Campbell Law’s Betsy McCorkle ’26 wins TBJ Women in Business award

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RALEIGH — Campbell Law School student Betsy McCorkle ‘26 is among the winners of the Triangle Business Journal’s 2023 Women in Business Awards based on her leadership of Kairos Government Affairs in Raleigh and her accomplishments within the field of governmental affairs. 

The Women in Business Award has been awarded annually for the past 26 years by the Triangle Business Journal to “outstanding women leaders in the Triangle,” with strong, positive reputations in business and community service, and who have demonstrated leadership within their field through noteworthy accomplishments. The award winners were honored at a luncheon on March 23 at the Embassy Suites in Cary. 

McCorkle is the managing partner and co-founder of Kairos Government Affairs, a Raleigh company that provides expertise within the political realm. McCorkle has been working in this field for more than a decade, and she has honed her skills in governmental strategy and implementation.  

She has worked extensively in the non-profit sector, where she managed the governmental affairs of North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, and she serves as a Board Member for the Susan M. Tillis Foundation.  In 2022, The North Carolina Leukemia and Lymphoma Society recognized McCorkle with their Outstanding Citizenship Award for her community leadership to raise over $85,000 in the fight against cancer. 

“I love the work I get to do, and I’m inspired daily by the people I get to work with – the KGA team, our clients, lawmakers and their staff,” McCorkle wrote on LinkedIn following the announcement. “Thank you Triangle Business Journal for this recognition. Onward!”

It’s not the first time McCorkle has been honored by the Triangle Business Journal In 2021, McCorkle was also recognized as a member of the TBJ’s “40 Under 40” class.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law School has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,700 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. In 2024, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 15 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.