Chris McCannell*

Chris McCannell*


Chris McCannell*

Senior Government Affairs Consultant

T 202-546-1761
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Washington 99 M St. SE Suite 725 Washington, DC 20003

Chris McCannell brings more than 20 years of Washington experience and insight to the clients of the GrayRobinson. His clients include Angel Capital Association, Prudential Plc., Center for American Entrepreneurship, National Association of Truck Stop Operators, Manufactured Housing Institute, 98Point6, US Travel, Etihad Airlines, and Broadmark Capital. Chris is known for his high-level engagement with House Democratic leadership on behalf of his clients.

Prior to joining Eris Group, GrayRobinson’s predecessor, Chris led APCO Worldwide’s Washington financial services and government relations practice. He previously served as vice president of government affairs at Ameriprise Financial and as a director at Quinn Gillespie & Associates, a bipartisan government relations firm in Washington, DC.

Before joining Ameriprise Financial, Chris was chief of staff to Rep. Michael E. McMahon. Earlier in his career, he served as chief of staff and floor assistant to Rep. Joseph Crowley, a member of the Committee on Ways and Means and chair of the Democratic caucus. Chris was also press secretary to Rep. Steny H. Hoyer. He began his career as a press assistant in the office of Sen. Frank Lautenberg and the office of the Democratic Policy Committee.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a concentration in international relations from Fordham University.

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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

  • Awards & Recognitions
    • 2019 Top Lobbyist, The Hill
  • Presentations & Seminars
    • Speaker, "Preview of the 2020 Federal Election," October 20, 2020
    • Speaker, "IPA Election Coverage – Part 1," Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA) Webinar, October 1, 2020
    • Moderator, "Beneficial Ownership and Blue Sky Fees - How Proposed Legislation Could Impact Small Businesses," September 9, 2020
    • "Families First (Paid leave) Legislation and CARES Act," National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO) Webinar, April 9, 2020
    • "Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act," Town of Windermere Virtual Town Hall Meeting, April 6, 2020