Charlotte Chamber Expands Public Policy Division
Names Vice Presidents for State & Regional Policy and Local & Regional Government
Published Friday, March 31, 2017 6:00 am

The Charlotte Chamber is pleased to announce Joe Bost and Keith Kelly will join the public policy team as vice president of state and regional policy, and vice president of local and regional government, respectively April 10. Combined, they bring more than 21 years of local, state and national policy experience to the chamber.

Bost has worked with Congressman Patrick McHenry in various roles since 2011, most recently serving as a regional representative managing community and government relations for Catawba and Lincoln Counties, as well as the lead of constituent services for Buncombe, Gaston and Polk Counties.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Lenoir-Rhyne University and earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Liberty University.

“Joe will be a great asset to the Charlotte Chamber’s government relations team,” said Congressman Patrick McHenry. “He will certainly be missed but Bob Morgan and his team will gain someone with great talent and established relationships.”

Kelly has 16 years of congressional office experience serving the last two years as Charlotte district director for Congresswoman Alma Adams’ office. Before that role, Kelly worked three years in Washington, D.C. as communications director for Congressman Mel Watt (2012-2014) and Congresswoman Adams (2014-2015).

He is a graduate of Duke University where he received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and African-American Studies.

“Keith has worked over a decade providing public service and building relationships in the Charlotte community,” said Congresswoman Alma Adams. “I certainly appreciated his experience as my district director. He will be a great asset to the chamber in this new role.”

“We’re excited for Joe and Keith to join our team. They bring credible experience at every level of government and will help to advance a pro-business, pro-Charlotte public policy agenda,” added Bob Morgan, Charlotte Chamber President and CEO. 

Show Other Stories