As a self‐​taught cook and aspiring home chef, Chris spends his free time in the kitchen preparing meals for his family. He takes pleasure in the meticulous, methodical work that goes into a well‐​balanced meal — researching recipes, sourcing quality ingredients that are also a good value, and then bringing it all together into a meal that everyone can enjoy. He approaches public policy with a similar focus, care, and attention to detail, bringing together different elements into public policies and strategies that benefit the greater good. Lastly, as a twice over Michigan Wolverine (and X‑Men afficionado), he also finds a special joy in the slicing and dicing that comes from good policy analysis.

Chris’s commitment to using evidence‐​informed public policy to improve quality of life brought him to Public Sector Consultants. At PSC, he specializes in energy and environmental issues, including renewable energy and green infrastructure. He conducts research and facilitates group discussions to develop recommendations and consensus around challenging issues like clean air and clean water.

Chris previously worked with Detroit Future City, which he joined as a White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities fellow through the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Prior to his work in Detroit, Chris spent five years working in international development with the U.S. Agency for International Development and its partners, which he joined as a Presidential Management Fellow.

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A Little More…

Education: BA in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and an MPP from Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

With PSC since: May 2017

PSC superpower: Versatility (and I make a pretty good Pho Ga)

Favorite part of working at PSC: The commitment to integrity and working beyond partisan politics to improve quality of life in Michigan

Why Michigan? Enjoying Michigan snow days with a good book and a warm cup of tea and morning runs on Hawk Island with my dog