Manufacture Alabama's Staff
As president of Manufacture Alabama, George serves as chief executive and lobbyist. Prior to becoming president, George served as president of the Alabama Industry and Manufacturers Association (AIM). He was AIM’s only president, helping to start the association in 1996.
George served two terms in the Alabama House of Representatives. While serving in the legislature, George provided the legislative leadership for, and was the chief sponsor of, the Heritage Trust Fund, which invested Alabama’s oil and gas royalties. He also sponsored the accompanying legislation that infused $520 million into the infrastructure of Alabama, upgrading roads, bridges and the Port of Mobile.
He received his juris doctorate and his bachelor’s degree (commerce and business) from the University of Alabama.
Rebecca P. Camerio
Vice President of Finance
Rebecca serves as vice president and chief financial officer of Manufacture Alabama. She is responsible for all budgeting, forecasting and accounting for M.A. She also plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the staff, programs and activities for the association. She serves as the staff liaison for the MA Board and serves as a staff resource to our councils and committees.
As the former executive director of the Alabama Textile Manufacture Association (ATMA), Rebecca has over twenty years of experience in association management.
Director of Public Relations
& External Affairs
As Director of Public Relations and External Affairs, Blake handles internal and external communications for the association, including lobbying on behalf of the association. Blake also serves as the Director of the Alabama Prosperity Project (ALP2), a grassroots program designed to engage employees on issues affecting job security, economic competitiveness, wages and benefits – and ultimately our future prosperity. She works in conjunction with the president in implementing and executing MA’s various proactive initiatives, including serving as a staff resource to our councils and committees. Blake also serves as the association's membership coordinator responsible for membership retention and recruitment. Blake received her BA degree in Political Science from Auburn University and her Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law. Before coming to Manufacture Alabama, Blake practiced law specializing in civil litigation.
APPCO Executive Director
Roy is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Alabama Pulp & Paper Council (APPCO). Roy had worked as Environmental Consultant for APPCO since 2001 and became Executive Director with the merger of APPCO with Manufacture Alabama. He retired as Technical Services Manager from International Paper’s mill in Prattville in 2001 after 36 years in paper industry technical and environmental work. He is a 1965 Auburn graduate. He lives in Prattville with his wife Elaine, has 4 children, and 11 grandchildren.
Paige is responsible for all administrative duties as well assisting the Vice President of Finance in all areas including area meetings; committee meetings; programs and conferences. In addition, she helps maintain MA's website, manages the Safety & Security contest and assists the Alabama Pulp & Paper Council and Alabama Iron & Steel Council. Paige is currently attending Troy of Montgomery in the pursuit of a Computer Science degree. Before coming on board with Manufacture Alabama, Paige was employed by Quality Assurance Testing Laboratories.
David Carroll, Vice President/General Counsel, Hunt Refining, Tuscaloosa