; David Muhlendorf, president and CEO, LDM Co., (retired); Dudley Reynolds, CEO, Alagasco (retired); William D. Ritter, senior executive vice president Wealth Management Group, Regions Financial Corp.;

J. Robin Stone, vice president, Governmental Affairs, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama; John M. Turner Jr., senior executive vice president and head of corporate banking group, Regions Financial Corp.; Jesse Vogtle, partner, Balch and Bingham; and, Dr. Andrew Westmoreland, president, Samford University.

PARCA studies state and local finances and taxes, school performance, workforce development, and government operations and assesses infrastructure, education outcomes, and government and nonprofit performance measures. PARCA work supports and informs policy makers at all levels, from state-wide elected officials, to legislators, to city and county officials, to public school administrators, to nonprofit leaders.

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