Kenneth Boswell was named Director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs by Governor Kay Ivey in May 2017, bringing a proven background in business and successful leadership in municipal government.
As ADECA Director, Boswell has the broad responsibility of guiding dozens of grant programs, including the Appalachian Regional Commission, with the purpose of creating jobs, strengthening the state’s economy, and improving the lives and welfare of its residents. Under Boswell’s direction ADECA has taken on multiple new roles including broadband and the 2020 Census.
Prior to his ADECA appointment, Boswell was serving his fourth term as Mayor of the city of Enterprise, bringing new jobs and playing a major role in helping the city recover from a deadly tornado. Before becoming Mayor, he had a 30-year career in insurance and residential development. He was serving on the City Council when first appointed as Mayor.
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
401 Adams Avenue
P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery, AL 36103-5690