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Federal Affairs Committee

Chair: Randy McRae, International Paper
Vice Chair: Bobby Tom Crowe, R.T. Crowe & Associates
Staff Liaison: George Clark & Garrett Jemison

The Federal Affairs Committee tracks federal issues of importance to Alabama manufacturers and develops policy papers for the Annual Washington Fly-In. The committee recommends policy and federal legislative positions to the Board of Directors and coordinates any federal lobbying efforts on behalf of the membership. This committee meets on an ad-hoc basis.

Committee Members:


Judith Adams
Vice President, Marketing
Alabama State Port Authority
Mobile, AL

Mark Atkins
Product Manager
Nucor Steel
Tuscaloosa, AL

Jena Berson
Director Business Retention
& Expansion
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Mobile, AL

Britton Bonner
Partner & Economic Development Team Leader
Adams and Reese, LLP
Mobile, AL

Carol A. Brown
Partner
Southern Strategy Group of Alabama
Montgomery, AL

Mark Brown
Vice President, Business Retention & Expansion
Birmingham Business Alliance
Birmingham, AL

Christina Butler
Lobbyist
Tucker Consulting
Montgomery, AL

Darby Coleman
Government Affairs
Heather Coleman Davis & Associates
Montgomery, AL


Bobby Tom Crowe - Vice Chair

President
R.T. Crowe & Associates
Vestavia, AL

Jason Davis
Director Legislative Affairs & Policy
Alabama Power Company
Montgomery, AL

Michael Davis
Balch & Bingham LLP
Birmingham, AL

Rosemary Elebash
State Director
NFIB
Montgomery, AL

Brandon Farris
Assistant General Counsel
Government Affairs
Arkema, Inc.
Axis, AL

Maury D. Gaston
Manager, Marketing Services
AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company
Birmingham, AL

Phil Goodwin
Manager, Sales Support &
Government Affairs
U.S. Pipe Foundry
Birmingham, AL

Chris Guidry

Senior Director, Government Affairs
Occidental Chemical Corporation
Convent, LA


Ross Gunnells
Senior Government Relations Advisor
Butler Snow LLP
Montgomery, AL


Dan Harbeke
Head of Public Policy & External Affairs
Google, Inc.
Council Bluffs, IA


Blake Hardwich

Special Counsel
Adams and Reese, LLP
Birmingham, AL


Wesley Helton

Manager of New Market Development
Specification Rubber Products
Alabaster, AL

Rick Hooper
Chief Counsel
Shaw Industries Group
Dalton, GA

Horace Horn
Vice President, External Affairs
PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
Montgomery, AL

Ted Hosp
Executive Director
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama
Montgomery, AL

Brittney Hull
Legislative & Environmental
Relations Manager
Packaging Corporation of America
Valdosta, GA

Teri Hunt
Chief Financial Officer
Lakeland Industries
Decatur, AL

Ashley Nicole Johnson
Government Affairs Manager
FMC Corporation
Washington, DC

Katie McCall Larson
Director, Govermental Affairs
SSAB
Washington, DC

Clay Loftin
Manager
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama
Montgomery, AL

Alex McCrary
Director, Corporate/Federal Affairs
Alabama Power Company
Birmingham, AL


Randy McRae - Chairman
Senior Regional Government Relations Manager
International Paper
Montgomery, AL


Jason Meredith
Government Affairs
Eastman Chemical Company
Kingsport, TN


Dean Mitchell
Executive Director
Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
Dothan, AL


Ryan O’Guin
General Manager
AmeriBolt, Inc.
Sycamore, AL

Chris Olsen
Vice President Community
and Government Affairs
Tate & Lyle
Decatur, IL


Elaine Patterson
President
Patterson Consulting
Chattanooga, TN

Jeff Pelton
General Manager
Vulcan Heating & Air Conditioning Service
Montgomery, AL

Scott Promer
Principal
Geosyntec Consultants
Birmingham, AL

Chuck Smith
Manager
C2S Associates, LLC
Demopolis, AL

David Stewart
Partner
Bradley
Birmingham, AL

Robin Stone
Vice President
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama
Montgomery, AL

John T. Thomas
Director-Business Development
M & B Metal Products Company, Inc.
Leeds, AL

R.B. Walker
Director of Legislative Affairs
Alabama Power Company
Montgomery, AL

Taylor Williams
Manager, Governmental Affairs & Economic Development
PowerSouth Energy Cooperative
Montgomery, AL

Bridget Wilson
Communication Specialist
Outokumpu Stainless USA
Calvert, AL

Susan Zlajic
Manager, State & Local
Tax/Government Affairs
AM/NS Calvert LLC
Chicago, IL
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