Vice President, External Affairs
Kevin Washington is Vice President, External Affairs. He is responsible for leading Koppers legislative and regulatory public policy strategy, managing community outreach to strengthen the company’s relationships with key stakeholders, and overseeing the corporate communications and giving functions.
Kevin joined Koppers in June 2022 after spending 10 years leading Government Affairs for Illinois Tool Works Inc., a global diversified manufacturer of commercial and industrial products, equipment, and services. In addition to other public policy leadership roles in the private sector, Kevin began his career in the nation’s capital with appointments as Congressional staff and within the Executive Branch.
Throughout his career, Kevin has gained extensive experience in reputation management and implementing advocacy strategies in close collaboration with federal, state, and international policy makers and elected officials.
He is a member and past president of the Business-Government Relations Council.
A fifth-generation Texas native, Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in communication studies and political science from Southwest Texas State University.