Growing firm announces hiring of Government Affairs & Political Director, Government Affairs Associate

RALEIGH, N.C. – Kairos Government Affairs (KGA) today announced the hiring of K.J. Stancil and Christopher Stock as Government Affairs & Political Director and Government Affairs Associate, respectively. Together, Stancil and Stock bring nearly two decades of combined political, policy and legislative expertise to the firm and its clients.

Stancil brings to the firm a decade of experience at the state legislature working for appropriations chairs in both the North Carolina Senate and House. In addition to his expertise developing budgets, Stancil has extensive experience navigating the legislative process and developing policy across sectors. He also led his own political consulting firm prior to joining KGA, advising clients for statewide, legislative and local offices as well as political action committees.

Stock brings nearly a decade of policy and political expertise to the firm, having held positions in a variety of legislative, Congressional and judicial offices. Stock is deeply familiar with the legislative process and, in his time at the General Assembly, played a role in developing both the state’s annual budget and annual Farm Bill. He is currently a student at Campbell University Law School where he expects to graduate in 2023.

“K.J. and Chris have shown tremendous leadership in their public sector roles, and their experiences and proven successes across the halls of government will provide a great benefit to Kairos’ clients,” said Betsy McCorkle, partner. “We look forward to welcoming them to the team and reinforcing our commitment to turn opportunities into results for our clients.”

“I look forward to joining the KGA team as Government Affairs & Political Director,” said Stancil. “I am both excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with the team, serve its clients and help grow the firm and its impact.”

“I am beyond honored and excited to join the KGA team as a Government Affairs Associate,” said Stock. “I look forward to the opportunity to work with KGA and continue their great advocacy and work on behalf of their clients.”

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About Kairos Government Affairs

Founded in 2015 and based in the state capital of Raleigh, Kairos Government Affairs (KGA) develops strategic opportunities and solutions to reach policy goals in North Carolina. Kairos (pronounced KYE – ross) is a Greek term meaning “the perfect time, an opportune or propitious moment for decisive action, the moment of truth.” This articulates the nuanced practices that underlie a successful government affairs campaign and represents the thoughtfulness with which KGA works for its clients. The firm’s extensive client base and experience extends across various industries and interests from health care and sustainable energy to technology and early childhood education.