Charles Hodges has served as the executive director of NCLCCA since 2019. As executive director, he leads state and federal public affairs efforts and oversees all facets of member and board relations, finance and communications. Charles is also the owner and founder of Insight Advocacy and Communications, which specializes in public affairs and public relations for small to mid-size businesses, organizations and non-profits.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in public affairs, grassroots organizing and advocacy, communications and public relations gained in Washington, DC and North Carolina. Before returning to North Carolina and working at the largest public affairs firm in the Southeast, Charles worked in Washington, DC, with the global PR firm Hill and Knowlton Public Affairs and the American Heart Association, where he managed communications for state and federal advocacy initiatives in their DC-based government relations office.