U.S. Chamber Names Robert Purser Manager of Southeast Regional Office

July 9, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today named RobertPurser manager of its Southeast Regional Office.  In this capacity,Purser will support the Chamber’s legislative, political, and grassrootsresources in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina,Tennessee, Virginia, and Mississippi.  He will be tasked withformulating and communicating the Chamber’s policies to best serve theinterests of the business community in the region.

“We’ll lean on Robert to enhance the Chamber’s grassroots support aswell as the organization’s ability to represent its members throughoutthe region,” said Douglas Loon, vice president for the Chamber’sCongressional and Public Affairs Regional Offices.  “He bringsexperience in a broad cross-section of policy issues, having worked inpolitics throughout the southeast region.”

Purser comes to the Chamber after running his own successfulfull-service political communications consulting firm, Purser Strategic,LLC, which focused on brand management, speechwriting, and thedevelopment and execution of media strategy.  During this time, he alsoserved as an advisor to Citizens for Cobb’s Future, a group of businessleaders and community citizens supportive of education and advocacy ofan accountable, fiscally-responsible system of revenue creation.  Duringthe 2010 midterm season, Purser was the campaign manager for Clay Coxfor Congress, a campaign for the congressional seat in Georgia’s 7thDistrict.  In this role, he managed day-to-day operations overseeing sixfull-time staff members.

Purser holds a Bachleor of Arts from Shorter University in Rome, Gerogia.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest businessfederation representing the interests of more than 3 million businessesof all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambersand industry associations.