Kevin Howell, North Carolina State Vice Chancellor for External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. His one-year term begins October 1.
“Kevin’s role as the head of government affairs, partnerships and economic development for the State of North Carolina provides the Raleigh House Board of Trustees with valuable information and experience,” Chancellor Randy said Woodson. “We are proud of his leadership throughout the community and look forward to the continued success of our region during his tenure.
Howell has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2018 and previously served as Vice President of Government Affairs, Treasurer and President Elect.
Adrienne Cole, President and CEO of the Raleigh Chamber, said, “Kevin brings decades of experience building partnerships across the Triangle and throughout North Carolina. We are delighted to have him as the head of our board of directors as Raleigh’s economy continues to accelerate and diversify.
The members of the Raleigh Chamber Board of Directors represent public and private organizations in the community and include executives from companies such as BASF, Credit Suisse, Duke Energy, Google, IBM and Red Hat, as well as organizations such as the City of Raleigh and the Wake County Public School System.
As Vice Chancellor, Howell leads efforts to support the state of North Carolina’s vital role as an economic engine across the state through the university’s innovative partnerships with industry and government. . He also serves on the boards of directors of myFutureNC, UNC-Rex Healthcare, UNC Law Foundation and the North Carolina Symphony Society.
The Raleigh Chamber is a non-profit trade association serving the community of Raleigh and the surrounding area. As a catalyst and generator of community consensus, the organization creates a diverse and sustainable business climate that encourages job growth, workforce development and economic prosperity. Over the past five years, the chamber has supported the creation of 29,000 new jobs and $ 1.63 billion in capital investment in Wake County.