Chris has 20 years of experience in technology, public policy and community development. Prior to joining Tilson, Chris was the Executive Director of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA) for almost five years. At the VTA, Chris led efforts to build new fiber networks and expand access to broadband and cellular service. In addition to fiber optic construction and cell site development, Chris had oversight of commercial contract development, grant making, and federal grant seeking. Prior to the VTA, Chris served as Director for Telecommunications at the Vermont Department of Public Service and Assistant Chief Information Officer for the State of Vermont.
Chris will be leveraging his experience to help Tilson clients define goals, outline strategies, and develop initiatives that bridge the business and public sectors. He is an effective communicator to a wide range of external and internal audiences and possesses a strong ability to influence thinking, forge strategic alliances, and build consensus.
He holds B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.