The Business Council of Alabama, has ushered in a new era of leadership by appointing Clay Scofield as its Executive Vice President, a move poised to strengthen the organization’s influence in the state’s economic and political spheres.
Scofield, who brings over a decade of legislative experience to the BCA, will be instrumental in charting the council’s strategic direction and amplifying its mission to bolster economic vitality and job preservation across Alabama. He will also align closely with ProgressPAC, the BCA’s political arm, to support and endorse pro-business, job-oriented candidates.
BCA President and CEO Helena Duncan extolled Scofield’s credentials: “Clay Scofield holds experience and expertise that is unparalleled in the state of Alabama. His strategic acumen and innovative approach to Alabama’s complex business challenges are what set him apart.” Duncan’s confidence in Scofield is reflective of the high expectations placed on him to generate positive, statewide economic outcomes.
With his extensive background, including 13 years in the State Legislature and a tenure as the Majority Leader in the Alabama Senate, Scofield is no stranger to the intricacies of state government and politics. His legislative record underscores a steadfast commitment to economic expansion, job creation, government efficiency, and safeguarding personal freedoms.
Beyond politics, Scofield’s business savvy is grounded in his roots as a third-generation poultry farmer and an entrepreneur with experience in construction and real estate development. This diverse portfolio equips him with a nuanced understanding of the business landscape that the BCA represents.
Reflecting on his new role, Scofield expressed gratitude for his time in the legislature and eagerness to bring his knowledge to the BCA: “Serving in the State Senate has been immensely rewarding. Now, I look forward to dedicating my efforts to further the BCA’s crucial mission.”
As the primary voice for business in Alabama, the BCA’s alliance with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers underscores its pivotal role in fostering a pro-business climate. The inclusion of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and partnerships, like the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, signifies the BCA’s substantial footprint in the state’s economic development.
Clay Scofield steps into his new role amid high expectations, with a rich legacy of public service and a clear vision to steer the Business Council of Alabama toward a future marked by prosperity and growth.