BCA names new CEO

Helena Duncan takes command of the statewide business association

Helena Duncan.

Helena Duncan has been selected as the Business Council of Alabama’s next president and chief executive officer. She succeeds Robin Stone, who has led the organization for the last year and a half as interim executive director. Duncan is the first African American president of BCA.

Duncan came to BCA in 2020 with more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. She joined BCA as director of strategic operations and growth and most recently served as senior vice president of operations and investor relations. Prior to her role with BCA, she served as regional president for Liberty Bank & Trust.

“Helena Duncan has the experience, talent and perspective to lead the BCA effectively and enhance its role as the voice of Alabama business,” said Mike Kemp, chairman of BCA. “She is an experienced businesswoman who has worked with a broad cross-section of businesses.”

Duncan said, “My previous roles at BCA have given me a strong knowledge of the organization and our members. As we begin this new chapter, our priority will be to refine and refocus our efforts on energetic, effective advocacy on behalf of our members in Montgomery and at the federal level.”

Duncan is also active in the community, where she has served as chairman of the board for Saint James School, as a board member of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce and Child Protect and currently serves on the boards of Dixie Electric Cooperative, YMCA, the Montgomery Committee of 100, Board of Controls Committee of 100 and Synovus Bank.

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