Chris focuses on a variety of clients including tech companies and clients with specific New York City needs. Prior to joining Tusk Strategies, Chris worked for Mike Bloomberg for over 11 years. He served at City Hall, served on Mayor’s three electoral campaigns, and at Bloomberg L.P.
Most recently, Chris was an Assistant Commissioner in the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment where he oversaw communications and relationships with the City’s tech and media industries. During Chris’s time in City government, he helped set up the NYC Digital Office in 2010, led by the Chief Digital Officer and her team. Chris co-authored the Roadmap for the Digital City which the Mayor unveiled as the first digital blueprint for City government in the nation. Chris also created a new structure for digital and print ads and oversaw much of the ad placement for the City.
Before rejoining the City, Chris worked on the 2009 Bloomberg campaign as a senior communications strategist. He helped secure a record-breaking 64 endorsements from newspapers across the City. He also oversaw the campaign’s video efforts and worked closely with the digital team. Before the 2009 campaign, Chris was a political producer for Bloomberg News.
During Chris’s first stint at City Hall from 2002-2007, he served as First Deputy Commissioner of the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit, where he helped manage the Mayor’s community relationships. He was also Director of the Mayor’s Advance team and Assistant Press Secretary, coordinating the Mayor’s daily events and foreign trips in places ranging from Haiti to Israel.
Chris also worked on the winning Claire McCaskill for Senate campaign after the Mayor endorsed her and sent Chris to Missouri in 2006. Chris was named a Rising Star by the Queens Courier in 2010 and by City Hall News in 2011. Chris currently serves on the LGBT Center Young Leaders Council. Chris was born and raised in New York City and now lives in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
When someone has a lot at stake - whether they are a Fortune 500 company, a major issue advocacy group, or a candidate for office - and they want someone to professionally manage their campaign for them, they hire us. We develop the underlying strategy, we help put together the team, and then we run the campaign through to completion, day in, day out.