Business Council of Alabama announces two internal promotions and new hires

The Business Council of Alabama has announced two promotions and the addition of a new employee to the BCA team.

Michelle Hopson has been appointed senior vice president of finance and operations; Jessica Byrd Appointed Executive Assistant to the President and CEO; and Christine Boice has joined the BCA team as a receptionist.

“At BCA we have hard-working and committed employees. Michelle has been and will continue to be an important part of the team as she leads the finance and operations departments as senior vice president. Jessica’s move to Executive Assistant to the President and CEO is well deserved and we are pleased to add Christine Boice to our staff,” said Helena Duncan, President and CEO of BCA. “Having these three team members in these roles will improve the organization’s overall effectiveness in member support and administrative processes — and help BCA better serve as the leading voice for business in Alabama.”

Hopson joined BCA in 2020 as Director of Finance and has 24 years of finance and accounting experience in the public, not-for-profit and private sectors. Prior to her recent promotion, she held the role of Vice President of Finance. She is a graduate of Troy University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in human resource management.

“I am honored by this promotion and proud to work with the incredible professionals in every department at BCA. I look forward to continuing my role as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations as we work to support Alabama and its business community,” said Hopson.

Byrd joined BCA in 2021 as Administrative Assistant – Operations and brings over a decade of administrative experience. She was an important part of BCA’s day-to-day operations and helped support BCA’s core mission of serving its member companies.

“I am very pleased to continue in my new role as Executive Assistant to the President and CEO,” said Byrd. “It has been an honor to be part of the amazing team and I look forward to supporting BCA’s new President and CEO to better serve our members.”

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“Boice comes to the team with years of administrative experience and plays a critical role in ensuring BCA’s day-to-day operations run efficiently,” the organization said.

“I am grateful to join the BCA team. It has been an honor to be a part of this organization and to support the hard working staff of BCA in serving our members,” said Boice.