Personnel note: BCA snags top talent with Molly Cagle, David Cole as Katie Britt rebuilds and rebrands

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New Business Council of Alabama (BCA) President and CEO Katie Britt is wasting no time in building a star-studded team ahead of the 2019 legislative session — she announced two big name hires on Friday as she works to rebuild and rebrand the organization.

Britt is bringing Molly Cagle, current Director of External Affairs at Manufacture Alabama (MA) on board to serve as BCA’s Vice-President of Government Affairs. Her last day at MA is Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Cagle announced her departure via an email to her colleagues, coworkers and friends. “My time at Manufacture Alabama over the last four and a half years has been incredibly rewarding. The friendships, lessons, and advice are things that I cherish and will take with me throughout my career,” said Cagle.

At MA, Cagle assists the president and organization in their lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and in implementing and executing MA’s various proactive initiatives. She is the chief liaison to BIPAC and oversees the Alabama Prosperity Project. Cagle also serves as a staff resource to our councils and committees as well as a resource to the president regarding Workforce Development and Membership.

Cagle received her bachelor’s in Political Science, with a minor in Broadcast Journalism, from Troy University. Before MA, she was the Senate Liaison for Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh.

Considered a rising star in the world of government affairs, Cagle was named to Yellowhammer Multimedia’s “Power and Influence: Who’s Next?” list in 2018 and is a major addition to the BCA team.

Britt has also hired David Cole from the Alabama Farmers Federation. He will be joining the BCA team as the new Senior Vice-President of Government Affairs starting Thursday, Feb. 28.