BCA’22 Speakers

Fitzgerald Washington

Fitzgerald Washington has served as Secretary of the Alabama Department of Labor since 2014. He currently serves on the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) Board of Directors representing Region IV and is a member of the National Association of Government Labor Officials (NAGLO). Prior to his appointment as the Secretary of the Alabama Department of Labor, Washington worked for The Buffalo Rock Company for 15 years, serving as Corporate Marketing and Sales Director, handling the company’s multicultural marketing initiatives before being promoted to General Sales Manager in 2002. Washington has served as a past Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, where he helped create the Minority Business Council to foster growth and competitiveness of minority-owned businesses in West Alabama.