BCA’s Elaine Fincannon named deputy director of ADECA
Elaine J. Fincannon has been appointed as the deputy director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA).
The announcement was made on Thursday by ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell. The appointment is effective immediately.
Fincannon most recently served as senior vice president for investor relations for the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). She worked with the organization for over 25 years as part of its senior team, working with a diverse range of industry leaders and the executives of Alabama’s largest job creators. During that time, she also served as BCA’s liaison to state trade associations and to the more than 100 chambers of commerce throughout Alabama.
“Elaine Fincannon’s extensive knowledge and experience with the public and private sector in our state made her an ideal choice to be ADECA’s new deputy director, and I am pleased that she has decided to bring those talents to the agency,” Boswell said in a statement.
“Elaine is mission-focused, forward-thinking and detailed-oriented, which are the exact skills needed to serve as deputy director of ADECA. She and I will work closely together to continue supporting Gov. Ivey’s mission of improving the lives of all Alabamians,” he concluded.
Fincannon is also an active member of the community, serving as a member of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, the Junior League of Montgomery, the Montgomery Humane Society, Auburn University Montgomery Alumni Association and other volunteer efforts. She previously has served as a member of the American Society of Association Executives and was an officer of the Association of State Chamber Professionals. She has a bachelor’s degree of science from AUM and was honored with a Distinguished Chamber Professional Award in 2019 by the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.
“It is an honor to join ADECA during this time, and I am grateful to Director Boswell and Gov. Ivey for this appointment,” Fincannon stated. “I plan to work diligently to serve the people of Alabama to the absolute best of my ability.”
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn