Chris McCannell*

439 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003

P 202-546-1761
F 202-546-6480
D 202-550-8896

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Biography

Chris McCannell brings over 20 years of Washington experience and insight to GrayRobinson. He focuses his efforts on financial services, early stage startups, tax and retirement security, judiciary, transportation and infrastructure. His clients include Angel Capital Association, Prudential Plc., Center for American Entrepreneurship, U.S. Travel, Asian American Hotel Owners Association, Etihad Airways, United Postmasters and Managers of America, Child Rescue Coalition and the Manufactured Housing Institute.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris led the Washington, DC financial services practice for a worldwide public affairs firm. Prior to that, he was a director at a bi-partisan government relations firm in Washington, DC. For the past four years he has been a partner at Eris Group, a boutique government consulting firm acquired by GrayRobinson in 2019.

Chris brings deep relationships to his clients from his involvement with the moderate House New Democrat Coalition. Prior to advocacy, he served as chief of staff to Rep. Michael E. McMahon, a member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Earlier in his career, he served as chief of staff and floor assistant to Rep. Joseph Crowley, who served in the House Democratic Leadership. As Congressman Crowley’s chief, Chris was part of a three-member team that re-organized the New Democrats into the powerful voting bloc they are today. Chris began his career as press secretary to Rep. Steny H. Hoyer and special assistant to United States Senators George J. Mitchell and Frank R. Lautenberg.

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Background

Chris is a senior government affairs consultant in the firms Washington, DC office. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a concentration in international relations from Fordham University.

Education
  • Fordham University, B.A., Political Science
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Board Member, Fordham Club of Washington, DC
  • Board Member, Jewish Community Relations Council of Washington
  • Advisory Board Member, Tzedek DC a non-profit dedicated to financial literacy
  • New Leadership Network, American Israel Public Affairs Committee
  • Steering Committee, New Democrat Coalition

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