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Pathways to Policy: Summit on Alabama’s Future


The Business Council of Alabama will host Pathways to Policy: Summit on Alabama’s Future – a future-looking program where leaders (elected officials, CEOs, business leaders, chamber leaders and policy experts) will gather to examine the ideas, strategies, and innovations that are the keys to making the Alabama of tomorrow a place we are proud to call home.

Featured Summit Speakers

Mac McCutcheon
Alabama House Speaker
Del Marsh
Alabama Senate President Pro Tem
Lisa Leslie
former WNBA player
Michael Sentance
Alabama Superintendent of Education


11:00 a.m. – Registration

12:00 p.m. – Luncheon

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tommy Lee – BCA Chairman and President and CEO of Vulcan Inc.

Luncheon Keynote

Speaker Mac McCutcheon – Alabama House of Representatives

1:15 p.m. – Policy Tracks

Pathways to Improving Education and Workforce Development

Kevin Chavous – former Education Committee Chair for the District of Columbia City Council, author, attorney and education reform leader

– Lisa Leslie – Champions for Choice in Education Ambassador, former WNBA All-Star basketball player, league MVP and Olympic Gold Medalist


– Mary Scott Hunter – Alabama State Board of Education, District 8

Panel Discussion

Terri Collins – Chair, Alabama House Education Policy Committee

Jeff Lynn – Senior Executive Director of Workforce and Economic Development, Alabama Community College System

Joe Morton, Ph.D. – Chairman and President, Business Education Alliance of Alabama

Michael Sentance – Alabama Superintendent of Education

Pathways to Solving Alabama’s Infrastructure Crisis

Christina Atchley – Manager of Congressional and Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Jason O’Rouke – Senior Director of Public Policy and Federal Affairs, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Jim Page – President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and Spokesperson, Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure

Pathways to Improving Health Care and Reducing Costs

Keith Granger – Chief Executive Officer, Grandview Medical Center

 Denson Henry – Vice President, Henry Brick Company, Inc.

Jeff Ingrum – Senior Vice President of the Healthcare Networks Division, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Chad E. Mathis, M.D. – Specialist in Sports Medicine, Alabama Bone and Joint Clinic

Pathways to a Better Alabama

Jeremy Arthur – President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama

William J. Canary – President and CEO, Business Council of Alabama

Mark Colson – Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Chief of Staff, Business Council of Alabama

4:30 p.m.


Jeff Coleman – BCA 1st Vice Chairman and President and CEO of Coleman Worldwide Moving

Closing Keynote Address

Del Marsh – Alabama Senate President Pro-Tempore

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2016 (BCA members only)

Committee Meetings Schedule:

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Check in and Refreshments

8:30 am – 10:25 am
Labor and Employment
Judicial and Legal Reform
Small Business
Environment and Energy

10:25 am – 10:30 am

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Education and Workforce Preparedness
Tax and Fiscal Policy

12:00 pm
Meetings Conclude


There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Please register by emailing or calling

 Anna Dobbins at 334-340-8775 or adobbins@bcatoday.org


Date(s) - 10/27/2016 - 10/28/2016
All Day