Katie Boyd Britt, mentioned as a possible Republican candidate in the race to replace U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, has resigned her post as president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama.

Britt’s resignation is effective June 4, according to a press release from the statewide business organization. The resignation, the group said, will allow her to “pursue other opportunities.”

“One of my greatest prides at BCA has been bringing the previously forgotten back into the fold – our small businesses on Main Street, and the rural businesses and industry that are the heartbeats of local communities in every corner of our great state,” Britt said. “We have relentlessly fought for the things that matter most to hardworking Alabamians trying to earn livelihoods, build lives and raise families. Certainly, some of our toughest, yet most rewarding, battles have come the past year during the pandemic. We helped lead the successful charge to Keep Alabama Open, and spearheaded the push to protect businesses from frivolous COVID lawsuits.”

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