Chris began operating as a contract lobbyist in 2011, after serving for several years as a lobbyist for the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, where he represented the state’s largest and most influential business group before the Legislature and Executive Branch. He also has served as Vice President of the Maine Oil Dealers Association, where he served as the principal lobbyist for that organizations 500 member companies. Prior to entering the private sector, he served as a Special Assistant to former Maine Senate President Rick Bennett, where he focused on public policy and public relations for the Senate President and the Senate Republican Caucus.
He has managed a number of local and regional political campaigns, including that of the Republican gubernatorial nominee in 2006, and that of a Republican US Senate candidate in 2012. In the lobby, he has developed an outstanding reputation as one of Augusta’s leading advocates. Born and raised in Presque Isle, he now lives in Bowdoinham with his wife and two daughters, where he is active in the community as a recreational program coach and volunteer. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Maine.