Ever-focused on a bipartisan and bicameral approach, Chris taps a broad network of policymakers in all corners of government to create positive outcomes for Mindset clients. Chris employs a meticulous, personalized approach to client work and continually looks at the interconnectivity of each client’s interests. He is equally known for tackling weighty policy issues as for his trademark sense of humor. Chris is particularly adept at identifying opportunities to create value across the entire Mindset client base, relentlessly hustling to improve policy outcomes.
Prior to his tenure at Mindset, Chris most recently served as Senior Professional Staff for House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC). In that role, Chris oversaw all financial institutions and consumer credit policy matters, addressing matters ranging from oversight of the federal banking regulatory agencies to data security to financial regulatory reform, among other issues.
Chris also brings deep and broad experience in energy, agriculture, and transportation. Prior to joining Ranking Member McHenry, Chris spent nearly a decade in the office of Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), serving stints as legislative director, deputy chief of staff, and supporting the congressman’s committee work on the House Agriculture Committee and House Financial Services Committee. Chris served as a designee to the House Financial Services Committee during the congressman’s tenure as both Chairman of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit and the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. In his role there, Chris spearheaded efforts to reform US housing programs and conducted oversight of key domestic and international insurance issues.
Before his service on Capitol Hill, Chris served in a variety of roles in the George W. Bush Administration, serving as Associate Director for the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House, where he oversaw the agriculture, energy, environment, and interior portfolio. Chris also spent time at the Environmental Protection Agency and as White House Liaison to the Secretary of the Interior.
Chris holds a BA and an MA from Vanderbilt University.
Chris’s hidden talent: He has a knack for memorizing three-letter airport codes.