U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces New Leadership to Political Advocacy Committee Mike Rose of Comcast Named Chairman and Steve Roberts from the West Virginia Chamber Named Vice-Chairman

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 8:00am

Mike Rose of Comcast Named Chairman and Steve Roberts from the West Virginia Chamber Named Vice-Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Mike Rose, Vice President of External Affairs at Comcast, has been named Chairman of the Chamber’s Political Advocacy Committee. Additionally, Steve Roberts, President and CEO of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce has been named Vice-Chairman of the Political Advocacy Committee. These positions are appointed by the Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Rose and Roberts will assume their respective leadership roles effective immediately.

"For years, the U.S. Chamber's Political Advocacy Committee has been committed to championing pro-growth candidates and building a successful model of engagement," said Chris Lofgren, Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. "Mike and Steve will guide the committee through major decisions and offer valuable insight into the political and advocacy priorities on behalf of the business community and our partners. Given their vast experience in political strategy and government affairs, they are battle-tested leaders who will guide the Political Advocacy Committee with distinction. We look forward to a successful cycle under their direction, supporting candidates who will champion business-minded candidates and show a dedication to bipartisan solutions."

“It’s an honor to lead the Chamber’s Political Advocacy Committee heading into the 2022 election cycle,” said Mike Rose, Vice President of External Affairs at Comcast. “The U.S. Chamber and our committee is tasked with the responsibility of championing candidates for federal office who will prioritize market solutions and demonstrate a willingness to work across the aisle to advance public policy that will help grow our economy and create jobs. It is also a privilege to serve in this capacity with colleagues who represent every corner of American business, along with Chamber executives from across the country who work tirelessly to promote opportunity and economic growth in their respective states. I look forward to assisting the Chamber in their continued efforts to support candidates who will lead on behalf of their constituents to improve the economic climate in our nation.”

“The U.S. Chamber is the most respected voice for uniting employers and speaking for the business community,” said Steve Roberts, President and CEO of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce in response to his appointment as Vice-Chairman of the Chamber’s Political Advocacy Committee. “I am honored to be a part of an undertaking whose goal is to grow opportunities and improve business and communities' way of life. A united voice of business can help our country thrive as never before. Everyone succeeds when our economy grows stronger. We will work for a growing economy, better health, and greater equality by creating and supporting policies that promote freedom and opportunity for all.”

The Political Advocacy Committee helps shape the Chamber's national political program by endorsing and promoting pro-business candidates in federal elections. Leading the business community for 108 years, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's political program is proud to support leaders for federal public office who will work to advance a pro-growth agenda that will expand economic opportunity for businesses and workers. To learn more about our political program, visit the U.S. Chamber Action website or follow us on Twitter.