BCA’22 Speakers

Gary Smith

Gary Smith is the president and CEO of PowerSouth Energy Cooperative. Along with his work at PowerSouth, and before being elected chairman of the Business Council of Alabama in 2021, Smith oversaw BCA’s ProgressPAC and held several other leadership roles within the organization. Smith is a graduate of the University of North Alabama and of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. He currently serves on the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama board, University of North Alabama board, Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives board, Southern Independent Bank board and the South Alabama Regional Airport board.