Understanding that each issue is unique with it’s own sets of variables, Chris takes a holistic approach to client management and issue advocacy, an approach that begins with strategy formation and leads to engagement and successful outcomes. At Crossroads Strategies, Chris is engaged in multiple policy areas, that include but are not limited to energy, transportation, homeland security, tribal, tax and trade.
Prior to joining Capitol Strategies (which merged with Crossroads Strategies in January of 2017), Chris served as a Vice President at Denny Miller Associates for three years. Chris previously spent a decade on Capitol Hill – in both the House and the Senate. Chris served as Chief of Staff to Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA), current chairman of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee. He started with Representative Reichert as Legislative Director, where he was the Representative’s principal adviser for energy and trade policy and staffed the congressman on the Homeland Security and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees. Chris began his career with Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) and Senator Tim Hutchinson (R-AR), before serving as Legislative Assistant to Representative Jennifer Dunn (R-WA) and Senior Legislative Assistant to Representative Gary Miller (R-CA).
Chris received a Master of Business Administration from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Oregon State University.