The Business Council of Alabama has announced that Drew Harrell has been named executive director of ProgressPAC, BCA’s political arm.
Harrell will also continue in his role as BCA’s vice president of governmental affairs.
“Drew is the perfect choice for this important duty as executive director of ProgressPAC,” said David Cole, senior vice president of governmental affairs for BCA. “Drew has an unsurpassed work ethic, a deep knowledge of BCA and strong relationships with our members across the state. His experience and success on pro-growth issues and policies will be a tremendous asset to BCA and the overall business community as we support Alabama job creators and pro-growth policies.”
BCA and ProgressPAC are membership-driven. The organizations say they are committed to advocating for Alabama’s future by endorsing and supporting pro-jobs candidates who will help lead Alabama in the right direction.
Harrell came to BCA in 2011 as executive assistant to the president and later was given expanded duties as executive assistant and strategic operations coordinator.
Prior to his current role as VP of governmental affairs, Harrell served as the director of governmental and regulatory affairs, in addition to serving as executive director of the Alliance for Alabama’s Infrastructure.
Throughout his career with BCA, he has played an instrumental role in crafting and implementing BCA’s legislative agenda at both the state and federal level.
“ProgressPAC is dedicated to continuing to help grow and sustain well-paying jobs for hardworking Alabamians in our state’s 21st century economy,” said Angus Cooper III, chairman of ProgressPAC. “Drew brings a high level of experience and energy to the executive director’s position. He will facilitate ProgressPAC operations effectively to serve as a unified pro-jobs political voice across Alabama.”
The Business Council of Alabama is known as Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan, statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.
ProgressPAC is the political arm of the Business Council of Alabama.