Climate Solutions
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Bio

As the Business Partnerships Manager for Climate Solutions, Chris brings program management, communications, and policy support to the organization’s corporate engagement initiatives. In addition to building relationships with the business community, Chris is also responsible for building and maintaining strategic partnerships with other organizations and associations working to move the clean economy forward. Prior to joining Climate Solutions, he worked in a variety of political and government roles for Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia including managing the Governor’s Renew Virginia initiative to support energy efficiency and promote clean energy and sustainability.

Chris is also a Truman National Security Project Partner and on the Board of Directors for Northwest SEED. The Truman National Security Project unites next-generation veteran, political, and policy leaders to develop and advance strong, smart and principled solutions to the global challenges Americans now face. Northwest SEED empowers community scale clean energy to help communities achieve their sustainability and economic development goals.

Chris received a BA in Political Science from James Madison University in Virginia and a Masters in Public Administration from Seattle University.