Government Affairs


The premiere gathering for Alabama business and state leaders to network, learn, and discuss current topics of interest.

August 11-13, 2023

The Grand Hotel and Spa - Point Clear, AL

BCA's Government Affairs Conference is Alabama's premiere gathering for business and state leaders to network and discuss current topics of interest.

August 11

Conference Check-In Opens Conference Center Lobby

ProgressPAC Board Meeting Azalea AB

Executive Committee MeetingBeachside Room

Executive Committee Lunch Southern Roots Restaurant

BCA Board Meeting Azalea Ballroom

Small Business Committee Meeting – with Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth – Azalea Ballroom

BCA Policy Committee Meetings – Session 1

    • Environment and Energywith Lance LeFleur of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, and Jim Proctor of McWane, Inc. Magnolia 1


    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Miller Girvin of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, and Cynthia Cruthfield of Innovate Alabama Magnolia 2


    • Federal Affairswith Chad Carlough of the office of Congressman Jerry Carl, and Clay Armentrout of the office of Senator Katie Britt Magnolia 3


    • Tax and Fiscal Policy – with Vernon Barnett of the Alabama Department of Revenu, Anthony Daniels, and Danny Garret with the Alabama House of Representatives – Beachside Room

BCA Policy Committee Meetings – Session 2

    • Healthwith Dr. Darrel Weaver of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama Magnolia 1


    • Education & Workforce Development – with Keith Phillips of the Alabama Technology Network, and Nick Moore of the office of Governor Kay Ivey Magnolia 2


    • Labor and Employmentwith Shawn Cole of Hill Hill Carter Franco Cole & Black, PC, and Fredca Bacon of the Alabama Self Insured Worker’s Compensation Fund Magnolia 3


    • Judicial and Legal Reform – with Mike Jones of the office of the Secretary of State Wes Allen – Beachside Room

Committee Cocktails on the PatioGrand Ballroom Patio

Family-Friendly Welcome Reception and DinnerGrand Ballroom

Welcome after party with live entertainment and spirit tastings – Grand Ballroom and Patio

Doors open for breakfast Grand Ballroom

Breakfast Program Grand Ballroom

  • Remarks from the BCA Chairman

  • The Governor’s Updatewith Gov. Kay Ivey

  • Political Trends and Their Impact on Alabamawith Dave Sackett of the Tarrance Group and Kevin Akins of Impact Research. Moderated by Jason Isbell of Regions Financial Corporation.

Panel Discussions Grand Ballroom

  • Alabama CEO Roundtablewith Jeff Peoples of Alabama Power Company, Tim Vines of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Jimmy Rane of Great Southern Wood, and John Turner of Regions Financial Corporations. Moderated by Helena Duncan of the Business Council of Alabama


  • Federal Panel Discussionwith U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville, U.S. Representative Jerry Carl, U.S. Representative Mike Rogers, U.S. Representative Dale Strong, and U.S. Representative Gary Palmer. Moderated by Ted Hosp of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Lunch on your own

Golf Outing Lakewood Golf Club

  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. – Box Lunch Served
  • 12:30 p.m. – Shotgun Start

Networking and Complimentary Refreshments at the Pool – Grand Hotel Pool

Dinner on your own

August 12

August 13

Networking Jazz BrunchLagoon Room

Hotel check-out

BCA'23 Speakers

Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth, husband to Kendall and father to Hunter, Hays, and Addie, is a small business owner and farmer from Marshall County. Prior to entering public service, he worked as a youth pastor at Albertville’s Grace Fellowship Church.

A co-founder of Dream Ranch hunting lodge and the Tennessee Valley Hunting and Fishing Expo, he currently owns Ainsworth Real Estate and Ainsworth Homes, which specialize in residential real estate construction and development. Ainsworth also operates a commercial cattle operation in Guntersville.

