Personnel note: Business Council of Alabama announces staff changes

BCA President and CEO William J. Canary
BCA President and CEO William J. Canary

On Tuesday, Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary announced new titles and duties for several BCA staff members.

“I am pleased to announce new position titles and responsibilities for five BCA staff members who hold key positions and make valuable contributions to our effort to advocate for Alabama business owners, employees, and families,” Canary said. “With their new duties we will continue to move ahead with confidence and provide the same high level of service both internally and externally to our members.”

Below are the staff changes:

Patricia A. Everett has been named Accountant and Deputy Treasurer for ProgressPAC. Everett has been with the BCA since 2009. She is an accountant who interned with the BCA while attending Huntingdon College and is responsible for daily general accounting and maintaining the books and reporting for ProgressPAC. 

Elaine J. Fincannon, CAE, is Senior Vice President for Investor Relations, Services and Development for the BCA. She serves as part of the BCA’s Advocacy Team. In addition to providing services to BCA-member companies, Fincannon serves as a BCA liaison to Alabama chambers of commerce and works with The Partnership between the BCA and the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama on programs such as the Small Business Alliance of Alabama.

Nancy Wall Hewston has been named Senior Vice President for Communications, Strategic Information and Federal Affairs where she is responsible for the development and integration of the BCA’s communication strategy to promote the BCA and its policy agenda to its key audiences, including BCA members, federal and state policymakers, opinion leaders, media, national and state partner organizations, and the public. Hewston also is responsible for the development and implementation of the BCA’s federal legislative agenda.

Hewston joined the BCA in 2010 after nearly a decade on Capitol Hill.

Kimberly Langley has been named Director of Investor Relations where she is responsible for the BCA’s membership database, membership renewal notices, and new member processing for Investor Relations.

She joined the BCA in 1997, where she worked for the BCA’s former legislative tracking service, Alabama Business Network, before eventually joining Investor Relations in 2001.

Cherry Smith Ragan has been named Office Manager/Executive Assistant for Finance & Administration. Ragan’s duties include assisting in daily office and front desk operations, providing support to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO, President and CEO, Director of Finance and Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Chief of Staff.

Ragan has been with the BCA since 1997.