About BCA’22

Government Affairs Conference

BCA’s Government Affairs Conference is a casual gathering for business and state leaders to network and discuss current topics of interest.

BCA’22 will be held on July 29-31, 2022 in beautiful Point Clear, Alabama at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa.

BCA’22 Speakers

Alabama Leaders and Issue Experts

U.S. Congress

Commissioner, Alabama Department of Revenue

Director, ADECA

Director, Alabama Department of Commerce

Alabama House Minority Leader

Director, Alabama Port Authority

Alabama House of Representatives

Governor, State of Alabama

Director, Alabama Legislative Services Agency

Alabama House Majority Leader

Alabama House of Representatives

Director, ADEM

Finance Chairman, BEA

Manager of the Southeastern Region, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Alabama Senate

Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives

Chairman and President, BEA

U.S. Congress

Director, Alabama Department of Finance

Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore

Alabama Senate

U.S. Congress

Senate Majority Leader

U.S. Congress

Director of Strategy, BIG Communications

Alabama Senate Minority Leader

President and CEO, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

President and CEO, VisionFirst Advisors

Secretary, Alabama Department of Labor

Vice President of Healthcare Network Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

BCA’22 Agenda


Friday, July 29th

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Family-Friendly Welcome Dinner

Saturday, July 30th

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Program

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

12:00-4:00 p.m.

Golf Outing

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Networking at the Pool

6:00-7:00 p.m.

Celebration Reception

Sunday, July 31st

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Networking Jazz Brunch

BCA’22 Agenda


July 29th

9:00 a.m.

Conference Check-In Opens

- Conference Center Lobby

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

ProgressPAC Board Meeting

- Azalea A

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

- Beachside Room

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

BCA Board Meeting

- Azalea Ballroom

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent BCA Policy Committee Meetings

Education and Workforce Development

- Azalea D, E & F

  • Joe Morton – Business Education Alliance of Alabama
  • Jay Love – Business Education Alliance of Alabama

Judicial and Legal Reform

- Magnolia 3

  • Othni Lathram – Alabama Legislative Services Agency

Environment and Energy

- Azalea B

  • Lance LeFleur – Alabama Department of Environmental Management


- Magnolia 2

  • Rep. Paul Lee – Alabama House of Representatives
  • Dr. Darrel Weaver – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Sen. Dan Roberts – Alabama Senate

Small Business

- Magnolia 1

  • Brince Manning – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Tax and Fiscal Policy

- Magnolia 7

  • Vernon Barnett – Alabama Department of Revenue

Labor and Employment

- Magnolia 6

  • Fitzgerald Washington – Alabama Department of Labor

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

- Magnolia 5

  • Sen. Greg Reed – Alabama Senate
  • Alex Sharkey – BIG Communications

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Committee Cocktails on the Patio

- Grand Ballroom Patio

Sponsored by Intuitive Research and Technology

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Family-Friendly Welcome Dinner

- Grand Ballroom

7:30 p.m.

Bonfire and S’mores

- Julep Point

BCA’22 Agenda


July 30th

8:00 a.m.

Doors open for Breakfast

- Grand Ballroom

8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Program

- Grand Ballroom

  • The Governor’s Update with Gov. Kay Ivey
  • Insights from State Legislative Leaders with Sen. Clay Scofield, Sen. Bobby Singleton, Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, and Rep. Anthony Daniels
  • The Last Word with Sen. Del Marsh and Rep. Mac McCutcheon

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Breakout Issue Panels

Pick one below:

Infrastructure Update: Paving the Way to a More Connected Alabama – Azalea A

Moderated by Charisse Stokes of TechMGM/Tidal IT Solutions

  • Bill Poole – Alabama Department of Finance
  • John Driscoll – Alabama Port Authority
  • Ken Boswell – Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
  • Gary Smith – PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

Alabama’s Economy: Innovation and Preparation for the State’s Future – Azalea B

Moderated by Tony Smoke of Alabama Power

  • Greg Canfield – Alabama Department of Commerce
  • Rep. Danny Garrett – Alabama House of Representatives
  • Gray Swoope – VisionFirst Advisors

Federal Issues: Insights on National Policies and Politics
Magnolia 4

Moderated by Ted Hosp of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

  • Rep. Robert Aderholt – U.S. House of Representatives
  • Rep. Mike Rogers – U.S. House of Representatives
  • Rep. Gary Palmer – U.S. House of Representatives
  • Rep. Terri Sewell – U.S. House of Representatives

12:00 p.m.

Lunch on your own

12:00 p.m.

Golf Outing

- Lakewood Golf Club

  • 12:00 p.m. – Box Lunch Served

  • 12:30 p.m. – Shotgun Start

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking and Complimentary Refreshments at the Pool

Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama and the Alabama Self-Insured Worker’s Compensation Fund

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

- Sky Lounge, Main Building

7:00 p.m.

Dinner on your own

BCA’22 Agenda


July 31st

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Jazz Brunch

- Lagoon Room

Sponsored by Poarch Band of Creek Indians

11:00 a.m.

Check-Out of the Hotel

BCA’22 Location

Point Clear, Alabama

Shaped by 170 years of proud heritage and elevated by a very contemporary statement of southern hospitality, there is an unforgettable quality that underpins our renown as “The Queen of Southern Resorts.” Welcome to a gracious retreat on Alabama’s Gulf Coast – the iconic Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection, awaits you.

BCA’22 Maps

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

Grand Hotel Resort Grounds

Grand Hotel Conference Center