Charles Kelley

Vice President, Digital, MWC Advocacy

Richmond, VA

+1 804 775 1914


Charles joined the firm in 2011 and serves as a vice president. He specializes in digital public affairs – online communications and advocacy, graphic and web design, video production, and data management – as well as traditional advocacy, coalition development, and non-profit management. His portfolio includes initiatives for energy, education, travel, business and economic development, and healthcare clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Charles owned and operated his own digital shop while developing an extensive background in Virginia politics and government – serving as deputy director of a Virginia-based advocacy non-profit, working on former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's successful gubernatorial campaign, and managing a re-election bid for then-Delegate and current Congressman Ben Cline (VA-6).

Charles received his bachelor's in political science from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a 2012 alumnus of the University of Virginia's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership's Political Leaders Program. He and his wife, Amy, live in Richmond with their two children, Lofton and Everett.


Member, Virginia College Fund, 2014-Present

Member, Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) Partners Board, 2014-2017

Member, Virginia Charitable Gaming Board, 2013-2017


Digital media

Crisis Communications

Referenda Campaigns

Strategic Communications and Grassroots

Contracts and State Local Procurement

Executive and Legislative Affairs

Intergovernmental Organizations and Association

Local Government Relations

Coalition Development

Charles Kelley