BCA members praise PCI chairwoman appointment

Published 3:43 pm Thursday, January 14, 2021

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The Poarch Creek Indians announced today that Chairwoman and CEO Stephanie A. Bryan was selected to serve on the board of directors for the Business Council of Alabama (BCA).


The Tribe owns and operates more than 30 businesses worldwide, according to a release.

“I am honored to serve on BCA’s board,” Bryan said. “The Tribe shares BCA’s priority of creating jobs for hardworking Alabamians, and I’m excited for this opportunity. I want to thank Katie Boyd Britt, Gary Smith and all who were involved in this decision.” 

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BCA President and CEO Katie Boyd Britt said in a statement that she is looking forward to working with Bryan in 2021.

“We again have gathered an incredible group of professionals to serve as our 2021 board of directors. Every member serves an important role and brings together diverse professional experience on issues important to Alabama business,” Britt said. “The board plays an instrumental part in BCA’s ability to achieve the goals of growing the state’s economy, creating jobs, and encouraging investment in Alabama. I am excited to work with Stephanie and learn from her as we navigate through the New Year.”

BCA Board Chairman Gary Smith, who is president and CEO of PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, said they are appreciative of Bryan’s leadership and willingness to serve in this role.

“The Poarch Creek Indians have a great track record of creating jobs and giving back to communities across our state, and BCA looks forward to having Stephanie’s valuable voice at the table,” Smith said. 

The full list of board members can be viewed at: https://www.bcatoday.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-Board-Slate-for-Website.pdf.