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C. Stevens Seale Appointed Chairman Of Private Sector Advisory Council

C. Stevens Seale Appointed Chairman Of Private Sector Advisory Council

New Chairman Provides Leadership And Vision For The Next 40 Years 

WASHINGTON, DC (March 8, 2013) – The American Legislative Exchange Council today announced the appointment of C. Stevens Seale as Chairman of the Private Enterprise Advisory Council, a group of business, trade association, nonprofit and academic leaders that provides counsel and support to ALEC legislative members. This appointment is of particular importance as ALEC enters its 40th year focusing on economic issues and pro-growth policies that create opportunity for all Americans.

“Steve brings extensive expertise and a personal commitment to free markets to his position as Private Enterprise Advisory Council Chairman,” said Ron Scheberle, Executive Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council. “Steve’s experience and leadership as both a state legislator and advocate for business will be a tremendous asset to our organization.”

As a State Senator, Seale served as Chairman of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force and also served on the on the Civil Justice Task Force. Following his service as a legislative member, Seale continued his strong support of ALEC and represents SAP America as a private enterprise member of the Communications and Technology Task Force. Seale will serve as Chairman of the Council for 2013 and 2014.

“SAP America’s strong commitment to the American Legislative Exchange Council is due to the nonprofit’s significant impact and the opportunities it creates for the exchange of ideas,” said Seale. “I’m honored to help lead the Private Enterprise Advisory Council to further increase the organization’s ability to engage with legislators and business leaders in an academic context.”

Seale was a two-term Mississippi State Senator and served as Chief Counsel on the staff of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.  In addition to representing SAP America, Seale represents clients from a broad spectrum of interests with policy concerns of a legislative and/or regulatory nature at the federal and state levels of government.


The American Legislative Exchange Council is the largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the United States. The Council is governed by state legislators who comprise the Board of Directors and is advised by the Private Enterprise Advisory Council, a group of private, foundation and think tank members. For more information about the American Legislative Exchange Council, please visit:  

Media Contact: Bill Meierling