Lt. Governor Ainsworth won a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives in 2014. Keeping a self-imposed legislative term limit promise, he then declared his candidacy for lieutenant governor in 2018 and received the most votes of any candidate for constitutional office on the general election ballot.  He was elected to a second term without major party opposition in 2022. Lt. Governor Ainsworth is heavily involved across the state, serving on various Commissions and Associations. He serves as chair for: the Small Business Commission, which works to promote policies that grow and expand Alabama’s new and existing

Kevin Akins is a Partner at Impact Research and has elected Democrats from city hall to the U.S. Senate. He is no stranger to battleground races and has polled for candidates nationwide. Impact Research, which is based in Montgomery, has been the official polling firm for the past four presidential races, including the campaigns of President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

Clay Armentrout was born and raised in Mobile before earning his Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Alabama and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. He served in U.S. Senator Richard Shelby’s office in various legislative-oriented roles since 2015, serving as Shelby’s Legislative Director and Counsel for the past three-and-a-half years. After being elected to the U.S. Senate, Senator Katie Britt appointed Clay to serve as her Chief of Staff in late 2022.

Governor Kay Ivey appointed Vernon Barnett to serve as Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue in May 2017. He has worked in state government for over 25 years serving as a Deputy Solicitor General, Deputy Legal Advisor to the Governor, Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, and Executive Counsel of the Department of Environmental Management.

Commissioner Barnett is the current Chair of the Multistate Tax Commission, a Vice Chair of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee, the Secretary of the Federation of Tax Administrators Board of Trustees, a member of the Senior Executive Board of the Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and a member of the Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators Executive Committee.

He earned degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Alabama School of Law. He and his wife have two children.

Congressman Jerry Carl is a native of Mobile, Alabama, and currently represents Alabama’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Jerry was sworn in on January 3rd, 2021.

Jerry has been married to Tina, also a native of Mobile, for 39 years. Together, they have two children and two grandchildren. Jerry was raised by a single mother, so he learned the values of hard work and perseverance at an early age. This work ethic is what led him to start his first of many businesses at the age of 25.

Before his time in Congress, Jerry created and grew dozens of small businesses primarily dealing with home health care equipment and specialty pharmacies. He also has experience with timber management and real estate development. Until his son joined the Marines, Jerry never had any ambition of getting involved in politics. When his son returned from Afghanistan, Jerry decided it was time to do more for his community.

Jerry served two terms on the Mobile County Commission before running for Congress. During his time in public office, Jerry has fought to restore common sense to government, and he has been a consistent fighter for job creation, lower taxes, and family values. Jerry is a staunch defender of our fundamental constitutional rights, and he is committed to limiting the size and scope of the federal government by eliminating wasteful spending and doing away with burdensome rules and regulations.

Chad Carlough serves as the Chief Of Staff for Congressman Jerry Carl (AL 01). A Coast Guard veteran, Chad formerly served as Congressman Bradley Byrne’s Chief of Staff and as Professional Staff on the Committee on Homeland Security. A graduate of U.S. Coast Guard and Academy and The U.S. Naval War College.

Shawn Cole is a Workers’ Compensation defense attorney with Hill Hill Carter. Virtually 100% of Shawn’s practices involve workers’ compensation matters and other related ancillary issues including retaliatory discharge/wrongful termination.

She represents insurance companies, Funds, governmental entities, corporations, and other businesses, both large and small, throughout Alabama in various workers’ compensation-related legal matters, including consultations on preventative measures to alleviate on-the-job injuries and counsel businesses on handling work-related claims prior to litigation. She has worked in both private practice and as an in-house counsel dealing with litigation and regulatory compliance matters for companies that underwrite workers’ compensation and employers’ liability coverage.

Shawn is heavily involved in her community, working with nonprofit organizations and serving on several non-profit boards.

Cynthia M. Crutchfield is the CEO of Innovate Alabama. In this role, she oversees the development and implementation of corporate strategy, leads day-to-day operations, and ensures the advancement of the organization’s mission through forging partnerships, developing programs and managing innovation activities. Prior to joining Innovate Alabama, Ms. Crutchfield served as the Founder/President/CEO of Crutchfield Management Consulting, where she set the strategic vision and growth plan for the company. She also served as the COO of The Crutchfield Company, a real estate investment company, providing affordable housing to college students, veterans, and underprivileged families. Ms. Crutchfield enjoyed a career of 40+ years within the Federal Government market as a civil servant (18 years) and as a contractor within private industry (22 years).

During her 22-year career with the private industry. She served in numerous positions including: Executive Vice President (Infinite Technology); Senior Vice President (AECOM); Vice President (URS, Oceus Networks and ManTech); and Program and Project Manager and Sr. Software Engineer (Computer Sciences Corporation) supporting and leading large, small, and mid-tier organizations.

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels Jr. is in his second term in the Alabama House of Representatives. He represents Alabama’s 53rd District and has served as minority leader since 2017, the youngest and first African American to hold the position.  

In 2013, Daniels became the first African American to be elected chairman of the National Education Association (NEA) Student Program in Washington, D.C.. He then went on to hold teaching positions at several Alabama elementary schools and worked as a corporate and foundations relations officer at his alma mater. Leader Daniels currently serves on the House Rules Committee, the Legislative Council, the Ways & Means – Education Trust Fund Committee, and the Education Policy Committee, as well as the P3 Steering Committee, a task force established by Alabama’s Secretary of Early Childhood Education to advocate for pre-K and early childhood education.  In 2021, he became a member of the Board of Directors of the Innovate Alabama corporation, a public entity formed from bipartisan efforts to advance the development of the state’s future workforce and innovation economy by supporting small businesses and new businesses in emerging sectors. He is a gubernatorial appointee to the Alabama Pandemic Response and Preparedness Commission and the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Emerging Leaders Program.

Daniels is a small business owner along with his wife, Dr. Teneshia Daniels. They have two daughters, Madison and Abigail, and a son, Anthony.

State Representative Danny Garrett currently represents Alabama’s 44th House district and has served in the House since 2014. He serves as the House Majority Whip for the Republican Caucus and Chairs the House Ways and Means Education Committee. Prior to his service in the State House, he was appointed to the Trussville City Schools Board, where he eventually served as Vice President. Outside of public service, Rep. Garrett is an accomplished businessman, having served as the Chief Financial Officer for numerous businesses in Alabama, including Progress Rail Services, Summit Products, Vulcan Steel Products, and Signature Homes.

Rep. Garrett was recently named Chair of the Emergency Small Business Task Force subcommittee of the Executive Branch Small Business Commission during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Rep. Garrett was also appointed to the Lieutenant Governor’s Workforce Development Task Force. Danny has been married for 38 years to Carol, and they have three married adult sons.   He is an active member of First Baptist Church of Trussville, where he has served as a teacher, Trustee, deacon and on numerous committees. He and Carol have lived in Trussville for 30 years.

Growing up in the small town of Camden in Wilcox County, Alabama, and working on her father’s farm taught Kay Ivey to value hard work and living within one’s means. Her parents instilled values of faith, family, and community.

After graduating from Auburn University in 1967, Kay worked as a high school teacher and a bank officer. She served as Reading Clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives under Speaker Joseph C. McCorquodale and was Assistant Director of the Alabama Development Office, where she worked to spur job creation and economic development across the state.

In 2002, Kay became the first Republican elected State Treasurer since Reconstruction and she was re-elected in 2006. As Treasurer, Kay was committed to making the office more open, transparent, and efficient. Kay was elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010, becoming the first Republican woman to hold the office in Alabama’s history.

She again made history on November 4, 2014, by becoming the first Republican Lieutenant Governor re-elected to the office. The Lieutenant Governor’s primary Constitutional duty is to preside over legislative proceedings of the upper house as President of the Senate.

Kay has been honored to receive numerous awards for her service to the State of Alabama, including the 2015 ALFA Service to Agriculture Award, Newmax’s 50 Most Influential Female Republicans in the country and, most recently, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2016 Public Service Award; 2017 Citizen of the Year, by River Region Living Magazine. In September 2019, the Alabama-Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America distinguished Governor Ivey as a Golden Eagle for her ‘scout like service’ and being a trailblazer for women.

On April 10, 2017, Kay was sworn in as the 54th Governor of the State of Alabama in the Old Senate Chamber in the Alabama State Capitol by Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart. Following a successful nineteen months in office, the people of Alabama made history again in November 2018 by electing Governor Ivey to a full term. She is the first Lt. Governor of Alabama elected to a full term after taking over as governor due to a vacancy in the governor’s office.

