Trey Grayson stepping down as N. KY Chamber President

05/30/2017 02:48 PM

Trey Grayson is stepping down as president and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

Grayson assumed the role in July of 2014 and announced Tuesday that his last day would be effective June 9.

“Over the past few months, I have been talking with the Chamber leadership about my interest in looking at other options and I recently decided that the time is right for me to make a move,” Grayson said in a statement.

“Three years ago — after a wonderful stint in Boston — Nancy, the girls and I were looking for a way to get back to spend more time with our family and friends in Northern Kentucky, and fortunately, the Chamber allowed us to do just that.”

Grayson, the former two term Secretary of State who vied for the US Senate in a GOP primary against Rand Paul in 2010, did not announce what his future plans are. He will stay on with the chamber in an advisory role for the next few months.

The Chamber will conduct a national search to replace Grayson, which is expected to take several months. Brent Cooper, the president and CEO of C-Forward, an IT company — will serve as interim president until a replacement is hired.

In 2014, after accepting the position Grayson told Pure Politics that he had an interest in pursuing politics again down the road, but at the time he thought he would be with the chamber for five-years.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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  • Raymond Hurst wrote on June 01, 2017 10:41 PM :

    Our state has missed Trey Grayson. I had the opportunity to work alongside Mr. Grayson when I was an elected official during Treys tenure as A.G. As a Democrat, I would say the Republican Party in Ky. could use someone such as Trey. Trey always treated me like I was a Kentuckian, not a Democrat from the “other” Party. He is also a very nice person. These might be a drawback though should Trey Grayson decide to get back into politics. In todays political climate; I don’t really think voters want someone nice who would try to get along with both major political parties. And he is pretty smart too—-another drawback?

  • AllPainNoGain wrote on June 02, 2017 11:12 AM :

    So, where will Trey Grayson land after this? That’s the million dollar question. Should Thomas Massie be getting a little nervous about a potential republican primary? Will he land at NKU in leadership? Will he take the helm at the state Chamber of Commerce? Or, will he pack up and head back to the Ivy League? Nick Storm…printing a press release is not news…find the real story here…where will he go?

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