Courtney S. Felts
  • Senior Vice President, Executive Communications, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Courtney Felts is senior vice president of executive communications at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She oversees messaging strategy and development for the world’s largest business organization and serves as chief speechwriter and strategic communications advisor to the CEO. In this role, she helps craft the Chamber’s brand narrative, communicate the organization’s impact on behalf of its members, and tell the positive story of business in society. 

Felts also played an integral role in the Chamber’s first leadership transition in nearly 25 years, serving as principal speechwriter for both the outgoing and incoming CEOs. Through this work, she ensured a balanced message of honoring the Chamber’s legacy while supporting a new vision and strategy to transform the institution for the future. 

Prior to joining the Chamber in 2011, Felts was a press secretary and writer in the United States Senate, serving Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX), Roger Wicker (MS), and Pete Domenici (NM). In those roles, she served as spokesperson; managed the senators’ media relations; wrote speeches, floor statements, op-eds, and columns; and oversaw digital strategy and operations. She also worked closely with the Senate Commerce Committee, handling press on transportation and infrastructure, telecommunications, aviation, and space and science, including the hard-won NASA Reauthorization Act in 2010.

Earlier in her career, Felts was an associate at the White House Writers Group, a strategic communications consulting firm based in Washington.

Felts holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in political communication from the Johns Hopkins University. She is a proud native of Santa Fe, New Mexico and currently lives with her family in Raleigh, North Carolina.