Elizabeth Paul is the manager of public policy at the Birmingham Business Alliance. In this role, Elizabeth has a wide range of responsibilities including policy analysis, policy research and coordinating governmental affairs efforts at the local, state and federal levels. Elizabeth manages the BBA’s Governmental Affairs Committee, which meets monthly to discuss and address relevant policy issues; she also manages the process of developing the BBA’s annual state and federal agendas. Elizabeth’s work includes researching and promoting policies that aid in the growth of the Birmingham region and identifying and analyzing legislation during the state legislative session that will affect the Birmingham business community, as well as supporting efforts to enable passage or defeat of the legislation.
Prior to arriving at the BBA, she most recently worked for a fundraising firm in Atlanta, where she was a senior director responsible for executing effective fundraising and strategies for political and nonprofit clients. Prior to that, Elizabeth worked as director of operations in the Washington, D.C., office of Congressman Rick Boucher and as practice group coordinator in the government strategies group at the Washington, D.C., law firm Sidley Austin.
Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of South Carolina Honors College, where she was a McNair Scholar and graduated magna cum laude.
Originally from north Alabama, Elizabeth resides in the Birmingham area with her husband, Andrew.