On January 14, 2019, Governor Ivey was officially sworn in for her full term by Associate Justice Will Sellers. Kay will continue to bring conservative leadership with effective results to make this generation more productive and the next generation more prosperous.

She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, the Montgomery Rotary Club, and the Board of Directors of the Montgomery YMCA. Kay is also the first Girls State alumnus to be elected to an Alabama Constitutional Office.

Mike Jones, Jr. was appointed as General Counsel to the Alabama Secretary of State’s office on January 16, 2023. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and has been a practicing attorney for more than three decades. Mike was first elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2010 where he served as the

Rules Chairman for his last 4 years, while also serving on the Energy Council and the Alabama Law Institute Family Law Committee. He previously served as the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee where a large percentage of legislative bills are heard. Mike served as Chairman of the House Impeachment Committee that investigated former Governor Robert Bentley. He also served on the Alabama Sentencing Commission and the Criminal Justice Oversight and Implementation Council. In 2016, the Family Law section of the Alabama State Bar selected Mike as attorney of the year. Mike resides in Andalusia where he served as a Municipal Court Judge from 2008-2023. He and his wife Kathy Harper Jones, have two daughters: Olivia and Sophia. They attend First Baptist Church where Jones serves as a Deacon.

Lance Lefleur currently serves as the director of the Alabama Department of Environment Management. Prior to his position with ADEM, Lefleur founded the Materials Recovery Corp, an organization that implemented numerous recycling programs in eight states and developed new methods to recycle waste in the paper pulping and dairy packaging industries, in Mobile in 1990 and served as its President.

Nick Moore currently serves Governor Kay Ivey’s education and workforce policy advisor and as Director of the Governor’s Office of Education. and Workforce Transformation. He formerly served as a legislative assistant in the Office of Senator Luther Strange, where he managed the education, health care, labor, housing, and government reform policy portfolios. His experience as an educator and non-profit leader lends to his policy acumen.

Moore has determined to devote his professional career to developing Alabama’s people, infrastructure, and economy.

Congressman Gary Palmer, who grew up in Hackleburg, a small town in Northwest Alabama, now lives in Hoover and represents Alabama’s 6th Congressional District. Congressman Palmer attended the University of Alabama and was the first person on either side of his family to attend college. In addition, he was a walk-on member of the football team under legendary football coach Bear Bryant.  After earning a B.S. in Operations Management, he worked in the private sector for 12 years; including nine with two major engineering construction companies, before involvement with Focus on the Family led him to start the Alabama Family Alliance which later became the Alabama Policy Institute.

Palmer served on four different state commissions on behalf of three different Governors. He was appointed to the Welfare Reform Commission by Governor Fob James.  He also served as an advisor to Governor James’ Aerospace, Science and Technology Task Force.  He was appointed to the Task Force to Strengthen Alabama Families by Governor Bob Riley, and the Alabama Commission on Improving State Government by Governor Robert Bentley.

In 2014, he was elected to the 114th Congress, having never served in office before. In Congress, Palmer is focused on paying down the national debt by cutting spending; regulatory reform by reducing the number and expense of federal regulations; lowering energy costs and spurring economic growth and job creation by accessing America’s vast energy resources; and replacing Obamacare with a health care plan that puts people back in charge of their health care decisions and that will truly make health care affordable and available; and protecting life in all its forms.  

Palmer has been a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham since 1993, and he is a Paul Harris Fellow.  He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Mobile.  He and his wife Ann live in Hoover, Alabama where they attend Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama.  They have three children, Claire, Kathleen and Rob.

Jeff Peoples is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Alabama Power Company, which provides electricity to more than 1.5 million customers across the state.

With more than 35 years of experience, Peoples began his career as a chemical technician at Alabama Power’s Plant Miller and has held several leadership positions within Southern Company and its subsidiaries, including executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Southern Company Gas and senior vice president of Operations Services for Southern Company Services.

