JobKeeper Alliance is a group formed between the business community and labor community.

This partnership is cemented by their mutual interest in protecting existing quality jobs and working to create valuable new jobs.

The idea for the alliance came from Stewart Burkhalter who began organizing JobKeeper in late 2011 after retiring from his post as president of the Alabama AFL-CIO.

Burkhalter reached out to George Clark, a longtime friend and president of Manufacture Alabama, and asked him to serve as a JobKeeper board member. After discussing Burkhalter’s goals and vision for JobKeeper, Clark accepted the offer and the two went to work building the organization.

The JobKeeper Alliance Board of Directors was finalized with the additions of Michael Davis, the manufacturing manager at Toray Carbon Fibers America, Inc., and Daryl Dewberry, the International Vice President of the United Mine Workers of America District 20.

Kimberly H. Adams
Executive Director of Jobkeeper Alliance

A native of Hurtsboro, Alabama, Kimberly H. Adams is helping lead the fight to support American workers and combat efforts that threaten jobs.

After earning a BA from Auburn University and the degree of Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law, Kim started Kimberly H. Adams, P.C. in 2001 and served as Special Council to Chief Justice Perry Hooper during his tenure as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

She also acted as Legislative Liaison for the Alabama Unified Judicial System, as well as the liaison to the Executive Branch and other state agencies.

Kim is a certified mediator and currently serves on the Alabama AG Credit Board of directors. She is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, and the Alabama Council of Association Executives.

A member of the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, AL, the Montgomery Junior League, and other civic organizations, she remains active in improving her community.