Governor Kay Ivey is set to be sworn in for her second full term in office on Jan.16, 2023.

However, her inaugural committee resembles a who's who list of some of Alabama's top powerbrokers.

Earlier this week, Ivey announced her picks for the inaugural committee's honorary co-chairs, which will help plan and oversee the events on inauguration day.

Among those included:

  • Mark Crosswhite - Retiring president, chairman and CEO of Alabama Power Company. Alabama Power, as a company and through its various political action committees, regularly donates money to political candidates and PACs throughout the state.

  • Tim Vines - President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield Alabama. In 2021, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association elected Vines as its new chair, giving him a seat at the table in Washington.

  • Jimmy Parnell - President, chairman and CEO of the Alabama Farmers Federation. Parnell also serves as president of the board of directors for the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation and president of Alfa Insurance, according to

  • Jimmy Rane - President and CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving. Also known as the "Yella Fella" from his TV commercials, Forbes listed Rane as the wealthiest man in the state in 2019, with an estimated net worth of $900 million. Rane also served as co-chair at Ivey's 2018 inauguration.

  • Cathy Randall - Chairman of the Board of Pettus Randall Holdings, LLC. Randall was named among the University of Alabama's top 31 women graduates of the century. She also served as co-chair at Ivey's 2018 inauguration.

"I would like to thank the honorary co-chairs for their willingness to step up and provide leadership for the state in their role for the inaugural committee," Ivey said in a press release. "Inauguration day is a new beginning for state government, and I look forward to working with this team as we begin another four-year term and ensure that the best is yet to come for the great state of Alabama."

The inauguration festivities will kick off Jan.15, 2023, with a reception at the Governor's Mansion, then reconvene the next day, Jan 16, 2021, starting at 8:15 a.m. through 7 p.m. that evening.

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