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Christopher M. Brown

Director for Financial Security

Christopher M. Brown, Director for Financial Security, leads the financial security and political mobilization efforts at PolicyLink.  Previously overseeing federal policy and government affairs, he now focuses on local, state, and nationwide strategies for policies that enhance economic mobility, and serves as the Co-Chair of the Tax Alliance for Economic Mobility — a national coalition focused on equitable tax reform.  Chris possesses expertise in a range of policy areas and political engagement, and has led policy efforts on state, federal, and international levels since his time on Capitol Hill and in the private sector. Chris focuses on strategic partnership opportunities between the private sector, government, community-based organizations, and policy groups in advancing legislative and regulatory initiatives, and draws on his previous experience in Congress where he served as Counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, and as Legislative Director on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Just prior to joining PolicyLink, Chris represented a U.S. contracting firm in Central America, where he directed foreign expansion efforts and government relations. Brown holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia, and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL. He now lives in San Francisco, but can also be found roaming the corridors of Washington, DC.

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