Policy Committees

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) has ten policy committees that bring together diverse professional experience on issues of importance to business. Each committee provides excellent opportunities for participants to share information and coordinate their pro-business efforts for maximum effectiveness. 

 Members are encouraged to participate on any committee and attend the corresponding meeting committee meetings held in the fall. These meetings allow committee members to help shape the following year’s legislative priorities. For more information or to join a policy committee, please contact Drew Harrell at (334) 834-6000.

Governmental Affairs

Chair
Houston Smith – Alabama Power Company

Vice Chair
Jeff Rabren – Regions Financial Corporation

Small Business

Chair
Rick Roden – Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Vice Chair
James Kemp – KMS

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Chair
Miller Girvin

Vice Chair
Adam Clayton – TriMed

Judical & Legal Reform

Chair
Mark Drew – Protective Life Corporation

Vice Chair
Greg Butrus – Balch & Bingham LLP

Enviornment & Energy

Chair
Fred Blackwell – Fred Blackwell Roofing

Vice Chair
Taylor Williams – PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

Health

Chair
Owen Bailey – USA Health System

Vice Chair
Denson Henry – Henry Brick Company

Labor & Employment

Chair
Freda Bacon – AL Self-Insured Worker’s Comp. Fund

Vice Chair
Pete Cobb – Balch & Bingham LLP

Tax & Fiscal Policy

Chair
Todd Hindsman – Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith

Vice Chair
Chris Grissom – Bradley

Federal Affairs

Chair
Rey Almodovar – Intuitive Research and Technology Corp.

Vice Chair
Suzanne Respess – Children’s of Alabama

Education & Workforce Development

Chair
Bob Powers – The Eufaula Agency, Inc.

Vice Chair
Ronnie Boles – General & Automotive Machine Shop