Most recently, Peoples was executive vice president of Customer and Employee Services at Alabama Power, where he oversaw customer services, marketing and economic development strategy and operations, as well as the company’s six geographic business divisions. In addition, he was responsible for Alabama Power’s labor relations, human resources, safety, wellness, health and disability management functions.

Peoples is recognized as a national leader in labor relations and workforce development. He is chairman of the board of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama. He serves on numerous industry and nonprofit boards, including the Alabama Power Foundation, Business Council of Alabama, Southern Research, CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, Paths for Success Foundation and TradesFutures.

A native of Alabama, Peoples earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biological science from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He and his wife, Rhoda, have two daughters.

Keith Phillips began his career with ATN in 2009, where he served as the Eufaula Center Director. Due to his inspirational leadership and financial information that levers business, he was promoted to Director of Operations in 2015 and then interim President in 2016. Previously, Keith served as City President and led business developments for MidSouth Bank. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Education from Auburn University and an Associate in Science from Wallace Community College.

When not hard at work representing Alabama Technology Network in the state, Keith enjoys spending time at home with his family and hunting.

James (Jim) M. Proctor, II serves as Senior Vice President, Legal and External Affairs of McWane, Inc. Jim joined the company as general counsel in 1995. Prior to coming to McWane, he was a shareholder of the law firm of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC in Birmingham, where he specialized in commercial litigation. Jim serves on the boards of and as general counsel of the Business Council of Alabama, and Boy Scouts of America Greater Alabama Council, Manufacture Alabama’s Iron and Steel Council; Cornerstone Schools; Workshops, Inc. and the Norton Board of Advisors, Birmingham-Southern College.

Jim graduated from the University of Virginia in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in history and economics and from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1984, where he was an editor of the Alabama Law Review and a member of the John A. Campbell Moot Court Board.

James W. Rane is chairman, president, and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc., the leading producer of pressure treated lumber in the United States, and has been a member of the Auburn University Board of Trustees since 1999.

Rane graduated from Marion Military Institute before earning his bachelor of science in business administration at Auburn University. He received a doctor of jurisprudence from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University. He has also successfully completed the Owner/President Management Program, the Sustainable Marketing Leadership Program, and the Families in Business: From Generation to Generation Program at the Harvard Business School.

Rane is actively involved in many civic and educational organizations, and resides in his hometown of Abbeville, Alabama.

Mike Rogers is a sixth generation East Alabamian. He is a conservative, a Christian, the father of three and married to his wife, Beth, for over 40 years.

Mike grew up in Calhoun County, Alabama, in the small mill village of Blue Mountain. His mother worked in the local textile mill and his father was a firefighter. Mike learned the values of family, hard work and sacrifice from his parents.

Mike graduated from Saks High School and earned both his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Masters of Public Administration at Jacksonville State University. Later he graduated with honors from the Birmingham School of Law. He was previously a practicing attorney and small business owner in Calhoun County.

Since he was first elected in 2002, Mike has been known for his tireless advocacy for the people and interests of Alabama’s Third Congressional District. He currently serves as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and previously served as the Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security in the 116th Congress both vital to Alabama’s interests.

Dave Sackett is a founding Partner of the Tarrance Group in Washington, D.C. – one of the most successful Republican survey research and strategy teams in the country. He also serves as the pollster and strategic consultant for over forty Republican governors, U.S. senators, and members of Congress – including Senator Katie Boyd Britt and Governor Kay Ivey.

Congressman Dale Strong has deep family roots in North Alabama. A graduate of Sparkman High School, Dale holds a bachelor’s degree from Athens State University and an EMT license from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

No stranger to hard work, Dale grew up working at his father’s country store. Dale’s father, Horace, launched a tour bus business taking North Alabama school and church groups on charter trips across the country. Working alongside his father, Strong’s efforts helped put him, his brother and sister through college.

A true public servant, Strong has spent his entire adult life as a committed first responder. The congressman, who has served for more than three decades as an EMT, volunteer firefighter and 911 dispatcher, holds a Medal of Valor in recognition of his unwavering dedication to saving lives.
In 1996, Strong became the youngest Republican elected official in the state of Alabama when he was elected to serve on the Madison County Commission, representing District 4. In this capacity, Dale led numerous public safety and infrastructure initiatives, improving the quality of life for county residents.  

