ProgressPAC, the official state political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama, has announced the organization’s 2021 board of directors, including a new chairman.
Angus Cooper has been elected to serve as chairman of the board, succeeding Gary Smith. Cooper has been involved with BCA and ProgressPAC in numerous capacities for many years. He currently serves as the president of Cooper T. Smith, a leader in the maritime industry based out of Mobile.
“I am thrilled to serve as ProgressPAC’s next chairman of the board,” Cooper said. “It is a privilege to be a part of this organization and have a hand in electing pro-business candidates. I am honored to be able to serve the Alabama business community in this way, and I look forward to working with the fellow board members to achieve much success in the coming year.”
Kevin Savoy has been elected to serve as vice chairman of the board. Savoy is the vice president of Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc. of Abbeville and has been an active member of both BCA and ProgressPAC.
“Getting to serve as ProgressPAC vice chairman alongside Angus is a great honor, and I am excited about all we will be able to accomplish this year,” Savoy said. “BCA has assembled an incredible group to work on behalf of the business community, and I see many great things in our future.“
“Angus Cooper and Kevin Savoy have been valuable partners of ProgressPAC and BCA for years, and I am excited to see the continued success under their leadership,” said Katie Boyd Britt, president and CEO of BCA. “Their many contributions have and will continue to build a better business environment, strengthening and supporting the business community within our state.”
ProgressPAC is BCA’s political action committee and the vehicle through which BCA elects, defends, defeats and recruits candidates for state office, according to the PAC. It is the driving force behind BCA’s political participation. Making up ProgressPAC are nine regional advisory committees throughout the state. During each state election season, ProgressPAC RACs, the board of directors, and the BCA board of directors work hand in hand to devise and approve a slate of candidates to be endorsed and supported by ProgressPAC.
The ProgressPAC board consists of 39 members from throughout the state who each bring a unique and valued perspective, according to a press release from the PAC. A full list of the 2021 ProgressPAC board of directors is available here.