JESSICA BYRD: Executive Director Business Council of Alabama

Jessica Byrd is the Executive Director of the Business Council of Alabama. Byrd joins the organization as Administrative Assistant – Operations. Byrd brings over a decade of professional administrative experience, including more than eight years in health care and multiple years in management. In her new position, she will help BCA function at peak efficiency. Her primary roles will include coordinating logistics and strategic operations, which will support BCA’s core mission of serving its member companies.

BCA is Alabama’s chamber of commerce and our purpose is to improve the business climate across the state. Not only do we host networking events and provide educational resources to help your business grow; the BCA also works behind the scenes to make real, tangible reforms.

I am thrilled to join the Business Council of Alabama,” stated Byrd. “I am eager to hit the ground running and help the tremendous team at BCA continue to serve the state’s business community.

BCA works with state and federal government on behalf of Alabama businesses to advocate for reforms in areas such as workforce training, college and career readiness, infrastructure, manufacturing regulations, healthcare costs, tax policies and labor laws.

Founded in 1985, BCA’s purpose is to improve the business climate statewide. With the help of the Alabama Legislature, BCA has been instrumental in securing reforms in several areas including tax credit for small businesses, job creation, incentives for economic development, ethics reform, and workforce development. Our organization also serves as a networking outlet for businesses of all sizes. Throughout the year, we host several networking events to promote unity and connection between Alabama businesses.