Dale married Laura Toney in 1999. The couple, who have been married for 24 years, have two children: Whitney and Harrison, who are both attending Auburn University. The family attends Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the same church family Strong shared as a child.

In 2012, Strong was elected as the Madison County Commission’s first-ever Republican chairman. Taking a business-minded approach to local government, he reduced the county workforce, brought about department efficiency, and implement sound financial management. Without raising taxes, Strong’s leadership resulted in the construction of new roads and schools across Madison County.

Throughout his tenure as chairman of the Madison County Commission, Strong collaborated with leaders across North Alabama to successfully recruit game-changing projects such as Toyota Mazda, Polaris, Facebook, Blue Origin, and GE Aviation to the region. He also played a vital role in working alongside Alabama’s federal delegation to support Redstone Arsenal and Research Park, helping attract the FBI and Space Command to the Tennessee Valley.

In November 2022, Congressman Strong was elected to serve as the next congressman for Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District. 

Senator Tommy Tuberville was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2020 and is currently serving his first term representing Alabama. However, his constituents still know him as Coach Tuberville, following his 40-year career coaching college football.

Tuberville is a former college athlete, college football coach, and sports broadcaster.

He spent 40-years in higher education as a college football coach, including stints as an Assistant Coach and Defensive-Coordinator at the University of Miami and Texas A&M, before being named the Head Coach at the University of Mississippi. In 1998, Tuberville was named Head Coach at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, where he coached for 11 years.

He led the Auburn Tigers to five western division titles and one SEC Championship, and he was named the 2004 National Coach of the Year. Tuberville also had Head Coaching stops at Texas Tech and Cincinnati. After the 2016 season, Tuberville retired as one of the top 50 most winning football coaches of all time. He joined ESPN as a full-time member of the broadcast staff, working side by side with hall of fame broadcaster Mike Patrick.

John Turner is president and chief executive officer of Regions Financial Corporation. He leads the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Regions is a regional bank that operates throughout the South, Midwest and Texas and is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.

Effective July 2, 2018, Turner became the chief executive officer and was appointed to Regions’ board of directors. He was named president in December 2017. Previously, Turner served as head of the Corporate Bank, a role he took on in 2014. He joined Regions in 2011 as president of the South Region, leading banking operations in Alabama, Mississippi, South Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle.

Before joining Regions, Turner was named president of Whitney National Bank and Whitney Holding Corporation in 2008 and was elected to the bank and holding company boards of directors. Before that he was responsible for all geographic line banking functions across the bank and served as the company’s Eastern Region President. Turner joined Whitney in 1994 as its Alabama regional president after nine years at AmSouth Bank, where he held senior consumer, commercial and business positions.

Turner holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia and is currently an advisory trustee for the University of Georgia Foundation. He serves on the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, United Way of Central Alabama, Business Council of Alabama, Birmingham Business Alliance, A Plus Education Foundation and Infirmary Health System boards. Turner previously served on Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama and is a former chairman of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the Mobile Area Education Foundation and the United Way of Southwest Alabama. He is a graduate of Leadership Alabama and a former board member of Leadership Mobile.

Tim Vines serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama – the largest provider of healthcare benefits in Alabama – serving nearly 3 million members of which 2 million reside within the state.

Mr. Vines started his career with Blue Cross in 1994. Since then, he has held roles of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, and has served in his current position of President and CEO since April 2018.

Mr. Vines currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. He is also active in other key leadership roles, serving on the Board of Directors of Regions Financial Corporation, the Board of Trustees for Auburn University, and on the Board of Trustees for Samford University.  He also serves on the boards of the Birmingham Business Alliance, Leadership Birmingham, Business Council of Alabama, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, and Prosper.

Dr. Darrel Weaver is the Medical Director and Vice President of Network Services for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Along with his role at BCBS Alabama, Dr. Weaver serves as the Chief Medical Officer for the company and leads eSolutions, network development and education, & credentialing and communication.

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