Kevin Monroe

Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs for Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina

Kevin Monroe is a native North Carolinian and has been deeply involved in public service and politics for over 34 years. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was elected Student Body President. His professional career began on Capitol Hill in 1986 as the national security policy advisor to U. S. Senator Terry Sanford of North Carolina. In 1993 Monroe served on the staff of U.S. Senator Bob Graham of Florida as his staff person to the Senate Armed Services Committee. In 1994 he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to be Senate Liaison for the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2001 he moved back to North Carolina to manage the Regional Senate office of U.S. Senator John Edwards. Based in Charlotte.

In January 2005 Monroe left the federal government to form his own government relations and consulting business. He has also worked as a security consultant, working with the United States Secret Service to develop and manage the Podium and Backstage Security operations for the Democratic National Conventions in Los Angeles, Boston, Denver, Charlotte and Philadelphia. He worked for security operations at the DNC Conventions in Chicago 1996 and New York 1992.

On the campaign operations side Monroe managed the 2005 and 2007 campaigns of City Councilman at Large Anthony Foxx, and the 2006 re-election of Congressman Mel Watt. In 2008 Monroe served as the Political Director for the Obama-Biden Campaign in North Carolina. In 2009 he served as a Senior Advisor to the Anthony Foxx For Mayor Campaign.

In January of 2010 Monroe was named Chief of Staff to Mayor Anthony Foxx of Charlotte. He served in that capacity until June of 2011 when he was named Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach for the Democratic National Convention Committee. Monroe served as Director of Access Control for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee from November 2012 to January of 2013. In 2014 he returned to Washington DC to serve in the Obama Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation. In January of 2017 he joined the staff of Congressman G.K. Butterfield as Special Assistant for Transportation and Infrastructure Policy. He retired from federal government service in March of 2017. He currently serves as Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs for Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina.