About Kimrey Rhinehardt
Vice President for Federal Relations
UNC General Administration
As the Vice President for Federal Relations, Ms. Rhinehardt leads the UNC Partnership for National Security. She is charged with oversight of the federal and military relations efforts for the 17-campus University of North Carolina.
Prior to joining UNC, Ms. Rhinehardt worked for seven years as legislative and communications staff in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives in Washington, DC. As a staff member for then Congressman Richard Burr (5th District of North Carolina) she was chief policy advisor on federal appropriations, education, telecommunications, and transportation issues. Her work also included building strategic partnerships and managing the Congressman’s communications team. As a Professional Staff Member to the United States Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, Ms. Rhinehardt served as chief education policy advisor to Subcommittee Chairman George Voinovich (Ohio) and developed and executed a project investigating the overlap and duplication of federal education programs.
A life-long North Carolinian, Ms. Rhinehardt is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
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