Greg Canfield was appointed as director of the Department of Commerce on July 18, 2011, by Governor Robert Bentley. Canfield entered the insurance and financial services field in 1991 and opened a small business in 1993 marketing insurance and financial products to businesses and individuals. After selling his business in 2008, Canfield joined J.H. Berry Insurance in Birmingham, AL. Canfield served the 48th District in the Alabama House of Representatives from 2006 until his appointment to the Department of Commerce.
Greg began his career in sales with the Fortune 500 Company, Purolator Corporation. He went on to become the Southeast Regional Sales Manager and then Regional Administration Manager with responsibility for the corporate regional budgetary process for the southern region.