Senior Director, Traffic Safety and Government Relations
Chris is an impaired driving and traffic safety professional and lawyer with over 30 years of proven experience and leadership success in strategy capacity building, legislative and judicial outreach, media relations, and management of mission driven program initiatives.
Chris began his career as a Congressional Aide with Senator Alan Cranston and transitioned over to the Virginia Federation of Communities for Drug-Free Youth. He also worked within the political and criminal justice system of Virginia in a variety of capacities. Chris has devoted his life and career to serving others and working to prevent drunk and drugged driving.
Most recently he served as Virginia’s Director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Under his 17 years of leadership there, he built, maintained, and expanded the relationships Virginia legislators, law enforcement, prosecutors, and a myriad of traffic safety partners. In working with DUI victims and media, his team developed a successful “Victim Stories” campaign utilizing different platforms reaching over 96 million people.A notable accomplishment was his leadership to pass Virginia’s mandatory ignition interlock law for all DUI convictions. This policy change took approximately six years to work through the issues and challenges but speaks to his leadership, character, and perseverance to change policy that saves lives.
Chris has a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Speech Communications from the University of Richmond. He resides in Richmond, VA with his family.