Eric Stafford joined the Kansas Chamber as the Senior Director of Government Affairs in January of 2011, before being promoted to our Vice President of Government Affairs in May 2014.
As the Vice President of Government Affairs, Eric leads the Chamber’s government affairs team. He is responsible for the Chamber’s policy and advocacy efforts on pro-business legislation. Eric’s primary focus has included worker’s compensation, unemployment insurance, immigration, health care and tort reform. In addition, Eric is responsible for the Chamber’s advocacy on tax policy, government efficiency, state budget and legal reform.
Prior to joining the Kansas Chamber, Eric served as the Director of Government Affairs for the Associated General Contractors of Kansas for six years. With AGC, Eric represented and lobbied on behalf of the commercial building construction industry. He also oversaw AGC’s communications and public relations efforts.
Eric graduated from Kansas State University in 2002. He and his wife Shahira live in Topeka and have two children.