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One of the key benefits of NCAPCS Membership is knowing that you have a voice in Raleigh, advocating on behalf of your school’s needs. We are excited to welcome Kevin Wilkinson, Andy Munn, and Chris Wall of EQV Strategic to the NCAPCS Government Relations Team! The EQV team has a combined 50 years of experience in both federal and state government. Both firm principals began their careers working on Capitol Hill before returning home to their native North Carolina and offering state government affairs services. Now, they’re just as comfortable walking through the U.S. Capitol as they are traversing the General Assembly buildings on Jones Street. Kevin, Andy, and Chris have already hit the ground running, promoting the priorities of the Association’s 2021 Legislative Agenda.

Andy Munn - EQV Strategic


Andy Munn | Principal

Andy Munn is a seasoned government affairs professional with 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector.  He’s worked closely with officials at the federal, state and local levels.  Before forming EQV Strategic, Andy led the Raleigh office of one of the most prominent law firms in the southeast where he directed their government and public affairs strategy.  In this role, he successfully managed accounts for some of the largest corporations in North Carolina.

 During his time in the state legislature, Andy served as Policy Director and Deputy Chief of Staff to two different Speakers of the House.  While in these roles, he helped facilitate some of the state’s most historic policy changes over the past decade.  These include the sweeping tax reform bill passed in 2013, the restructuring of the state’s economic development incentives program, and the reformation of the state’s Unemployment Insurance system.  He also oversaw the budget development process for House leadership in 2015 and 2016.

 Prior to his work in Raleigh, Andy spent several years managing state and local government affairs for a real estate-focused trade association as well as a large international industrial manufacturing company.

 Andy is a native North Carolinian and a graduate of Appalachian State University.  He and his wife, Amy, have three sons, Henry (11), Jack (8) and Charlie (4).  In his free time, he enjoys coaching his son’s soccer teams, cooking, fishing, and all things outdoors.

Headshot of Chris Wall from EVQ Strategic  

Chris Wall | Principal

Chris brings an extensive resume working in the North Carolina federal delegation and government relations for major North Carolina industry sectors. Chris started his career in Washington, DC, where he served as a senior staffer to Senator Richard Burr, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, and Congressman Robin Hayes.  He gained political experience in the office of Congressman Robin Hayes as Deputy Campaign Manager, where he directed grassroots and constituent outreach efforts. Upon leaving Capitol Hill, Chris went in-house with one of the largest agriculture trade associations in the country, the National Pork Producers Council, where he was the point person on all of their major issues before Congress.  He quickly became a key specialist on international trade deals, as well as how to best navigate the alphabet soup of regulatory agencies.

 Chris served as the senior lobbyist for the National Pork Producers Council, where he was involved in coalition building, leading congressional whip operations, strategy development, and day-to-day management of lobbying efforts.  Upon returning to his native North Carolina, Wall joined one of the largest government affairs firms, managing a broad portfolio of clients, and has developed close, personal relationships with state House, Senate, and Administration officials.  Chris was very honored to be acknowledged by The Hill newspaper as one of Washington, DC’s Top Lobbyist of 2019.

Headshot of Kevin Wilkinson - SVP, Government Affairs


Kevin Wilkinson | SVP, Government Affairs

Kevin brings a wealth of extensive legislative and executive experience from his previous staff positions on Capitol Hill, in the North Carolina General Assembly, at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), and most recently at UNC Pembroke. In these roles, Kevin worked extensively in key policy areas including but not limited to financial services, foreign affairs, healthcare, and education. 

Kevin served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for the NC State Superintendent at NCDPI. Kevin helped to design and gather support for the Superintendent’s legislative agenda on the state and federal levels and provided strategic counsel to the Superintendent on other major policy initiatives.

Kevin left NCDPI to serve as the Executive Director of Government Affairs at UNC Pembroke. Kevin led the legislative outreach for the university on the state and federal levels and also worked directly with the Chancellor on other projects to help strengthen the university and community. In this capacity, he helped build broader advocacy efforts to generate additional support for the university among key stakeholders across the country and at the grassroots level across the state. 

When he isn't roaming the halls of the General Assembly, Kevin can be found with his wife Megan, and their two dogs Boone and Carter. If you can't find him in Raleigh, head east or west and you may find him in a duck blind or trout stream.