On Wednesday, the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) named Helena Duncan its president and CEO, filling the vacancy left by Katie Britt, who resigned when she announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate in June 2021.

Since Britt's resignation, BCA has been led by interim executive director Robin Stone, the former vice president of government affairs for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

Public voting records through the Montgomery County Board of Registrars show Duncan as a consistent Democrat voter, having voted Democrat in the previous three Democratic Party primaries, including the 2022 cycle, passing up the opportunity to vote for Britt in the GOP U.S. Senate primary.

However, Duncan donated $1,000 to the Britt campaign while serving as the BCA's senior VP of operations and investor relations.

In 2013, Duncan also donated $250 to Citizens for Waters, the principal campaign committee for U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).

Duncan joined the BCA in 2020 after working as the Regional President for Liberty Bank & Trust. Initially, Duncan was the Director of Strategic Operations and Growth for BCA. She served as senior vice president (VP) of operations and investor relations until the transition to president and CEO.

"I am honored to be chosen and entrusted with the responsibility of leading such a prestigious organization," Duncan said. "I look forward to implementing our strategic plan that has been developed over the past year. My previous roles at BCA have given me a strong knowledge of the organization and our members. As we begin this new chapter, our priority will be to refine and refocus our efforts on energetic, effective advocacy on behalf of our members in Montgomery and at the federal level."

Duncan has served as chairman of the board for Saint James School and as a board member for the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce and Child Protect. She currently serves as a board member for Dixie Electric Cooperative, YMCA, the Montgomery Committee of 100 and Board of Controls Committee of 100, and Synovus Bank.

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