Committee of 100 Elects Burruss, Allen as Chairs
Huntsville, Ala. (January 13, 2016)
The Committee of 100, a group of 240 CEOs and professionals focused on economic development and public education, has elected Charley Burruss, Huntsville native and founder of Kudzu Productions, as Committee
of 100 Chair and John Allen, also a Huntsville native and president of Southern Construction & Design, as
BizPac Chair for 2016-2017.
Burruss, the 2014-2015 former BizPac Chair, said, “I am eager to work with our members, elected leaders, and community partners to address key economic development issues and achieve excellence in public education. Our organization remains a strong advocate for the highest level of local government cooperation because it results in economic development success for our community.”
Burruss has served in numerous leadership roles in the community, including the boards of the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, the Huntsville Housing Authority, and the Arts Council. He is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County and Leadership Alabama, and serve d three terms on the BizPac Board.
Allen is a past president and a current Life board member of the Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association (HMCBA), and currently serves on the boards of the Huntsville Botanical Garden, Huntsville Hospital Foundation,and Madison Utilities. In 2014, Southern Construction was awarded the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics from the BBB, and in 2015 Allen was inducted in the HMCBA Hall of Fame.
“BizPac interviews all candidates for local office and supports those with a vision for economic development and public education, and a commitment to working with other elected officials for the benefit of our entire community,” said Allen. “We are eager to begin this process for the important elections in 2016.”
The Committee of 100’s mission is to serve as a catalyst in stimulating Huntsville-area economic development by working with community partners to develop cooperative solutions. BizPac’s mission is to identify, develop, and encourage visionary, business-oriented candidates with a commitment to Committee of 100 cooperative government to run for local public office, and support them as they serve the community.