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North Carolina Chamber Names Cole Hughes New Political Director

North Carolina Chamber Names Cole Hughes New Political Director
Seasoned Political Operative Joins State Chamber of Commerce to Advance Pro-Jobs Agenda

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Chamber announced today that Cole Hughes has joined the organization as its new political director. As of Thursday, March 1, Hughes will direct the Chamber’s political program, coordinate with the government affairs team to advance the Chamber’s pro-jobs legislative agenda, and lead efforts to recruit and elect pro-business candidates statewide.

Hughes comes to the NC Chamber from the political database and grassroots consulting firm i360 where he worked as an Account Manager for major national candidates, elected officials, and organizations. In addition to his work with several statewide and local campaigns, he previously served as the Deputy Political Director for North Carolina Republican Party House Caucus.

“We are pleased to welcome Cole to the North Carolina Chamber as our new political director,” said Lew Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber. “Cole’s unique blend of political expertise and business acumen will be invaluable to our members, and I’m confident that his leadership will be instrumental as we work to identify and support pro-jobs and pro-growth candidates on both sides of the aisle.”

About the North Carolina Chamber:
The North Carolina Chamber is a nonpartisan business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas to proactively drive positive change to ensure that North Carolina is a leading place in the world to do business. Strengthening the state’s ability to attract, retain and grow jobs is the Chamber’s highest priority. Central to that effort are four “Pillars of a Secure Future” for North Carolina which include Education and Talent Supply, Business Climate, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Infrastructure and Growth Leadership. For more information, visit