Kate Bondurant

Director of Public Policy & Research for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Kate Bondurant (M.P.P. 2015) is a Virginia native who currently resides in Columbia, South Carolina, where she serves as the Director of Public Policy &Research for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. She is passionate about criminal justice reform and leads the Chamber’s Ex-Offender Workforce Reentry Task Force, as well as statewide advocacy initiatives in the fields of transportation and education policy. Prior to earning her Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, Kate served on the staff of former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as a member of her Legislative & Cabinet Affairs team. When she is not at the Statehouse, Kate enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring the great outdoors.