Trey Grayson returns home to lead Northern Kentucky Chamber

05/22/2014 09:07 AM

FORT MITCHELL – Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is coming home to Northern Kentucky to become president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

The 42-year-old Grayson recently resigned as director of the Harvard University Institute of Politics, a job he had held since 2011.

He is scheduled to begin his new position on July 1.

“This is the perfect job for me to come home to,” said Grayson. “The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has been the most important organization in the region. “It’s an honor to lead an organization with a mission to strengthen business and improve our quality of life.”

Grayson succeeds Brent Cooper, who served as chamber president on an interim basis since February.

“Trey will bring a fresh outlook and new perspective, growing the Chamber’s rich tradition of business support and advocacy while focusing a new energy on collaboration, entrepreneurship, and moving our region forward,” said Cooper, who was a member of the search committee. “He is everything that we were looking for.”

Grayson served two terms as Kentucky’s secretary of state from 2004 to 2011 before leaving early to take the Harvard job.

In 2010, he was a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate but lost in the primary to Rand Paul.

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