Waymond Jackson, Senior Vice President of Public Policy

Laura Boyles has served as Director of Investor Relations for the Birmingham Business Alliance since 2011. In this role, she develops and implements comprehensive marketing strategies for campaigns that include annual investments and sponsorships; ensures investor deliverables are implemented throughout the organization; conducts one-on-one briefings with top investors to provide updates on new developments; oversees major BBA events including the Annual Chairperson’s Meeting and the Regional Economic Growth Summit; and recruits and manages volunteers and programming for the Birmingham Regional Enterprise Council (BREC) and the Entrepreneurial Roundtable program. Laura was an integral part on the development team that successfully raised $22.5 million for the Blueprint Birmingham campaign.

A graduate of The University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in communications, before arriving at the BBA Laura worked at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce and has a deep background in event fundraising, event management and public relations.

She resides in Homewood with her husband and their two children and is a member of the Child Care Resources Junior Board and a sustainer for the Junior League of Birmingham.