As the Director of Public Affairs for Penn Medicine, Chris oversees the Office of Government and Community Relations for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the Perelman School of Medicine. He is also directly responsible for Penn Medicine's federal government affairs portfolio. Chris develops and executes Penn Medicine's annual public policy agenda in Washington, DC. In addition, he serves as a liaison to elected and appointed federal government officials on both public policy and constituent matters.
Prior to joining Penn Medicine, Chris worked for Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as the Associate Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy. In that role, Chris was responsible for state government affairs in the Northeastern United States. He also previously served as the Manager of Government Affairs, Community Relations & Advocacy for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He began his career in government as an aide to United States Senator Arlen Specter.
Chris holds a B.S. in history and political science from Drexel University.