Business Council of Alabama President and CEO Katie Boyd Britt, whose name has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the U.S. Senate, is stepping down from her BCA post effective June 4.
Britt assumed the helm of BCA in January 2019.
“The Board and the entire leadership team at BCA are greatly indebted to Katie for the leadership she has provided,” said Gary Smith, chairman of the BCA. “Katie and the BCA staff are to be commended for their work serving businesses of every size and sector. Today’s BCA is focused on advancing a 21st century economy in which all Alabamians can thrive. We will miss Katie’s leadership and energy on behalf of hardworking Alabama families and job creators; however, she leaves BCA having improved the organization and our state. I have no doubt that BCA’s future is bright, as is Alabama’s. We all wish Katie the very best in her future endeavors.”
Robin Stone, principal of the Robin Stone Company, a governmental and public affairs consulting firm, will be BCA’s interim executive director.
Britt previously served as the chief of staff to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. She has been mentioned as a possible Republican candidate in the race to replace Shelby. She did not mention the Senate race in resigning.
“One of my greatest prides at BCA has been bringing the previously forgotten back into the fold – our small businesses on Main Street, and the rural businesses and industry that are the heart beats of local communities in every corner of our great state,” Britt said. “We have relentlessly fought for the things that matter most to hardworking Alabamians trying to earn livelihoods, build lives and raise families. Certainly, some of our toughest, yet most rewarding, battles have come the past year during the pandemic. We helped lead the successful charge to Keep Alabama Open, and spearheaded the push to protect businesses from frivolous COVID lawsuits.
“I cannot stress enough that none of this would have been possible without the exemplary team at BCA, as well as the BCA members who volunteer their time, resources and talent for the betterment of our state on a daily basis. I am eternally thankful for their support and their passion for moving Alabama forward,” she added.
A native of Enterprise, Britt received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Alabama, where she also served as president of the Student Government Association.