Under the Dome

McCrory loses Felts to private sector

Jonathan Felts, a senior adviser to Gov. Pat McCrory, this week left the administration to join a Raleigh public affairs firm.

Felts will become a partner in the The Results Company, a public affairs firm which helps corporations navigate government. It is headed by Chuck Fuller, also a veteran of GOP politics.

Felts joined the McCrory administration last summer at a time when it was struggling with its message. Felts, a North Carolina native, had served as White House political director under President George W. Bush, been adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, and had served as state director of the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004 among other political and congressional jobs.

Felts also worked for 13 months as a resident program officer in Afghanistan, where he trained local candidates and civil society advocates. Immediately prior to joining McCrory, Felts was senior vice president of grassroots and political advocacy at the American Bankers Association.

“Jonathan brought a lot of new ideas and strategy to the administration,” Thomas Stith, McCrory’s chief of staff, said in a statement. “We appreciate his service and wish he and his family well in their new endeavors.”

Fuller added: “There aren’t too many people in North Carolina or the entire country who have the depth and breadth of experience Jonathan Felts brings to the table.