Camila Knowles grew up in Moultrie, GA, graduating from Harvard in 2001 with a degree in history. Following graduation, she began work in the U.S. Senate for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), then moved to the office of Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) in 2003, continuing to work in the Senate while obtaining her J.D. from Georgetown Law in the evenings. Knowles worked for Senator Chambliss until he retired from the Senate in 2014, serving in various capacities in his office, including Chief of Staff.
Following her service to the senator, in 2015-2017, Knowles served in Governor Nathan Deal’s administration as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs before moving to the private sector. Then, from 2018-2021, she worked as Principal & Director at Cornerstone Government Affairs, a full-service, bipartisan government relations consulting firm. In 2021, she joined Chick-fil-A where she now serves as the Director of Government relations and is responsible for developing and implementing a government relations strategy across Chick-fil-A’s domestic and international footprint.
Camila is a mom of 4 children (ages 8-14) and enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her kids’ extracurricular activities. She is active in several community and non-profit organizations, serving on the boards of Leadership Georgia, the Georgia 4-H Foundation, Camp Sunshine, Georgia Cities Solutions, the Chambliss Leadership Forum, and Marist School’s Parent’s Club. She and her husband, Sean, are active members of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.