Pat Kahle has served as President of the Union County Chamber since joining the Chamber staff in September 2013. Before joining the Chamber staff, Pat served in several volunteer leadership roles during her eight-year term on the Chamber Board, including Chair of the Board of Directors in 2010.
In her tenure at the Chamber, membership has grown over 30% and the Chamber’s work has expanded to include more robust programming in workforce development, manufacturing, small business support, and specific programming for women and young professionals.
Pat has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, her last assignment as Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Operations for Park Sterling Bank, now known as South State Bank. Pat’s career also includes ten years of experience as an entrepreneur in the retail business with multiple locations in the Charlotte metro area.
Pat currently serves as a board member of several local organizations including the Monroe-Union County Economic Development Board, Monroe Tourism Authority, and South Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees. Pat’s dedication to community service and volunteer leadership was recognized when she was named 2011 Union County Woman of the Year. In 2015, she was named one of Mecklenburg Times’ 50 Most Influential Women.
Pat is a graduate of the US Chamber Foundation’s Institute of Organization Management, receiving the IOM recognition for completion of over 96 hours of instruction in nonprofit management. She is also a graduate of the NC Chamber’s first cohort of the US Chamber’s Talent Pipeline Management program.