Helena Duncan joins BCA as director of strategic operations and growth
The Business Council of Alabama (BCA) on Monday bolstered its newly-created strategic operations and growth effort with the announcement of the addition of Helena Duncan as the director.
Duncan comes to BCA with over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, mainly at the executive management level. She most recently served as regional president for Liberty Bank & Trust, which boasts $600 million in assets.
In a statement, BCA president and CEO Katie Boyd Britt said, “We are proud to welcome Helena Duncan to our team.”
“Her breadth of top-level experience and impressive record of success in the corporate world, coupled with a true team-first attitude, will enhance our ability to best serve Alabama job creators,” she continued. “We are excited to continue growing together, building an even stronger business community and a better Alabama in the process.”
A resident of Montgomery, Duncan has also served as one of the top four executives for a $27 billion bank holding company, reporting directly to the company’s chairman, CEO and president. Her portfolio reportedly included oversight of human resources for over 5,000 employees; managing training and development; implementing corporate-wide policy and procedures to ensure the bank remains in compliance with regulatory authorities’ requirements; and creating and supervising the development of a corporate university. Duncan further managed corporate security, investigations, executive protection and physical security, overseeing all aspects of activity throughout the organization’s legal division.
If that was not enough of a resume, she took on a leadership role working on strategic mergers and acquisitions in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Nevada and Texas. Duncan additionally helped spearhead an initiative to overhaul company culture and employee behavior, as well as overseeing bank compliance, IT and operations departments.
In her free time, 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, board of controls for Committee of 100 and sub-committee for economic development for Montgomery United Transition Team for Mayor Steven Reed.
The BCA in recent weeks also announced the hire of Andrea Hutchings as executive assistant to the president and CEO.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn