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Phil Kirk, “The Ten North Carolina Governors I Have Known: Humorous insights, as well as observations from inside, about Governors Sanford through Cooper” (July 25)
July 25, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Phil Kirk, Brady Energy Services
Director of Business and Leadership Development
The Ten North Carolina Governors I Have Known: Humorous insights, as well as observations from inside, about Governors Sanford through Cooper
For more than 50 years, Phil Kirk has served in leadership roles in government, at educational institutions and within the business community.
Phil began his career in government in 1970 as the youngest state senator elected in North Carolina history. He then served as chief of staff for Governors Jim Holshouser and Jim martin, as well as U.S. Senator Jim Broyhill. He also served as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services for two governors.
In 1989, Phil was named president of North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry (NCCBI), the state’s most powerful business lobby and official state chamber of commerce. During his 16-year tenure, Phil was consistently ranked among the top 25 most effective lobbyists in North Carolina. As former Governor Jim Hunt said about Phil, “If there’s a single person in this state who is more involved and at the center of every issue, I don’t know who it is.”