Steven A. Meckler Named Strategic Advisor for NC Coalition on Child Care

CHARLOTTE, NC — Recognized as a pillar in the community, the NC Chamber has appointed Shumaker’s Charlotte and Greenville Managing Partner Steven A. Meckler to serve as a strategic advisor for the NC Chamber Coalition on Child Care (the Coalition). The Coalition works to advance appropriate child care funding sources and structures, policy reforms, and innovations aimed at addressing the growing workforce demands on the North Carolina business community.

"We are thrilled to have Steve serve as a strategic advisor to the NC Chamber Coalition on Child Care," said Gary J. Salamido, President and CEO of the NC Chamber. "Shumaker is a valued Cornerstone member of the NC Chamber. Steve's thoughtful, business-minded approach to this issue, as well as his deep understanding of the regulatory environment of the industry, make him an excellent advisor on what it will take to advance innovative change that benefits all North Carolinians."

“Child care is a critical factor in our state’s workforce challenges and it is imperative that we address the growing workforce demands from the business community,” said Steve. “It is a privilege to support the Coalition and expand access to safe, high-quality child care in North Carolina to meet current and future demand.”

Seen as a leader in the firm, in addition to serving as Greenville and Charlotte Managing Partner, Steve is a member of Shumaker’s Management Committee. In his legal work, Steve counsels corporations with respect to complex business, product liability, construction, and real property litigation. He is licensed in North and South Carolina and has extensive experience in both the state and federal Courts in all stages of litigation. Steve also represents clients in a variety of administrative actions with various state agencies.

For more information, or to join the coalition, contact Debra Derr, Director of Government Affairs at the NC Chamber, at or visit