Chris brings clients a unique blend of experience from a decade spent managing political campaigns, business development projects, and strategic communications initiatives. At Edelman, he specializes in creating brand-building plans and strategic communications campaigns for financial services firms to build influence, engagement, and markets over the long-term. Adept at story and message development, and driving media and stakeholder relations, Chris is singularly focused on helping clients and their management teams achieve their business objectives.
Chris has worked with Prudential Financial on the development and activation of its Washington, D.C., policy communications program; and partnered with Wells Fargo to design an expansive reputation management and storytelling strategy. He advises Nationwide Financial’s corporate public relations strategy and thought leadership platforms, manages the communications marketing program for the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives, and helped UBS develop its regulatory implementation and internal communications strategy in response to the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule.
Chris joined Edelman after six years at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he led communications and business development for the Chamber’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness. Prior to joining the Chamber, he served as finance director for Congressman Robert Hurt’s (R-VA) successful 2010 campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Chris has an MBA from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and a BA in history and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.