Chris Lewis

Public Knowledge — President and Chief Executive Officer

Chris has served as President and CEO at Public Knowledge since July of 2019. Prior to this, he served for seven years as PK’s Vice President, leading the organization’s day-to-day advocacy and political strategy on Capitol Hill and at government agencies. During that time, he also served as a local elected official, serving two terms on the Alexandria City Public School Board in Virginia. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Local Self Reliance, the Sports Fan Coalition, and the Advisory Board of Full Color Future.

Before joining Public Knowledge, Chris worked in the Federal Communications Commission Office of Legislative Affairs, including as its Deputy Director. He is a former U.S. Senate staffer for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and has over 18 years of political organizing and advocacy experience, including serving as Virginia State Director at GenerationEngage, and working as the North Carolina Field Director for Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign and other roles throughout the campaign.

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