Kentucky Chamber expands public affairs efforts with new policy and grassroots positions

On Monday, the Kentucky Chamber announced two new positions in the Public Affairs department of the organization focused on growing its research and grassroots efforts.

With the hire of a Senior Policy Analyst, the Chamber is committed to growing its research capacity with in-house talent. In addition to advocacy, the Chamber is known for groundbreaking research such as the “The Leaky Bucket Report,” reports detailing Kentucky’s workforce participation and most recently, highlighting racial inequality across the Commonwealth. This position will ensure the Chamber will continue to be a leading voice of research to assist our efforts of advocating for a stronger business climate and economy.

To fill the role, the Chamber has hired Charles Aull. Aull comes with many years of experience; most recently as Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy with Greater Louisville Inc (GLI), The Metro Chamber of Commerce. He also has an impressive educational background earning his PhD in History & Government, both an M.A. in History and an M.A. in Classics (all from Indiana University). He also completed a B.A. in History from the University of Southern Indiana. His research has been cited in outlets such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Additionally, the Chamber has created a field organizer position and hired Jon Dye. In this role, Dye will be responsible for building grassroots support and organization around key policy issues important to Kentucky’s business community.

Dye is an experienced public affairs professional with a strong background in constituent services, political organizing, and working with various interest groups. He joins the Kentucky Chamber after working as a regional field director for the Republican Party of Kentucky assisting with Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign. He has also worked in constituent services for Congressman Andy Barr and field organizing for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Jon is from Prestonsburg and is a graduate of Morehead State University.

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